As the Florida Panhandle continues with its recovery efforts following the effects of Hurricane Michael, state officials are reminding homeowners the importance of making sure they hire only contractors that are licensed to take care of any roof repairs or replacement that may be necessary. During such times, it is not uncommon for scammers and unscrupulous individuals to try and take advantage of homeowners when they need help.
By law, Florida Statutes require that all roofing contractors have received their license from the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board. Homeowners that are concerned about roofing contractors or want to make sure they are aware of any potential scams and alerts can visit the website www.floridaroof.com which contains information on the process of hiring a licensed contractor as well as information on contractors currently doing business in their area.
An easy way to spot a potential contractor fraud or scam is when the contractor asks to be paid in full upfront or insists on taking only cash. Homeowners should always do their homework and make sure the contractor is legit and insured.
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