Agreeing on a contract or an estimate with your roof repair contractor requires due diligence. You have to ensure all the proper information you and the contractor have agreed upon is present in the written document. This is your safety net, after all.
To help you out, we will discuss the different information you need in your roofing estimate and contract.
An estimate should give you a rough overview of the project particulars and details the contractor should have already seen during the inspection. Here are a few things that the estimate should have:
Costs: The initial cost of the materials that would be used plus labor to fix your roof. Other roofing services may also be included, if any. This should also spell out miscellaneous fees, like cleanup duties post-project.
Work Information: What the work actually entails and how the contractor can furnish it to you as part of the service you’re paying for. Details should be clearly written to prevent misinterpretation.
Proof of Roofing: The contractor must be able to provide information on how they’re going to compensate and insure your property and their crew in case of damage.
At this point, the details should already be cleaned up and polished and must be ready to be signed by you. Here are a few important things a contract should always have:
Specific Service and Materials: A professional roofing construction company should provide the specifics of the materials they will use during the construction.
Payment Terms: The payment plan lists payment terms, which usually consists of a downpayment and a way to pay the balance as the project progresses.
Lien Release: If your contractor isn’t able to deliver on their end of the deal, this would be your protection from any financial repercussion. Always take note that this part is in your contract.
As contractors ourselves, we ensure our clients a clean and fair estimate and contract to show our professionalism and care towards their project. Call us at (210) 373-3358 or visit us in our office in San Antonio, TX.