10 Things Every Remodeling Contract Should Include

April 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Home Remodeling

Home Renovations:

The contract is a critical step in any remodeling project  it holds the job together and ensures that all parties agree to the same vision and scope.These are the key elements that every remodeling contract should have:

1. The contractors name, address,phone number and license number.

2. Details on what the contractor will and will not do.

3. The approximate start date and completion date.

4. A list of materials for the project in your contract. Including information about the brand name,model,color ,size and product.

5. All required plans,study them carefully for accuracy. Approved them and identify them in your contract before any work begins.

6. Make sure a termination clause is in your contract. With the right to cancel without any penalty within three business days of signing the contract.

7. Make sure the financial terms are spelled out in a way that you understand, inclusive of the total price,payment schedule and any cancellation penalty.

8. A mediation clause which you’ll need in the event a disagreement occurs.

9. Consider the scope of the project and make sure all items you’ve requested are included.

10. A warranty covering materials and workmanship for a minimum of one year. The warranty must be identified as “full” or “limited”. The name and address of the contractor,distributor or manufacturer who will honor the warranty. Also make sure the time period for the warranty is specified in the warranty.