How Do I Choose the Right Contractor?

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One of the most important decisions you will make is selecting a contractor for home repair projects. Since most roofing systems last 20 years or more, homeowners may not need a roofer as often as they’d need a plumber, so they may not have someone in mind when the roof develops a problem. Here’s how we recommend approaching the search for a roofing contractor.

Do Your Research

Even if you haven’t used a roofer, odds are someone you know has. Ask friends and neighbors for their recommendations. Social media apps such as Nextdoor or Facebook allow you to ask for recommendations, so those are good places to try.

Look for Red Flags

We’ve all heard stories of the roofing company that blew into town on the coattails of a big storm, offering cheap roofing work only to skip out once they were paid without doing the work. Be on the lookout for red flags when […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Important is Roofing Insulation?

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Data from the Department of Energy reveals that as much as 44 percent of your home or commercial building’s energy usage comes from running your heating and cooling system. Furthermore, if you don’t have enough insulation, as much as one quarter of your energy usage could be wasted year round. Roofing insulation is very important for both your comfort and […]

Signs Your Commercial Roof Needs Attention

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Roofs are a very important part of your commercial building, yet when is the last time you had yours checked out? Odds are it’s been awhile, because like the old saying goes, your roof is out of sight, so it’s out of mind. Let us share with you three warning signs that your commercial roof may need attention from a professional roofer.

Poor Workmanship

You get what you pay for with roof installation as with any services. Unfortunately many commercial building owners […]

Top 5 Roofing Problems

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To take good care of your roof, you need a solid understanding of what could go wrong with it. Learn the top five roofing problems in Cincinnati today.


Do strange sounds keep you up at night? It could be squirrels, mice, or raccoons in your attic. While a pest control company can help you get the creatures out of the attic, you’ll want to follow up with roof repair to seal any holes. Otherwise, the problem will just repeat.

Roof Leaks

A leaky roof is a recipe for water damage. Your roof should be a watertight barrier between your […]

Metal Roofs: Are They Worth It?

A roof that lasts a lifetime sounds too good to be true, but that’s what you’ll get when you select a metal roof. However, these roofs are pricey. Learn the pros and cons of a metal roof to decide if it’s right for you.

Why Get a Metal Roof?

Metal roofs are attractive for many reasons: Not only do they last decades (up to three times as long as asphalt roofs, in fact), they require less maintenance during their lifespan.

Metal roofs are particularly recommended for extreme weather, as they are able to […]

What Happens When You Ignore That Leak

You may have heard that putting off roof repairs is one of the worst things you can do, but do you really know why? Learn four risks you’ll have to confront if you hold off on calling a Cincinnati roofer over a drip coming from the roofing system.

Electrical Damage

As water makes its way from the roof line into your home, it comes into contact with all the components of your electrical system. The resulting damage could trip your circuit breaker or, in a worst case scenario, cause an electrical fire. There is also a risk of personal injury. Needless to say, this is highly dangerous and nothing you should leave to chance. […]

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 KangaRoof, 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. […]