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How To Avoid Roofing Scams

Guide to Avoiding Roofing Scams in Colorado Springs

As we approach hail season in Colorado, it’s important to learn to avoid roofing scams if you need a roof replacement. Our team encourages all of our clients to check out our website, read our reviews, and verify our licensure with the local city government. These are three quick ways to avoid a roofing scam.

The Prevalence of Roofing Scams in Colorado

As the hail season approaches in Colorado, the risk of roofing scams increases, especially for those needing roof replacements. Understanding how to identify and avoid these scams is crucial for homeowners. This guide, presented by Hennessey Roofing, aims to educate and protect you from fraudulent roofing practices.

Why Roofing Scams Are a Concern in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs has over 300 roofing contractors. Of those 300 contractors, a little over 20 are actively performing work year-round. The rest appear out of the woodwork after a major storm to try and collect your roofing insurance payments. Many of these contractors are not current with the local suppliers or building codes. This means that they often make promises they can’t keep once the contract is signed. These types of contractors are just outdated, sadly, others will take your money and vanish. Check out this article from 2018 in the Gazette. These types of scammers always come out after major storms and somehow disappear in the wind later. Our team at Hennessey Roofing operates year-round in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. We pride ourselves in providing professional and stress-free service and in earning five-star reviews from our clients.

The Alarming Reality

High Number of Contractors:

Over 300 roofing contractors operate in Colorado Springs, but only a fraction are active year-round.

Post-Storm Scammers:

Many appear after storms, targeting insurance payments and often lacking knowledge of local codes and supplier relationships.

Risks Involved:

These contractors may be outdated, unable to fulfill promises, or, in some cases, may take your money and disappear.

How To Spot A Roofing Scam?

Hennessey Roofing recommends doing research on any company that comes knocking on your door following a hail storm. Several contractors, good and bad, are likely to be out canvassing neighborhoods that were hit the hardest. Telling the good from the bad can be quite tricky in person when a fast-talking salesman claims to want to help you. We recommend verifying licensure and reviews prior to signing any contract! Hennessey Roofing will gladly show you our website, reviews, and our valid licenses upon request.

Tips for Homeowners


Investigate any company that approaches you after a hail storm.

Verifying Credentials:

Always check for licensure and reviews before signing any contract.


Hennessey Roofing provides easy access to our website, reviews, and valid licenses.

Hennessey Roofing’s Commitment Beyond Business

Our Purpose and Responsibility

Community Focus:

While we aim to assist with roofing needs, our primary goal is to educate and protect the community.

Combatting Scammers:

We strive to prevent scammers from tarnishing the reputation of legitimate roofing contractors.

Educational Approach:

Offering insights and advice, like our article on free roofing inspections, to empower homeowners.

Our Promise to Colorado Springs

Dedication to Service:

Committed to serving Colorado Springs and nearby areas with integrity and expertise.

Open Invitation:

Encouraging residents to contact us for reliable and trustworthy roofing services.

Educating Communities: Our Mission Against Roofing Scams

Staying informed and vigilant is key to avoiding roofing scams. Hennessey Roofing is dedicated to not only providing top-notch roofing services but also to ensuring that the residents of Colorado Springs are well-informed and protected against fraudulent practices in the roofing industry

While our team of experts would love to help everyone with their roofing needs, we understand this isn’t practical. More than anything, we care about the communities we serve. We strive to provide sound advice and to help your roof continue to protect you and your family or customers. Our team wants to educate Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas about “How to Avoid Roofing Scams” because these scammers give roofing contractors a bad reputation. Hennessey Roofing is proud to serve Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas and we believe it is our responsibility to keep these scammers away from as many people as possible. Check out our article on free roofing inspections in Colorado Springs to learn more about the estimate process and as always, please contact us for any roofing needs!