City urges continued caution when hiring contractors

Submitted by City of Foley
Posted 1/11/21

FOLEY - Residents are urged to continue to use caution and follow guidelines when hiring contractors for home repairs as our area continues to recover from Hurricane Sally. Chuck Lay, chief building …

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City urges continued caution when hiring contractors

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FOLEY - Residents are urged to continue to use caution and follow guidelines when hiring contractors for home repairs as our area continues to recover from Hurricane Sally. Chuck Lay, chief building inspector with Foley’s Community Development Department, says it is critical that residents protect themselves and others from fraud and substandard repair work on homes and businesses.

“Our first line of defense is ensuring that whomever does your work is properly licensed and second is ensuring that any work that requires permitting, gets permitted,” said Lay. Permitting allows city inspectors the opportunity to identify substandard work, saving homeowners money and preventing further damage.

Here are things to remember:

It is also important to know that most residential and some commercial roofs that are replaced to the Foley codes also meet FORTIFIED standards and are eligible for insurance discounts, however, a FORTIFIED evaluator must be involved before the work is done. The city cannot certify homes for this discount.

For more information visit https://www.dontgoof.org/reroof , https://www.smarthomeamerica.org/ or contact the City of Foley Inspection Department at 251-952-4011.