WickRight Home Inspectors Info Sheet

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

help clients solve moisture intrusion & Mold issues

Recommend WickRight Vapor Release Systems™


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.

WickRight Inc. 312-720-1467 Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm CST

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"I have, personally, seen this product installed on a number of buildings and find it to be one of the most innovative construction products, ever. 
It solves both the problems of flashing and venting, all in one.

As a veteran Inspector, you find water damage and mold in buildings everyday. Owners are frustrated. Tenants are worried. Roofs, windows and doors have been repaired, but nothing stops the leaking. Water leaks through outlets, the building smells moldy and ceilings are sagging. It's a real mess.

To help your clients finally solve this annoying and potentially dangerous problem AND save them thousands in water damage repairs and lawsuits, recommend installing WickRight Vapor Release Systems. WickRight now offers six vapor release products, specifically designed to help buildings breathe, dry out and remain dry.

The WickRight Coping, Capstone and Roof VRS products protect and ventilate low-slope roofs. The WickRight Hip and Valley VRS products protect and ventilate hip and valley roofs and the WickRight Perimeter VRS is recommended for all gable roofs.

WickRight products introduce airflow into the building structure and allow moisture vapor to escape or move toward ridge vents via moisture release channels. Our current line-up won't solve every moisture intrusion issue, so we also offer custom design services to fix your client's unique situation.

You can feel confident recommending WickRight for water damage repair and installation services as well. Bob Kelly, thru Kelly Carpentry LLC, supervises every project and trains every employee personally. Total honesty and master craftsmanship – nothing less is acceptable.

Home Owners Association
Seminars & Support

Some clients will need help selling in this water damage repair. Some owners will think it’s a rip off.  We know getting a majority vote in favor of costly repairs can be difficult. WickRight is happy to host presentations for Home Owner’s Association boards or open meetings for building owners.

It’s their money. We want everyone to be as comfortable as possible with the solution.  We’ll provide a presentation on Building Science pertaining to your building’s issues. If you prefer, you are welcome to present this portion of the presentation. A WickRight specialist will explain the Water Damage Repairs and Installation the building needs to resolve its moisture intrusion issues. We may also discuss securing financing and the estimated cost of repairs.

Depending on the size of the expected audience, the meeting can be held the building’s lobby, hospitality suite or meeting room.

We encourage people to ask questions throughout the presentation. We understand that these concepts can be confusing and we're happy to work with anyone who needs extra attention in one-on-one sessions.

Questions Frequently Asked by Inspectors ...

Q. “My client’s building has incredibly intricate coping details/limestone capstones/something else completely unique... and they're concerned that metal copings will cheapen the look of the exterior. Any thoughts on selling them in?”

A. We understand that architectural details are essential for curb appeal. That’s why we offer, in addition to standard profiles and custom architectural profiles that mimic classic coping designs in a broad range of designer colors to compliment any building style, our WickRight Capstone VRS.  Capstone VRS was designed specifically to work on buildings with capstones. 

Text us a picture of your client’s façade at 312-720-1467.  We’ll shoot you back ideas that will help ease your client’s concerns.

Q. “How should I answer the "Cost Question"?”

A. Don’t. Let us take the heat. Water Damage Repairs aren’t cheap and the cost varies based on the damage uncovered throughout the project. Your clients don't need another quick fix.  They need a permanent fix.  WickRight VRS Installation isn’t cheap either, but it is reasonable.

Most commercial, multi-unit building and residential owners will need to secure a loan, and WickRight can help with that process. The cost of WickRight Water Damage Repair Services are based on the damage the building has sustained and is charged based on the time and materials needed to complete the repair properly.  We will continually informed your client of all damage discoveries and necessary cost fluctuations.  The cost of installing the WickRight Vapor Release System is calculated on a price per linear foot, based on the perimeter measurement of the building, any jogs or curves, the profile, materials and designer colors chosen.

