Blog May 15, 2023

Roofing Scams & How to Avoid Them

Types of Roofing Scams & How to Avoid Them

With the recent storms that have past through Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock and Parker be aware of contractors going door to door. Roofing scams are a frequent, significant issue that every homeowner should be aware of. These scams can result in consequential financial losses and structural damage.

Types of Scams

  • Storm Chaser Scammers
  • Fake Damage Claims
  • Unbelievably Good Offers
  • Insurance Fraud

Tips on Avoiding Them

  • Consult your Broker:
    • When approached by a roofing company advising you of any damage, call your Broker immediately to assess the inspection report and whether or not it makes sense to report a claim.
  • Don’t rush into anything:
    • Take your time, ask to see references from previous work, check the status of their roofer’s license, and visit the Better Business Bureau.
  • Do your research:
    • Get quotes from a few different companies to understand their pricing and industry standards.
  • Listen carefully to what is being offered:
    • If a contractor offers incentives at no cost to you, these can be signs of insurance fraud.
  • Don’t be afraid to say no:
    • You are not obligated to sign a contract. If you feel unsure at anytime about the credibility of the offerings, ask the contractor to leave.

If you ever feel suspicious of services offered to you by a contractor, please reach out to your Insurance Agent. I am always happy to provide Recommendations if needed.