Residential Painting Boston MA: Here Is What Should be Included in Estimate

Are you about to go ahead with a renovation project while still feeling undecided about the clauses involved in the contract?

Perhaps you are in the early stages, unsure of how to start developing the contract? Negotiations can be tricky and it can be difficult to know what needs to be put on paper.

So, What Should be Included in a Renovation Quote?

Even though each party will have different expectations, homeowners should make sure to include certain elements in their renovation contract to ensure the process goes smoothly as well as a positive experience for all parties involved.

For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of things that every home improvement quote should include so that you don’t get left in the dark, or come out with a bad experience.

The person who will carry out the work may present you with a pre-prepared version of the contract, asking you to fill in the blanks. If this is the case, it is still necessary to ensure that certain specific information is detailed with precision to avoid facing pitfalls during the renovation process.

Although the person you are dealing with may use the terms quote and estimate interchangeably, they are not equivalent. An estimate is an approximation about the cost of a project made from information initially received.

However, a quote is the fixed price for a renovation project because it contains a detailed analysis of the work to be done.

Before starting a complicated or demanding project, make sure these terms are clear between you and your contractor to prevent your entire project from starting on the wrong foot.

Project Details

First, be sure that the renovation contract describes the details of the project.

Include the share of responsibility that falls to each party.

Make sure that the contractor clearly marks the start and end dates of the work as well as the terms of payment.

Materials and dates

Include all information on the types of materials used as well as the types of products used and the manufacturer’s warranties that apply to them.

Although the dates or details may vary slightly during the process, it’s important to have something clear on paper so that you and your contractor both have a set agenda in mind.

Clearly define each agreement between the two of you about the project. It’s better to include more detail than too little.

Information Relating To Permits and Disposal of Debris

Depending on the size of the renovation project, regulations will vary and building permits may be required.

While your contractor will know exactly which licenses are suitable for your project, being informed about the safe is a safe move.

Also, think about cleaning up as well as disposing of debris or materials resulting from the work, because getting rid of it is much more complicated than it seems.

Waiver of Privilege

This will be a separate document from the renovation contract, but still very important. The waiver of lien should come from your contractor, subcontractor, or even your material supplier and should clearly state that payment has been received, thus eliminating any right to claim against your property based on the value of the work done.

So write clearly in your contract that your contractor will have to include a lien waiver for each job done before the next is paid.

As with all clauses, this should be negotiated upfront so your contractor knows exactly what they are getting into.

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Renovation projects such as staining or painting your home exterior, deck, or fence can be overwhelming if you don’t have the skills, experience, and tools.

At Total Pro Painters, we have years of experience in exterior and interior home painting and staining, currently serving Boston Massachusetts homeowners.

If you would love to give us a try, call us today at (774) 509-0345 for a FREE estimate!