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William C. Rott All Around WNY in Summer: Roofing, Siding, Soffits, & More

It may be hot out there, but our team has been outside working hard all summer long! We’ve been helping repair all of the damage from last winter and help shield homes all around Western New York for many more winters to come.

Installing new siding, roofing, or even just a soffit can transform a home in so many ways—not only from a protection standpoint, but aesthetically as well. Some of our siding jobs especially has made the home look brand new!

Let’s take a look at some of the recent projects we’ve been up to so far this summer…

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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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