New law protects against roofing fraud

  • Thursday, July 11, 2013

The National Insurance Crime Bureau says contractors have been going door-to-door soliciting business, then not completing the work.
Now, if you enter into a contract with a residential roofer, you have the power to cancel it within five days.
Also, contractors now have to do the work before they get paid.  It is illegal for contractors to accept up front payments.
Contractors under the new law, which went into effect on July 1, are not allowed to handle the insurance claim on your behalf.
There are currently education outreach efforts going on in the state.
The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud will have several speakers to outline tips on how to find a contractor, verify their business, and logistics to entering a contract.

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