I enjoyed the advice given by Stephen M. Phillips, a partner
with the Atlanta-based law firm Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman &
Flatt, in "Contract discrepancies," June issue, page 16.
As a contracting company involved with the installation of
interior protection, Tuff-Wrap Installations Inc., Harleysville,
Pa., is intimately familiar with the ambiguities surrounding
contracts, scope of work, etc. For any roofing project
(particularly reroofing projects), a contractor ultimately may be
responsible for "dust and debris" containment. Far too often, a
contractor unwittingly agrees to this without understanding the
expertise required to install acceptable levels of dust and debris
protection. Not discussing the "ambiguities" of interior protection
ahead of time often results in extra costs to the contractor, bad
relations with the customer and additional liabilities not factored
into a project.
It always is best to address such issues with customers to have
a clear understanding of their expectations. Contacting an interior
protection specialist provides value-added insight and
expertise—all in the best interest of customers.
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