• General. This proposal is subject to change without notice and is automatically withdrawn on the 15th day following its date of issue if not accepted in writing and a copy of this proposal returned to Chase Roofing & Contracting Inc. (“Contractor”). If Customer cancels the Agreement prior to the start of work, Customer is liable for 15% of the total Agreement price as liquidated damages, because Contractor is unable to accurately measure its damages for the cancellation of the Agreement. Customer and Contractor agree that this amount is not a penalty. Contractor reserves the right to withdraw this proposal at any time prior to its acceptance or cancel this Agreement prior to work start to be performed in the event the cost to complete the work varies from the initial standard pricing due to a typographical or mathematical error. As used in this Agreement,(a) the word “or” is not exclusive, (b) the word “including” is always without limitation, (c) “days” means calendar days and (c) singular words include plural and vice versa. Contractor shall carry worker’s compensation, automobile liability, commercial general liability and any other insurance required by law.
    • Access. Customer agrees to provide Contractor with adequate access to electricity and other utilities as needed, the work site, and the work area adjacent to the structure. Contractor is not liable and Customer is solely liable for the grading, slope or construction of the roof deck, the roofing system or appurtenances, or work installed by any person other than Contractor, unless otherwise specified by Contractor in this Agreement. Customer agrees to provide roof deck surfaces that are sufficient to receive materials as required.
    • Payment Terms.  By signing this Agreement, Customer gives Contractor the right to obtain a credit check on the signatory.  Contractor reserves the right to require a deposit in excess of 10%, and Customer hereby agrees to waive the requirements of Florida Statute 489.126.  Customer agrees to pay interest of 1 1/2 % per month (ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE OF 18%), unless otherwise required by law, on the balance of any unpaid amounts. Payments received shall be applied first to interest on all outstanding invoices and then to the principal amount of the oldest outstanding invoices.  At Contractor’s sole discretion, Contractor may accept payments over time.  If payments are accepted over time, Customer agrees that Contractor may lien the property for the amounts unpaid as of the date the lien is recorded, and Customer is liable for all costs associated with the creation and filing of the lien.  Once all amounts are paid in full, the lien shall be released. Customer shall not withhold any part of the Agreement amount for which payment is due under the Agreement. The total Agreement price, including the charges for changes/extras, shall be payable to Contractor in accordance with the agreed upon terms. If there is an increase in the price of the products charged to the Contractor in excess of 5% subsequent to making this proposal/contract, the price set forth in this proposal/contract shall be increased without the need for a written change order or amendment to the contract to reflect the price increase and additional direct cost to the Contractor.  Contractor will submit written documentation of the increased charges to the Customer.  The failure of Customer to make proper payment to Contractor when due shall entitle Contractor, at its discretion, to suspend all work, shipments and/or warranties until full payment is made or terminate this contract.  The contract sum shall be increased by the amount of contractor’s reasonable costs of shut-down delay and start-up.
    • Restrictions and Requirements. In the event that state, county, or municipal codes or regulations require work not expressly set forth in this Agreement or differ materially from that generally recognized as inherent in work of the character provided for in this Agreement, all extra cost for Contractor’s labor and materials shall be the sole obligation of the Customer.  If the substrate roof condition results in ponding pursuant to the Florida Building Code and modifications are required to correct the roof so ponding will not occur, Contractor will notify Customer immediately. It shall be the sole obligation of the Customer to determine the existence of restrictions contained in deeds, subdivision or neighborhood regulations which might relate to or restrict the improvements under this Agreement. Contractor shall have no liability or responsibility for any such non-conformity with such restrictions/requirements. Contractor shall be entitled to payment from Customer of all sums due hereunder not withstanding any injunction/prohibition against the work as a result of any violation of such restriction/requirement.
    • Customer Protection of Property.  Due to the nature of the construction to be done at Customer’s request, the Customer takes sole responsibility for any damage done to curbs, walkways, driveways, structures, septic tanks, HVAC, utility lines, landscaping, appurtenances, person(s) or real or personal property at the job location.  Contractor is not responsible/liable for any hairline cracks, or any cracks, in the ceiling due to the removal and reinstalling of the roof or any damage caused by dust or debris caused by Contractor’s work.  Contractor is not liable for damage to person or property caused by nails, and Customer agrees that it will take the appropriate precautions to avoid said damage. Contractor does not warrant against tile slippage with a mortar or foam type tile roof system on any roofs over 4/12 pitch not mechanically fastened. During the course of the roofing work, Customer agrees to hold Contractor not liable for water intrusion that occurs from the date of commencement of roof repairs, remodeling, or other roofing services through the date of completion of such work.  Unless otherwise specified, there is no specific completion date.  However, Contractor will perform the work hereunder within a reasonable time and in a workmanlike manner. The cost for testing/abatement for asbestos is the sole responsibility of the Customer.  As part of the roofing process, odors and emissions from roofing products will be released and noise will be generated.  Customer shall be responsible for indoor air quality and shall hold Contractor harmless, indemnify and defend Contractor from claims relating to fumes and odors that are emitted during the normal roofing process.
