It might be tempting to skip the details of the contract in your excitement to start the installation of your new roof. However, there are some important things you must check in every contract before agreeing to the deal. Goodrich Roofing, the trusted roofing contractor since 1946, urges homeowners to check their contract for these details before signing it.
The Contractor’s Complete Information
Make sure the business you hired is a legitimate and licensed roofing contractor. This means you should see a complete business record, name, address, contact information and the license number. You should also see proof of waivers, insurances and warranties. Even just one missing detail could mean the difference between an excellent job and a shoddy one.
Project Description and Specifications
Just because the plan sounds good doesn’t automatically mean everything has been properly thought out. When reading your contract, make sure the project is listed, along with all the work to be done and the materials to be used. This helps show your contractor knows exactly what they’re doing and what kind of brands they are using. You should also check if the roofing contractor will obtain all necessary permits, so you don’t have to face legal problems along the way.
Payment and Date
You and your contractor should agree on the actual total fee and the milestones that build up to it. This includes the price for each material and the fees for the workers and the contractor. You should also see an approximate date of completion, which should be exactly or at least reasonably close to the date the project is finished.
Right to Rescind
You must always see it written down that you and your roofing contractor have the right to cancel the contract. Some states let you do so without penalty while others require the protection to be written in the contract.
At Goodrich Roofing, we strive to let our clients know about their options and the possibilities surrounding their project. We want to keep an open line of communication with all our clients in New Mexico. Call us at (505) 219-4450, or submit an online request to inquire about our services or to get an estimate.