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There are several signs that indicate you need a new roof, including:

  • Cracked, curling shingles
  • Algae growth on shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Mold in your attic
  • Excessive shingle granules in your gutters

An asphalt shingle roof will last around 20 years. Metal roofs are more durable and will last 50 years or more. Cedar shake roofs can last about 30 years with proper maintenance.

The cost of a new roof depends on several factors. Size, removal of old roofing, style, slope, shape, materials, chimneys, vents, and more are considered when your contractor is determining price. Every roof is slightly different, so there is no way to determine your cost until we evaluate your roof and discuss materials. Manufacturers require specific materials to take advantage of their warranties, so we want to make sure you’ re covered.

Graves Brothers offers a variety of financing optionsto make your roof installation affordable. And every estimate is free of charge.


Home improvements, such as roofing, are not tax deductible. If you are considering solarroofing, there are select state and federal tax breaks that you may qualify for.

Graves Brothers works year-round replacing roofs, but summer and fall offer the most fair-weather days for us to safely and effectively get your roof installed.

Depending on your insurance provider, you may be eligible for a 5%-35% discount for a new roof. Ask your insurance agent for details regarding your particular policy.

Just call us. We’ re happy to work with your insurance company to ensure you receive the coverage you’ re entitled to. Our team of in-house insurance experts will help you navigate the claim process.

Keep the area around your home clear — including the driveway. We need room to maneuver equipment and vehicles.Roof installationusually only takes one or two days, so the inconvenience should be minimal.

Graves Brothers Home Improvement is ready to take on your residential or commercial project. Contact us in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, or Albany, or our new locations in Tarrytown, Center Valley, or West Hartford, to speak with our helpful team.