Unfortunately, dishonest people can show up anywhere and each day they come up with new ways to deceive unsuspecting victims, especially those who they know can be easily taken advantage of. Home improvement fraud by fake or unlicensed contractors can be rampant during tough economic times, especially in small communities, and they often target elderly residents. More often than not, the unsatisfactory services they provide can end up costing the homeowner more money, not to mention, compromising the safety of the homeowner and other occupants.
Moreover, for the kind of "rush" work they do, they tend to overcharge. By the time you find out what a poor job they performed regarding your home improvement, they have already moved on . . . to another area and another unsuspecting victim.
Unlicensed contractors are individuals who do not have the legal right to provide any work, such as roof repairs or installation. As a homeowner, you are taking a huge financial risk if you hire an unlicensed contractor. The courts are full of dissatisfied homeowners with worthless judgments against insolvent or contractors who have disappeared and are nowhere to be found.
The best way to make sure if the contractor you are hiring is legitimate is to check resources such as the Better Business Bureau or your local Chamber of Commerce; do they have a permanent place of business? How long have they been in business? Do they have a website which features completed projects and customer reviews? Are they willing to provide customer referrals you can contact? Does the company carry insurance and is the coverage adequate?
These are all important questions to ask before you hire a contractor.
Doing a bit of research will pay off in the end and provide you with peace of mind when it comes to your home improvement investment.
Precision Roofing Services is fully licensed and insured, and we can prove it! We have many years of experience and a solid record of satisfied customers. Contact us today at (517) 393-9386 or visit out website to learn more about our company and our services: www.precisionroofingmi.com.
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