Difference between Roofing Contractors and General Contractors

When looking for a contractor, one of the best questions you can ask is whether they will be able to complete your entire project. Depending on your needs, isn’t it worth considering the same general contracting company to handle everything when you need more than just a roof?

A general contractor is able to help you upgrade everything on your property. For example, you can hire a general contractor to work on your roof, windows, doors, siding, gutters, and other features around your home. Whereas a roofing contractor only handles roofs, chimneys, and gutters.  

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Working With a General Contractor

There are many benefits to gain when you choose Skyguard General Contracting.

  • We have a network of skilled subcontractors to choose from for your various projects.
  • We provide insurance coverage that will cover any mishaps if any should present themselves.
  • We are your exclusive connection to coordinate the job schedule with you. By managing your project, we can provide you with greater time efficiency.  

Working With a Roofing Contractor

There can be some setbacks to working with a roofing contractor.

  • A roofing contractor deals exclusively with roofs, chimneys, and gutters
  • If there is a problem with rafters, decking, or other issues, you will need to utilize a general contractor anyway. For example, a general contractor will hire a carpenter, electrician, or plumber, if needed. 
  • Roofing contractors are usually very skillful but it stops with the roof.

Benefits of a General Contractor

Saves time

At Skyguard General Contractors, we are expert project managers and have the contingency plans necessary to carry out a project. We have experience dealing with unpredictable situations, such as bad weather and material delays, that can slow down progress on the job site. 

Saves money

As an experienced contractor, with our long-term connections with subcontractors and our negotiating skills, we get high-quality materials at a discounted rate, thereby ensuring quality and affordability.  

Insurance and Licensing Covered

Hiring a licensed general contractor contributes to the smooth functioning of your project and ensures that it progresses according to state and county regulations. Our liability insurance assures that you will not be responsible for any production site accidents, should they occur.

Single communication point

Dealing with a plethora of subcontractors and vendors can be frustrating. Imagine getting the overall project status from one experienced contractor who can answer all your questions and has things under control. When you hire Skyguard General Contracting, that is what you will experience. 

Benefits of a Roofing Contractor


Safety is of the utmost importance while roofing. A professional contractor ensures that the team follows all regulations and guidelines to keep work safe for everyone involved. If an accident does occur, they are covered by insurance which protects you from unnecessary expenses or complications when accidents happen on your property.


Professional roofing contractors have access to high-quality materials, so your repairs will last a long time. Many local hardware stores only sell low-quality products that may not withstand harsh weather elements.

Quality Installation

Certified and experienced roofers have been in the industry for several years. They are dedicated to learning new techniques, so they can provide excellent results with their clients’ roofs, no matter how difficult it is. 

You should do your research when hiring a general contractor or roofing contractor to ensure they meet all necessary standards by checking out any complaints against them through Better Business Bureau.



Greater Louisville neighbors, we have been made aware of telemarketing campaigns from an out-of-state company called Skyyguard calling local home owners about roofing services.

Please be assured this has nothing to do with your trusted local brand, SkyGuard Home.

We would never solicit you through unsolicited telemarketing.