By Brian Binford, Planning & Development Services Building Official
Weather-rated calamities seem to bring out the best in most folks. When destructive storms strike, they inevitably bring people together to help their neighbors.
Unfortunately, such situations can bring out the worst in a few people, too.
While Thursday’s hailstorm certainly wasn’t a large-scale disaster, it did enough damage to set opportunists and scammers in motion. If someone calls or approaches you about repairing your roof, check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure the company is legitimate and has a good reputation.
Roofing contractors must be registered with the City of College Station and are required to obtain a building permit to roof or replace shingles and decking on residences. Homeowners who do the work themselves don’t need to register as a contractor, but they must apply for a permit before construction.
To obtain a permit, click here or contact Planning & Development Services at 979-764-3570.