While we can’t make any guarantees, we are offering two "door posters" free for your use. Print them and tape them to your door after a hail (or other serious) storm that could have potentially caused roof damage.
Click the picture to down load a PDF file for your language preference. Both door posters are 8 1/2 by 11".
Anyone who’s lived in the Denver area for any length of time knows what is going to happen in a neighborhood right after a hail storm:
The door-to-door roofing contractors are out in force, knocking on doors and making a general nuisance of themselves.
Understand that we are not saying that all such "roofers" are scam artists, but it is a sad fact that, historically, a lot of them are.
The problem is that some people, for whatever reason, are simply "too trusting" and, in this case, what you don’t know can hurt you (and your pocket book).
For example: Any roofing contractor that offers:
- To pay your insurance deductable
- Says they can get an inflated adjustment from your insurance agent
- Offers any form of a "no cost" incentive to the owner
Is trying to get you to particpate in insurance fraud; for which you can be held legally and financially responsible.
Up front -
- Never let a door-to-door roofer you do not know inspect your roof free of charge. Too many cases have been reported about undamaged roofs that were battered by a ball peen hammer wielded by an "inspector" and passed off as "hail damage."
- If you cannot see a vehicle parked on the street - close the door. If it is a plain truck (no markings) - close the door. At the very least see if the license plate is a Colorado plate.
- Your best protection: Simply refuse to do business at the door - any business, roofing or not. It’s just not worth the potential problems.
- Treat roofing telephone solicitors the same way. Ask yourself this question? How do they know I have roof damage? 99 times out of 100 - they don’t; they are on a "fishing expedition" to get business. Tell them as politely as possible that you already have a roofer (you can even use our name - Roofing Plus - if you’d like...) - and hang up. Tip: The more adament they are about getting your business the more likely they are a scammer.
In any case - never give anyone you don’t know permission to visit your location for any reason. These days, you never know who will really show up!
Save yourself some possible grief and just contact Roofing Plus; one of the very few roofing companies in the Denver metropolitian area that has earned and maintains a Better Business Bureau A+ rating for the past 30 years.
We will be glad to help you out.