Roofing Services

A well-functioning roof is one of the most important factors in protecting your home. Our residential roofing services make sure you have the best protection possible.

Roof Replacement

A roof replacement involves tearing off everything on the roof down to the existing deck, possibly rafters or trusses. Then installing new underlayment, leak barrier, and roofing material.

Roof replacements can be done at any time. They should always be done if there is more than one layer of shingles on the roof, or if there are problems or concerns with the condition of the roof deck. If the shingles are in poor condition, a roof replacement is also the best answer, as it allows all problems to be addressed, rather than simply covered up.

The bottom line, there are only a few times when it is worth the saved money to choose the reroof option over a total roof replacement. Choosing the roof replacement option is always the better and longer lasting option.

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Cedar Tear Off

Homes built prior to 1950, may still have cedar shake roofing on the home. If there is still cedar present, it must be removed by code and a new deck surface installed. Cedar Shingles are installed over top of skip sheathing. Skip sheathing are boards, installed on the rafters with spaces between them.

The process of removing all this material is very labor intensive. Once the cedar shakes have been removed, new plywood is installed over the skip sheathing to provide a sound nailing base for the new shingles. At this point the process continues as with a roof replacement.

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Why Choose Graves Bros. For Your Residential Roofing Services?

In business since 1977 with thousands of projects completed, you can be assured that we’ll be here to stand behind our work.

We have been servicing the Greater Rochester NY area since 1977. Our expert roofing installers and decades of roofing experience allows us to provide the best service in the industry. We have over 15,000 completed projects under our belt and a large satisfied customer base. But don’t take our word for it, read what they have to say here.

We are taking our roofing experience and knowledge and expanding our service area to offer roofing services in Buffalo, NY and Syracuse, NY.


Our Recommended Roofing Brands

Roofing Brand CertainTeed


“Designed to work together, the CertainTeed® family of products provides countless options to create the space you’ve always dreamed about.”

Roofing Brand GAF


“Master Elite®  Certification is GAF’s factory certification program that provides ongoing training to roofing contractors and assurance to you…”

Roofing Brand Owens Corning

Owens Corning®

MAKE MORE POSSIBLE. When you commit to market-leading innovations, amazing things happen. That’s how we’ve continually … “

Roofing Brand IKO


“IKO is a pioneer and leader in the global roofing and related products industry.
The company was founded in 1951. It first manufactured building paper …”


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Are Natural Element Damages Preventable?

Weather-related damage from snow, ice, wind, or sun is not preventable. Roofing damage from moss build up is also a natural occurrence, but if not managed, can cause serious damage and leaks. This all leads to a full tear off and roof replacement. Also, materials breaking down due to age. To get the best protection, you need both top quality materials and highly skilled installers. At Graves Bros., we offer you both.

Solar Roofing Eligible
for a 51% Tax Credit


New York State is offering a 25% tax credit on all solar roofing projects (up to $5,000) along with a 26% Federal tax credit. These tax credits can only be applied to projects completed to 2020. Act now!