    • Choice of Law, Venue and Attorney’s Fees. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida. Venue of any proceeding arising out of this Agreement shall be Broward County, Florida, unless the parties agree otherwise. Should Contractor employ an attorney to institute litigation or arbitration to enforce any of the provisions hereof, to protect its interest in any matter arising out of or related to this Agreement, Contractor shall be entitled to recover from the Customer all of its attorney’s fees and costs/expenses incurred therein, including attorney’s fees, and costs/expenses incurred at mediation, administrative, appellate or bankruptcy proceedings.
    • Waiver of Jury Trial.  THE PARTIES KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY, IRREVOCABLY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT TO ANY LITIGATION ARISING OUT OF OR PERTAINING TO THE AGREEMENT, OR ANY COURSE OF CONDUCT, COURSE OF DEALINGS, STATEMENTS (WHETHER VERBAL OR WRITTEN) OR ACTIONS OF ANY PERSON OR PARTY RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT; THIS IRREVOCABLE WAIVER OF THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL BEING A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR THE PARTIES TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.
    • Damage Limitation.  In no event, whether based on contract, warranty (express or implied), tort, federal or state statute or otherwise arising from or relating to the work and services performed under the Agreement, shall Contractor be liable for special, consequential, or indirect damages, including loss of use or loss of profits. Contractor and Customer agree to allocate certain of the risks so that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Contractor’s total aggregate liability to Customer is limited to the dollar amount of the Agreement for any and all injuries, damages, claims, expenses or claim expenses including attorneys’ fees arising out of or relating to this Agreement regardless of whether it is based in warranty, tort, contract, strict liability, negligence, errors, omissions, or from any other cause or causes. It is Customer’s duty to notify Contractor in writing within 3 days of the occurrence of any claim, defect or deficiency arising out of work, services or materials provided by Contractor under this Agreement (“Occurrence”). Failure of the Customer to provide written notice of the Occurrence shall result in the Customer waiving all claims that may be brought against Contractor arising out of or relating to the Occurrence, including claims arising in law, equity, contract, warranty (express or implied), tort or federal or state statutory claims. Contractor shall not be liable for any damage, whether actual or consequential, or claim arising out of or relating to Acts of God, accidents, civil disturbances, delays in obtaining materials, delays in transportation, fires, weather conditions, strikes, war or other causes beyond Contractor’s reasonable control, including delays caused by any act or neglect of Customer, by any separate contractor employed by the Customer, or by changes ordered by the Customer in the work. Customer shall obtain prior to construction fire, tornado, flood, builder’s risk and other necessary insurance for this project.
    • Warranties.  Unless otherwise provided:  THERE ARE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  All warranties/guarantees provided by Contractor, if any, shall be deemed null and void if Customer fails to strictly adhere to the payment terms contained in the Agreement.  All warranties and guarantees if any, provided under the Agreement are solely for the original Customer and are non-transferable, unless otherwise agreed to by Customer and Contractor in writing.  Any express warranty provided, if any, by Contractor is the sole and exclusive remedy for alleged construction defects, in lieu of all other remedies, implied or statutory.
    • Disclaimer. Contractor disclaims all liability for all claims, disputes, rights, losses, damages, causes of action or controversies (“Claims”) pertaining to Mold, including Claims arising out or relating to the detection, removal, disposal, or remediation of Mold, whether those Claims arise in law, equity, contract, warranty, tort, or federal or state statutory claims, and whether those Claims are based on the acts or omissions of Contractor or individuals or entities under Contractor’s control.  The Customer is solely liable and responsible for all damages, whether actual or consequential, caused by Mold and incurred by Customer, Contractor or third parties. All materials and work shall be furnished in accordance with normal industry tolerances for color, variation, thickness, size, weight, amount, finish, texture and performance standards.  Specified quantities are intended to represent an average over the entire roof area. Contractor is not responsible for the actual verification of technical specifications of product manufacturers, i.e., R value, ASTM or UL compliance, but rather the materials used are represented as such by the manufacturer.  Metal roofing and especially lengthy flat span sheet metal panels will often exhibit waviness, commonly referred to as “oil-canning.” Oil-canning pertains to aesthetics and not the performance of the panels and is not controlled by the Contractor.  Contractor is not responsible for oil-canning or aesthetics.  Oil-canning shall not be grounds to withhold payment or reject panels of the type specified.
    • Construction and Interpretation. Each provision of the Agreement shall be construed as if both parties mutually drafted this Agreement. If a provision of this Agreement (or the application of it) is held by a court or arbitrator to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be deemed separable from the remaining provisions of the Agreement, will be reformed/enforced to the extent that it is valid and enforceable, and will not affect the validity or interpretation of the other provisions or the application of that provision to a person or circumstance to which it is valid and enforceable. Headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation. This Agreement records the entire agreement of the parties and supersedes any previous or contemporaneous agreement, understanding, or representation, oral or written, by the parties. All documents/exhibits referred to in this Agreement are an integral part of the Agreement and are incorporated by reference. This Agreement incorporates the documents entitled “Statutory Warnings” and “Limited Workmanship Warranty” to the extent applicable. Customer acknowledges that it has read/agreed to all incorporated documents and exhibits.