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ROOFING

Roofing | Frequently Asked Questions with Kusiak & Contractor Bob

Roofing | You Don’t Survive As a Roofer in NWI Without This!

Roofers in the Northwest earn their credibility. With blistering hot summers and bitter cold winters, only the best roofers can weather the storm. Today, you’ll learn why Kusiak Construction is uniquely qualified to be your next roofing contractor.

When Dave Kusiak started his roofing business over 20 years ago, he operated out of his Highland garage with nothing more than a cell phone and a team of roofers—individuals that respected Kusiak’s integrity and values.

Unlike storm chasers that use inferior materials and hire inexperienced roofers from parts unknown, Kusiak built his roofing company to serve the community in which he grew up. Anybody that grew up in Highland or Hammond will exclaim that you don’t last in the region without having accountability.

CertainTeed Shingles & Kusiak—Long Lasting Friends

Kusiak’s philosophy is simple. Under-promise and over-deliver by teaming up the area’s best roofers with the best possible shingles/roofing materials that could handle the extreme weather conditions of Porter and Lake County.

If a product doesn’t last or the supplier doesn’t stand behind their warranty, Kusiak will find a roofing supplier that will. Kusiak Construction’s uncompromised standards are why they have so much enthusiasm for recommending CertainTeed.

CertainTeed Roofing | Made for NWI

CertainTeed is the area market leader in developing shingles & roofing materials for the Great Lakes region. Besides advancements in performance and technology, CertainTeed manufactures its products specifically to stand up to the midwest’s severe weather conditions. CertainTeed shingles aren’t just built with superior materials, they offer a range of choices to fit most people’s budgets. The CertainTeed Shingle offers unprecedented value at price points that can be best described as good, better, best!  CertainTeed has something for almost any homeowner.

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Just check out the CertainTeed roofing brochure and have fun shopping! Life happens here!

Enjoy Certified Confidence Long after the Job is Done!

You wouldn’t drive a car without insurance! So why would you risk your biggest investment—your roof—without checking to see if your contractor is licensed, insured, and bonded? Check out Kusiak’s license page. We don’t just make your family safe and comfortable; we protect you long after the job is done!

YOUR PROTECTION, OUR PRIORITY

The contractor who installs your roofing plays a key role in its performance and longevity.

Tenured ShingleMaster Roofer

CertainTeed distinguishes the nation’s best roofers through a certification they call a “ShingleMaster.” Only the best roof contractors make the grade. A ShingleMaster Roof Contractor must maintain the highest standards, invest in ongoing training, maintain a strong reputation, and use the finest materials.

Kusiak first earned its stature as a ShingleMaster contractor back in 2010. Since then the company has remained a tenured member of this elite class of roofing contractors. Kusiak is also recognized as a “Master Shingle Applicator Wizard.”

The Best Roofing Warranty by the Best Roofing Contractor

CertainTeed shingles offer more than the industry’s best performance. They also come with the best warranty coverage! But the industry’s best warranty becomes truly exceptional when the shingles are installed by credentialed contractors like Kusiak Construction.

As a Tenured ShingleMaster roofer, Kusiak’s CertainTeed shingles carry 10 Year-SureStart Protection. The warranty fully covers your shingles during the early years following installation. You’re wholly protected in the event of a manufacturing defect!

gutters not cleaned out or protected can cause severe damage to a homes roof system abd even void the warranty

The 50 Year Roof Warranty

The CertainTeed 4-STAR WARRANTY

You’ve done your research and selected CertainTeed Shingles with Kusiak Construction, a CertainTeed-Credentialed Contractor. As a ShingleMaster roofing contractor, Kusiak’s CertainTeed shingles carry a 10 Year-SureStart protection. The warranty fully covers your shingles during the years following installation in the event of a manufacturing defect. Once the SureStart period ends, you are covered solely for shingles at a reduced rate as the roof ages. Here is the link to CertainTeed’s Homeowner’s Guide to Choosing a Roofer.

But for customers that want confidence for life, there’s additional coverage called the CertainTeed 4-Star Warranty. As a CertainTeed-Credentialed Contractor, Kusiak Construction is exclusively authorized to offer you additional confidence with a SureStart PLUS 4-Star Protection, which takes CertainTeed’s traditional SureStart protection and extends coverage for up to 50 years. That means in the event of a manufacturing defect, you are fully covered! View the Homeowner’s Guide to Understanding Warranties.

CerainTeeds Warranty
Replacing roof shingles is tough work. Typically, a new roof installation is a two to three-day process, but it comes down to the size of your roof.

What is a Complete Roof System?

