A good home improvement contract eliminates disputes and makes both parties happy. On the other hand, a bad one is one-sided and puts both at the disadvantage. A bad contract always masquerades as good until you realize it provides protection to cost increases and other horrors unknowing homeowners experience. When you already signed on the dotted line, you’d then be legally obligated to follow its terms – no matter how unfavorable they may be.
To separate reliable door, window, gutter, deck, siding, and roofing contractors from dishonest ones, All States Home Improvement recommends looking for these elements in the contract:
First off, all good contracts have the name, the physical address, and contact information of your home improvement company. In case of disputes or problems in the future, these details would help you track your contractor down.
The specifics of the work spell out the plan of your project. You’re free to modify them, but you may pay extra for any changes you make after signing, especially those that render the work more laborious.
A good door, window, gutter, deck, siding or roofing company will help you plan everything through from the start to avoid the need for change orders. This way, we can budget for your project properly and keep it on schedule.
Start and Completion Dates
A good contractor would only predict how long your project would take to complete, but certain factors may inevitably cause delays, like inclement weather. Nonetheless, the job shouldn’t unreasonably fall behind the schedule.
Your contract must specify the product materials involved in the project. They must be as detailed as possible. Be allergic to the term “equal” unless you make it clear that alternatives can’t be used without your permission.
This part explains how you will make the payments. Generally, you only need to pay $1,000 or 10% of the job cost initially, which is lower. If you were asked to pay more upfront, take your business elsewhere because that’s a scam.
Finally, your contract should also detail the specific responsibilities the company would do for you. Apart from installation, this portion normally speaks about who’s tasked for the demolition and construction waste disposal. Also, make sure your contract also says that process you’d follow when you need door, window, gutter, deck, siding or roofing repair services.
Look no further than All States Home Improvement when looking for such a company. We have been in the business since 1992, earning several awards throughout the years in and around Wichita, KS. We have extensively trained professionals that put a premium on total customer satisfaction. Because we only carry trusted brands, expect nothing but excellent solutions from us. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.