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What is a Roofing Contract?

Roofers and property owners use Roofing Contracts to lay out the details of roofing work. When drafted correctly, this essential legal contract protects both parties when a roof needs to be installed, repaired, or replaced. With Rocket Lawyer, your Roofing Agreement is not just a template. If you ever need help from a lawyer due to nonpayment or another issue, your Premium membership provides optional access to Document Defense® protection on each contract.

When to use a Roofing Contract:

  • You are a roofing contractor who needs to make a contract for your clients.
  • Your roof contractor does not provide a contract, but you want one.

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This Contract for Roofing Services is made effective as of , by and between  ("") of , ,  , and  ("") of , ,  .


DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. Beginning on , will provide to  the roofing services described in the attached Exhibit (collectively, the "Services"). the following roofing services (collectively, the "Services"):


The services will be performed at the property of located at: , , , (the "Worksite").


SCOPE OF WORK. a. shall provide all labor and materials, to do the above described services on 's property.


b. The Roofing work will be performed Monday through Saturday, statutory holidays excluded, unless the parties mutually agree otherwise, provided that the Services will be performed only if weather conditions are favorable, in order to ensure an acceptable finished product.


WORK SITE.  hereby authorizes to commence and complete the usual and customary excavation and grading on the Work Site as may be required in the judgment of to complete the Roofing Work. Unless called for in the drawings or specifications, no landscaping, finish grading, filling or excavation is to be performed at the Work Site by .


PAYMENT. Payment shall be made to , ,  , , ,  ., in the amount of upon completion of the services described in this Contract. upon executing this Contract. .  agrees to pay in installment payments of per . the sum of as follows:



Event and Payment Amount



In addition to any other right or remedy provided by law, if fails to pay for the Services when due, has the option to treat such failure to pay as a material breach of this Contract, and may cancel this Contract and/or seek legal remedies.


PERMITS.  shall apply for and obtain such permits and regulatory approvals as may be required by the local municipal/county government, the cost thereof shall be included as part of the Payment to under this Contract.


INSURANCE.  shall maintain general liability, workers compensation and builder's risk insurance in accordance with the minimum requirements of the state throughout the duration of the Services. shall provide with proof of insurance upon the request of .


SURVEY AND TITLE.  will indicate the property lines to and will provide boundary stakes by a licensed land surveyor if 's are in doubt about the property boundaries.


CHANGE ORDERS.  may make changes to the scope of the work from time to time during the term of this Contract. However, any such change or modification shall only be made by written "Change Order" signed by both parties. Such Change Orders shall become part of this Contract. agrees to pay any increase in the cost of the Roofing work as a result of a Change Order. In the event the cost of a Change Order is not known at the time a Change Order is executed, shall estimate the cost thereof and shall pay the actual cost whether or not it is in excess of the estimated cost.


ACCESS. will allow free access to work areas for workers and vehicles and will allow areas for the storage of materials and debris. Driveways will be kept clear for the movement of vehicles during work hours. will make reasonable efforts to protect driveways, lawns, shrubs, and other vegetation.


TERM. This Contract will terminate automatically upon completion by of the Services required by this Contract. will terminate automatically on . may be terminated by either party upon days' prior written notice to the other party. will remain in effect for a period of .  


WORK PRODUCT OWNERSHIP. Any copyrightable works, ideas, discoveries, inventions, patents, products, or other information (collectively the "Work Product") developed in whole or in part by in connection with the Services will be the exclusive property of . Upon request, will execute all documents necessary to confirm or perfect the exclusive ownership of to the Work Product.. Upon request, will execute all documents necessary to confirm or perfect the exclusive ownership of to the Work Product.


INDEMNIFICATION.  agrees to indemnify and hold harmless from all claims, losses, expenses, fees including attorney fees, costs, and judgments that may be asserted against that result from the acts or omissions of and/or 's employees, agents, or representatives.


WARRANTY.  shall provide its services and meet its obligations under this Contract in a timely and workmanlike manner, using knowledge and recommendations for performing the services which meet generally acceptable standards in 's community and region, and will provide a standard of care equal to, or superior to, care used by Contractor's similar to on similar projects.


's warranty shall be limited to defects in workmanship within the scope of work performed by and which arise and become known within from the date hereof. agrees to repair any roofing leaks under normally anticipated weather conditions. Ice damming is not a normally anticipated condition. Damage done to the roof system through no fault of are not warranted by . All said defects arising after and defects in material are not warranted by . hereby assigns to all warranties on materials as provided by the manufacturer of such materials.


COMPLETION OF SERVICES. Upon the completion of the roofing services by , shall see to it that 's property is restored to the condition that it was in prior to any work completed by , and shall see to it that all portions used by during the term of this Contract shall be broom clean and free of debris.


DEFAULT. The occurrence of any of the following shall constitute a material default under this Contract:


a. The failure to make a required payment when due.


b. The insolvency or bankruptcy of either party.


c. The subjection of any of either party's property to any levy, seizure, general assignment for the benefit of creditors, application or sale for or by any creditor or government agency.


d. The failure to make available or deliver the Services in the time and manner provided for in this Contract.


REMEDIES. In addition to any and all other rights a party may have available according to law, if a party defaults by failing to substantially perform any provision, term or condition of this Contract (including without limitation the failure to make a monetary payment when due), the other party may terminate the Contract by providing written notice to the defaulting party. This notice shall describe with sufficient detail the nature of the default. The party receiving such notice shall have days from the effective date of such notice to cure the default(s). Unless waived by a party providing notice, the failure to cure the default(s) within such time period shall result in the automatic termination of this Contract.


