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Do you need to re-do your entire roof if you have a leak? Photo courtesy of General Wesc.

5 Biggest Home Repair Rip-offs

 
Are homeowners getting more gullible? According to the Council of Better Business Bureaus, home repair rip-offs are on the riseľup 60 percent over the past five years. Reader's Digest lists the five biggest scams as:

Leaky Roof Wrangling
Basement Boondoggle
Termite Trap
Chimney Sweep Swindle
Mold Mayhem

For tips on how to protect yourself, visit the full article here.



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Beware of door-to-door roofing contractors

09/17/2008 11:13 AM daveatbobvila

The one I hear most often is the roofing repair scam. Here are some tips on how to avoid being taken by it:
http://www.blurbosphere.com/home-garden/How_to_Spot_a_Roofing_Contractor_Scam.html

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