What is a contingency agreement and how does it benefit the customer?

Discover the Benefits of The Shingle Master’s Contingency Agreement

A contingency agreement, also known as a contingency contract or contingency fee agreement, is a legal contract between a service provider (such as The Shingle Master) and a customer. It outlines the terms and conditions under which the service will be provided and specifies that the customer will only pay if certain conditions or outcomes are met.

In the context of roofing services, a contingency agreement typically applies to situations where the customer is filing an insurance claim for roof damage. Here’s how it benefits the customer:

  1. No Upfront Costs: One of the key benefits of a contingency agreement is that the customer does not have to pay any upfront costs. The service provider, such as The Shingle Master, agrees to provide their services without requiring immediate payment from the customer.

  2. Payment Based on Results: The customer only pays if certain conditions are met, typically if the insurance claim is successful. This arrangement allows customers to pursue necessary repairs or roof replacements without worrying about immediate financial burden.

  3. Alignment of Interests: A contingency agreement aligns the interests of the service provider and the customer. The service provider has a vested interest in helping the customer secure a fair insurance settlement, as their payment is contingent on the success of the claim. This ensures that both parties are working towards the same goal of resolving the roof damage and maximizing the customer’s insurance coverage.

  4. Expert Guidance and Support: When a customer enters into a contingency agreement, they typically benefit from the expertise and support of the service provider. In the case of The Shingle Master, our team would assist with the insurance claim process, including documenting the damage, negotiating with the insurance company, and advocating for a fair settlement. This guidance helps customers navigate the complex insurance process and ensures they receive the compensation they deserve.

  5. Reduced Risk: By entering into a contingency agreement, the customer takes on reduced financial risk. If the insurance claim is denied or if the service provider is unable to secure a satisfactory settlement, the customer is not responsible for paying for the services provided.


It’s important for customers to review and understand the specific terms and conditions of a contingency agreement before entering into it. The agreement should clearly outline the scope of services, the conditions for payment, and any other relevant details. Consulting with legal counsel or seeking clarification from The Shingle Master can help ensure a clear understanding of the agreement’s benefits and obligations.