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Window Cleaning Pro Tips From Steve & Lisa Rott

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So you finally have your beautiful new Rott windows, and one of the things you like most about them is how easy they are to clean, right?

But then you go to do it… And something goes wrong, and you can’t quite figure out what!

If this happens to you, have no fear. Here is a brief rundown of the best practices when cleaning your windows, plus a couple of pro tips that can really help you out!

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FACT or MYTH: Shingles Need Heat to Seal Correctly?

You’ve probably seen our advertisements recently about repairing roofs in the wintertime. And as great as the response has been, we’ve also receive quite a bit of skeptic comments about if this can truly be done well.

A lot of people ask, “Don’t you need heat from the sun to help seal the shingles correctly?” The buzz is: “If you repair a roof in too cold of temperatures, the shingles won’t stick to each other, and they’ll easily blow off. That’s why a lot of companies won’t warrant the work they do in the winter time.”

So, we’d like to set the record straight; to answer the question:  Is it possible to properly repair a roof in freezing temperatures?

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Roofing in the Winter… What Are You, Crazy?!

Ah, wintertime… our favorite time of year.

Yes, you read that right. Here at William C. Rott, we love working in the winter, and fully believe that any damage done by winter can also be fixed in the winter.

A lot of people think we’re crazy for repairing roofs in the winter. But here’s the thing: Buffalo needs someone to repair roofs in the winter. If your roof gets seriously damaged by the harsh weather, you can’t always afford to wait until the spring.

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OSB vs Plywood

There’s been a lot of buzz on our Facebook page recently — one hot topic in particular is about offering OSB instead of Plywood. People might say, “How dare you use that cheap stuff?”

But the question is, is OSB actually worse than Plywood? Or are they even that different at all?

Back in the old days, particle board was not good, so we know where everyone’s coming from with their argument. But the truth is, it’s really improved over the years, and today, OSB actually can get the job done just as well.

One of the main differences between OSB and plywood is really the price.

That’s why we offer both options, and in the end, we’re proud to make the best recommendation for you, your job, and your budget… and make sure the job gets done right.

Allow Steve to tell you more…



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Is Your Roof Ready For Winter?

Let’s face it… Winter is coming. As Danny Neaverth puts it during Steve’s interview with him on WNY Living, the weather in Buffalo can be unpredictable (to say the least!) So the question is, is your roof ready to handle the harsh winter?

Now is the most important time to make sure that your home is properly protected before that harsh weather really kicks in. Even if it’s just a small problem now, those problems can amplify when the winter hits. If it’s an issue you’re suspecting, it’s so important to act on it now before it’s too late!

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