A contract is a written agreement between two parties with legal binding. It is important that in every deal or project, for example, a roof replacement or even a repair, the roofing contractors you hire will issue a contract upon taking the job. The essence of ‘contracting’ is when roofing professionals engage in a legal business. Without the contract, the whole project is unsecured. Meaning, whatever fixing they did on your roof, you have no right to run after your money when their works go sideways. Poor workmanship, workers’ welfare, and warranty should all be included in the contract.
A powerful piece of paper
When two parties agree they form a contract. As a form of agreement, a contract has two important elements: an offer and acceptance. In case of a roofing contract, the roofing company is the one who makes the offer and the homeowner is the one who accepts. This form of exchange is legal and binding. The moment both parties sign, they have understood and accepted what is in and what it isn’t in the contract.
When a contract is compromised
When all is set and the roofers arrived, you will feel delighted as they commence with the project. Conflicts build between the client and the roofing contractor when the project has many loopholes. Though it may appear that the work is done, but when you check, there are expectations not met. Thereby, a contract is crucial for the one who signed to claim what is lacking in the job. If you happen to meet a contractor without integrity, then you were being fooled.
For Roofers Bristol, you will find our tradespeople highly professional and observing the highest standards in customer care.
Your contract should include the following:
- Length of the project—Reliable roofing contractors will stipulate in the contract the length of the project; and this should include weather impedance and inclement. The duration of the project is crucial for the homeowner. He or she must be aware of what to expect. Trusted roofing contractors have efficient time estimates on a certain project.
- Details of the project—A written description if the job is a detailed format where a homeowner has the luxury to know what’s going to take place when the project begins. The customer has the right to be speculative and critical when he or she thinks that the materials listed should be the actual materials to arrive. A meticulous customer can always see to it that everything will work out just fine. Unforeseen instances such as damage during the removal may occur; therefore, a contract will serve as a protection in such an undertaking.
- License and insurance—A legitimate roofing contractor must have a license to operate. He must also ensure that when the project starts, he is liable to any of his staff for whatever happens in the site. When one of his roofers met an injury or any accident, the insurance will cover up for such instance. The insurance is critical to the operation of the project because a homeowner will end up being liable for the injured person in case there is no coverage found in the contract.
- Warranty—Without a warranty, you will always find yourself spending on repairs. Any roof damage that keeps coming back is hurtful to the pocket. Instead of having security when the roofer warrants their deliverables. An honest roofing business offers professional workmanship that ensures you of quality work.
- Payment—Payment details should be in full transparency. It should be included in the contract the terms of payment with regards to the cost of the project. Poor workmanship can be a ground for non-payment, and this should be stated in the contract, too. When the contractor demands payment beyond what is agreed upon, you can always dispute.
Read before you sign
What’s crucial in the contract is the line over your printed name. Never sign until you are sure of everything. Your signature, though marked with ink, is a powerful proof that you have completely agreed. Once this line is filled up, there’s no turning back. So think twice before you sign. Read again the contract and ensure that all is clear and understood.
Before you embark on roofing repair or replacement, call our office. Relieve yourself of the worries of a contract. You can tell when a roofing contractor is a legit person, authorised to enter a deal when he talks. Here at Bristol Roofers, we only have trusted individuals who engage in a clean and honest contract.