Bob Kelly will meet you at the location, assess the building’s initial repair needs and put an estimate together using either a standard WickRight profile, creating a custom profile or using WickRight Capstone VRS.  The installation price will not fluctuate once the estimate is approved unless specifications change.

Q. “Can WickRight help my client get a loan?”

A. Yes. WickRight has strong relationships with several Chicago area banks and have worked closely with banks to secure several loans for Home Owner's Associations.  We can also provide assistance in gathering the necessary documentation from owners and producing evidence of increased marketability of units after the repairs are completed.

Q. “My clients are mad as hell and want to know who is responsible for all this? Know anyone who can help?

A. This is new territory for everyone, so until evidence of neglect or misuse of materials is found, don't pick up the pitchfork.  The "Seal It Up Tight" Mantra that the construction industry has been living by for several decades is just now being refuted by a new movement "Protect It, But Let It Breathe" – and WickRight is happy to be leadingthe march.

Give us a call, let us take a look at the building in question. If we find that the building has particularly severe or unusual damage, we'll let you know and put you in touch with Forensic Architects, Structural Engineers, Building Inspectors and Attorneys who can investigate the circumstances surrounding failings in the building and help your clients deal with the litigation process. WickRight can provide discovery reports throughout the water damage repair process if necessary.

Be a Resource - Ask an Expert

We plan to launch our blogs, Split Face Block News and Healthy Buildings Chicago on this summer.  In order to adequately inform the public of the water damage situation in Chicago and other cities in our climate zone, we need to partner with Inspectors with the gift of gab. Experts will write questions and answers, as well as answer posted questions from our readers to get the conversation going – and keep it going.

Very few people understand why this problem exists and what to do about it. We are on the forefront of change. Together, we can help building owners save their water damaged buildings AND we can change building codes to require adequate wall ventilation and protection on new buildings.  

Join our team, contact us at info@wickright.com

Recommend Contractors/Services

If you would like to recommend a professional service to be listed on the WickRight site and on the WickRight Facebook, Twiiter and LinkedIn pages, submit their information, along with a testimonial quote at info@wickright.com

At WickRight, we take recommendations very seriously - our reputation depends on it - as does yours.  We will only affiliate ourselves with highly professional, reliable businesses.  We will call you to discuss the recommendation.  We do not accept any paid advertising.

Inspector Find

Email us at info@wickright.com if you are interested in having your business listed on our website. WickRight Water Damage Repair and Installation teams encourage potential clients to have an independent assessment of their property by a home inspector prior to engaging our services.

We provide these listings as a courtesy to our potential clients. We do not accept any paid advertising.

Presenter and Lead Generation Opportunities

Do you enjoy presenting to large groups? Share your Building Science knowledge with Commercial and Residential Building Owners, fellow Inspectors, Architects, Specifiers, Roof Consultants and Contractors.

WickRight hosts educational seminars for BOMA Chicago and Suburban BOMA;  AIA Lunch & Learns, CSI, ASHI & NACHI seminars, plus seminars for Home Owners Associations and the general public at public libraries throughout the Chicago area.

We need Building Science educators and Certified Inspectors to join us in educating everyone involved in building design and restoration, as well as owners of all types of buildings. The 45+ minute seminars will be followed by 15-30 minutes of questions and answers.

WickRight will prepare power point presentations that cover basic building science and physics, as well as WickRight specific features and benefits. We welcome your input and review of the presentation materials.

If you are interested in presenting please contact us at info@wickright.com

Contribute Your Knowledge to Our Library of Moisture Intrusion Articles and Links ...

If you have written or discovered an article, case study or report that you feel would be helpful to Building Owners searching for answers, or Architects, Specifiers, Contractors and fellow Inspectors hoping to build and maintain sustainable buildings, send submissions with credits to info@wickright.com. We will post them with full credit on our website and publish them on the WickRight FaceBook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages.


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