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This single-family home in Middletown, CT was in need of a new roof and gutter guards. To start, we tore off 1 layer of existing roofing materials, and 5 layers of damaged plywood decking. We then installed 3 rows of Ice & Water Barrier near all eaves, valleys, chimneys etc. In terms of shingles, we installed Duration Trudefinition Shingles in the color Onyx Black. In terms of Gutter Guards, we installed the MicroGuard Gutter Guards by Englert on all existing gutters. We finished by installing the Copper Cat Algae Terminator on the front roof, to prevent the growth of algae, moss, and mold on the roofing materials. This house is now complete, thanks to Klaus Larsen Roofing!
This single family ranch-style home was in need of a new roof. We started the job by removing one layer of asphalt roofing material and replacing 5 sheets of damaged plywood decking. We then installed 5 rows of ice & water barrier to protect against leaking and moisture near all eaves, valleys, chimneys etc. In terms of shingles, we installed Owens Corning Duration TruDefinition Shingles in the color Driftwood. Lastly, we installed 3 brand new attic vents, to help air ventilation. This house is now complete thanks to Klaus Larsen Roofing!
At this Dutch Colonial Revival home in Haddam, CT we completely replaced and restored this old 1930s roof. We installed new 1/2" CDX plywood decking over the existing structural framing to ensure sturdiness and protection for the home's interior. To protect this home from moisture and outside elements, we installed new Owens Corning Weatherlock G Ice & Water from all the eaves, valleys, and around the chimneys, skylights and roof/wall intersections. To give this home a new look we used Owens Corning Duration shingles in the color Estate Gray along with chimney flashing and vent pipe boot replacements.
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We offer several different roofing installations that are sure to meet your family’s needs. We use quality materials that can withstand tough conditions and provide durability. One of our contractors can talk you through the best roofing option that is affordable and fitting for your home.
Klaus Larsen has over 15 years of experience in roof repair and roof replacement and is constantly working on the assurance of the most important part of your home, your roof. Let our technicians help you today before it’s too late.
Whether it be rotting wood under the shingles, snow piling up and weighing down the roof or you simply want a new look to your home, we specialize in it all!
Happy to serve the South Windsor area, Klaus Larsen LLC will send an expert roofing contractor out to you for any roofing service you may need.
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This East Hampton, CT house was experiencing leaking during heavy downpours. During our estimate, we found that it was attributed to worn flashing around the chimney, which was letting in moisture. During a roof replacement, we inspect and seal every crevice so that your roof will perform how it's supposed to.
This home on gorgeous Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT looks outstanding with its new roofing system. The fine details of this job include an aluminum drip edge along the roof's perimeter, a Velux sun tunnel, new lead chimney flashing and four fixed deck mounted skylights. We also removed and replaced all of the rotted fascia and rake boards with primed pine trim boards.
This home on gorgeous Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT looks outstanding with its new roofing system. The fine details of this job include an aluminum drip edge along the roof's perimeter, new lead chimney flashing and four fixed deck mounted skylights. We also removed and replaced all of the rotted fascia and rake boards with primed pine trim boards.
Klaus Larsen removed all existing gutters & downspouts from the rear and front of the house, and installed new 5” white aluminum seamless gutters. We also removed the bottom two courses of vinyl from both areas between the garage doors, to expose the concrete and achieve a uniform siding height across all four sections.
This Connecticut shoreline roof turned out looking beautiful. The total roof replacement project included 6’ Ice & Water shield, synthetic underlayment, starter shingles, Owens Corning Duration architectural shingles, Owens Corning Hip & Ridge cap shingles, new chimney flashing and an F8 drip edge using stainless steel nails, which are recommended for beachfront homes.
The roof on this Ivoryton, CT Cape had some heavy moisture penetration in the main structure. We deemed that it would be suitable to replace this one concentrated portion of the main house without the garage or breezeway, in order to have a budget efficient project for the homeowner. We recycled the shingles we removed, and replaced the plywood that had been severely damaged by years of precipitation. A drip edge was applied near the gutters, and synthetic underlayment with Ice & Water shield was installed over the plywood. The finished shingles here are Estate Gray, from Owens Corning.
This home in Higganum had an old three-tab roof with a shed dormer in the back. The owners wanted the flashing around the dormer to be replaced along with the roof. This is done after the roof is torn off and the Ice & Water shield is sealed down. Then a cedar clap board is removed to allow access behind the siding. Next, lead step flashing is installed behind the siding in a "L" shape so the metal also can go underneath the shingles. Then the clap board is replaced and the dormer is now protected from rain or water from ice dams.
