Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Know Your Rights: Information on Colorado Roofing Laws
In 2012, the Colorado Senate passed a bill meant to “protect consumers who engage a roofing contractor to perform roofing services on residential property.” SB83 holds roofing contractors to several new standards:
1) Requiring a written and signed contract that must include the scope of services and materials, cost for same, the approximate dates of services, contact information, insurance information, and cancellation policy. This makes sure the homeowner knows exactly what is happening to their home and when.
2) Giving full refunds if cancelled within 72 hours, protecting homeowners from high pressure sales. This refund must be made within 10 days.
3) Holding payment in trust until roofing materials have been delivered or the majority of work has been performed. This stops the contractor from running away with the homeowner's check.
4) Never paying, offering to pay, rebating or waiving the insurance deductible in part or in whole. This protects the homeowner and the contractor from becoming entangled in insurance fraud.
There are several other aspects to the bill, but these are the ones that will affect homeowners most significantly. If you encounter a roofer that is not in compliant with the new law, do not sign anything.
Metro Construction already performs the majority of these practices, and will continue to be as transparent and trustworthy as possible. That's what makes the Metro Difference!
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