Colorado residential roofing contract law
Colorado roofing lawyers
know that residential roofing contracts must comply with Senate Bill 38, enacted in 2012. The law is in the Colorado Revised Statutes, at section 6-22-201 and following sections. The statute is available online.
Key general elements of the law provide that the purpose of the statute is to protect Colorado consumers by:
(a) Requiring roofing contractors offering to perform roofing work on residential property in this state to sign a written contract with property owners detailing the scope and cost of the roofing work and contact information for the roofing contractor;
(b) Requiring roofing contractors to permit property owners to rescind a contract for the performance of roofing work and obtain a refund of any deposit paid to the roofing contractor;
(c) Requiring roofers to tell the property owners what insurance the roofers have.
The law gets specific about what terms must be in a contract for a residential roof. Your lawyer can tell you if a contract form complies with the statute.
Our Littleton office’s roofing law practice has seen the statute have these real life consequences;
→ we successfully argued in a trial court that a contract which does not comply with the statute is void and unenforceable against the homeowner.
→ we challenged a clause in a roofing contract which allowed the roofer to keep a percentage of the deposit even though the roofing job was cancelled.
Colorado roofers can live just fine under the statute, but they should make certain their contract forms comply with the minimum requirements. We have helped multiple Colorado roofing contractors get their contracts in order. With good legal advice, the roofer’s contract will do more than meet the minimum requirements of law. It will give the roofer protections which he never had until he started to use a good contract. For example, we typically give our roofing contractor clients contract language which makes the homeowner responsible for treble damages if the homeowner takes insurance monies which were intended to pay for a new roof.