Here's another warning about roofing scams. This one is targeting mobile home parks.
The sheriff's office has tips for anyone having any work done on their home - manufactured or not:
- If you have an existing warranty, contact the number on your paperwork to confirm that you are dealing with the company who holds the warranty.
- Get multiple estimates.
- Before signing anything, always ensure a state-licensed contractor is doing the work.
- Verify licenser and check complaints with the Better Business Bureau.
- Request the contractor's certificate of insurance for workers' compensation and general liability coverage.
- NEVER give final payment until the work is complete.
- Never let anyone you don't know come into your home to sign papers or use the restroom.
- Conduct your business outside if you can.
It is so disappointing to us to read articles such as this recent one about an 89 year old gentleman being scammed by a father and son who never actually did the roofing work as contracted: Authorities Arrest a Father and Son in Roof Scam
According to the authorities, Robbie Wharton Jr., 65 and his son, Robbie Wharton III, 34, are being accused of contractor fraud and theft over $500. They ripped off $4800 from an elderly man for a roof repair job that never got done. Read More...