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Roof Repair In The Winter? It Can Be Done!

We have been in the business of roofing since 1909. With over 100-years of experience, we have learned that damage done by winter can also be fixed in the winter.

Yes, that’s right, we will do what many will not attempt, and we guarantee that it will be done well!

Why repair a roof in the winter and not wait until spring or summer? The answer is that there is a problem that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.

Winter is a great time to repair a roof—we have three specific reasons why that is:

  1. It’s cold out! That might sound a bit odd, but the cold means that the shingles are more solid. Any other time of the year, you can damage the shingles by scuffing them up. A winter-time job will last longer than others.
  2. Landscaping is dormant. There is less need to protect a garden when the flowers are not in bloom; that means less potential damage.
  3. It is easier to protect against snow than it is rain.

We have had the pleasure of doing many winter roofing jobs for clients. One of which is Sue, who had her roof damaged from the infamous ‘Snowvember’.

She was skeptical of having her roof repaired in the winter…

The process went “great” and it has been “perfect ever since”, said Sue.

Her roof has no loose shingles and has not had any ice buildup since our repair.

It is experiences like this that make us confident in our ability to work in the winter, and to provide our 20-year transferrable workmanship warranty!

If you are in need of a roof repair, contact us via our website or Facebook to ensure the job is done right.


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What Do Blood Blisters and Roofs Have In Common?

This past Saturday my daughter Angela, feeling sick, slept downstairs on the couch. In the morning, she informed me that our 6-month-old dog had bitten her foot—her big toe to be precise—during the night.

An initial inspection seemed to confirm, that indeed, some act of violence had been perpetrated against her person. Dried blood was smeared in the troubled area. She testified to having seen the dog’s mouth still upon her foot when she woke.

Except for what seemed like the most obvious evidence ever presented, with an eyewitness to boot, I would have not believed it.

I struggled to imagine why this very peaceful, loving pup would thus turn savage during the night past.

Well, you know what?  Turns out, things are not always as they seem. The evidence lied. What? Yes!

Upon cleaning the affected area, all that remained was a partially opened blood blister.

With the revised view of the situation, and a few moments of re-reflection, we surmised what really happened.

Turns out, my daughter had gained a blister the previous day at basketball. And as it had begun to open, our dog found it and began to lick the wound, administering the only healing balm she knew how.

That’s a lot like roofing.

As we open up roofs, we find types of blood blisters formed by previous bad roofing work.

And it seems like we are the cause and culprit when, in fact, we are only finding and addressing the injury to make it whole once again.

Who do you know that needs the medicine man of roofing industry to solve problems that surely exist, but will remain unknown and never properly addressed by others?

Have them call William C Rott to shield their home.


– Steve Rott

Steve Rott's Dog



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