Homeowner believes he was victim of roofing scam - WSMV News 4

Homeowner believes he was victim of roofing scam

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LASCASSAS, TN (WSMV) -

A Midstate homeowner is out more than $5,000 after his insurance company paid to put a new roof on his house.

“I feel like I’ve been taken,” James Englemann said.

Englemann said he has been waiting since late August for a roofing company to install his new roof.

Tennessee Affordable Roofing seemed legitimate. They have a business license, and Englemann’s insurance company, State Farm, said they were on their preferred contractors list.

“If State Farm had done business with them before, they are in their system, I figured they were OK,” Englemann said.

Englemann said weeks and months went by without word from the roofing company.

Scott Dismang, an appraiser with Tennessee Affordable Roofing, left a voicemail Englemann saying his roof “will be put on.” Dismang endorsed the back of a check written to the company for more than $6,300.

Channel 4 called the number listed for Tennessee Affordable Roofing, but got a recording saying the number had been temporarily disconnected.

Channel 4 then called Dismang’s cell phone. First he said the roof would be installed next week, but when he found out the call was from our reporter, he hung up.

The company’s most recent address is an office complex in Madison.

“I don’t think they were out to make an honest dollar,” Englemann said. “I think their business was in trouble and they were trying to cover themselves.”

Englemann filed a fraud complaint with the Metro police. He said he wants other homeowners to be aware of Tennessee Affordable Roofing.

“It appears that they are gone,” he said. “I hate to see this happen to someone else.”

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