HOUSTON – When you want a new roof, finding and hiring a contractor can be difficult. That’s because no licensing or certification program in Texas assists you in confirming a business’ or contractor’s credentials. “We simply want to have something,” said legal professional Steven Badger, with Zelle LLP. “Because what we’ve got proper now could be not anything. And the large storm comes into Houston, and Chucks in a truck from Louisiana can come on over, call themselves Acme Roofing, take humans’ coverage checks and cross returned to Louisiana.”
Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that might require all re-roofing contractors in Texas to sign up with the kingdom. Consumers should then seek a database to discover a registered roof repairer. “It will only permit registered re-roofing contractors to pull roofing permits. So to pass get a allow, you are gonna have to expose the local municipality that you’re registered,” Badger, who is lobbying to get the invoice handed, defined.
When contractors sign in with the state, they will agree to a code of ethics and preferred contract necessities, like presenting consumers with their cancellation policy and a cut-off date, constantly permitting them to know whilst they will start the work. Contractors who violate any of those can be fined and have their certification revoked. None of is a way to guarantee you get your money returned if a roof repairer walks off the task. However, it can help you when you have to sue in small claims courtroom. “Is it best?” Badger requested. “No, but it’s extra than we’ve got now; that’s nothing.”