How to Choose the Right Contractor

How to Choose the Right ContractorHiring a contractor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a homeowner, yet few people have experience with the process. Don’t be intimidated when you need to hire a contractor. Instead, learn the techniques that will help you find the right contractor and hire them with confidence.

1. Get Recommendations

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel when hiring a contractor. Gather recommendations from friends and neighbors. Visit your local home improvement store and ask them who they recommend. If you have a trusted contractor for one area of home repair, ask whether they know anyone who can do the type of work you need. […]

Fall-Proof Your Home With Siding

Leading up to winter, look over your home’s siding. Will it safeguard your home from the elements this winter? Fall is an ideal time to upgrade your home’s siding so it fully protects you from snows. Learn the real role of home siding and how to check your siding for signs it needs replacement.

What Does Home Siding Do?

Home siding may look pretty, but its main purpose is not to give your home a unified look and feel. The real purpose of siding is to protect your home from weather by acting as a secure barrier to entry. When siding is not securely attached, everything from rain water to nuisance animals can penetrate your home. […]

Meet Brandstetter’s KangaRoof

team of professionalsBrandstetter KangaRoof 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 KangaRoof.

Our Team

Duane Brandstetter founded Brandstetter’s KangaRoof 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. […]

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! […]

Reasons to Trust in Brandstetter’s KangaRoof

roofing contractorWe know you have many choices of roofing professionals for commercial and residential roof repair in Cincinnati. So why should you choose us? Learn more about Brandstetter’s KangaRoof and the benefits of hiring us for roof repair.

Professional Certifications

It’s in your best interests to choose a licensed professional for roof repair and replacement. Not only are we licensed with 20+ years of experience, we have affiliations that prove our credibility. These include: […]

4 Things You Need to Know About Siding Replacement

house with sidingA project as major as a siding remodel requires advance planning. If you’re thinking about replacing your home siding, here are four things you need to know first.

What are the Benefits of Siding Replacement?

While siding replacement isn’t as glamorous as a bathroom remodel, it offers a lot of practical benefits. Siding adds value by protecting your home and boosting its curb appeal. Fresh siding is also easier to keep clean than old siding, so you’ll spend less time on maintenance. […]

How to Pressure Wash Your House

house pressure washedIs your home exterior looking dirty or dingy? If you’re staring at the neighbor’s new siding in envy, it’s either time to invest in home siding replacement — or pressure wash your home to get it looking great once more.

How to Pressure Wash Your Home

Select the right pressure washer based on your home’s siding. Vinyl requires a pressure washer with 2,500-3,000 psi, while wood needs less pressure — about 1,200-1,500 psi. Other things you’ll need include eye protection, an extension wand, gasoline or electric cord (depending on how the pressure washer operates), a 5-gallon bucket and a cleaning solution. […]

What Does Home Siding Really Do?

house with sidingHome siding gives your house a finished look, but it’s also highly practical. If you’re considering siding replacement, learn what home siding really does to make an informed choice.

How Home Siding Protects Your House

Home siding protects your house from weather-related aging. Rain, snow, and ice can damage wood, shortening the lifespan of the material and causing rot. Siding is also a first line of defense for major weather incidents, like hurricanes and tornadoes. Finally, siding acts as a wind barrier. By keeping wind out of your home, siding increases your comfort and lowers the workload for your furnace. […]

Beautiful, Durable, Low Maintenance – Ply Gem Mastic® Siding

Plygem siding logoMost consumers want vinyl siding for their homes. It delivers superior comfort and style at an unbeatable price point. Mastic by Ply Gem is a cut above the other brands of vinyl siding. Learn how it protects your home.

Why Install Mastic by Ply Gem?

If you want home siding that looks and good and holds up over time, there’s only one type of vinyl siding that delivers: Mastic by Ply Gem.

Mastic comes in a range of design options. Color, texture, and add-on accessories allow you to create a unique look that delivers curb appeal and complements the style of your home. Color-resistant vinyl siding looks great decades from installation and continues to protect your home. […]

Siding Tips for Best Return on Home Investment

house with sidingIt’s natural as a homeowner to want to invest in improvements that deliver the biggest “bang for your buck” in terms of home value. Surprisingly, one of the remodeling projects with the largest value payoff is home siding replacement. If you’re considering replacing your home siding and want the biggest ROI, consider these tips.

Siding With a High ROI

Maximizing your ROI starts with selecting the right type of home siding. James Hardie® Siding, also known as fiber cement siding, offers a high value for homeowners.

  • Wood – Wood siding is classic and attractive, yet it’s costly to install and maintain. For historic homes, wood can be a must-have material.
  • Vinyl – Vinyl siding mimics the look and feel of wood without the maintenance. Vinyl also comes at a lower price tag.
  • Plywood Siding – A strong, weather resistant siding option with a variety of finishes. An affordable & sustainably-sourced product that will last for years to come.