New Mexico roofer warns residents using out-of-state contractors

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EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — A Las Cruces-based roofing company wants to ensure that if a roofing company in El Paso crosses the border into New Mexico, it does so with the proper license.

In the state of New Mexico, you are required by law to be a licensed contractor in the state if you want to work on neighborhood rooftops. Roof Right LLC co-owner Shane Meeks says he was aware of El Paso businesses walking through and working on homes despite the rule

“Some contractors who come from outside of New Mexico, like El Paso, have come here and tried to contract the owners to do the roof. The only problem with that is that they’re not not licensed in New Mexico or insured.”

Meeks says some landlords he has spoken with are actually unaware of this law which could possibly cost them dearly in the future.

“If a homeowner contracts with a company that does not have a contractor’s license in New Mexico and the work being done here is seen by one of the home inspectors here in the city of Santa Theresa or Sunland Park, they’re actually kidnapping workers from here. after the owner has already made a payment to the contractor and who knows if that money would go back to the contractor.

Meeks says the purpose of informing homeowners of this rule is that they know the risk of working with an El Paso roofer and who is actually authorized to work on their home.

“Making sure all homeowners are made aware of what they see here on the news and the signs that are posted here both interested in the neighborhood and New Mexico contractors are the only ones who can do work here. “

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