Industry Standard VS Manufacturers Specifications/Instructions by Philip Weber of Claim Animalz
What does Industry Standard mean?
You may also see this worded as' "Workman Like Manner" in construction contracts. Simply put, industry standard is the average or minimum acceptable. It does not mean the contractor will follow manufacturer specifications.
Manufacturers specification/instructions are usually the highest quality thus enabling their products to have the longest best use possible.
For example if a manufacturer's instructions are to apply a certain material in a certain way and the contractor uses a cheaper less effective material or uses the correct material but does not apply it the way the manufacturer instructs, well you can't do anything about it. This may result in the manufacturer voiding any warranty if there is a problem in the future. You can not go back to the contractor because their contract stated workman like manner or industry standard which makes it legal and removes the contractors risk. Guess what... YOU NOW HAVE TO PAY FOR THE REPAIR!
The best contractors will put into their contracts that they will adhere to a higher standard called Manufacture Specifications. This means the contractor agrees to follow the manufacturers instructions to the "T". It means there is no chance of voiding a warranty.
SO I GUESS THE QUESTION IS. WHY AS A PROPERTY OWNERS WOULD YOU SETTLE FOR LESS QUALITY?
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