One of the most common reasons to call a roofing contractor is because you need something repaired. Now many times the roof cannot be repaired but, as it was the case in Middletown, the gutter needed to be repaired. The gutter in the rear of the house was pulling away from the eves and allowing water to run into the basement. This problem had to be dealt with immediately before the next rain storm. The drip edge on the rear of the roof had also come apart. The gutter and drip edge were repaired the next day and the owners were very happy with the work. Now they could enjoy their home completely free of water.
In 2013 this home in Deep River needed a new roof and gutters. Although the old roof was past its useful life, the owners couldn’t pay for it up front. However, Klaus Larsen offers financing and the owners were able to get the roof replaced with comfortable monthly payments. The roof was replaced with a 50-year Owens Corning shingle and new aluminum seamless gutters. The Owens Corning roofing system provides a number of layers that protect your home. Ice & Water barrier and synthetic underlayment protect the plywood. Then the Duration shingles are nailed with purpose made cap shingles. The entire yard was cleaned up afterward. We provide our own dumpster to haul away and recycle the shingles back into asphalt. The nails were cleaned up and we offer $1.00 for each nail left behind. Klaus Larsen not only offers a 50-year warranty but a satisfaction with our work start to finish.
This grand house in Deep River had an old roof. The owners wanted to put solar panels on their house but the shingles were too old. That’s when they heard about Klaus Larsen Roofing. After a complete inspection, we found not only old shingles but old skylights. First, the old shingles come off and are brought down to the roof recycling center in Stratford, CT. Then the skylights are removed and replaced with Velux Skylights (S06). Next we install 9 feet of Weathercock Ice & Water barrier. Above that we nail down ProArmor Synthetic underlayment. The ProArmor protects the plywood but also allows moisture to evaporate through it. Finally, we use Owens Corning Duration Shingles with a 50-year full warranty. We offer this warranty because we are a Platinum Preferred Contractor with Owens Corning. In fact, we were the first. Whether it’s chimneys, skylights, or other details, Klaus Larsen Roofing has made Asphalt roofing our specialty.
The owners here in Chester were buying this home that needs some work before they moved in. The roof had some shingles that had fallen off, the skylights were leaking, and the flat roof addition needed to be replaced. The fascia boards around the addition were in terrible condition and they wanted the cupola looked at.
We first tore off the original layer and replaced all the plywood on the flat roof addition and replaced plywood in other areas of the house as needed. Next, we installed MuleHide commercial grade flat roofing on the entire addition. We also replaced all the fascia boards on the addition with Kleer PVC composite fascia boards. Once the plywood was done we installed 9 feet of Ice & Water barrier and ProArmor synthetic underlayment. Before the roof went on, we replaced the two leaking skylights and rehashed them. One of the skylights on a low-sloped roof and needed to be built up. Our production team has a lot of skill with skylights and carpentry work and they did a beautiful job with the skylight. Next, we installed Smart Vents around the main house and cupola to greatly improve the ventilation. This allows cold air to enter the attic and travel up through the ridge vent taking warm air away from the roof. Then we put the Slatestone Gray Owens Corning Duration shingles on the roof. The owners now can move into a roof with a 50-year warranty, all the leaks stopped, and a roof color that they love.
The owner of this home in Higganum had suddenly gotten leaks because of ice dams. Ice dams formed and then warmer weather came which began melting the snow and ice. The water came down and penetrated his roof, the rear dormer, and the skylights on the dormer. However, this was not the first time water had penetrated the roof. When the shingles on the back of the house were torn off, all the plywood had rotted and needed to be replaced. 15 sheets of plywood were used on the back of the house. Next, the old skylights were removed and boarded over. The owners decided the skylights were not worth the trouble of replacing and had us board them over with plywood. Once that was done nine feet of Ice & Water barrier was installed on the plywood and ProArmor Synthetic underlayment was installed above that. Then the Owens Corning Duration shingles (color: Brownwood) were installed and MuleHide flat roofing was installed on the dormer. The owners can now enjoy and leak-free home with a renewed roof deck and full 50-year warranty.
