The Better Business Bureau is warning Americans about fly-by-night bogus contractors, "storm chasers" and door-to-door salespeople peddling dubious deals that may cost homeowners thousands of dollars and create serious headaches.
Run from any contractor who uses high pressure sales tactics or requires full payment upfront, as well as any one who requires you to get the necessary permits.
How will you know a storm chaser? They appear uninvited at your doorstep, often in unmarked trucks, according to the BBB. Don't be surprised if they ask for big bucks up front and promise you the moon. Say no thank you politely, and close the door.
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