Always read and review a home remodeling contract before signing. This document is designed to establish obligations between you and your contractor regarding your project.
Here things that should appear in your remodeling contract according to the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI).
1. The contractor’s name, address, phone number and license number.
2. Information on the work that your contractor will and will not do.
3. The materials for your project, including the size, color, model, brand name and product.
4. Estimated start and completion date.
5. Design plans. Whether you’re doing a bath or kitchen renovation, it’s important to study and approve all plans. Make sure that they are outlined in your written contract before the project starts.
6. Written notice of your right to terminate a contract, without penalties, within three business days of signing.
7. The financial agreement, written in terms you understand. It should state the total price, payment schedule and cancelation penalties.
8. A binding arbitration clause, which will come in handy if you encounter disagreements. An arbitration may help you resolve issues without litigation.
9. All your special requests. Consider an item not included if it is not stated in the contract. Don’t sign unless your contract is complete.
10. Warranty coverage for materials and labor. It should be written whether the warranty is “full” or “limited.” Also, it should include the name and address of the contractor or manufacturer who will honor the warranty. Ensure the length of the warranty is stated.
At STL Design and Build, we aim to exceed client expectations. Our designers and builders are trained to handle all remodeling projects. We can help with your deck design, kitchen renovation, bathroom remodel, window replacement and more. Call us at (314) 930-3888, or complete our online form to schedule a free estimate.