Posted on: October 22, 2014
We think it’s disheartening to see news stories where homeowners lose their hard-earned money on unlicensed roofing contractors. Sadly, all too often we hear of unethical contractors who take money upfront for a roofing job and then either never complete the work or mysteriously go out of business.
A recent news story in the Kent Reporter illustrates this point. A man from Quincy, WA, was recently charged with unregistered contracting after a Kent homeowner said he signed a contract to replace a roof and never delivered the promised services. Unfortunately, the homeowner paid $850 for the contractor to purchase roofing materials that never materialized before discovering that the work would never be completed, the article explained.
The homeowner contacted the Kent Police Department and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, which eventually led to charges against the contractor. However, it remains to be seen whether the homeowner will ever get his or her money back.
This unfortunate news story is a timely reminder for homeowners to do their due diligence before selecting a roofing contractor. Before you contract with any roofing company, we recommend taking the following steps:
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