Roofers Who Offered To Waive Homeowner’s Deductible Could Land In Jail Amid New Law
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Roofers Who Offered To Waive Homeowner’s Deductible Could Land In Jail Amid New Law


SHOWMENT UP UNINVITED AND REFERRED TO LEAVE. POLICE ARRESTED BILES THOMAS AT FORT STEWART, GEORGIA, WHERE HAVE SHE ON DUTY WITH THE ARMY. IT’S A LAW MEANT TO PROTECT YOU THE NEXT TIME YOUR ROOF NEED REESE PAIR. BUT ROOFERS WHO OFFER TO WAVE THE HOMEOWNER’S DEDUCTIBLE COULD END UP IN JAIL. IN TEXAS, ANYONE CAN POSE AS A ROOFER REGARDLESS OF EXPERIENCE, AND UNTIL NOW, NO CONSUMER PROTECTIONS WERE THERE IN PLACE FOR HOMEOWNERS SCAMMED BY ROOFERS. THE HAIL STORM THAT ROCKED COLLIN COUNTY BACK IN APRIL WAS THE SAME STORM THAT WRECKED MICHELLE TAYLOR’S ROOF. I WAS UPSET ABOUT IT. I WAS, LIKE, I’VE BEEN HERE BUT TWO YEARS AND NOW I HAVE TO GET A ROOF. Reporter: SHE HIRED NORAT CONSTRUCTION, AND PAID ABOUT OF THIRD OF ARE THE INSURANCE CHECK UP FRONT, BUNT SHE SAID NORAT WAVED HER DEDUCTIBLE. IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD DEAL, UNTIL THE CONTRACTOR VANISHED. I’M MAD AT MYSELF. I’M MAD AT HIM. AND IT’S LIKE WHY WOULD YOU EVEN DO THAT TO SOMEBODY? Reporter: BUT STARTING SEPTEMBER 1st, A NEW LAW WILL CRIMINALIZE THAT PRACTICE. ROOFERS WHO OFFER TO WAVE A HOMEOWNERS DEDUCTIBLE COULD FACE FINES OR EASTERN JAIL TIME. WOW, IT’S ABOUT TIME. CONTRACTING IN TEXAS IS THE WILD WILD WEST OF ROOFING. Reporter: CHRIS IS THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE ROOFING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS. HE BELIEVES THE LAW TARGETS THE BAD ROOMERS, ESPECIALLY SCAMMERS WHO FLOCK TO TEXAS AFTER A STORM. HE SAID THAT HOMEOWNERS DO NOT SAVE MONEY BY SKIPPING THE DEDUCTIBLE, AT LEAST IN THE LONG RUN. THERE’S A PRICE TO PAY, AND THAT IS SOMEBODY HAS TO CUT A CORNER SOMEPLACE, SOMEHOW, SOME WAY ON YOUR ROOF IN ORDER TO DO THAT. Reporter: WHAT ABOUT THE LITTLE GUY WHO IS JUST TRYING TO BREAK INTO ROOFING AND GETS HIS BUSINESS THIS WAY? I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW HOW YOU COULD ACTUALLY DO THAT AND STAY IN BUSINESS, BECAUSE AT AT THE POINT, HE PROBABLY DOESN’T HAVE WORKERS’ COMP, DOESN’T HAVE GENERALLY LIABILITY INSURANCE. Reporter: TAYLOR HIRED ANOTHER CONTRACTOR TO FIX HER ROOF, BUT SHE IS STILL WAITING FOR NORAT TO PAY HER BACK. THAT’S MONEY I HAD TO PAY OUT OF MY POCKET NOW IN ORDER TO GET THE WORK DONE. Reporter: IT IS CONSIDERED A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR, WHICH MEANS YOU COULD FACE UP TO A

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  • N M

    Damn!!! I wouldn’t pay for anything like that until they finish the job 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

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