A remodeling project is essentially a collaboration between you and your contractor, which is why you need to clarify the contractor’s responsibilities from the start. And the key to doing that is to have a clear and comprehensive contract.
Advantage Contracting, one of the top home addition companies in the state, lists below the things that should appear in every remodeling contract.
The Contractor’s Basic Information
The contractor’s name, contact information, namely their business address and phone numbers and qualifications, such as their license number, should appear in every remodeling contract.
The Materials That Will Be Used in the Project
Your contractor should include the brand and model of the materials they’ll be using in the estimate and contract. This will ensure that they won’t cut corners by using substandard materials. For all you know, a contractor may be using cheap, flimsy material instead of the branded, high-quality materials you paid for. To make sure you won’t fall victim to unscrupulous practices like these, only hire a reputable home addition contractor.
Scope of Work
Contracts are a must in remodeling projects because these legally compel both parties to perform all their obligations. Make sure that these responsibilities are clarified and included in the contract.
There will be times when you’ll need to cancel the contract and you have the right to do so. But you need to do this within three business days of signing the contract. Otherwise, you’ll incur a few penalties. Make sure this right is mentioned in the contract.
Misunderstandings and disagreements between you and your contractor can happen in any remodeling project, although they can be minimized. It can be due to delays or cancellations. Depending on the terms in the contract, these may be a basis for legal action. Litigation can be expensive, so an arbitration clause, which would require both parties to undergo mediation before going to court, needs to be in the contract.
A warranty will ensure that you won’t have to cover any mistakes your contractor made. Make sure the details of the warranty, such as the type of warranty, the warranty period and the manufacturer’s contact information, are all included in the contract.
To avoid costly installation errors, only hire an experienced home additions contractor. Advantage Contracting, a contractor with more than two decades’ worth of experience in the industry, offers a wide range of remodeling services. To get a free estimate, call us at (862) 292-0003 or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Kinnelon, Wycoff, and Wayne, NJ.