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House Roof Installation in New York.

Using our roof installation services as New York roofers means compliance with New York roof building codes, leak-free living, and a gorgeous roof tailored just for you. In New York, where the architecture ranges from historic brownstones to modern high-rises, a new roof from us means flexibility and 10+ years of industry knowledge. Our roof installation knows no bounds. We address and fix all issues such as leaks, damage, and insulation problems – all wrapped up in a beautiful new roof.

In addition to traditional roofing materials, we offer a variety of options including eco-friendly and energy-efficient materials that can help reduce your home’s environmental impact. Whether you’re looking for classic asphalt shingles, durable metal roofing, or sustainable options, we have the expertise to deliver exactly what you want.

Why you should choose us for roof installation:

  • 10 Years of Expertise
  • Knowledge in Both Roofing and Waterproofing
  • 24/7 Emergency Repairs
  • Same-Day Roof Fixes
  • Local Roofing Knowledge
  • Reliable & Fast Service
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Roof Installation in New York by Dr. Roof & Waterproof

Hiring experienced roofing professionals who understand New York’s urban environment can make all the difference in a new roof installation. We specialize in both roofing and waterproofing, which means our home roof installations are nothing you have seen before. With an equal focus on safety, insulation, style and endurance, we are the best roofing company in New York. Serving all six boroughs, and our emergency roof repair services, we are here for you, your family and your new home.


When considering the longevity of different roofing materials, slate roofs stand out with an impressive lifespan of 75 to 200 years, making them one of the most durable options available. Clay and concrete tiles also offer exceptional durability, lasting between 50 and 100 years, and are highly resistant to fire, rot, and insects. Metal roofs, which include materials such as steel, aluminum, and copper, have a lifespan of 40 to 70 years and are favored for their resistance to the elements and lightweight nature. Wood shingles and shakes, made from cedar or redwood, typically last 20 to 40 years but require more maintenance than other materials.

  1. Initial Consultation and Inspection: The process begins with a consultation where a roofing professional assesses the current roof condition, discusses material options, and provides an estimate. This step ensures a clear understanding of the project’s scope and cost.
  2. Permits and Planning: In New York, securing the necessary permits is crucial before beginning any roofing project. Your roofing contractor will handle the permit application process, ensuring compliance with local building codes and regulations.
  3. Preparation and Scheduling: Once the permits are obtained and the contract is signed, preparation involves ordering materials and scheduling the project. The roofing team will prepare the site by protecting landscaping and setting up safety measures.
  4. Removing the Old Roof: The existing roof is removed to make way for the new installation. This step involves stripping off old shingles, underlayment, and any damaged decking. Proper disposal of debris is crucial.
  5. Inspecting and Repairing the Roof Deck: After removing the old roof, the underlying deck is inspected for damage. Any rotten or compromised areas are repaired or replaced to ensure a solid foundation for the new roof.
  6. Installing Underlayment and Flashing: A waterproof underlayment is installed over the roof deck to provide an extra layer of protection against moisture. Flashing is then applied around roof features such as chimneys, vents, and skylights to prevent leaks.
  7. Installing the New Roofing Material: The chosen roofing material (e.g., shingles, tiles, metal) is installed according to manufacturer guidelines and local building codes.
  8. Finishing Touches and Clean-Up: Once the new roof is in place, finishing touches include installing ridge vents, sealing all joints, and conducting a thorough inspection. The site is then cleaned up, removing all debris and ensuring the property is left in pristine condition.
  9. Final Inspection and Customer Approval: A final inspection ensures the roof installation meets all quality standards and specifications. The roofing professional walks through the completed project with the homeowner to address any questions or concerns.

Yes, you will require a roof permit in New York. However, Dr. Roof and Waterproof handles this process for you!

The lifespan of a roof depends on the materials used and the quality of installation:

  • Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years, depending on the quality of the shingles.
  • Wood Shingles/Shakes: 20-40 years with proper maintenance.
  • Metal Roofs: 40-70 years, with some lasting longer.
  • Clay/Concrete Tiles: 50-100 years, offering exceptional durability.
  • Slate Roofs: 75-200 years, one of the longest-lasting roofing materials. Regular maintenance and inspections can help extend the life of your roof, regardless of the material.
  • Spray Foam Insulation: Offers excellent air sealing and a high R-value, ideal for irregular shapes and maximizing energy efficiency.
  • Rigid Foam Insulation: High R-value per inch and moisture-resistant, perfect for flat roofs and attic spaces needing moisture control.
  • Fiberglass Insulation: Affordable and widely available, good for standard attics and between roof joists.
  • Cellulose Insulation: Eco-friendly, made from recycled paper, suitable for attics needing dense, compact insulation.
  • Mineral Wool Insulation: Excellent fire resistance and soundproofing, ideal for attics and areas requiring high fire resistance.
I’m impressed with the comprehensive roof maintenance program offered by Dr. Roof and Waterproof. They’ve helped extend the life of my roof with their meticulous inspections and maintenance services. It’s a five-star experience every time!
Carlos G
The waterproofing service provided by Dr. Roof and Waterproof for our Queens estate was top-notch. Their team was knowledgeable, courteous, and the results speak for themselves. No more leaks, just flawless, professional work.
Sophia R
Running a business in Brooklyn means dealing with the elements, and Dr. Roof and Waterproof has been our go-to for all our commercial roofing needs. Their swift response and exceptional work have kept our operations smooth, rain or shine.
Michael T

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