Choosing high-performance replacement windows for your home might come with higher upfront costs, but they provide better quality, energy efficiency and reliability than your regular off-the-shelf units. To make sure you get what you paid for and enjoy the benefits of such products, you have to examine what the contract entails before you sign on the dotted line. Read on as we discuss below some of the key elements of a good window replacement contract.
The contract should give you an idea of your contractor’s understanding of the project, including the details you provided during your initial consultations and the goals that must be achieved upon project completion.
Check the contract for the itemized list of materials that will be used for the project. The more detailed it is, the better. Find out other pertinent information for each item, including whether the material is sourced from another site or a new one. It should also be clear about which materials are going to be purchased by you or the contractor.
Proof of License and Liability
The contract should also indicate that the contractor is licensed to perform home improvement work in your area. It should also mention that it has adequate liability insurance to protect you from property damage or accidental injuries while the project is ongoing.
This section sets milestones for completing the project, from the start date up to the finish date. This part should also spell out potential penalties for missed deadlines.
Terms and Schedule for Payment
Each milestone mentioned in the timeline has a corresponding payment. This section should provide you information about the contractor’s requirements for the down payment, which should not exceed 30% of the total project costs.
Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City always provides a detailed contract, and we are more than willing to discuss its details with you. We are a leading provider of high-quality replacement windows and doors in the area. Call (913) 385-1300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a virtual consultation. We serve homeowners in Kansas City and the many nearby communities.