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Beware of roofer scams

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It's always a good idea to get everything in writing before they begin work. It's always a good idea to get everything in writing before they begin work.
Are they just some people who say today I'm a roofer and they really don't know what they're doing Are they just some people who say today I'm a roofer and they really don't know what they're doing
To protect yourself from rip-off artists, the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi recommends you hire a locally based roofing company if possible To protect yourself from rip-off artists, the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi recommends you hire a locally based roofing company if possible
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi residents are being told to be on the lookout for possible roofing scams in the wake of last month's hail storm.

To protect yourself from rip-off artists, the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi recommends you hire a locally based roofing company if possible as a flock of out-of-town roofers are expected to begin canvassing the area in coming weeks.

"To protect yourself from rip-off artists, the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi recommends you hire a locally based roofing company if possible" asked BBB President John O'Hara. "Are they going to be here or back in their home state?"

O'Hara says it's always a good idea to get everything in writing before they begin work, avoid door-to-door solicitors and don't pay until you're satisfied.

"Are they just some people who say today I'm a roofer and they really don't know what they're doing so it's that walk up business that you worry about and it's also people who deal in cash or incomplete contracts that say don't worry about that or give me half today," says O'Hara.

William Valentine owns Valentine Construction LLC out of Pelahatchie.   He says he gets most of his work by word of mouth and his work is guaranteed.

"Find out if they're insured licensed, done it before, that's what I would look for," said Valentine.

To check the rating on a roofing company, check the Better Business Bureau's website.

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