5. "I Am a Craftsman; Paper-work Is A Sign Of Companies With High Overhead"

or: "Trust me...."

HINT: A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT PROTECTS YOU. It should be written in plain English. A good contract identifies what will be done, how it will be done, materials, model numbers, dates and payment schedules - the devil is in the details, and the details must be in writing. Drawings are a must in most remodeling projects. If you don't have a clear written understanding of what you are purchasing than you are asking for trouble. You may want to employ an independent advisor. See A Building and Remodeling Checklist.