“You can see tarps all up on the roof,” said Louie Maier. “I’m getting phone calls every two minutes. Somebody calling for repairs, for insurance companies, adjusters.”
Two days after Saturday’s tornado, the growing list of repairs is painfully evident.
“And I have a gutter that’s destroyed,” said Josie Viens. “The biggest cost, I think will be the riser; the electrical riser is bent.”
Some of the “contractors” are scammers posing as their licensed counterparts, which makes it tough to know who to trust.
When your life has been turned upside down, beware of door-to-door advertisements.
For any construction or repair job, you want to try to avoid paying more than 10 percent or $1,000, whichever is cheaper until the job is complete.
Also, special deals are another red flag.