How to Choose the Right Shingle Color

How to choose the right shingle color

Shingle color may not be something you give much thought to, but it can impact your home’s curb appeal. When replacing a roof, what color shingles should you choose? Here are the three guidelines we give our clients when thinking about shingle color.

1. Survey the Neighborhood

In some cases, blending in with your neighbors can be a good thing. To get inspiration and see how colors might look on your home, walk around your neighborhood and evaluate the neighbors’ roofs. While you’re always free to choose a bold color that no one else has, understand that your house could stick out — like a sore thumb!

If you belong to a homeowner’s association, there may be rules regarding shingle color and failure to follow these rules could lead to trouble. Always check in so you don’t run afoul of the HOA rules by selecting an unapproved color. […]

Save Big Money by Getting a Professional Roof Inspection

Sometimes you need to spend money to make money (or save money). In the roofing industry, that means investing in roofing inspections, which can prevent you from the shock and financial sting of an unexpected roof repair that caught you unawares. Learn how you will save money over the lifetime of your roof when you invest in routine roofing inspections.

What is a Roofing Inspection?

During a roofing inspection, a service technician climbs up on your roof, inspects all elements of the roof, and takes note of anything that needs to be repaired or looks like it may be failing. At Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof, we perform a 17-point roofing analysis that looks at everything from the health of your shingles to the seal around your chimney flashing.

Our technicians will make any needed repairs during the inspection, whenever possible. Our technicians will also let you know the condition of your roof including the amount of remaining useful life. […]

Staying Safe During DIY Roofing Projects

Whether you want to save money or enjoy the challenge of learning new home improvement skills, there are times you might opt to tackle roofing repairs yourself. As Cincinnati residential roofers, we’ve received many calls over the years from homeowners who started a DIY roof project and realized they were in over their head. Let us present some safety tips for DIY roofing work gleaned from our roofing experience.

Safety Tips for DIY Roof Repair

Take the time before you start to learn about the planned repair and gather the right supplies. When you have everything on hand, you can minimize your trips up and down the ladder, where slips are more likely. Something people often overlook is a broom to clear debris from the roof. All it takes is one slip on a moldy leaf to fall, so it’s vital that you sweep off the roof before undertaking any task. Footwear is another often-overlooked item. You’ll want footwear that is non-slip, with good treads.

Always check the weather before you start roof work. Work only on clear days when rain is not forecast. The best time to work on the roof is midmorning, when the morning dew has evaporated but the heat of the day hasn’t fully set in. Avoid working on your roof too close to dusk, as your visibility can become compromised. […]

The Importance of Your Roof

Importance of your roof

While you understand the need to “have a roof over your head,” do you understand what makes roofs so critical? Learn three important features of a home roofing system and find out when it’s time to replace an old roof.

Protection from Weather

Whether it’s rain, high winds, snow, ice, or hail, inclement weather can cause serious structural damage, lead to mold and mildew, or sicken you and your family members. Even a small leak in the roof membrane can cause significant damage if left unchecked for the weather to do its worst. […]

Skylights & Your Home: Are They Worth It?

Skylights and your home

Skylights are a convenient way to open up your home with natural light and air….but are they good investments to make for the typical homeowner? Get the facts behind skylight installation to decide if they are worth the hype.

Skylight Benefits

Skylights channel natural light into your home. Natural light enhances the appeal of a house, while also saving on energy costs: If your home has greater amounts of natural light, you won’t need to turn on the lights as frequently. […]

Make Your Siding Work for You

Make your siding work for you

Are you stuck with ugly or outdated home siding? Make your siding work for you with siding replacement that’s in line with your taste and designed to protect your home from the elements.

Home Siding Types

Material is one of the first things you will need to consider when selecting home siding. Common options include: […]

Common Spring Roof Problems

Spring roof problems

You know that winter is hard on your home systems, but spring can be a trying time, too. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about spring roofing issues, so you take fast action to prevent problems with your roof.

Tree Limbs

Tree limbs that hang over the roof can scratch shingles, wearing down the granules over time. Trees can also drop leaves and branches on the roof. As a best practice, trim back trees, so they do not hang over the roof. […]

Trying to Sell Your Home? Siding is the Key

Trying to sell your home?

When you’re putting your home on the market, anything you can do to stand out and add value will help your home sell faster and for a better price. One of the best home upgrades you can make is siding replacement.

Why Replace Siding Before You Sell Your Home?

Replacing old siding is a financially smart move, because the project has a typical ROI of 80 percent. Since siding protects the exterior of your home from the elements, it can also guard against damage to the point where you spend less on home maintenance. […]

The Overhead Care Club

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You know that preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your major home systems in good shape. When it comes to roofing systems, learn how we protect your roof and gutters with our Overhead Care Club.

What is the Overhead Care Club?

The Overhead Care Club is our preventative maintenance club for roofing and gutter services. Members pay $25 per month, or $300 annually, for benefits which include: […]

Choosing a Roofing Contractor: Why Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof?

When a roof fails

When a roof fails, you need to get it fixed fast before your home sustains significant damage. Yet few homeowners prepare in advance by lining up a roofing contractor before they need one. To help you feel confident choosing a roofing contractor in an emergency, we thought we’d share more about our experience and why you should choose Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof.

About Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof

Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof has been serving the greater Cincinnati area for more than 20 years. Over the last two decades, we have earned a reputation for quality and reliability with residential and commercial roofing services. More importantly, we have earned the trust of our clients due to our hard work ethic, attention to detail, skilled knowledge, and passion for providing great customer service. […]