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By delucaroofi16437779, Jun 5 2017 04:50PM

Spring is the season for home improvements.

Consumers should always check to ensure that the home improvement contractor is registered in Pennsylvania by visiting www.attorneygeneral.gov , or by calling 1-888-520-6680.

The Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HICPA) requires all contractors who perform $5,000 or more in home improvements in a year to register with the Office of Attorney General. Contractors must re-register every two years.

HICPA was created to protect consumers who hire home improvement contractors and to authorize criminal penalties for home improvement fraud.

The Office of Attorney General has filed many legal actions against "no show" contractors and others doing substandard work. Consumers got refunds, and substandard contractors paid fees and civil penalties.

Consumers should go to the Attorney General's website to make sure a contractor is registered. The website includes the following for registered contractors:

· Contact and insurance information;

· A description of the company;

· Information on any prior home improvement businesses;

· Names of anyone with an interest in the business;

· Any contractor licenses;

· Bankruptcy, criminal plea and conviction history for home improvement fraud, and;

· A map showing where the business is located.

Contractors must register under the law, but take note: their appearance in the registry does not mean the OAG endorses their work. "Registration" is not a license or a seal of approval. It is not meant to imply that they have met any standards for quality of work.

That's why we recommend that you "go the extra mile" when evaluating any contractor. In addition to the Attorney General's website, you should carefully check all references, contact the Better Business Bureau, and get more than one estimate before committing to anything.

To report an unregistered contractor, call the Home Improvement Registration Hotline at 1-888-520-6680. Complaints about unregistered contractors may also be emailed to the Attorney General's Office at HIC@attorneygeneral.gov .

This information was obtained from the website of the Attorney General at www.attorneygeneral.gov

By delucaroofi16437779, Apr 24 2017 05:12PM

UNDERSTANDING STORM DAMAGE

Hail can leave dents or impact marks in shingles, dislodging the protective granules that protect against rain and sun damage.

High winds can tear and remove shingles, leaving the roof deck, underlayment or old shingles from a previous roof exposed to the elements.

Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to wind-driven rain.

YOUR STORM DAMAGE CHECKLIST

-Assess your roof for storm damage. Walk around the perimeter of your home and photograph or take note of any damage. Obvious signs of damage may include dented, torn, curled or missing shingles.

Check gutters, roofing accessories and windows. Though your shingles may appear undamaged, dents in gutters and roof vents may point to hidden roof damage. Also be sure to inspect windows (aluminum window trim) for cracks, dents, loose weatherstripping and torn screens.

-Inspect the area around your home. Check for fallen tree limbs, broken fences and damage to lawn furniture and exterior decorations. Look closely at flat surfaces such as patios and decks for signs of hail damage.

-Look for leaks and water spots in your attic and ceilings. Even though your roof may appear undamaged from the outside, wind and hail may have caused leaks that can lead to problems later. Check ceilings and light fixtures for signs of water and inspect your attic closely with a flashlight.

-Call a contractor you can trust. After a storm, there may be a lot of contractors competing for your attention. Make sure you choose a contractor you can trust to assess your damage, provide an estimate and replace your roof using proven products.

-Call your homeowner's insurance company. Refer to your notes, report a claim with your insurance company and arrange for an inspection.

NOTE: We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to climb up on your roof. Especially after a storm, the roof structure may be weakened and shingles may be slippery. If you suspect roof damage, call a professional contractor you can trust to assist you with your assessment.

Contact DeLuca Roofing, LLC for a Free Hail Inspection and Estimate 412-241-1643

www.delucaroofingllc.com

By delucaroofi16437779, Mar 21 2017 01:35AM

Spring is finally here and it is time to start thinking about that spring cleaning. Now is a good time to schedule to have your gutters cleaned.

Clogged gutters can lead to leaks inside your home and create issues that can be easily avoided with just a little maintenance. It is typically recommended to have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year. You can also consider having gutter screen or gutter guards installed to help eliminate the amount of leaves that can collect in your gutters.

You can Contact DeLuca Roofing for a gutter cleaning and/or gutter screen estimate at 412-241-1643.

By delucaroofi16437779, Mar 16 2017 03:48PM

Stop down and visit our display at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show at Booth #2035. The show runs from March 10-19. This is our first year at the show and we are having a great time. There is a lot to see for the entire family with over 1700 exhibitors. Stop down this weekend and check it out!!

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