FAQ

Krumwiede Q&A

Roofing

Yes, and you won’t find another roofing company in the Chicagoland suburbs with a warranty as good as ours. It covers both product and workmanship.
Here’s our promise: for as long as you live in your home, everything is 100% covered, including parts and labor. Your service call, including trip charge, parts, and labor, will always be $0.00.
The ONLY exception would be the rare case where Mother Nature does the damage from a storm or anything else where an insurance claim is the appropriate remedy. Other than that, we’ll handle it.
Many roofers don’t even give you a workmanship warranty. Always get the details of a warranty before deciding on a roof replacement company.
There are a lot of places where you can get independent information on roofing companies. We strongly recommend you check out any roofing company before making a final decision.
You can go to the Better Business Bureau website to see our rating (it’s the highest possible: A+).
You can go to Google Reviews and see our record of 130+ reviews – people rave about our professionalism.
We’re also award winning, including national awards and multiple ‘Best Pick’ awards. And we’ve been in business for 68+ years.
Many roofing contractors in the Chicagoland suburbs sell ‘Frankenstein’ roofs.
This is where a roofer combines components from different manufacturers when replacing your roof. The goal is to throw together the cheapest combination of roof parts and then cover it all up with half-decent shingles.
So instead of a well-integrated roof system with all components coming from a single top-quality manufacturer, you get a ‘Frankenstein’ roof of random components.
We install new roofs using the very best materials, and that’s why we can offer our unbeatable Lifetime roofing warranty.
This was more common before the 2000’s but not so much anymore. Architectural shingles are more rigid and thicker making a roof over not so appealing. Also, it’s important to make sure the decking is in good condition, and proper ventilation is provided. Manufacturers also diminish their warranties for 2nd layers. Any professional contractor would advise against this.
Usually made of aluminum or galvanized metal, that is used over joints or penetrations on roof and wall construction to prevent water infiltration and causing damage.
Missing Shingles, Large Granule Loss, Splits, and Cracks In Shingles.
There are many styles and grades of shingles accompanied by warranties. Most colors and styles are very similar from all manufacturers. It comes down to contractor selection, finding a professional that understands the importance of proper installation and warranties will give you the quality you’re looking for. Things to consider is the duration you plan on living in your home as well. Most, if all shingles should last for 20-25 years depending on location.
There are many styles and grades of shingles accompanied by warranties. Most colors and styles are very similar from all manufacturers. It comes down to contractor selection, finding a professional that understands the importance of proper installation and warranties will give you the quality you’re looking for. Things to consider is the duration you plan on living in your home as well. Most, if all shingles should last for 20-25 years depending on location.
Your roof will show the following signs:
  • Shingles curling
  • Granule loss or granule pile at the end of a downspout
  • Have had more than one roof repair in the last two years
  • Roof is more than 15 years old
  • Shingles are coming loose and missing
  • Shingles come loose from wind
Your average size house should take one full working day. There are many variables to take into considerations as well: weather, roof steepness, how many layers of roofs are there? Are there more than one chimney or skylight? How high is the roof?
Depending on the prior installation of the roof a typical roof should be “watertight” 25-30 years. That being said the color and aesthetics will not look appealing. Also, flashings and caulking will start to fail before then requiring repairs.
In most cases no, you may need some minor repairs. If your roof continues to leak one or twice a year in different spots that most likely you need to replace your roof. Hiring a reputable quality contractor will give you expert advice on what is most appropriate at the time.
Yes, a professional will adjust nail guns to lessen the pressure, so we do not burst through the shingles. Also, installing an SBS shingle will provide a better winter grade application.
The short answer? It depends. It’s a good idea to schedule a roof inspection at your home to make sure you don’t miss any telltale signs that your roofing problem could lead to major damage.
Absolutely! At Krumwiede, we offer easy financing for your home’s roof replacement.
The answer largely depends on the level of care and maintenance the roof has received over the years in addition to the roofing materials used. Click here to see how your roof stacks up.
Roofing materials vary widely, and each offer different benefits your home can take advantage of.

Siding

Most siding comes with a warranty, but often you get no workmanship warranty. That means if there’s a mistake during installation, you’re not covered. (In fact, poor installation can even void your product warranty in some cases!).
We take all the guesswork out of warranty coverage by giving you a true Lifetime Warranty. If anything goes wrong with either the product or workmanship for as long as you’re in your home, we’ll make it right. Period.
We’ve been in business for 68+ years. Not only that, we’re A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau, have excellent online reviews, and have won many awards, including multiple ‘Best Picks’ awards.
In short, we have a factual track record that demonstrates we are 100% reliable.
Yes – we install foam backed siding for superior energy efficiency.
We recommend avoiding siding that is hollow. Without foam backing, you’re losing a lot of energy and wasting money on utility bills every month. Foam backing also adds to the impact resistance of this siding against hail and other hazards.
With an expert installation and proper maintenance, Vinil Siding can last up to 100 years.

Windows

All new windows come with a warranty, but most have way too many loopholes and exclusions. It means when you really need it, you often can’t get the warranty coverage you should.
We’re the opposite. The warranty you get with Krumwiede Home Pros is the strongest possible.

For as long as you live in your home, everything is 100% covered, including parts and labor. Your service call, including trip charge, parts, and labor, will always be $0.00. We even cover glass breakage!

The ONLY exception would be the rare case where Mother Nature does the damage from a storm or anything else where an insurance claim is the appropriate remedy. Other than that, we’ll handle it.

It really is the best warranty you can get. For more details, visit our Windows page.
Many window installation companies are out of business in 5 years or less, so we always recommend looking for proof the company is 100% reliable. Here’s our track record:
  • A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau
  • Hundreds of 5-Star reviews online
  • 68+ Years In Business
  • On multiple lists as a top contractor nationwide, including the Top 500 & Big 50
  • Have received several ‘Best Pick’ awards for our elite quality
We’re proud of the rave reviews on we get from our customers. Google Reviews is a common place for customers to leave independent online reviews. See our reviews here.
There is no difference, they are all the same meaning. Proper industry name would just be a skylight.
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