Kentucky’s “storm chaser” law to protect consumers from shady roofing contractors that move into areas hit by severe storms goes into effect in July. Families will have up to five days to cancel a roofing contract expected to be paid for by insurance — if the insurance company notifies the homeowner that part or the entire claim is not covered. Except in cases where immediate repairs are needed to prevent further damage, contractors cannot require an advance payment until the five-day grace period has expired. Contractors also cannot offer to pay or rebate part of the insurance deductible or provide any gift worth more than $100 in an effort to entice customers.
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