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How to Manage Legal and Safety Issues with Your Remodeling Contractor

There are many things to consider when hiring a home remodeling contractor to work on your home, and two key issues are the legal and the safety aspects of the home addition project. Most of us dont like to deal with legal issues, and if you are uncertain at all, it is a good idea to seek professional legal advice.

Safety is of prime importance as well. You need to make sure that your property is safe whilst any remodeling or renovation work is going on. If, this is your first home addition or renovation project, there may even be some obvious things which are not apparent at first.

Top Legal and Safety Issues

There are some legal and safety issues around hiring a home remodeling contractor which you should be aware of before you start. Some of them of them are self explanatory, but there are others that are easy to forget about.

  • Pets and Children

    Remodeling work does not go hand in hand with kids and pets. If, you are planning to live on site whilst your home addition is going on, you need to make sure kids and pets are safe. Depending on the size of the project, there is likely to be construction traffic and heavy materials being moved around. Kids are curious and always want to know what is going on, and pets can really get in the way. Make sure both are kept away from the work, and have their own safe area to play in.


  • Contract

    Is your contract water tight? You need to make sure the contract contains as much detail as possible. It is easy to think that some information is not important, but basically everything is important. Make sure materials are specified and it is also important for the contract to contain a schedule. All professional home remodeling contractors always work to a strict schedule as they have other projects to go to. Dont be afraid to include penalty clauses. Work running over time can be expensive, and you dont want to end up paying for extra labor costs


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