Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Hardware Installation

Hardware Installation guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

January 2014

Are you looking for independent, trustworthy advice about Hardware Installation? Do you need to understand common installation options? If your project calls for Hardware Installation work, the following guidelines and best practices will help you understand: Is a subcontractor really necessary for Hardware Installation work? Will a permit be required? What are common problem areas? How much will Hardware Installation labor cost? What are the important Hardware Installation quality checks that should be included in the work requirements?

Hardware Installation - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price for Hardware Installation?Costs vary with project size, job quality and time of year. For typical Hardware Installation expect to pay between $13.31 to $26.63 for each hardware item. Additional fees are typically charged for small projects or rush jobs.
Is a permit needed for Hardware Installation work?Design approval and permits from your local building department are not required for Hardware Installation. If your home is subject to homeowner association (HOA) covenants, you should verify that your Hardware Installation project complies with association guidelines.
Is it worth using a professional to perform Hardware Installation work?The effectiveness of Hardware Installation will depend on service provider skills, use of proper tools and attention to detail.
Is Hardware Installation something that I can do myself?Most of the Hardware Installation project can be completed by a moderately experienced do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Hardware Installation requires attention to detail and careful planning.
How many days are typically required to complete the Hardware Installation work?Normally, this work can be completed in 1 day.

Hardware Installation - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

Use the list below to document your expectations for level of detail and finish quality for Hardware Installation. Make sure that relevant information is included in any written contracts or work orders on your project. Before any Hardware Installation work begins, review the checklist with the service provider. Tie payments to satisfactory completion of this checklist.

Hardware Installation - Work Milestones and Project Reminders

The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during Hardware Installation. These tasks help ensure proper completion of the hardware work and compliance with common manufacturer and vendor warranty requirements. Make sure that either you or your service provider takes responsibility for each of these tasks. All service provider task responsiblities should be clearly called out in the written contract or work orders.



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