In an effort to control roofing scams from occurring throughout Florida, Governor DeSantis recently signed a new law that prohibits roofers from soliciting homeowners. This means that roofing contractors cannot make unsolicited contact with you through any written or electronic means, or in person.
Solicitation includes, but is not limited to:
- Door hangers
- Business cards
- Visits to your home
- Any other real-time communication
By law, if you signed a contract with a roofer who illegally solicited your business, you have 10 days to rescind that contract. If a roofer is in violation of this new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2021, they may be subject to a $10,000 fine and possible criminal penalties.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS LAW?
This new law is one step toward a larger effort to help combat roofing scams and fraudulent claims. Beware of any contractor who solicits your business or tries to convince you that they can get you a brand new roof for free. Fraudulent claims that roofing contractors can profit from are not free: All Floridians pay the price in the way of higher insurance premiums.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF A ROOFER TRIES TO SOLICIT YOU?
This activity is illegal, and we take it very seriously. You can notify us, and you can also notify the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) by calling (850) 487-1395.
If you have already signed a contract with a roofer who solicited your business illegally, you have 10 days to rescind that contract. Please contact your adjuster or our Claims Services team at (866) 277-9871 for more information, and we will work with you directly on making your house a home again. You can also contact your American Integrity Insurance Agent if you have additional questions.
We will continue to post updates on how Florida is trying to combat fraudulent claims and assist its homeowners.