Chicago, IL asked in Contracts and Consumer Law for Illinois

Q: Can I cancel a home improvement contract for a roofing job in Illinois after the 3-day cooling period?

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A: Not unless the Illinois statute permits cancellation after expiration of that 3-day period, which is unlikely. You are always entitled to break a contract, but on pain of paying damages caused to the other party — which in this case would be required to "cover" by talking on other jobs, with you potentially liable for the difference in lost profits to the contractor. If misrepresentation or fraud was involved, you have other legal options as well.

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