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This cape-style home in Columbia, Connecticut was in desperate need of a new roof. We began by tearing off one layer of existing roofing materials and replacing 5 sheets of plywood decking. To protect the home from any outside moisture, we installed 3 rows of Owens Corning Weatherlock G Ice & Water Barrier near roof valleys, eaves, chimneys etc. For new shingles we used Owens Corning Oakridge Shingles in the color Brownwood. Further, we removed and replaced flashing on the chimney with new lead flashing. This stylish roof can now handle any weather condition, worry free!
At this ranch-style home located in Columbia, Connecticut, we completely stripped and installed a brand new roofing system. We started by tearing off one layer of existing roofing materials and replacing 38 layers of damaged plywood decking. We installed three rows of Owens Corning Weatherlock G Ice & Water barrier. For shingles, we installed Owens Corning Duration TruDefinition Shingles in the color Sierra Gray which includes a 10 year Algae-Resistance Warranty and a 130 MPH Wind Resistance Limited Warranty. To optimize attic ventilation, we installed an Owens Corning VentSure Ridge Vent to their home & attached garage. This stylish home is now complete with their new Klaus Larsen roof replacement!
This ranch style home in Mansfield, CT was in need of a new roof and new skylights. After tearing off and disposing of one layer of roofing materials, we replaced 5 sheets of damaged plywood decking. We then installed 2 rows of ice & water barrier near all eaves, valleys, chimneys etc. in order to further protect against water damage. In terms of shingles, we installed a Klaus Larsen Roofing System with IKO Cambridge Architectural Shingles in the color Harvard Slate. In terms of skylights, we installed a brand new Velux FS Skylight. We finished the job by installing a new exhaust hood as well as a new ridge vent to keep consistent attic ventilation. This house is now complete thanks to Klaus Larsen Roofing!
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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.
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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!
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A deteriorating roof can go unnoticed in mild, calmer weather. Winter, however, is a superb detector of how well your roof is performing. The 2015 winter season in Connecticut was an overly effective demonstration of this, with ice dams and leakage widespread throughout the state. We traveled all over, in the thick of it all, to do emergency repairs. Klaus Larsen LLC completed a full roof replacement on this home in Hebron, CT in several feet of snow. Contrary to popular belief, we can absolutely install new roofs during winter. After the ice and tundra is scraped away with the old shingles, we immediately apply the new materials. The entire job is usually completed in one day, so your home is fully protected.
Working in the rain is a different story, as the shingles do not bond with the underlayment as well. As long as there is no precipitation, then we can work efficiently.
Flat roofing on residential properties are commonly seen on vacation summer and lake homes. Unfortunately, without the natural drainage of pitched roofs, they can wear out faster if they arn't properly installed and maintained. We reconstructed both the flat and pitched areas of this Andover, CT lake house so that it can be enjoyed year round.
These Velux Deck mounted skylights use a small solar panel to operate a battery powered control system. Say goodbye to struggling with that long, hooked pole to access your skylights. Now you can simply use a remote to let in fresh air, whenever needed. Because these draw from the sun's energy, no extra wiring is needed and installation couldn't be easier. There's even a rain sensor, so they will automatically close when nasty weather arrives!
This Columbia, CT home had a modern style of architecure with cathedral ceilings. The homeowner was thrilled about being able to control his skylights with the touch of a button. Note that they are also eligable for a 30% Federal Tax Credit.
This was a Cape style house with an additional two-car garage. The roof was 18 years old, with two layers that were removed and carefully disposed of. In addition to installing ventilation within the roof, we also added a ridge vent to the garage. The finished shingles are Pacific Wave, and as always, are ensured by an Owens Corning Life Time Warranty.
This home in Vernon, Rockville was experiencing issues with ice dams. In this instance we were able to alleviate the problem with repair work, instead of a full roof replacement. We removed a section of shingles, and re-shingled with ice & water shield, while adding lead flashing under the siding. To provide necessary ventilation here we also installed two Owens Corning Solar Fans.
