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Roofing Scams

The banging of hammers on roofs has become a common sound here in Wichita Falls. Right now many people are getting new roofs or just starting the repair process. A lot of roofs were damaged in the hail storm that occurred back in May and some Texomans don't know where to start or what to look out for when replacing their damaged roof.

Approximately only 25 percent of homes with damage have had claims filed meaning there is still plenty of people who need to get the process started.

Before hiring a roofer you should always make sure they are licensed with the city.

Agency Manager for Farmers Insurance Group Jim Potts said "You need to make sure to that they are licensed and bonded. This is a requirement of Wichita Falls and our community. Being bonded and licensed means they are going to be backed up by an insurance company in the event, they don't do the work properly."

You should also make sure they actually give you a written warranty. The warranty should range anywhere between 1 to 10 years.

Potts said "They will provide you with a building permit that needs to be clearly displayed somewhere in your house. If that is not part of the process than that's a problem."

If you think your house was damaged in the storm and have not yet filed your claim. It's not too late. Potts expects claims to be filed for the next 10 months or so.

It usually takes about 6 months for a claim to be complete.

Potts said "They call us and let us know that they have had some roofing damage and potentially they want someone to inspect the roof. We in turn call our insurance claim services and set up a claim for them."

There are only 2 types of policies Cash Value and Replacement policy. Potts said people should know what policy they have before they make a claim and not after.

Potts recommends any homeowner check with the Better Business Bureau before hiring a company to do work on their home.

A link to the Better Business Bureau's website is below.

http://wichitafalls.bbb.org/

 James Parish Newschannel 6

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