Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Beware Roofing Scam

There have been several reports very recently about a company, Claim Specialists International, scamming Colorado homeowners. Check out this article in the Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/ci_12350546.

In short this company contacts homeowners and asks them to sign a 'standard' waiver to allow them to inspect their roof. The waiver actually gives them the authority to act on your behalf regarding insurance claims. If your claim is approved they will take your insurance check and not perform the work.

Here are some tips:
1. Never respond to any unsolicited offers to inspect your roof or any other part of your home.
2. Do NOT sign any type of waiver, agreement or contract with any company unless you've read and understood the entire agreement.
3. Contact the Better Business Bureau before agreeing to hire any contractor.
4. Google is your friend, search the internet to find out what other's are saying.

If you'd like more information about your roof and other home maintenance tasks register for my upcoming class, The Morning After Closing - Basic Home Maintenance. Saturday June 6 th at 9 am.
To register call 303-284-6354 or go to www.workshopforwomen.com

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