We came out to look at a home in Clinton because of a sagging and leaking spot on the roof. The owners could not wait and longer and got the roof repaired. The owners had leftover shingles and supplied those for the repair. First, a few sheets of plywood were rotten and were replaced with new 1/2” CDX plywood. The rear half of one slope was torn off and new Ice & Water was installed above code. Then the replacement shingles were nailed on and new chimney flashing as well. We always replace the old, bent chimney flashing to prevent water from entering the house after a repair or replacement. When possible, we do repairs but often a repair is not possible. Shingles that are too old or have leaking issues can make repairs short lived. Sometimes you can have one area repaired and then have problems appear in another part of the roof. If you don't know if it is a repair or replacement, then give us a call. We offer free estimates and will give you a professional recommendation and assessment on your home.
It’s not every day that we replace the roof of a home that will soon not be a home. This building in Middletown was a multi-family home that the owner was turning into a doctor’s office. The current shingles were 3-tab shingles that were showing their age by curling at the edges. The owner also was experiencing problems with ice dams and had three old skylights in the roof. We began by attaching tarps to the edge of the roof to protect the building. Next, we install a new 1/2” plywood deck on the tongue and groove boards that were in the older part of the building. The new part had the plywood replaced as needed.
What did we do about the ice dam issues? First, we installed 9 feet of Ice and Water barrier. We always install extra Ice & Water so that we are well above code and well above the ice dams. Second, we improved the ventilation to reduce the amount of melting and refreezing that was occurring on the roof. So we installed SmartVents all along the roof. We cut a 2” slot in the plywood right above the gutter and running the entire length of the roof. This SmartVent brings cold air from below which then travels on a straight path out the ridge vent. Having a colder attic is going to reduce the amount of freezing and melting that causes ice dams. Finally, we installed a synthetic underlayment above the Ice & Water barrier and we laid Mod Bitumen flat roofing above the bay window. Lastly, the Owens Corning Duration shingles were installed and the skylights were replaced with three new Velux skylights. Our crews have a lot of experience with 2 story building and our sales reps will help you find the right solution for your needs and get your roof back into shape. Call us today for a free estimate and check out our case studies to learn more about what we do with multi-family homes.
The owners of this home visited a Hartford spring home show to find a contractor to replace their roof. Their home had a low slope (5/12 pitch) and four valleys on the roof. Their concern was that ice would not run off a lower slope or get stuck in the valleys. What ice dams do is build up on the roof edge and let water into the roof. We prevent this by installing 9 feet of Ice & Water barrier. We go above code to ensure that leaks are not caused further up the roof. We also fill all valleys with Ice & Water barrier because rain and snow run down the entire length of the valley. Once the Ice & Water is installed, we put a synthetic underlayment near the top to let the roof deck breathe. We also counter Ice Dams by improving the air flow in the attic. A colder attic means fewer ice dams on the roof. So we installed a new corrugated Ridge Vent with thick cap shingles over it. The owners chose the Owens Corning Duration for their shingles: Color Amber. The owners were very happy with their new roof and the quick and clean job of our crew.
Large projects usually take contractors a long time to complete. Some roof replacements take days or weeks to tear off and then install the new shingles. However, Klaus Larsen Roofing is both efficient and effective with large projects. In Durham Connecticut, our crews replaced 3,200 sq ft of shingles on a house, garage, and barn roofs. The project started with the tear off of the old layer of shingles. All the plywood was inspected and rotten boards were replaced with new 1/2” plywood. We installed above the code with 9 feet of Ice & Water Barrier. ProArmor synthetic underlayment was used on the decking that remained unprotected. Finally, the new Owens Corning Duration Shingles (Color: Slatestone Gray) were installed. Each shingle comes with a SureNail strip highlights the exact nailing area while also reinforcing the nails. The entire project took one day to complete and clean-up afterward.
In Middletown, Connecticut, our crews replaced 2,300 sq ft of shingles on this beautiful country home. The project started with the tear off of the old layer of shingles. All the plywood was inspected and damaged boards were replaced with new 1/2” plywood. We installed 9 feet of Ice & Water Barrier and ProArmor synthetic underlayment was used on the decking that remained unprotected. Finally, the new Owens Corning Duration Shingles (Color: Slatestone Gray) were installed. Each shingle comes with a SureNail strip highlights the exact nailing area while also reinforcing the nails. One unique factor of this home was that we replaced all of the siding with brand new vinyl Mastic Carved Wood Siding. This home got a complete transformation from top to bottom.