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5 Tips for Finding the Best Contractor for Roofing in Buffalo, NY

All roofs need repairs or replacements eventually – especially in upstate New York. Roofing in Buffalo, NY in particular is a task that requires frequent attention, as the city is known for long, harsh winters with heavy snowfall and hot summers.

Replacing or repairing the roof of your home is very important. Removing old roofing materials and installing new shingles requires a lot of skill and know-how. There are lots of factors to consider when it comes to roofing houses.

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All Around WNY: Summer Projects

Summer is officially in full swing and we’ve been busy helping as many Western New York homeowners as possible as our busy season continues!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve helped repair damaged roofs, installed new roofs, and even installed a beautiful set of bay windows! Read on to take a peek at some of the projects we’ve been working on…

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All Around WNY: New Spring Projects

It’s been a busy spring for our team, helping as many homeowners as possible before the summer season arrives!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve helped repair damaged roofs, installed new roofs & siding, and even replaced a set of windows with a sliding glass door! Read on to take a peek at some of the projects we’ve been working on…

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An Update For Our Customers, From Steve Rott


First and foremost, I’d like to thank everyone for their patience, support, and understanding these past 8 months. While we are in a time of uncertainty and concern, knowing you can always count on the support of friends, families, neighbors and more means the world to us.

As we enter this Winter season, I wanted to remind and reassure you that we’re able to continue working and we’re doing everything we can to keep our customers, our team members, and our families safe.

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

It may be cold out there, but our team has been outside working hard all winter long! We’ve been helping shield homes all around Western New York.

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 have 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 winter…

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Roofing in the Winter

Yes! We do roofs in the winter.

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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Squirrel resurrection

My wife came in the house Saturday afternoon. She whispered squeamishly that she had come upon a squirrel, who appeared to be expiring in our driveway. I went outside and found a shivering, wet, and immobile little squirrel.  The poor thing lying helpless on its side. For pity’s sake, my wife thought asphyxiation would be the thing, offering to fetch a plastic bag. Even though she was probably right, I choose to err on the side of, ‘you never know’. What can I say… I don’t possess the Kevorkian gene.

So instead, we scooped him into a cardboard box, and wrapped him in a towel. It looked more than a little bleak, but he seemed to appreciate his last rights care. I checked on him a couple times, without hope. Upon the third inspection, he was up right, seemingly dry, and alert. He seems to have recovered and was very excited over our garage and care.

Similarly people may have a roof that seems to be breathing it’s last breath. Leaking more fluids than an expiring tree rodent. Others may write it off and recommend a plastic bag, but it’s not uncommon for us to save what appears lost.

That squirrel’s recovery was possible due to an answered prayer. A reminder that it is always worth a little more investigation. Now I smile when I hear the rustling tree branches around our home, a nostalgic reminder of rodent repair. A squirrely lesson to never give up.

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Impetuous Pooch

When school started last month, three of my kids were about to catch the bus for Ledgeview elementary. As it was Nathans first day of kindergarten, my wife’s baby; tears were sure to come. It promised to be a memorable send off. Pictures were taken, hugs and kisses were lavished upon the soon to embark.

All was perfect, that is, until a certain 2 year old shiatsu decided to dart across the busy, very busy, Goodrich rd., to say hello to a passing Rottweiler. I darted close behind him, holding up hands, hoping the speeding cars would recognize my authority to stop the forces of nature, and laws of physics. Well, call it luck, or providence, I’m just thankful the memory of a squashed family pet was not the one that launched this year’s first day of school.

Similarly, as people get ready to embark on the journey of getting a roof; they have all their ducks getting lined up to board that roofing bus when suddenly, the cheap price squirrel comes darting across their path, drawing them into the low quality, oncoming traffic, where things probably won’t end as well as it did for my kids and our impetuous pooch.
Steve Rott – Wm. C Rott, Shield your home.

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