This home in Vernon, CT had some structural damage from a tree that fell on it and split a rafter. There was also some residual leaking from the trauma of the damage. We gave this home an Owens Corning Life Time 50 Year Full Coverage Warranty with the installation of a certified new roofing system. This includes repaired plywood, underlayment, Ice & Water shield, starter shingles, and new lead chimney flashing. We also provided structural repairs to the overhang above the entrance area, as well as a repair to the crack in the garage ridge board.
This ranch home in Marlborough, CT had a roof that was about 25 years old with excessive leaking around the skylights. We stripped the old shingles, to start fresh at the decking. All of our disposed of asphalt is brought to a facility to be processed into recycled road asphalt. After tear off, we installed a brown aluminum drip edge and three rows of Owens Corning Ice & Water shield, for an impermeable barrier against precipitation. The ProArmor Synthetic Underlayment is installed beneath the shingles, which is another layer of water repellant material. We replaced the skylights with Velux Skylights, and flashed them to prevent any future leaking. The finished roof is done with Brownwood shingles, as part of a complete Owens Corning roofing system.
Here was a very unique, flat roof in Willington, CT. The original roof was in shambles, with heavily corroded nails and very bad leaking. We knew we had to start fresh, and began by tearing off and recycling the old Mod Bit roll roofing. We then installed a new .060” TPO single ply membrane roofing system. We also encapsulated the stove pipe, per manufacturers specifications. The existing chimney flashing was removed from the upper roof chimney, and we installed new TPO flashing chimney around the bricks. The exposed roof deck was covered in Ice & Water shield, and we finished the installation with architectural shingles on the front and rear peaks of the main roof, and all dormers.
At this home in Coventry, the roof was in an awful shape. The bathroom vents were pointed into the soffits and the plywood was water damaged and covered in mold. Our crew arrived early in the morning and began tearing off the roof. Several pieces of plywood were ripped off and thrown away. Next, new vent holes were cut in the plywood and new bathroom fan vents installed. After that, the new plywood was brought up and installed onto the rafters. When the roof deck was finished, Ice & Water barrier was laid down nine feet up the roof. Above the Ice & Water, the ProArmor Synthetic underlayment was put down underneath the shingles. Lastly, comes the Owens Corning 50-year shingle. The system of layers we put down will protect this home for many years to come.
At this home in Bolton, the owners called us to come and look at the roof. The leak came from the side of the roof that also a skylight. The roof had 2 layers of shingles and was 15 years old. Although 15 years is not old for a roof, it is for a skylight. To solve the leak the entire roof would be stripped off and new Ice & Water barrier installed on the eves. Then the Synthetic underlayment, drip edge, and starter shingles would be fastened down. Lastly, we would install a new Velux Fixed Mounted Skylight. Finally, we use Owens Corning 50-year shingles and clean up the entire property.
At this home in Mansfield Center, the owners were getting Ice dams on their old roof. This was particularly a problem because they had a large flat dormer on the back of the house. Ice Dams are formed from snow and ice melting on the roof during the winter. Heat rises out of the attic and melts the snow. Once it reached the unheated part of the roof it refreezes and forms an Ice Dam. We address this issue in two ways. First, we removed the old roof and any plywood that had become rotten from the Ice Dams. Next, we put Blow-in insulation into the attic. The plywood was still removed at this point and gave us easy access. The insulation creates a barrier between the warm air rising out of the home and the attic space. Next, we installed a Solar Attic Fan to pull any leftover warm air out of the attic. Once the attic and the outside are nearly the same temperatures, Ice Dams are less likely to form. Next, we installed Ice and Water barrier 9 feet up the roof and covered the entire dormer with it as well. Lastly, the ProArmor synthetic underlayment and shingles go on the house. The garage was also replaced and the 4 skylights on top of it. The owners chose Duration Designer: Summer Harvest Shingles. Now the owners can enjoy their home without a warm attic or leaks from Ice Dams.
