Renovation Ideas for Your Commercial Property

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Renovating a commercial property is a bit different from renovating a house. When considering renovating a commercial building you own (or are considering buying), here’s how to think about renovations so you invest in the future of the building.

Understand Possible Property Violations

Whenever you get a building permit for commercial renovations, any past property violations will come to light. If you own the building, you’ll be on the hook for paying for them but if you are renting, you might be able to get the landlord to cover the cost of bringing the property up to code. Either way, it’s smart to know which violations you might need to […]

Ways to Insulate Your Home This Winter

Snow covered home in the winter

If your house is not adequately insulated, you’ll feel the chilly winter weather as well as the pain of higher heating bills. Find out techniques you can use to insulate your home so you save money and feel comfortable this winter.

Weatherstrip Doors

Air often leaks in under doors, creating drafts. Weatherstripping creates a tighter seal around the door, to block air leaks. Install weatherstripping yourself or use a draft stopper, which blocks air from passing underneath a door.

Seal Windows

Drafty windows benefit from sealing to block off air leaks. A simple solution is to use […]

How Winter Affects Your Roof

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Cincinnati winter weather is unpleasant at times and it can also be dangerous — not only to you, as you walk or drive through town, but to your roof. Learn how wind, ice, and snow affect your roof and ways to protect your roof from damage caused by harsh winter weather.

Snow

Over the course of a long winter, snow piles up on your roof. If snow piles gets too thick, they can exceed your roof’s weight bearing load. When this happens, the roof can sustain structural damage […]

The Evolution of Roofing Materials

Wooden Trusses of a roof

Have you ever stopped to wonder what roofing materials looked like in the past? It might make you appreciate your asphalt shingles a bit more to take a historical stroll through roofing materials.

Pre-1800s

Natural materials were common choices for much of the 19th century, with wood, slate, and clay the most frequently used materials. These materials are still in use today. Terracotta clay tiles are quite charming on a Spanish-style bungalow house, while slate tiles may complete the look of a Victorian home. These natural materials are […]

Tips on How You Can Prepare for a Roof Replacement

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A roof replacement is a major home improvement. By taking time to prepare your home (and yourself) in advance, you can reduce stress while making sure the roofing technicians have everything they need to do the job efficiently. Use these three tips to prepare for a roof replacement.

1. Get your yard ready

Roofers will be walking around your yard, and existing roofing material will fall off the roof and onto the yard. Pull away any […]

Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

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Smart homeowners know that putting money in their home returns money by boosting the value of the home — by as much as 30 percent. Here are ways to add value to your home.

Invest in Landscaping

Curb appeal is still king, and when your home is landscaped nicely it will impress visitors.

Update Kitchens and Bathrooms

A modern kitchen is the top desired feature of millennial homebuyers. You don’t have to fully remodel […]

Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof Is Giving Away a Free Roof!

Veteran Roof Giveaway. Submit a photo of your roof and tell us why you deserve a brand new one.

Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof is proud to support the US Military by offering a FREE roof to a tri-state military family in need. From now until early December, Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof is accepting applications from deserving armed forces veterans to be considered for the FREE roof giveaway.

Each applicant is required to provide their contact and service information, along with a heartfelt story explaining why the applicant deserves a new roof. The Brandstetter team will not be selecting a winner at random, but […]

Benefits of Seamless Gutters

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When selecting gutters, you have a choice between sectional and seamless gutters. Seamless gutters cost more than sectional gutters, but they offer additional benefits which may make it worth your while. Review the top 5 benefits of seamless gutters to decide if they’re right for you.

Great Fit

Seamless gutters are sized for an exact fit, then created onsite using a special machine. Needless to say, when gutters fit the […]

Costs to Consider as a Commercial Property Owner

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By opening themselves up to commercial properties, real estate investors can broaden their opportunities and their income potential. While there are many advantages to investing in commercial property, there are some costs to consider before you move ahead.

Initial Investment

Commercial properties come at a higher price point than residential properties, which means that you will need more money to invest in the project. For some individuals, attaining financing for such a pricey investment may pose […]