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A Trip Down Memory Lane: 110 Years with William C. Rott & Son

Some roofs last years. Some, years and years. Others, years and years and years. Which is a long time.

A Rott roof last years and years and years and years. That’s a really long time.

William C. Rott has been building long-lasting roofs for 110 years that truly stand the test of time. And what comes with 110 years of experience? Well, for starters, a pretty big library of photos to drive down memory lane with. We are honored to have been able to serve WNY for the past 110 years, and we can’t wait to share a few of these memories with you. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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All Around WNY: Working Hard In A Shortened Season

While this year’s roofing season has been shortened, we’ve been working hard to help as many WNY homeowners as possible! As we moved through the phases in WNY, we’ve been incredibly thankful to get back into the swing of things and resume what we do best.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve helped repair roofs, install new gutters, put on new siding, and even rebuild some vintage posts beneath a flat roof. Let’s take a look at a few projects we’ve been up to…

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Stories Of Hope: The Salvation Army


So, I know everyone is trying to do what they should. Whether that be social distancing, wearing masks, washing their hands, doing what they can, helping their family and those with health conditions. It’s terrific to see people do all of this (and more) including shopping for those in need who have to shelter in place.

Many are still called to do the essential things. Whether it’s a health care worker, or other essential services such as food supply, delivery, electric, gas, plumbing, water and so many others.

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Stories Of Hope: Uncle Herb





When my father talks about when he was a young boy, those experiences often surprise me.

One of his stories, more often told, was of his uncle Herb Rott.  Uncle Herb was his dad’s younger brother who fought and was wounded, in World War II.  Some of the details of that were not known until after Uncle Herb’s death, when his wife, Helen, invited my dad and his younger brother Jerry to come to visit and receive the medals, and other things left by her husband.

It was only then, that the missing pieces of the puzzle were discovered, and fit together, giving new revelation, and garnering renewed respect and admiration for this favorite uncle. 

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