Roofing Contract Terms and Conditions – What to Keep in Mind

So you’ve decided to replace the roof on your home.  Whether you’ve decided to have us handle your project, or chosen one of our quality competitors, it’s important to read the find print.  When it comes to your roofing contract terms and conditions, understanding what you’re reading might take time and some questioning.  While we’re more than happy to offer clarification on any question you might have, understanding the basics from the beginning is a great start.

Basic Requirements for a Roofing Contract Terms and Conditions

Like any other contract, the devil is in the details.  It is important to make sure that everything you want, and need to complete your new roof safely and in a timely manner is present in the contract.  Common terms and conditions that a reputable roofer will have in the contract may include the following at a bare minimum.

  • Warranty information on the contractors workmanship
  • What roofing materials— specifically– will be used
  • How long the roofing project is expected to take
  • What the roof and your home will look like when the project is complete
  • The overall cost of the project
  • How changes, or new requests to the project will be handled
  • How damage caused by the roofing contractors
  • Payment terms and conditions

Of course, it’s also important to include any verbal agreements or discussions that you and the roofing company may have.  These could include things such as preferred materials, whether or not the contractor is allow to work in the rain, or can only work during certain hours of the day.

Provisions for if Something Goes Wrong

Another section that is important to have in a quality roofing contract terms and conditions that often gets overlooked is what to do when or if things go wrong.  Often roofing companies will provide a specific time frame for the homeowners to contract them if defects in workmanship are discovered, but not always.  So be sure to make sure your contract includes such a clause.

If, upon the rare chance that you have to take your roofing contractor to court, another important provision will come into play.  The venue provision will dictate where legal proceedings will be held.  In most cases, you’ll want something local to Loganville, or even somewhere in Walton County.  This makes sure that you get the fair shake that you deserve.

Providing Access

When a roofing company is working on your roof, sometimes access to your home in general may be required.  To ensure that the roofing material including the gutters is attached correctly, a contractor may need to go into your attic area, for example.  Therefore, it’s important to make sure that the roofing contract terms and conditions dictate where the contractor can, and cannot go within your home.

Specific Georgia Requirements

Georgia, like many other states, does have specific requirements when it comes to building and roofing materials.  So it’s important to make sure that those requirements are included as well.

As you can see, there are quite a few things to consider when it comes to a good roofing contract terms and conditions.  So be sure to take  your time and read the contract carefully and ask any questions that you may have before you sign.