New anti-soliciting law to protect homeowners from roof repair scams

Florida storms and high winds can seriously damage your roof. A new law will put a stop to unsolicited contractors trying to fix the problem.

Cape Coral resident Kim Loson said lawyers stop by her home frequently.

“I don’t think they should go on people’s property and enter their property to do business,” Loson said.

In addition to being a nuisance to homeowners, attorneys are frustrating for professionals like Jonathan Marquez, Vice President of Champions Roofing in Cape Coral. He said local homeowners often call his office and say that someone stopped by their house and came up with an unbeatable deal on a new roof.

“They (lawyers) say they will take care of everything from start to finish, they will fight for you, they will fight insurance for you, and they don’t,” Marquez said.

So he and other roofers in the area can pick up the pieces.

Marquez said his team would never come to you and offer you a new deal.

Marquez recommends homeowners research reputable sources nearby, call them for a quote, and then forward the quote to their insurance company.

Failure to do so could result in a $ 10,000 fine or potential criminal prosecution. This new law comes into force on July 1st

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