If your business or institution is anywhere near the Windy City, you know the importance of a quality roof. At Knickerbocker Roofing, we have well over a century of providing a full array of commercial roofing services to satisfied customers across Chicagoland, including Illinois, northwestern Indiana, and southwestern Wisconsin. No matter what kind of roof or roof problem you have, we have the experience, certification, and expertise to handle it all.
Leaks, storm damage, and other roofing issues can slow or close your facility, costing you valuable time, causing damage, and possibly closing your location. We offer dedicated 24/7 emergency commercial, industrial, and institutional roofing services to fix anything from a minor leak to major damage. Whether we send a single technician or a full crew, we will thoroughly inspect your roof and provide warrantied, certified repairs to get you up and running again.
Low slope roofs (those with a pitch less than 14°, per the National Roofing Contractor’s Association) are common in the Chicago area and require specific skills for installation and maintenance as they can’t shed water as quickly as more steeply sloped roofs can. We offer comprehensive low-slope roofing services, from demolition and installation to repair and maintenance.
We can install and repair low-slope roofing using a variety of materials, including single ply, modified bitumen, built-up, metal, and liquid membranes. As part of our full-service package, we install insulation and cover boards to meet local thermal and energy codes. A variety of roof coatings, including acrylic, emulsion, reflective, and aluminum, are available for added durability, waterproofing, and corrosion resistance.
Steep slope roofs (those with grades from 14° and up) present a different set of challenges, which we are well prepared to handle. From installation or replacement to repair and maintenance, our expert team is skilled at roofing with slate, wood shakes, and shingles. We are also certified Crown installers for Ludowici clay tile. Our thorough approach and full-service capabilities also include ensuring appropriate underlayment and sheet metal work as needed for a complete roofing system. We can repair your roof decks too, and work with materials such as steel, gypsum, tectum, wood, and concrete.
After over a century of offering roofing services to Chicagoland, we know that every roof is unique and stock materials aren’t always the best fit. Our expertise includes sheet metal fabrication to match historic and design details that will complement your roof installation or repair. We offer ES-1 compliant fabrication with a variety of metals including copper, stainless steel, galvanized, iron, and pre-finished metal in a range of colors. Our services include:
Fabrication and installation of gutter and downspout systems
Ornamental work and architectural elements
Custom metalwork including soffit, copings, drip edge, counter flashing, valley metal, fascia, vents, louvers, skylights, stairs, ladders, spires, scuppers, and conductor heads
With their many benefits that include improved stormwater management, air quality, aesthetics, and urban heat reduction, green roofing is a fast-growing approach to commercial and industrial roofing. We offer a full range of green roofing services, for both extensive (shallow soil) and intensive (deep soil) installations. Green roofing systems can be modular or monolithic, and consist of appropriate membranes, root barriers, insulation, and filtering fabric with optional sprinkler systems. We also employ electronic field vector mapping (EFVM) systems for leak detection.
Even the best roof will eventually fail or suffer damage, so we offer comprehensive maintenance and service plans available on an annual, semi-annual, or per-project basis. We start with a thorough inspection of every part of your roof including drains, gutters, and flashing. Basic repairs and maintenance items performed include:
Cleaning debris and clearing drains
Securing loose flashing and drain bolts
Touching up coatings
We provide you with a full, written report with photos showing repairs and any concerns we’ve noted. Of course, we will discuss the entire process with you, along with any issues discovered. As with any repairs we provide, they are performed to meet manufacturer’s specifications, so existing manufacturer guarantees are honored.
At Knickerbocker Roofing, we offer full-service commercial roofing installation, repair, maintenance, and support with over a century of expertise, and backed by a two-year contractor’s guarantee and 15+ year manufacturer warranties. Contact us today for more information or request a quote for your roofing project. We look forward to working with you.