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. […]

The Importance of Skylight Repair

Blue cloudsIt’s the nature of physics: Building materials expand in the heat and contract in the cold. With the polar vortex winter cold, wood, concrete, steel and other materials are shrinking even more than during a typical winter. So what does this mean for the roofing system and in particular skylights?

How Winter Cold Affects Skylights

The materials on your roof are contracting in winter cold, but the skylight is a set size. Unless the skylight was properly installed with adequate sealing and flashing, winter contraction sets the stage for the skylight to leak. As winter snow melts, water can seep in around the seal, which may have ruptured with the shifting and contracting of building materials. […]

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. […]

Why You Should Consider Skylights

skyIf your home lacks natural light, you might be thinking about adding skylights as a way to get more light into dark rooms. While skylights are a great way to add light, what else can they bring to your home? Find out the biggest benefits of adding skylights.

Fresh Air

Just as skylights add light to your home, they can also add fresh air by venting open. This can help regulate the temperature within your home by increasing air circulation in dense rooms, which otherwise lack ventilation. […]

Is It a Leak or Condensation?

You know that roof leaks spell danger, so when you spot discoloration on your ceiling, you begin to worry. Roof leaks compound over time so it’s important to get things checked out right away. In some cases, the issue is simply condensation — a much less critical problem. Find out how to tell whether you’re dealing with a roof leak vs. condensation.

Signs You Have a Roof Leak

If you’re looking at a roof leak, you will find other signs in your home. If you can see through to the sky from the attic, then there is no question you have a roof leak. In this case, take immediate action to get the roof fixed before you incur more property damage. […]

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. […]

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: […]

6 Reasons to Install Skylights

skylightsIf your home lacks natural light, you might be considering installing skylights to brighten things up. Skylights are a great source of natural light in the home, but they have many other benefits, too. Here are 6 reasons to choose skylights.

Curb Your Power Consumption

The more natural light that enters your home, the less artificial light you need to see comfortably. If you add skylights, you can get by without table or overhead lighting for greater periods of time. Whenever you choose natural light instead of fixtures, you will reduce your power consumption and save money on your electric bills. […]

Fixing Your Problematic Skylights

fixing SkylightsSkylights are a romantic idea; it’s easy to see why homeowners love them. Yet homeowners who have lived with skylights that experienced problems have a less rosy view of these home improvements. If your skylights have problems, it’s important to fix them before they fail. Learn how our team can fix four common skylight issues.

Common Skylight Problems

A skylight allows extra light into your home, along with UV rays that cause eventual home wear and tear. A skylight on the sunny side of your house lets in three times more light than a comparable window, due to its location on the roof. Over time, this means uneven fading of furniture, rugs, artwork, and more. […]