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More than 300,000 North Texas homes were struck with hail 1-3/4 inches or larger in May, according to the Insurance Council of Texas.
Ken Kalthoff of NBC5-TV, Ch. 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth, reports that roofing contractors are knocking on doors and offering their services.
"In Texas there's not a competency license required for roofers so anyone can set up a roofing business," says Jeannette Kopko, spokesperson for the Better Business Bureau serving Dallas and Northeast Texas.
The BBB lists 17 roofing contractors in the Dallas area that have F ratings, the lowest rating possible.
Homeowners should get more than one bid, read before they sign, check customer references and with the BBB, and beware "red flags" to be even more careful, including high pressure and scare tactics. Promises of a "free roof" or "no deductible" could be insurance fraud.
To see the story, click here http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Buyer-Beware-Bad-Roofers-124460539.html
For the BBB's list of 17 roofing contractors with F ratings, seehttp://www.dallas.bbb.org/article/After-the-Storm-BBB-in-Dallas-Lists-17-Roofing-Companies-with-F-Ratings-27899
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