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March 24, 2022

Comparing Roofing Contractors

In a perfect world, everything would be honest, fair, and priced evenly. Unfortunately, many companies take advantage of unsuspecting businesses and owners. We know that as a successful business owner, you’ll get multiple quotes before you decide on a company you’ll trust to take care of your building. To help make your decision easier, this blog will show you what to look for and how to successfully compare roofing quotes to ensure that you are getting the best value. We use the word value because the lowest costing job isn’t always the best choice.

Materials & Warranties

Roofing contractors have many different companies to choose from to supply their materials. At J. Smucker Contracting, we only use Conklin products, which are highly-rated and considered the best in the business. Many of Conklin’s products come with extended warranties that ensure their products are long-lasting and efficient. Consider asking your prospective contractors what brand of roofing material they use. Do your research and see what others have said about those specific products and the warranties that come with them. With billions of informational sites at your fingertips, you’ll be able to see which products will work best for your building.


Labor costs can change depending on how large your building is and how many workers it will take to finish the job. Some contractors depend on large teams to do a quick job while others use smaller groups that have lower costs of labor but take longer to finish. The best way to choose the best option for your business’ roof is to compare labor costs with each company’s portfolio and compare the timelines of each quote.


The Better Business Bureau is an excellent resource for an honest and professional opinion. J. Smucker Contracting has been rated as an “A+” business since we’ve been in business. With a similar like school grades, there is no better score. The site also notes if there have been any complaints against a business, so you are aware of any issues. Additionally, this is an excellent place to look at each company’s licensing information. A company without a license is very suspect and could leave your roof in poor condition, jobs unfinished, or buildings damaged.


Asking your prospective contractor for a portfolio of jobs they’ve completed or checking out their website, will give you a good grasp of successful jobs. Each contractor should be able to produce a variety of examples that are similar to the roof they suggest for your building. Pictures are great, but at J. Smucker, we also use drones for before and after images as well as to monitor the process of our crews.

Investing your hard-earned money into another business is daunting. We are sure you’ll be able to make a good decision after reading this information. Call us for a quote today and see the difference J. Smucker can make in your roof!