Even the best roofing warranty is void without best-practice ventilation and proper execution of your home’s roof system. One of the first questions a homeowner should ask a roofer is what their experience in ventilation is. Furthermore, if a roofer attempts to offer you an estimate without proof of insurance and inspecting your attic, they are not a qualified roofing contractor.

Simply tearing off your existing shingles and replacing them can void your roof warranty and leave you liable for costly damage to your home. The best solution is to be aware of the components of your homes roofing system. This will empower you to ask the right questions. Dave Kusiak offers this quick anatomy of a roof system.

  1. Waterproofing Underlayment The first step in your defense against the brutal Northwest Indiana winters and blistering summers! Underlayment is installed at areas of your roof to help prevent leaks from heavy- rain and ice dams.
  2. Water-Resistant Underlayment Provides a protective layer over the roof deck and acts as a secondary barrier against leaks.
  3. Starter Shingles Starter Shingles are the first layer of shingles that are installed. They are designed to team with the roof shingles for optimizing shingle sealing and performance. CertainTeed Shingles fit Northwest Indiana’s severe weather conditions like a glove.
  4. Shingles Choose from a variety of Good-Better-Best styles to complement any roof design. Kusiak offers 3 levels that they describe as Gold- Silver- Bronze. Contact Kusiak for how to decide which is right for your home and your budget.
  1. Hip & Ridge Caps Available in numerous profiles, these components are used on the roof’s hip and ridge lines for a distinctive finishing touch to your new roof.
  2. Ventilation Your roof’s ventilation system is critical to the life and performance of your roof and roof system. A roof that breathes is shown to perform better and last longer. Ridge Vents, in combination with Intake Vents, allow air to flow on the underside of your roof deck, keeping the attic cooler in the summer and drier in the winter.Homes that are ten years or older benefit from the experience of a roofing contractor that is a complete Home Improvement expert. Kusiak Construction now supports confidence and safety by examining their customers’ homes, including bathroom and kitchen ventilation, attic electric boxes and attic insulation.While many roofers simply focus on removing and replacing your roof, a roofing contractor with Home Improvement expertise will carefully inspect your home, attic, and roof system before making any recommendations or creating an estimate.

LANDMARK ROOFING SHINGLES

CertainTeed’s tried-and-true architectural laminate roofing shingle, Landmark is designed to replicate the appearance of cedar shake roofing, Landmark is available in an impressive array of colors that compliment any trim, stucco, or siding.

Landmark Roof – For homeowners seeking true peace of mind, Landmark® shingles are the high-quality, reliable choice for beautifying and protecting a home. With a dual-layered design that emulates the dimensionality of true wood shake, Landmark asphalt shingles offer the heaviest weight and widest array of color options in their class, allowing you to create or re-create the ideal look for your home with confidence. Backed by a 100+ year legacy of trusted manufacturing performance, all Landmark shingles include CertainTeed’s industry-leading, lifetime-limited warranty.

Landmark PRO Roof provides the reliable quality of Landmark, along with greater durability and eye-catching Max Def colors. Engineered with two laminated layers to replicate the dimensional appearance of true wood shake, Landmark PRO offers peace-of-mind on projects that call for a premier aesthetic at an affordable price. Backed by a 100+ year legacy of trusted performance, all Landmark PRO shingles include CertainTeed’s industry-leading, lifetime-limited warranty.

Roofing | Frequently Asked Questions

From start to finish… helping people with solutions throughout their customer journey.

Dave Kusiak has always established his brand for his passion for helping people find win-wins and best-practice solutions. The Kusiak Construction website is dedicated to providing homeowners with answers to their searches. From your earliest searches long before your ready to search, “roof replacement near me” or “roof repairs near me”, you can count on Dave Kusiak to be there to meet you with answers. When you’re ready for help… Kusiak will be there!

What is included in a complete roof replacement?

  • Tearing off shingles. You can tell a lot about a roof’s overall condition by the well-being of its shingles.
  • The roof’s decking.
  • The underlayment.
  • Apply new flashing.
  • Drip edging and ice dam protection.

How much does it cost to replace a roof on a 1500 square foot house?

Average Cost to Replace a Roof by House Size
House (& Roof**) by Square Foot Re-Roofing Cost*
1,500 (1,581) $5,500 – $8,000
1,600 (1,687) $6,000 – $8,500
1,700 (1,792) $6,500 – $9,000
1,800 (1,897) $6,700 – $9,500

What does a new roof cost?

Average New Roof Cost. The average cost of a new roof is between $4,707 and $10,460 depending on the roof size and materials used. A 2,000 sqft. asphalt roof costs from $3,600 to $10,800 on average, while a metal roof costs between $8,000 to $24,000.

*Cost referenced to homeguide.com- actual cost will vary. Kusiak costs tend to come in considerably less- call for estimate.

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