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ROOFING FAQ

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ROOFING FAQS


HOW CAN I TELL IF I NEED A NEW ROOF?


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 options to make your roof installation affordable. And every estimate is free of charge.

According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), a new roof is the number one exterior feature that appeals to home buyers. NARI has stated that 109% of the value of your new roof is recovered, so you could actually make money by putting a new roof on your home.

Home improvements, such as roofing, are not tax deductible. If you are considering solar roofing, 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 installation usually 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 to speak with our helpful team.