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An allowance in a construction contract in California is the maximum approved amount to be spent on a specific portion of the work (combining labor and materials). Usually the contract will provide for an overage percentage (for example, 5%) that the work may go over the total allowance amounts. However, the overage must be approved by the parties.
Not that you asked, but you should be aware that in California construction contracts for home improvement are highly regulated and you have extensive rights. If you would like more information about that, please ask.
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