4510 S Federal Blvd Englewood, Colorado 80110

3525 N Cascade Ave #204 Colorado Springs, CO 80907

(303) 761-6400(24/7)

(719) 434-3020(24/7)

The Door-Knocker Roofing Scam


Roofing Scam: Free Inspection and Authorization

The most common tactic of the door-knocking roofing scam is to offer a “free inspection.” For most unsuspecting homeowners, it sounds like a great idea: a professional at their door who is willing to check the condition of the roof (they always find damage). And unfortunately, there’s more to the deal.

The roofer will ask the homeowner to sign an “authorization” that allows them to get on the roof.

This is not an authorization to get on the roof, but actually a binding contract.

And it just keeps getting worse; this contract will authorize the roofer to contact the insurance company and meet the insurance claim adjustor on the homeowner’s behalf.

Meeting With Your Insurance Adjuster

In certain instances, having a roofer meet a claim adjustor can be very beneficial for a homeowner. For example, if a roof has been totaled and there is a discrepancy in the type of material or size of the roof; having a roofer meet an adjustor can resolve things quickly.

However, having a roofer meet an adjustor on an initial roof inspection, when it is questionable there’s even damage, can cause the adjustor to become defensive and create an adversarial situation.

Intentionally Damaging Your Roof

A very unscrupulous tactic that some roofers will employ is to intentionally damage a roof before the adjustor inspects the roof. Insurance companies know this happens and will sometimes set-up “sting” operations and videotape suspect roofers “creating hail damage.”

One of the most respected hail damage engineering companies, HAAG Engineering, has a chapter in their roof inspection manual called the “Ball Ping Hammer Test.”

This chapter is devoted to educating claim adjustors on how to identify roof damage that was deliberately caused. Needless to say, a lot of roofers will say whatever they need to in order to get the job, and some even resort to illegal acts to get a roof totaled.

Overall Dishonesty

The problem with this situation is that the homeowner, in most instances, is not going to get honest information about their roof from the “Door-Knocker.”

Instead, they’re pressured into calling their insurance company for an inspection, regardless if there’s damage or not. The thing the roofer won’t tell the homeowner is that when a homeowner requests a roof inspection; they most likely will get a claim on their record!

This is bad news for homeowners because it adversely affects their CLUE score.

However, the roofer doesn’t care! This is nothing more than a “roll of the dice” for the roofer. Sometimes they win, and sometimes they lose; it’s just part of the game.

It’s the homeowner who loses in this deal. They end up with a claim and have nothing to show for it. The best thing a homeowner can do is call a reputable roofer for an honest roof inspection. And most important, never sign anything until you are sure you are ready to hire this contractor.

Excel Roofing is a reputable and locally owned company you can trust. Call us today.

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Why Homeowners and Businesses Choose Us

Colo Radans
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Excel Roofing is the only roofing company I would trust and recommend to others. Kevin M. is extremely helpful and professional at all time with his experience and knowledge.
Ralitsa Carter
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I highly recommend consulting with a true roof insurance expert like Excel Roofing, as there are a lot of details one can easily miss if not in the field on a regular basis.
Mary Kimball
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Omar came out and repaired some of our inside ceiling where the nails lifted the drywall. He is an amazing worker, a master at his job. Ask for Omar as he is a real asset to Excel Roofing!
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This company has gone way beyond my expectations. Thank you Jay and especially thank you JR for doing such a great job, being dependable, on time and affordable.
Rick Sturdivant
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Troy Lindsay and his team did a great job installing a new roof. They even worked with me when I wanted a solar-powered attic fan installed and helped me size and choose one.
brian niles
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These guys are top notch! You will not find better service anywhere!! Thank you Excel!!
Dustin Sieve
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I would absolutely recommend Excel roofing for any roofing, gutters or painting. I plan on using them again for any future claims.
Eric Zietlow
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Eric the project manager answered all calls and e mails promptly, addressed any concerns, and followed up on small issues. Good looking roof, no headaches or stress on my end.
Nicki Shields
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The building inspector said this was one of the best roof jobs she has seen, she was very impressed. I highly recommend Excel Roofing for roofs, siding, and windows. I could not be more pleased! Look no further.
Sonny Romero
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Matt Foster was our Project Manager. Matt was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He was involved from the estimate through the final inspection. Excel Roofing did an outstanding job.
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Troy and his crew were outstanding. He explained the details every step of the way. They gave us a job date and completed on time.
Kevin Donahue
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Unlike the other companies who bid my roofing job, Excel (Brock) was not pushy and the deal did not have to be signed before he left the house. I am extremely pleased.
Ana Kauffman
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Love Chris, had my best interest in mind during the entire roof replacement process. He was able to rush the job for us given that we were nearing the closing date of the sale of the house.
Andy Dimmen
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Throughout the process I had one point of contact at Excel (Brock). Brock managed the entire process so that I didn’t have to do a thing. I will recommend Excel to everyone I know
Taylor Hood
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I would have given 5 stars. Giving 4 because of how hard Matt worked to get project finished and they were priced very reasonable compared to other roofing companies.
Beth Rogers
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Troy and his crew went above and beyond for us. Working to help us navigate insurance claim. Great job, on time, on budget, house looks great. Couldn't be happier! Highly recommend Mr Troy and his crew!
Bob Andersen
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wonderful company to work with.. from the initial call for someone to come look.. the project manager Bob was at the house within an hour.
Mindy Densmore
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They showed up on time, determined the problem, showed us a video of what to do to prevent it in the future and and took care of it immediately. I highly recommend Excel.
j snoy
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I definitely recommend and will use again. Chris the project manager was very quick to respond and quite reliable. Overall, a great roofing experience.

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