In light of Houston’s recent bout of rainstorms, we wanted to take a moment and talk about the common but unfortunate practice of unscrupulous contractors taking advantage of homeowners during post-storm recovery periods.
It’s important for homeowners to protect themselves from the types of contractors and service companies that seem to come out of the woodwork at times like these. You may have already had the experience of a stranger coming to your door and recommending expensive repairs to your roof or siding, but before you sign a contract or give someone access to your home we want to share some recommendations. Greater Houston Builders Association CEO Toy Wood was on the radio back in March discussing this very topic, and during her interview she offered a host of tips for homeowners dealing with post-storm damage recovery. Give the interview a listen when you have a chance; you’ll find it here. In the meantime here are some of the highlights:
In addition to the GHBA member directory, be sure to review their list of online disaster resources for Houstonians. It’s only July and there is plenty of hurricane season left to weather, so be prepared.