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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

Your roof serves as the home's first line of defense against harsh weather elements, so it's important to choose the right roofing material that can withstand the test of time. Graves Brothers Home Improvement understands this and offers customers different roofing options to fit their unique needs and preferences. Asphalt shingle roofs are a popular choice for their high quality and affordable price, they typically last around 20-30 years. A metal roof has the look that many homeowners love, and it can last 50 years or more. Alternatively, cedar shake roofs can last approximately 30 years with proper maintenance. With the experts at Graves Brothers Home Improvement on your side, you can feel confident in selecting a roof that will not only protect your home but also add to its curb appeal.

When it comes to home improvement, one of the most important investments you can make is your roof. At Graves Brothers, we like to make this easy for you, the homeowner. We take into consideration a variety of important factors, including size, removal of old roofing, style, and shape, as well as chimneys and vents, to determine the most accurate cost for your unique situation. We also want to ensure that you're covered with manufacturer warranties, which require specific materials. Graves Brothers also knows the insurance industry and will see what we can get for you. That's why every estimate we provide is free of charge, and we offer a variety of financing options to make your home improvement goals a reality.

If you're thinking about investing in your home, the replacement of an aged roof is something to consider. Not only will it increase the curb appeal of your residence, but it will add significant value to your property investment. By partnering with Graves Brothers Home Improvement, know that the project will be completed to the highest standards. Our team of experienced professionals will ensure that your new roof is solid, dependable, and stylish. A new roof will not only make your home look better, but it will also increase its lifespan and provide better protection against the elements. In short, a new roof installation is a smart investment in the long-term health of your home.

Unfortunately, the cost of roofing repairs or replacements is not tax deductible. However, if you're considering solar roofing, there are select state and federal tax breaks that you may qualify for. This is great news for homeowners who are committed to finding eco-friendly solutions that can also help them save on their energy bills. Contact us today to see how we can help you with your roofing project.

A roof can be installed in any month with the right weather conditions. The best time of year to replace a roof is typically late spring through the fall. This period offers more stable weather conditions, which are ideal for roofing projects. Warmer temperatures and drier weather during these months provide better conditions for roofing materials to seal effectively. Additionally, scheduling a roof replacement during dry, mild weather can help ensure a smoother and more efficient process. Regular inspections by a professional roofer, like Graves Brothers Home Improvement, can help determine the right timing for your specific situation. While the most convenient time to replace a roof is the fair weather months, Graves Brothers works year-round to replace roofs.

Depending on your insurance provider and policy, installing a new roof can potentially lead to savings on your home insurance, with discounts ranging from 5% to 35%. A new roof often means improved protection against weather-related damage, which reduces risk from an insurance perspective. It's important to contact your insurance agent for specific details about your policy. They can provide information on eligibility for discounts based on the type of roof installed and other relevant factors. Contact Graves Brothers Home Improvement to see what type of roof works best for your house and discuss it with your insurance provider.

A reputable roofer will work with you to identify if your roof damage has the potential for an insurance claim. The roofer will gather the images and notes needed to build a case for your roof for you to take to your insurance company to maximize your chance for success. Once approved, we will coordinate with your insurance company to ensure the repairs are done efficiently and in compliance with your policy terms. Our team of experts will handle the repair process, ensuring your roof is restored to optimal condition.

On the day of your roof installation with Graves Brothers Home Improvement, there are a few simple preparations you can make:

  • Clear the area around your house. This includes removing vehicles from your driveway, patio furniture, and other items from your driveway and around your home to provide easy access and a safe workspace for the installation team.
  • Protect your belongings inside. Roof installation can cause vibrations. Secure or remove hanging items and cover belongings in the attic.
  • Inform your neighbors about the installation schedule as a courtesy since the work can be noisy.

These steps help ensure a smooth and efficient installation process. A roof installation typically 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.