Contractor Charged With Home Improvement Fraud
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Bradley Sroufe has a history of defrauding people

Bradley Alan Sroufe

A man with a history of defrauding people in home improvement schemes is again facing the same charges after allegedly taking money for a roofing job and failing to follow through.

Bradley Allan Sroufe, 30, was arrested Monday when the victim, a 78-year-old woman, reported to police she paid Sroufe a downpayment of $ 3,100 to install a new metal roof, and he never returned.

In a probable cause affidavit provided by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office, the victim said she wrote the check to Sroufe on June 11 when she entered into a home improvement contract with Sroufe Construction. The total cost for the new roof was to be $ 4,200. The victim gave Sroufe the downpayment so he could purchase the materials.

Sroufe told the woman he would return in three weeks with the materials and begin the roof installation after July 4. The woman called Sroufe on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 but received no answer. In her statement…………… continues on Stacey Page Online

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3 home improvement upgrades that will save you money
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(BPT) – If you’ve sweltered throughout summer and have noticed your cooling bills increase every month, now may be the opportune time to consider some home improvement upgrades that will let you better manage your HVAC equipment while lowering your monthly expenses.

Building industry experts suggest that creating a comfortable home shouldn’t mean homeowners have to compromise on which upgrades they complete or the materials used. Smart home improvement investments can mean homeowners are better protected from the elements while creating a greater level of comfort. There are three key home improvement upgrades that homeowners can do to improve the quality and comfort of their home.

1. Windows and doorways can account for up to 20 percent of the air escaping from the average American home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. This significant amount of air leakage can often mean HVAC equipment will work overtime to compensate – meaning an increase in monthly expenses. Replacing your existing windows and doors with newer Energy Star-rated options can mean better energy efficiency resulting in lower bills as well as increased comfort. If your budget is tight, energy efficiency improvements such as weather-stripping and caulking to existing windows can also help reduce air leakage.

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