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.

“I was really skeptical, but there was really no choice. Our roof was collapsing from the weight of the snow,” recalled Sue, whose roof was damaged during the “Snowvember” storm of 2014.

Sue’s husband, John, remembered calling many contractors, but many refused to work in the wintertime. When we asked him why they chose William C. Rott, he said, “They’re the only ones that could handle the wintertime. We had other contractors here and they couldn’t start the job until late March or April.”

After 100+ years of experience, we’ve done plenty of roof repair despite the Buffalo snow. Believe it or not, we actually think it’s better to repair your roof during this time of year. Here’s our 3 main reasons why…

  1. Your shingles are more solid when it’s cold out. 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, so you don’t have to worry about protecting it as much during the winter.
  3. Lastly, it’s much easier to protect against snow than it is rain.


Check out some of the other projects we’ve been doing all around Western New York so far this winter…

Shielded this home in Williamsville for winter with a new roof.

Shielded this home in Williamsville for winter with a new roof.


Work done in the winter come out just as good (if not better) than roofs done during other times of the year. As John and Sue recalled, “the process went great and it has been perfect ever since.”

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 siding, chimney, or window repair, contact us via our website or Facebook to ensure the job is done right.