Roofing | Frequently Asked Questions with Kusiak & Contractor Bob
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.
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 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.
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!
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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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