Ice dams show up on homes throughout Connecticut in various sizes, some worse than others. These homeowners in Vernon had thick Ice Dams on the front of their house that caused leaking through the large bay window. The roof was old and needed to be replaced but they also wanted the Ice Dams dealt with once and for all. In order to completely eliminate the ice dams, we installed a Vented Deck on the home underneath the shingles. What is a Vented Deck? It's a system of plywood and boards that create pathways for cold air underneath the roof. What do we do to build a Vented Deck? After we tore off the old roof we installed 2 layers of insulation boards on the plywood. Next, we nailed 4" furring strips evenly spaced apart on the insulation boards. Then we installed anther layer of plywood over the furring strips. This creates the air gaps that bring the cold air under the roof. The cold air underneath the shingles prevents the snow from melting then refreezing and creating ice dams. Once the Vented Deck system was installed, we laid the underlayment and Duration shingles. Now the homeowners can know that their roof is designed to last and will not see ice dams again.
This roof in Tolland was leaking and had two layers of shingles. Many times we find owners put on a second layer to fix leaks or because the original roof is old. We never recommend installing a second layer of shingles because the second roof will not last as long as it should and it doesn't address the underlying issues. There are times we have found rotten or damaged plywood that needs to be replaced or no Ice & Water Barrier under the shingles. So what we did is we tore off the old roof and installed new underlayments and Owens Corning Shingles. When our crews arrived in Tolland at 7:00 am they began tearing off the roof. They first attached tarps to the roof edge to protect the sides of the house from falling debris. Next, they removed and replaced 4 sheets of damaged plywood. Once that was done, they laid out nine feet of the self-sealing Ice & Water barrier. Above the Ice & Water, they nailed down ProArmor Synthetic Underlayment. Lastly, the nailed on the Owens Corning Duration shingles (Onyx Black). This shingle comes with a strip on the nailing area called a SureNail strip. This is another layer of material that holds the nail in place and is a visual aid in nailing the shingle. Last but not least, the dumpster is removed and the nails are cleaned up. The owners now enjoy a complete roofing system and only found 10 small nails when it was done.
This owner in Mansfield Center heard about us through a newspaper ad and decided to take advantage of our promotion and get the roof done immediately. The house not only needed a new roof but gutters and gutter guards as well. A couple weeks after he chose Klaus Larsen to do his roof, our crews came and did just that. The crews attached tarps to the roof edge before tearing off the old shingles. That way, the house and plants were protected from the debris. Next 3 sheets of plywood were replaced right before the underlayments were installed. We use all Owens Corning products and installed 9 feet of Weatherlock G Ice & Water and ProArmor Synthetic underlayment. While the Duration shingles were being nailed down, the crew filled the container provided with the old shingles and debris so the old shingles could be taken away and recycled. Then the Estate Gray Duration shingles were installed and the yard cleaned up of nails. Later, the new aluminum seamless gutters and gutter guards were installed. We are very proud of this job and are grateful for the homeowners who entrust us with their homes and are given peace of mind.
These owners in Vernon were at the 2017 Spring HBRA home show looking for roofing contractors and met Klaus Larsen Roofing there. What they had were two layers of shingles that were old and were looking for a permanent solution to their home. They got a free estimate and inspection that week and decided to look no further. They felt comfortable with the work and the price and appreciated the thorough estimate we gave. They chose the Estate Gray, Owens Corning Duration shingles for their home. This shingle is very durable and comes with a 50-year full warranty when installed by one of Owens Corning’s trusted Platinum Contractors.
This home in Amston had damaged plywood and fascia boards due to years of rain seeping into the roof. We solved this issue on two fronts: First, we stripped the old shingles off the roof and replaced the damaged wood with new 1/2” plywood as needed. Then we installed 9 feet of Ice & Water barrier to protect the roof from Ice Dam leaks. The fascia boards around the roof edge were also damaged and we replaced them with Kleer Fascia boards. Kleer is a composite material that is waterproof and can be painted.
