with local ordinances - Question the contractor about what is
required. Contact the local building department for verification.
Question if the permit is included in the cost and who is responsible
for obtaining the permit.
Selection - Make sure the proposal includes a specific reference
to the product and color you have chosen. Your proposal will be
your proof of purchase in later years.
Warranty Specifications - If the project is to be warranted
by a manufacturer, confirm that the agreement states that the
work will conform to the manufacturer specifications.
- Call for daily clean-up to help minimize safety issues or exposure.
Terms - Schedule, terms and method of payment should be clearly
detailed in the agreement. Establish an agreement regarding retainage
if a certain portion of work is left incomplete or there is a
Inspection - Plan to meet with the Job Foreman who will be
responsible for your satisfaction. Make sure he fully understands
the specifications and promises made by his company. Establish
the condition of the property before the work starts in the event
there is property damage during construction.