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10 Things You’ll See Included in a DreamMaker Contract

When investing in a home remodeling project, make sure to pay close attention to the contract terms before signing on the dotted line. This way, you can better protect yourself and your investment should anything go awry during the work. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Elizabethtown always starts with a detailed contract for every project we undertake. This helps set the tone for clear and effective communication between us and our client. 

As one of the leading home remodeling contractors in Elizabethtown and the surrounding areas, we cover these important details with a contract:

  1. Job description. This explains the scope of your project and who will be responsible for it. It also covers payment details, who will have access to your home, and a guarantee by the contractor to provide the necessary tools, materials and experience.

  2. Start & completion dates. Setting these dates provides a framework for how long the project will take. This also outlines how and when your remodeler can access your home. DreamMaker does everything possible to avoid unnecessary delays.

  3. Payment terms. This will be tied to job completion. As a premier remodeler, DreamMaker offers a range of convenient payment options.

  4. Local authorization. Most home remodeling projects require permits. This section of the project specifies that your remodeler is responsible for acquiring them. Be wary if the company can’t or won’t approach local licensing or permitting agencies. 

  5. Penalties for missed completion dates. This helps encourage your remodeler to finish the project according to the agreed-upon timeframe. Make sure the details are specific pertaining deductions. 

  6. Procedure for work orders or changes to the initial agreement. Perhaps you change your mind about a particular detail in your remodeling project, or your remodeler has uncovered hidden problems that must be dealt with before proceeding. Whatever the reason, this section of the contract covers these changes.

  7. Detailed outline of costs & materials. This should be included in both the estimate provided by your remodeler and the contract. It should detail materials, brands and colors to be used, labor and any other costs. 

  8. Proof of licensure, insurance & bonding. This segment of the contract helps ensure you avoid liability for any job-related injuries and property damage that might occur during the project.

  9. Termination clause. This lists some of the reasons the homeowner or contractor can terminate the job without penalty.

  10. Other protection. A lien release can protect you from liability should the remodeler fail to pay the subcontractors who worked on the project.

Get Started on Your Project Today!

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Elizabethtown is a premier home remodeling company that you can count on for the highest quality solutions. Call us today at (717) 298-3830 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule your consultation.

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