What Can Happen When You Ignore a Shingle Roof Leak

leakYou may have heard that it’s dangerous to ignore a roof leak, yet do you really know why? Get advice from a professional roofing contractor on three reasons you can never ignore a roof leak.

Hidden Costs

Many people put off calling a roofer because they fear they cannot afford a new roof. It’s a natural reaction to delay taking on costs, but waiting to repair a leaky roof will greatly increase the cost of repair. […]

Summer Checklist for Your Roof

House roof in summerSummer is peak season for roof work. There’s good weather, spring rains have passed, and homeowners will be ready for fall leaf drop and winter storms. If you are thinking of having a roofer out this summer, learn about the summer checklist for roof work.

Spotting Leaks

Leaks on a roof are tricky to spot, since water can often migrate through the roofing system. That’s why it’s important to have a professional look for roof leaks. Your roofing contractor will check the flashing, gutters, and shingles to spot leaks before they cause major damage to your home. […]

Serious Signs Roof Replacement is a Must

roof framingAn asphalt roof can last for 25 years, but some roofs start to fail sooner. Learn the top warning signs your roof needs repair, so you can take care of things before the roof fails.

Damaged or Missing Shingles

After a major storm, it’s not uncommon to see debris in the yard from shingles that came loose in high winds. The shingles on your roof work together to protect your home, and when shingles go missing the system could be compromised. By replacing missing and damaged shingles, you can prevent water damage in the roofing system. […]

Meet Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof

team of professionalsBrandstetter Kanga Roof has been a trusted Cincinnati area roofer for over 20 years. Today, we wanted to share with you a little more about who we are and what services we offer. Read on to meet Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof.

Our Team

Duane Brandstetter founded Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof after serving in the army. He got his start in roofing at an early age and loved the work, and he continues to love helping businesses and homeowners with home repair services.

Our roofing specialists are Joshua and Jacob Brandstetter, who grew up in the business helping their dad Duane. Both Joshua and Jacob take the lead in working with customers to make sure our clients get the care they need. […]

Roof Maintenance Best Done By Professionals

roof maintenance workYou maintain your lawn, do home improvements, and even take a crack at plumbing projects. When it comes to roof maintenance, you might hesitate—and with good reason. It can be dangerous on the roof without knowledge, skills, and experience. Learn three common roofing projects it’s best to leave to professionals and why.

3 Projects to Leave to the Roofers

1. Leaks

Leaks often travel far from the source, which means there’s a good chance you won’t fix the leak at the source because you aren’t experienced at finding the origins of leaks. If you attempt to repair a leak but don’t get it right, water damage will continue unabated until you bring in the pros. You’ll wind up paying much more to get that leak fixed by first attempting a DIY than you would if you called a roofer in the first place. […]

Spring Checklist for Your Shingle Roof

springWinter is a demanding season for your roof, with rain, snow, and ice taking their toll. Use this checklist to evaluate your roof’s health this spring and get the roof repaired before your roofing system becomes compromised.

Check Your Gutters

Your gutters tell you about the health of your roof. If gutters are clogged and overflowing, this means water is in sustained contact with your roof — where it has the potential to cause damage. The gutters should be free from debris, so they can drain water away from the roof and home.

Schedule a gutter cleaning if your gutters are clogged with leaves, sticks, or other debris. If the gutters are loose or sagging, tighten the connection so the gutters don’t fall off in a heavy spring rain. […]

The Truth About Roof Leaks

roofYour roof is the only thing standing between your home and the elements. If your roof is damaged, water will penetrate the roofing system. Left unchecked, this leads to mold and mildew. Get the truth about roof leaks today to protect your home, your family, and the your peace of mind.

Causes of Roof Leaks

Roof leaks happen when the roof sustains damage or starts to degrade due to old age. Deteriorating around chimney or skylight flashing leads to leaks, as does deteriorated caulk or seals. Missing or damaged shingles can cause roof leaks, too.

Ice dams lead to roof damage if not treated, often by tearing the gutter and roofing system away from the home. […]

The Importance of Proper Flashing

roof flashingIf the flashing on your roof is in poor shape, your roof will develop leaks and other problems. Learn what flashing is, where it is used, and how to fix damaged flashing before your roofing system is compromised.

What is Flashing?

Flashing is connective material that holds the different components of your roofing system together. Flashing can be made from metal, plastic, or a composite material.

To spot flashing on your roof, step outside. Scan your roof overhangs, roof valleys, and any areas with decorative details. You’ll see flashing on these areas. If you have skylights or chimneys, you’ll see flashing around the elements as well. […]

Your Guide to Replacement Siding

sidingIs your home siding showing its age, or are you interested in replacement siding to change the look and feel of your home? We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to replacement siding, and we’ve rounded up answers to the top questions we get in this blog post.

Signs it’s Time to Replace Siding

If your existing siding is warped, weather-damaged, cracked, loose, or rotting, it’s high time to replace the siding. Once mold and mildew have appeared, you must either clean the siding or replace it.

Even if your siding isn’t damaged, you may wish to replace it if the color is dated or not to your liking. Since you see your home every day, it should be a place you enjoy looking at! […]

Storm Chasers – Watch Out

stormWith spring and summer come heavy storms—and following them, storm chasers seeking to capitalize on your fears. Learn the signs of a storm chaser, why you should never trust them, and who to call instead.

What is a Storm Chaser?

In the construction industry, storm chasers are companies that follow weather events hoping to make a quick buck. They may not have proper licensing or insurance. Instead, they’re armed with scare tactics designed to prey on your emotions when you’re vulnerable.

These unscrupulous contractors want you to hire them ASAP. They usually offer to start the repairs right away, with no money down from you. […]