FORCE MAJEURE. If performance of this Contract or any obligation under this Contract is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by causes beyond either party's reasonable control ("Force Majeure"), and if the party unable to carry out its obligations gives the other party prompt written notice of such event, then the obligations of the party invoking this provision shall be suspended to the extent necessary by such event. The term Force Majeure shall include, without limitation, acts of God, fire, explosion, vandalism, storm or other similar occurrence, orders or acts of military or civil authority, or by national emergencies, insurrections, riots, or wars, or strikes, lock-outs, work stoppages, or other labor disputes, or supplier failures. The excused party shall use reasonable efforts under the circumstances to avoid or remove such causes of non-performance and shall proceed to perform with reasonable dispatch whenever such causes are removed or ceased. An act or omission shall be deemed within the reasonable control of a party if committed, omitted, or caused by such party, or its employees, officers, agents, or affiliates.


ARBITRATION. Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this Contract shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the then-current Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall select a mutually acceptable arbitrator knowledgeable about issues relating to the subject matter of this Contract. In the event the parties are unable to agree to such a selection, each party will select an arbitrator and the two arbitrators in turn shall select a third arbitrator, all three of whom shall preside jointly over the matter. The arbitration shall take place at a location that is reasonably centrally located between the parties, or otherwise mutually agreed upon by the parties. All documents, materials, and information in the possession of each party that are in any way relevant to the dispute shall be made available to the other party for review and copying no later than 30 days after the notice of arbitration is served. The arbitrator(s) shall not have the authority to modify any provision of this Contract or to award punitive damages. The arbitrator(s) shall have the power to issue mandatory orders and restraint orders in connection with the arbitration. The decision rendered by the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on the parties, and judgment may be entered in conformity with the decision in any court having jurisdiction. The agreement to arbitration shall be specifically enforceable under the prevailing arbitration law. During the continuance of any arbitration proceeding, the parties shall continue to perform their respective obligations under this Contract.


ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Contract contains the entire agreement of the parties, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement whether oral or written concerning the subject matter of this Contract. This Contract supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between the parties.


SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Contract will be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Contract is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision will be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.


AMENDMENT. This Contract may be modified or amended in writing, if the writing is signed by the party obligated under the amendment.


GOVERNING LAW. This Contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Commonwealth of .


NOTICE. Any notice or communication required or permitted under this Contract shall be sufficiently given if delivered in person or by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address set forth in the opening paragraph or to such other address as one party may have furnished to the other in writing.


WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Contract shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Contract.


ASSIGNMENT. Neither party may assign or transfer this Contract without the prior written consent of the non-assigning party, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.


SIGNATORIES. This Agreement shall be signed on behalf of by , and on behalf of by , and effective as of the date first above written.





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Roofing Contract FAQs

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  • Why should roofers make a contract for roofing jobs?

    Whether you are repairing shingles or installing solar panels, you should always have a Roofing Contract. You might decide that you want to use this document due to the fact that it yields the following benefits:

    • Payment-related information is well-defined
    • The length of the project is agreed upon
    • Roles and responsibilities are understood by everyone

    In the end, if you and/or your property owner fail to sign this document, you might not enjoy any of the aforementioned benefits.

  • What information should my Roofing Contract cover?

    Before getting started, you should prepare the following critical details:

    • Name and address of your client
    • How much it will cost and when payment is due
    • What the start and end dates are
    • What kind of services will be provided

    As usual, your agreement made on Rocket Lawyer also contains the typical legalese about the independent work relationship between the parties, liability for losses, warrantees, and dispute resolution methods. When you build your agreement, you also will be able to decide its state of jurisdiction. With the document tool, you have the ability to add further adjustments and edits, as well.

  • How can I find a custom roofing contract template online?

    With Rocket Lawyer, every Roofing Contract that you create can be tailored to you. Simply tap or click the button that says "Make document" and respond to a series of questions. It is recommended that you think about having a lawyer in our nationwide network of attorneys review it. This route will often be notably less expensive than meeting with and hiring your average provider, whose hourly fees might cost hundreds of dollars or thousands, depending on the complexity of the matter.

    If you have any questions about how to move forward, talk to an attorney . You might also like to explore our entire library of contracts and other legal documents for business owners and operators .

  • What should I do after making a Roofing Contract?

    In order to make the drafted document into a true legal agreement, both parties must sign it. RocketSign® makes this process simple. Make sure to provide a final copy of your fully signed agreement to your client. With a membership, you also may save it as a Word or PDF document, print it out, and/or copy it as necessary.

  • Would Rocket Lawyer be able to check my Roofing Agreement before it is signed?

    Getting another set of eyes on your document can take longer than you would expect if you try to do it on your own. An alternate approach to consider is to get help via the On Call network. Rocket Lawyer Premium members can ask for a contract review from an experienced lawyer or ask additional questions. As a business owner or operator, you can Work Confidently® with Rocket Lawyer by your side.

  • How much does a roofing owner make?

    There are several factors that can impact how much a roofing contractor makes when installing, repairing, or replacing a roof, such as:

    • The geographic location of the project
    • The type of roofing materials being used
    • The scope of the project (including whether an old roof must be removed)
    • The urgency of the work
    • Who is paying for the work (insurance company or homeowner/business owner)
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