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What should I look for in a Contract for work on my home in Pennsylvania?
Step 8: Reviewing the Formal Quote or Home Improvement Agreement. We'll give you an overview of our agreements and tell you what you should look for from ANY reputable contractor in the state of PA.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

After the On-Site Proposal Meeting or Consultation, we're going to provide you with a formal quote, detailing the full scope of work and materials to be used, or we may skip straight to providing you a contract with even more details. 

If you don't want to get ripped off, you need to hire a contractor who provides you with a proper contract, in compliance with the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Law, act 132 which you can use to hold them accountable, if they fail to meet their obligations. Here's a list of what you should look for.

In this video, we will also walk you through what you can expect to find in our contract, in addition to that which is required by law.  Our goal is that when you finish reading the agreement, you are fully aware of the project schedule, how to prepare for our arrival, key things that you can do to help our teams work safely and efficiently that will aid in keeping the project on schedule and on budget, along with all the details regarding payment terms, progress payments, etc.   Its important that you read this agreement so that you understand both the services we are offering to provide along with the materials we'll be using, and also, your responsibilities that will help make this a smooth and enjoyable experience as we take the home renovation journey together. 

Before you send that back with your deposit, there is one last step as you cross your T's and dot your i's... we want you to finish screening us as your contractor and complete your Due Diligence.  That's next... 
Let's continue the journey with Step 9: "Due Diligence"

Step 1: Decide you want to improve your home.
Step 2: Search for a Contractor or learn about us from friends and neighbors or on social media.
Step 3: Read our reviews on Facebook and Google Maps.
Step 4: Contact us with details about your project.
Step 5: VES: Virtual Estimate System, Ballparking your repair, renovation, addition or new construction project.
Step 6: TRB: Target Renovation Budget, dialing in on what features and finishes are most important
Step 7: OSC: On-Site Consultation, Design, or Proposal Meetings
Step 8: Review a Formal Quote or our Home Improvement Agreement
Step 9: Finish your due diligence in screening us...
Step 10: Sign the Agreement and return it with your Deposit
Step 11: Scheduling the work
Step 12: Preparing for your renovation
Step 13: What to Expect during your remodel
Step 14: The Big Reveal


What type of work does COPE provide? Our team is experienced in all manner of new home design and construction, additions, garages, renovations and remodels, along with all types of home repairs. We can assist you with Kitchens, Bathrooms, Finished Basements, New Construction, Custom Homes, Drywall, Plumbing, Electrical work, Windows, Doors, Siding, Roofing, Exteriors, mysterious water leaks and more... What Problem can we SOLVE for you?

We're your local team! When we're finished, you'll be proud to say, "It's not just done... It's #CopeBUILT!

COPE Construction and Renovation is a registered and insured Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor. PA88078. We look forward to serving you soon!