Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman Warns Homeowners of Increased Roofing Scams
“Don’t be April Fooled by allowing just any roofing contractor on to your property and into your pocketbook”
- Never allow an uninvited contractor to inspect your roof or to contact your insurance company directly.
- Say no to contractors using high pressure sales tactics or requesting that you make an immediate decision.
- Before you spend any significant amount of money on a new roof, contact your insurance company yourself and arrange to have an authorized adjuster come to your home
- Obtain bids from at least three different contractors and check each one with organizations like your local Better Business Bureau.
“Your home is probably your most important investment -- so be cautious. My office received more than 100 complaints against roofing contractors in 2015,” said Attorney General Coffman. “Most of those involved extreme delays, damage to property and simply shoddy workmanship. We even received complaints where the contractor never showed up to do the work after they got paid.”
- Colorado law requires that a roofing contractor MUST provide a written contract that includes: the approximate dates of service, the approximate costs of the services, the roofing contractor's contact information, identification of the roofing contractor's surety and liability coverage insurer and information regarding your right to rescind the contract within seventy-two hours if your insurance company denies your claim.
- A roofing contractor MUST include, on the face of the contract, in bold-faced type, a statement indicating that the roofing contractor shall hold in trust any payment from the property owner until the roofing contractor has delivered roofing materials at the residential property site or has performed a majority of the roofing work on the residential property.
DateApril 1st, 2016