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Contractor Selection Tips –
June 6th, 2012 Hailstorm Repairs


The recent hailstorm has caused many homeowners to need major repairs at their homes. Please keep the following in mind.

Exterior changes such as roof and siding replacement and repainting with colors other than what have been approved for your home in the past require ARC submittal. Contractors may say they will do all the “permitting” but we find that this doesn’t always include ARC submittal. ARC submittal is very easy for materials found on our Approved Materials list. Not only does submittal ensure that your property is Covenant Compliant, but having a record in our files of the materials used is helpful to you! Residents find this information very helpful when working with insurance companies for future claims. We are happy to provide copies of our records in these situations.

Should you need to select a contractor, the PHA cannot provide references, but here are some tips to keep in mind when thoroughly checking out your contractor:

  • Most reputable contractors do not go door to door. If someone does knock on the door, make sure they can show you Douglas County Sheriff’s Department sales permit. They are required by law to display such a permit. If you have concerns, please call the Sheriff at (303) 660-7500.

  • If you contact someone you’ve seen advertised, look for the license plate of their vehicle; is it Colorado? If not, they might not be available to do any needed warranty work.

  • Contractors doing work in Douglas County must be licensed in Douglas County and pull appropriate permits.

  • Most reputable contractors do not ask for upfront payments.

  • Most reputable contractors do not ask for upfront payments.

  • Ask for and check references and ask to see the contractors insurance.

  • Ask for and check references and ask to see the contractors insurance.

  • Check with the BBB.
 
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