You love your roof, and you want it in its best condition all the time. Taking care of it is your goal, and to be able to do that, you must be willing to let it be taken care of by others too. Who are those “others”? Professional roofing contractors.
For your new house? An expert roofer is needed. For roof repairs that urgently need to be addressed? A skillful roofing company is to be contacted. For roof replacements due to serious quality issues? A reliable roofing contractor is what and who you need.
There are so many choices out there if you just search and look for a roofer to help you create your roof or fix it. You will be overwhelmed by the countlessness of available and accessible options, however, you have to be meticulous! Not everyone can give you the best service. Not everyone should be completely trusted. Especially because the subject here is your roof, your house, your property, you need to be sure about who to entrust it to.
To help you decide when it comes to choosing your roofer, the list below has been written. Before finally hiring one, be sure you totally tick off everything here. Check out these 7 things that your contract with roofing contractors must have.
1 – List of suppliers
Besides your roofing contractors, the important people whom you will work with for your roofing project will be the suppliers of roofing materials that will be used for the creation, renovation or replacement of your roof. More often than not, the roofing contractors you will hire will have contact with their reliable suppliers, who are also their partner suppliers, to provide all the components, tools and equipment for your roof needs.
Your contract contains a list of these suppliers, along with their contact information and also the particular items that they will be supplying for your roofing needs.
2 – Payment terms
Whatever your payment agreement is, it will be written and printed on your tangible contract with your hired roofers. Every detail and amount involved in the whole roofing quest must be taken note in that record. Terms and conditions that will protect and help you as a client, in case of emergency and contract breach, are also clearly stated in that contract. From the smallest to the biggest payment terms, the contract has them.
3 – All the necessary permits
Roofing projects can never be done with only the homeowner’s permission backing its legality. They must abide by the local authority and its laws regarding buildings and properties.
Your contract with your roofing contractors must indicate all necessary permits and must verify that they are already approved and authorized before starting the project. Consult your local city’s laws and codes on building constructions and renovations to know more about their regulations and to avoid violating them.
4 – Materials for roofing
All the materials that will be needed and used for your roofing project must be listed and saved on your full contract. From the tiniest to the largest material to be utilized, everything has to be itemized and categorized, with specific descriptions, such as sizes, types, colors and brands.
This is important for transparency, so that your roofing contractors will stick to their word and to your mutual plans regarding the budget needed for all roofing materials.
5 – Work methods and schedules
Just because you are not the roofer does not mean you will just sit back, relax and wait for the project to be finished. Nope. You must also be highly informed, through the contract, about the work methods they will apply to your roofing project, as well as their schedules. This will keep you safe from work operations wherein it might be too dangerous for you to be at home while they do them. Furthermore, you will avoid causing inconvenience and noisy disturbance to neighbors during hours not allowed or discouraged by the local authority.
6 – Safety precautions
The contract should be clear also about the safety precautions that the roofing contractors will observe as they work on your roof. It explains how these laborers will see to it that their clients will be free from harm. At the same time, this contract files what measures will be taken in case of emergencies experienced by the roofers while working on the project. The clients’ safety and welfare are similarly valued in such instances.
7 – Warranty information and repair offers
Last but not the least, the contract contains warranty information about the roofing project when it’s done. Your roofer might also hand out roof repair offers that you might avail in case you need them in the future. Being in the contract, these details will help you seek again help from these roofers if ever you have modifications to be done for your roof, or if ever a problem arises a day or days after the project has been concluded.
SPOT THAT ROOFER
There are many good roofing pros in town, but there’s only one (or at least a very few) that’s best for you. Be careful not to be conned! If you want to give the utmost attention and love to your dear roof, find a roofing contractor who cares for the roofs they mend, clean and handle like they own them. Check out the contract they provide their clients, and make sure they have all the necessary details complete and concise!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. She finds quality and well-researched writing as a worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. For her, it’s restoring and fulfilling to the heart and a great way to clear the mind while loading it up with fresh learning. Film critiquing and filmmaking are among her interests too. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. She is a daytime writer for Young & Co Roofing Manchester, an excellent roofing and cladding company in Greater Manchester. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.