State auditor’s office advises on hail repair in Billings

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By: David Jay

It has been nearly two months since hail storms caused major damage in parts of Yellowstone County.

On Thursday, some heard from the state Auditor Matt Rosendale office at the Billings Public Library Royal Johnson Community Room.

The State Auditory Commissioner of Security and Insurance office has advice on claims, contractors and protecting against scams.

A lot of the advice centered around knowing what is in the policy, staying alert and asking questions.

About 70 came out to the public meeting…

The insurance office’s advice is to hire a reputable local company.

“If he puts a roof on for you, he’s going to be there next year if it leaks to come back and fix the problem, or stand behind his work if you will,” said Sharon Richetti, bureau chief for the policy holders division of the Montana Department of Insurance. “The same thing with siding or gutters or any of those.

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