(WPRI) – Fly-by-night storm chasers are out in full force after the Blizzard of 2013, trying to get their hands on your hard earned cash.
Homeowners have been complaining about unsolicited offers from contactors, promising cheap repairs.
On Monday, the Better Business Bureau sent out a warning telling homeowners to beware of unscrupulous storm chasers who are going door to door soliciting cheap repairs.
Whether you sustained major or only minor damage just be careful about who you hire to fix it, and be on the lookout for phony deals that may end up costing you thousands of dollars.
If a contractor comes to your home unsolicited with a great price, don't let your frugalness take over common sense.
Make sure to ask for their registration number, proof of insurance, and then follow up with the contractors registration board.
Don't forget to check whether they have violations, and get everything in writing.
Remember to never pay upfront, but to stick to the rule and pay 1/3 at the start, 1/3 midway, and 1/3 upon completion.
Before hiring any contractor, contact your homeowners' insurance first and see what is covered and whether this will effect your premiums going forward.
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