Just Say “No” to Door Knockers

June 1st, 2023 | By Dale Chastain

Everyone dreads this familiar scenario—you’re at home relaxing when someone suddenly knocks on your door, ready to talk your ear off about whatever they’re selling. Unfortunately, this is a popular tactic for roofing services—they go door-to-door, offering to “inspect” your roof for free. We’re here to tell you that you should just say “no” to these door knockers, who are not only unprofessional and unreliable but can even be downright dangerous.  

While their initial offer may seem enticing and cost-effective, the truth is that choosing a door-knocking roofer can be more costly than you think. You could be subjecting yourself to low-quality workmanship, shoddy materials, and potentially fraudulent activity. 

Here are a few red flags to watch for with door-knocking roof services:

Fabricated Damage Reports

Door-knocking roofers often enter neighborhoods and prey on unsuspecting homeowners who are unaware of the potential risks involved with working with them. They make bold claims and offer free inspections or discounts that may sound great on the surface but often come with hidden fees or worse—completely fabricated damage reports. Some roofers have even been known to intentionally damage a roof before the insurance adjuster can conduct an inspection. Insurance companies are aware of this fraudulent behavior and can often spot the differences between authentic and intentional damage, which then leaves the homeowner on the hook for the repairs. Unfortunately, many homeowners fall into this trap only to later discover that they were scammed out of their hard-earned money.  

Lack of Experience 

Another concern with door knockers is their lack of experience compared to established local roofers like Chastain Roofing. Chastain Roofing has been providing quality service since 1993, and our technicians have decades of combined experience serving customers in Fayette County, GA, and beyond. 

Lack of Licenses and Insurance

A door-knocking crew also might not have the proper licenses or insurance coverage necessary to safely conduct the necessary work. Because these companies frequently move from area to area in search of new victims, they rarely stand behind their work. When they’ve completed the job, you may get stuck dealing with them again or paying out of pocket for additional repairs down the line. 

Full Payment Up-Front

Scammers often require up-front total payments before beginning work, which leaves consumers vulnerable if something goes wrong along the way or if the roofers don’t hold up their end of the bargain in terms of material quality or labor standards. It’s important to remember that reputable contractors, like Chastain Roofing, will never ask for full payment before any work has been done and will always provide detailed estimates so that there are no surprises during billing. 

Fortunately, by saying “no” to door knockers and choosing the experience and reliability of Chastain Roofing instead, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is safe from potential dangers such as shoddy workmanship, fraudulent activity, and hidden charges. Chastain Roofing will deliver professional results with no surprises along the way. Satisfying customers throughout Fayette County, GA, for decades, Chastain Roofing offers quality service without breaking the bank. Our work is backed by extensive warranties, so you can rest assured knowing your home is taken care of for years down the road without worrying about cost overruns or unexpected issues due to poor craftsmanship. So remember—just say “no” when it comes to those pesky door knockers!