A WTVY article talks about homeowners that are still dealing with issues surrounding fraudulent contractors two years after Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc. The article serves as a reminder of how important it is for homeowners to educate themselves on spotting a fake contractor or someone trying to pull a scam.
One of the most common tactics used by potentially dishonest contractors is stating that they require the money for the materials up front. The need for a down payment reinforces to the contractor, as with most home improvement professionals, that the homeowner is adamant about going on with the job. The down payment, though, should only comprise about 10 percent of the overall cost of the project. In compliance with the settled schedule reached by the two sides, all other payments should be made. Speaking of payments, beware of anyone saying they’ll give you a better price if you pay cash.
You may have someone approach your home saying that the roof is set to cave in at any moment. While your roof may indeed need repair, a legit and honest contractor will provide an honest opinion versus using scare tactics.
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