In Your Corner: Don’t get scammed after storms

OKLAHOMA CITY — Our In Your Corner team has been busy surveying the hail damage. Unfortunately when a natural disaster strikes, so can scam artists.

News Channel 4′s Scott Hines asked Michael Salazar from Salazar roofing to share his advice for hiring a roofing contractor.

Keep these tips in mind:

  • Be patient and do your research
  • Shop around for at least three estimates¬†
  • Ask family and friends for references
  • Trust your gut instincts
  • Avoid high-pressure sales tactics
  • Cheapest bid won’t always be your best option
  • Try to work with local roofers
  • Get everything in writing and don’t sign a blank contract
  • Pay by check, not cash
  • Demand proof of license, bond and insurance.
  • Request a lien waiver