What Your Roofing Contract Should Include


In any construction or repair jobs, one of the most important parts is the contract. In having your roof installed or fixed, you have to know which details must be included in the contract.


The terms of the contract must be something that was discussed with you and you have agreed to.


Before signing this important document and letting the contractors start working, there are critical details you should look for in your contract.


The exact duration of the project

The contract must indicate when the actual roof installation or repair will start and when it will end. It should have an exact start date and end date.


Description of the procedure

What needs to be done has to be described in detail as well as how the contractor plans to go about the project.


Itemized list of the products or materials that will be used for the project

All the materials purchased from the supplier must be listed properly. The exact quantities, the price per unit, as well as the total costs. You should also be aware why you need to buy each of the material and where would it be used for.



The contractor should put in writing the coverage of repairs or warranty for the job they have carried out. This should specify which type of work would be regarded as a repair and for how long will the warranty be valid.


Payment terms

The terms of payment should be presented clearly and should be something you have talked about with the contractor even before the contract was printed. Ordinarily, a contractor would ask for a little down payment, they would ask for another portion of the total fees as the project is ongoing and would just ask for the remainder of the agreed payment once the job is completed and you are happy with the results.

How to Tell if Your Roofing Contractor is Dependable


Just like interviewing applicants for a new job, choosing a roofing contractor should be done carefully, meticulously. You should screen them with utmost care and pay attention to the qualities they have, what they can offer, and their professional qualities.


Since being practical is one of the priorities of most homeowners wanting to have their roof installed or fixed right away, it can be very easy to be convinced to hire the roofing contractors with the lowest rates or the roofing contractor that ‘seems’ very qualified talking about the jobs they have worked on – but these are not enough – you have to see some important proof before you finally sign that working contract.


So, how can you tell if the roofing contractor is dependable and has what it takes to do the job smoothly and properly?


One of the first things you should be looking for before you hire a roofing contractor is proper documents. Look for proof of insurance such as general liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance. Not only that, you also have to check if the contractor has the necessary license and certification. No matter how seemingly knowledgeable they are, you have to see the actual documents yourself.


A reliable roofing contractor should also have a stable company with an actual office and official telephone number where you can personally pay a visit for business purposes.


A list of previous clients – satisfied clients, that is – is another sign that the roofing contractor is a good, reliable one.


A significant amount of time being in the business is something you should look for as well before hiring a contractor for your roof. Along with this experience should be a good professional record. There shouldn’t be any case filed against them on BBB.


You don’t expect the roofing contractor to complete the entire job himself/herself, so a reliable contractor should have around a crew of 4 to 5 people working with him (depending on the size of the job) to ensure that the job would be completed faster.