Heads up!
Lid coming off on roofing scams

       Roofing scams are becoming a “major problem” in the area, according to Terry Brunette, a special investigator with the Regional Building Department and board member of the Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN).
       He provided the following tips to avoid being taken advantage of:
  • “Don't sign anything before calling our office to see if the contractor is licensed to work in our community.
  • “Don't let a door-to- door salesperson pressure you. Hail damage will not make your roof leak in the short term, typically not for years. So take the time to make smart choices about who you let work on your house. Get more than one estimate before awarding the contract.
  • “Don't pay the full contract amount for work in advance.
  • “Insist on proof of liability insurance before you let anyone on your roof and call the insurance provider to verify the coverage.
  • “Ask for local references and contact the references provided.”
           For more information, contact Brunette at 327-2978 or e-mail terryb@pprbd.org.

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