Secondly, we improved the ventilation in the attic. Improved ventilation will take out warm air and moisture from the attic space. Trapped moisture in the attic can lead to mold and further damage to the roof deck. We installed a new corrugated ridge vent on the peak of the roof and covered the Vent will purpose made cap shingles. The shingle color the owners chose was Desert Tan, Duration. Lastly, owners had us to install new aluminum seamless gutters and downspouts (white).
The homeowners here in Hebron were searching for contractors at the XL center Spring Homeshow. They were looking to replace their roof and asked Klaus Larsen to come out to give them a quote. The roof on their home was old and had two skylights that needed to be reflashed as well. After they saw everything spelled out clearly at a fair price they chose Klaus Larsen to replace the roof. Our crews first tarped off the area before tearing off 3,000 sq ft of shingles. Then the Ice & Water barrier was installed (9 feet) and above that the Synthetic underlayment was nailed down to the plywood. Lastly, the Owens Corning Oakridge shingles were installed with purpose made starter shingles and ridge shingles. The roof was completed in one day and is guaranteed by Owens Corning with a 50-year FULL warranty.
This home in Ellington had a roof that was leaking near the back of the house. We were able to send one of our consultants out to inspect the roof right away and present a solution. Since the leak was isolated to the back area of the house, we recommended having the back half of the roof replaced all the way from the gutters to the ridge. Before the job started, we brought tarps a few days earlier to cover the leaking roof to prevent the damage from getting worse. On the day of the job, our crew tore off the old shingles and replaced 25 sheets of plywood with new 1/2” CDX plywood. On the same afternoon, the crew installed 9 feet of Ice & Water barrier and Synthetic underlayment. Then, they installed the new Owens Corning Duration Shingles (Color: Sierra Gray) and cleaned up the property. The repair was done quickly and effectively prevented the water from leaking into the house.
This church in Coventry, CT had two long sections of roof that needed to be replaced. The roof on the sanctuary was only 10 years old but the rest was 20 years old. The older sections totaled to over 115,000 square feet of old 3-tab shingles. The project was well within our crew’s ability. Our crews have installed hundreds of residential roofs and many church roofs as well. The entire project was started on a Monday and completed by Wednesday. Replacing the roof included replacing any damaged plywood, installing a new ridge vent, new chimney flashing, and new bathroom vent boots. The roof was done in Owens Corning Duration shingles in the color Estate Gray. If your church is looking to have their roof replaced, do not hesitate to give us a call and have us give you a competitive price on your project.
The Old Town Hall in Hebron, CT was due for a roof replacement. After setting a goal of $50,000, the town of Hebron raised money through various fundraisers to help pay for this roof. After a grant was in the works, the group was denied the request and the town began to look elsewhere. Research illustrated to the town what roofing materials lasted longer, how much the cost would decrease, and what team would be able to accomplish them in a timely and professional manner. That's when the research led to Klaus Larsen! Although some other things are requested to be completed on the historical building, the roof from Klaus Larsen is a wonderful sight to see while driving in and out of Hebron!
The homeowner contacted Klaus Larsen after shingles were blown off on the front of the garage and above the second story area of the home. There was no water damage from where the shingles were missing. The Klaus Larsen crew gave the roof a once over and fixed the shingles. The closest color to match the existing color was GAF Charcoal.
This customer in Bolton, CT had a new roof installed by a different contractor in 2017. The customer noticed that some shingles were lifting up at the edges. Owens Corning, the company that supplies the shingles, determined it was either a manufacturer's defect or improper, long term storage. The customer received a roof from Owens Corning, with no cost, because of this incident. Klaus Larsen is a platinum preferred contractor and not only are the materials we use high quality, but the work we take pride in is always done efficiently and correctly. The Klaus Larsen team replaced the roof and installed new skylights, because the previous skylights were leaking.