​​WickRight Protects Buildings with Flat Roofs AND Gabled Roofs ​from leaks and water damage

WickRight Parapet Vent® is a Patented Product owned by WickRight, Inc.  WickRight Coping VRS™, WickRight Capstone VRS™, WickRight Roof VRS™, WickRight Hip VRS™, WickRight Valley VRS™ and WickRight Perimeter VRS™ are Patent Pending products owned by WickRight Inc.

WickRight Parapet Vent® is a registered trademark of WickRight, Inc.  WickRight™, WickRight Vapor Release Systems™, WickRight VRS™, WickRight Coping VRS™, 
WickRight Capstone VRS™, WickRight Roof VRS™, Wickright Breathe-Weep™, WickRight Hip VRS™, WickRight Valley VRS™, WickRight Perimeter VRS™,
Buildings Breathe Right™ are trademarks of WickRight Inc.

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Structural Engineer Moshe Calamari and Bob Kelly discuss options for perimeter ventilation of a historic building restoration in Old Town.

Dan Witte, HOA Board President and WickRight client, and Bob Kelly celebrate a successful WickRight VRS repair and installation in Lincoln Park.

Bob Kelly, President/Owner

WickRight Vapor Release System in action.
The lighter colored bricks indicate that moisture is exiting from the WickRight VRS installed on the parapet wall. WickRight VRS is successfully venting the wall down to the thru-wall flashing, which is located where the light and dark areas meet.
WickRight Inc. is dedicated to responsible construction practices...
Our products keep water out, yet promote the healthy release of moisture vapor, which helps buildings stand strong for decades.

There are several WickRight Vapor Release Systems available to protect and ventilate specific building types. Our products, combined with the services of a qualified contractor will give your building new life and save you thousands in repair bills and lawsuits down the road. 

It's a good financial decision.

Installing WickRight will help ensure your building's health and safety, and restore your peace of mind. If your building needs repairs that we do not specialize in, we will refer you to a trusted colleague who will get the job done right.

Our project managers can schedule and manage the entire repair and installation process – from beginning to end. We understand the inconvenience that repairs add to your busy schedule. We can also help you secure financing.

buildings breathe right with WickRight Vapor release Systems


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WickRight serves Chicago and the following neighborhoods:
Andersonville, Bridgeport, Brighton Park, Bucktown, Edgewater, Forest Glen, Gold Coast, Goose Island, Hyde Park, Irving Park, Jefferson Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, Magnificent Mile, Near North Side, Near West Side, Norridge, North Center, Norwood Park, Printer’s Row, Old Town, Ravenswood, River North, River West, Rogers Park, Roscoe Village, State Parkway, Streeterville, Uptown, Ukranian Village, West Loop, West Town, Wicker Park

WickRight also serves the following suburbs:
Addison, Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Berwyn, Bloomingdale, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Carol Stream,  Clarendon Hills, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Deerfield, Deer Park, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Forest Park, Glen Ellyn, Glencoe, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Glenwood, Grayslake, Hawthorne Woods, Hickory Hills, Highland Park, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kenilworth, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood, Linderhurst, Lisle, Long Grove, Medinah, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, North Riverside, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Park, Palatine, Park Ridge,  River Forest, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Sauk Village, Skokie, Streamwood, Vernon Hills, Western Springs, Westmont, Wheaton, Wheeling,  Wilmette, Winnetka, Wood Dale, Woodridge

Protect Your Investment–Inside and Out

Mystery Leaks? Wickright roofing and Masonry Repair in Chicago.

Have a leaking flat-roof?  Musty-smelling attic with a hip roof? Call WickRight Roofing and masonry repair in Chicago.  We specialize in Split Face Block repair in Chicago.

The WickRight Mission

We are on a mission to save buildings – homes, businesses, history, nest eggs.

WickRight’s founder, Bob Kelly, is a 25-year veteran General Contractor, Master Carpenter, Historic Preservationist, Inventor and life-long student of Building Science.

Everyday, Bob is pulling apart rotting walls, examining the sources of water leaks and other causes of water damage and inventing practical solutions using a mix of traditional and modern materials and methods.


Combining his knowledge with the recommendations of trades, building inspectors, building scientists and product testing labs, Kelly developed WickRight Vapor Release Systems, a line of cost-effective products that help GET the water out and KEEP it out. Water/moisture intrusion, is a complex issue and different for each building. Most moisture intrusion stems from flawed material choices and construction practices that simply do not comply with the basic laws of physics and building science.

Getting the work done.
WickRight General Contracting LLC (WRGC), run by Bob Kelly, performs assessments, repair design, restoration and installation of WickRight vapor release systems. WRGC also prepare scopes of work (SOWs) for other qualified and licensed General Contractors, Roofing Contractors and Masonry Contractors. WRGC is also available to supervise and inspect installations performed by other contractors.

General Contracting License #TGC088562
Roofing Contractor License #104017524

WickRight is also installed by B. Allendorfer Roofing, Care Roofing and Premier Roofing, whose crews have been trained on WickRight VRS installation by Bob Kelly on WRGC projects.

WickRight has you covered.
We stand by our products, the contractors we hire, as well as the contractors we allow to install WickRight products. Our products have a limited lifetime warranty on parts and labor when installed by WickRight employees and a limited manufacturer warranty on parts only when installed by qualified non-WickRight installers.

All WickRight installers are well-trained.
Kelly and WickRight General Contracting's success is founded on craftsmanship and solid business practices. Nothing less is acceptable. We offer hands-on training, seminars and soon online testing and certification for qualified and licenses construction professionals.

Patent Pending WickRight Vapor Release Systems™ act as continuous-linear vents for roofs and perimeter walls ​of low-slope buildings, and for hip and valley roofs and roof perimeters of gabled buildings. 
Systems keep out rain, yet let moisture escape – WickRight stops water leaks and water damage