Graves Brothers Home Improvement has been installing roofs for local homes and businesses for more than 40 years. A roof is important to your overall home comfort and the protection of your family. We take our job seriously and will treat your home with the care it deserves.

Our focus is on the needs of the homeowner, and we have earned accolades from major manufacturers along the way. We are proud of our GAF President’s Club status, reserved for the top roofers in the country, in addition to our MasterElite status. We are a proud Better Business Bureau A+ rated roofing company.

We offer a full complement of residential roofing services in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and the surrounding areas. When you go with Graves Brothers, we take care of you with a team of experts throughout your roofing project.

We manage the details so you don’t have to. Dedicated Graves Brothers team members will acquire materials, permits, and warranties. We oversee every detail to ensure a smooth and consistent project for every homeowner. Throughout your project, a Project Supervisor will be onsite as your single point of contact,  ready to help with any questions or needs you may have.



Missing a few shingles? Minor leaks in your roof? Roof repair may be just what you need. It’s much more cost-effective to take care of a few missing shingles than to let it go and end up with costly damage when water gets through to the home. Repairs can be done fairly quickly and easily. If you end up needing a new roof within a year of the repair, we’ll apply your roof repair costs — up to $1,000 — towards your replacement roof. Just give us a call to get started.

We recommend homeowners have routine maintenance performed on their homes. We will provide a status check on their roof and find issues before they damage the home.

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Graves Brothers yard sign in front of home roofing replacement


A new roof can bring new life to your home. It can elevate the style, safety, and even have solar panels integrated into the shingles. The Graves Brothers team is factory-trained to make sure we protect your home and install your roof to manufacturer specifications. This is crucial to protect your warranty. We only work with top manufacturers so you know you are getting quality materials that will last. We recommend that houses have an inspection to determine how much longer the roof will function effectively. Symptoms that indicate it’s time for a new roof include:

  • Age, as a typical asphalt shingle roof performs well for about 20 years
  • Missing shingles
  • Cracked or curled shingles
  • Water spots on exterior walls
  • Excessive shingle granules in your gutters
  • Water stains on your ceilings
  • Moisture on your interior walls


A majority of roofs in our area are made of asphalt shingles, but we also have our share of metal roofs and cedar shakes. We’re happy to help you decide what will work and look best on your home and budget.


Asphalt shingles are durable, easy for repairs, and affordable. They come in a wide array of colors and designs so you can give your house a customized look. They even have textures that mimic cedar shakes or slate. Asphalt shingles incorporate algae control so your roof looks nicer longer and are wind-rated up to 130 mph — much higher than the wind speeds we see in Upstate New York — for your peace of mind. Customize your roof for your style and safety. And remember, the shingles we use are made in the USA and support American jobs.

Asphalt shingles come in a variety of styles:

  • Architectural, or laminated, shingles are thick and strong. They have increased resistance to the elements, are sturdier overall, and we have a variety of styles available.
  • Premium shingles are the highest quality shingles. They offer unique appearance and advanced protection from the elements.


Metal roofing can last 50 years with little maintenance. Metal protects your home from hail and other debris and gives your home a standout look. It is energy-efficient, and in some cases it can be painted instead of replaced. Metal shingles contain 30-60% recycled material and are 100% recyclable. Types of metal shingles include:

  • Standing seam
  • Corrugated R-panels
  • Metal tile
  • DECRA® Stone-coated steel


Cedar shake roofs use wooden shingles made from split logs. The thickness of each shingle varies, giving the roof its unique appearance. This type of roof has been around since the early colonists. An average cedar shake roof will last about 30 years with appropriate maintenance.


Solar is a clean, powerful, renewable energy, and by using solar panels on your home, you can produce about 80% lower carbon emissions than fossil fuel. If you’re trying to go green, or just buying an electric vehicle, this is a great place to start your energy independence.


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We will walk the perimeter and take pictures of your roof, and inspect your attic for insulation and air flow. We use top technology, like HOVER, so you can really see what your finished home could look like.

Estimation write up


We’ll inform you of our findings and provide detailed information about the customized solutions we recommend for your home — We point out any issues and note areas you may have specifically mentioned.

Finance quote


We offer financing from a variety of lenders including 0% options. You can do a soft financing check that will NOT affect your credit.

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Our Onsite Supervisor and roofing team will start building your new roof early in the morning and we can complete most jobs the same day. Graves Brothers uses top products installed by expert teams.


We use HOVER technology to precisely measure your roof and estimate the amount of roofing materials needed. However, the benefit for you is the 3D rendering of your home produced by the HOVER app. With it, you can try different types and colors of shingles to find the ones that you like best.

3D rendering produced by HOVER



Graves Brothers carries the highest certifications with all major manufacturers. This means that we can offer warranties that others can’t. It starts with our 5-year workmanship guarantee that protects your home against any potential installation issues. From there, we have up to a 50 year warranty on materials backed by the largest shingle manufacturers in the country.

Whether you need roof repair or roof replacement, we’ve got you covered. We have the right technicians and the experienced estimators you need. We also provide free estimates on a new roofs. We offer multiple styles and materials to help you achieve the custom look you want for your home or business.

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.