Understand that roofing is a service, not a pre-manufactured product.
You are hiring a contractor primarily based on their ability to provide a service. You can’t compare roofing bids like you are buying a big screen TV. Simply comparing specs, warranties and prices won’t necessarily pay off. It just isn’t that simple. Everyone wants to “compare apples to apples” but it is difficult to compare service based businesses that way. Zoom out and look at the entirety of the bids you are comparing and the contractors behind the bids. If you accept the wrong bid, you could wind up paying a second company to fix the first companies’ mistakes. Look at the whole picture to save yourself potential money, time and hassle.