Primary Documents You Need For New Roof Installation Project


It is critical that you have all the documents in order before you get your roof installation project started. Some documents are a legal requirement, and the law may not require others. However, all these documents serve to protect your best interests.

As you prepare to start your new roof installation project, here are the three main documents you will require. This post will outline the purpose of each document and the party responsible for availing each of them.

Roof Installation Contract

An extensive discussion with the contractor will precede the commencement of any new roof installation work. All details agreed to during these discussions should be included in the contract. As such, the contract will outline the scope of work for the roof installation and details such as roofing material and colors.

Review the contract before signing it and giving the green light for work to begin. Raise any questions you may have and seek clarification on any matter that is unclear to you. Once signed, the contract becomes legally binding, so you want to ensure you are on the same page as the contractor on the project deliverables and your expectations.

Roofing companies usually have a template for the contract. Your discussion will inform any inclusions, exclusions, and overall modifications, so it is customized to you.

Building Permit

The building permit keeps your contractor in check and ensures they follow the building code for all the roof installation works. The permit ensures that an expert inspector will look at the new roof installation to verify the quality of materials and workmanship. Additionally, you need the building permit for your warranty to be valid. 

The roof installation contractor will need to obtain the building permit from the relevant department of your local government. As the client, you will need to sign off on the permit.

Letter From Insurance Company

The most crucial thing to consider when choosing a contractor for your roof installation project is whether or not the company is insured. This way, you need not worry about being liable for any accidents and incidents resulting in damage to property, bodily injury, or worse. 

Indeed, you shouldn't take the roofing company's word for it. A letter from the company's insurer serves as proof of insurance. The roofers are responsible for providing this letter for your peace of mind before commencing the new roof installation works.

Each of the highlighted documents is as vital as the others. Ensure you have all and each is in order before authorizing the commencement of work for your home roof installation project.


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