Home Construction/Remodel & Maintenance
When you are thinking of having any home improvement work done, it is advisable that you obtain at least 3 estimates. These estimates should be in writing.
Be very cautious and research the person you plan to hire. Ask for references and then verify them.
Indiana law requires that consumers be given a contract, orally or written, for any home improvement project costing $150.00 or more. (Indiana Law# 24-5-11-4). Your BBB suggests contracts be in writing.
The FTC's Trade Regulation Rule states a consumer has three business days to cancel a contract (for over $25.00) signed at a private residence, motel, or other temporary location. This "cooling-off" period applies to cash as well as credit transactions.
The seller is REQUIRED to provide the buyer "Notice of Cancellation" papers at the time of the transaction. (FTC Rule 16-CFR-429 and IN Code 24-5-10-1 thru 18 and IN Uniform Credit Code 24-4.5-2-501 & 502)
Contractors and roofers are required to be licensed in Vanderburgh County. Consumers may wish to verify licensing by calling the Building Commissioner at 436-7880.
Get a contract written on company letterhead with a complete price quotation including:
The start and completion date. The quality of the materials to be used. And any guarantees or warrantees.