Construction and Contracting Laws

There are a number things to consider before embarking on a homework business renovation project. We will attempt to do here is go over some of the basic and general guidelines the we must inform you of one caveat that you should always check with your local, municipal, state or provincial, and national governments regarding your rights and the rights of your general contractor or construction Company, whichever one you may hire.

contractorMost construction in general contracting laws are there to protect both the consumer and the builder. It doesn’t matter whether you’re hiring a roofer, a plumber, or another trade the same principles still apply. One of the first things you need to be aware of in order to protect yourself is to do your own due diligence. We’ll use the example of roofing company Ironwood Shake & Tile in this case.

When hiring a roofer be sure to check their operating areas to ensure that they have relevant experience in your area. In the case of Ironwood Shake & Tile their website clearly shows that have three distinct geographic locations in Victoria, Nanaimo, and Courtenay. All of these locations are located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada so we know that whatever governing restrictions apply in the province will also apply directly to this roofing company and your contract.

roofingNext resources such as online reviews and social media platforms. By doing your due diligence here should something go wrong you’re proving to the court that you adequately researched the roofing contractor and major decision based on the relevant information you have provided to you.

Finally you’ll want to look into any warranties, contracts, or guarantees that the company may offer. In the case of Ironwood they offer a limited lifetime guarantee and warranty so you want to be sure to fully flesh out the details of this warranty when you’re negotiating a contract to have a new roof put on your homer building. By ensuring everything is written down clearly and stated upfront you avoid any miscommunication or confusion and essentially cover your bases for any future legal problems. The same way that your first amendment rights give you the freedom to practice whatever religion and freedom from expression that you like you also have the freedom to choose your own general contracting or construction company and so the onus is on you to make the right decision.

For more information, here is a video on the top 5 questions to ask when choosing a general contractor.