Roofing projects require a significant investment — particularly on projects that require in-depth repair work or a full roof replacement. Because of this, you need to be aware and quite critical of what’s in your roofing contract. Kidd-Luukko Corporation, one of the top roofers in our area, discusses what you should find in your roofing contract before you decide to work with a contractor.
Important Things Your Contract Should Contain
The most important thing that you should see on your contract are the specifics on payment terms, such as down payments, progress payments and final payment. Your contract also needs to spell out the type of materials to be used, as well as any change orders or add-ons, as these will result in extra charges. Check if your contract has a lien release, as well as a termination clause.
Other Contract Details
Your roofing company should be able to spell out the cost of labor and materials, plus the cost for any permits to be pulled for your roof replacement project. Most importantly, your roofing company should properly detail all information about the type of shingles, flashings, underlayment as well as ventilation that they will use or install on your roof.
Another “tiny” detail that some homeowners miss is the contractor’s license. While some states and cities don’t actually require this, you get peace of mind if the contractor you’re working with is properly licensed to do their job. Workers’ compensation and liability insurance are two other details your roofer should spell out in the contract.
Kidd-Luukko Corporation is a GAF Master Elite® contractor, making us an expert in roof repair and roof replacement. We will make sure that your roofing contract has all the details that spell out the specifics of the project that we’ll be working on. Give us a call at (508) 372-0400 for more information on our services. We serve many areas, including Hartford, CT, Springfield, MA and Providence, RI.