A Look Back At Kangaroo

Kangaroo Contractors

In celebration of our 25th year in business here is a look back at our logo and name changes over the years. Where it all started: The year was 1996 and I needed a job while I went to graduate school in Occupational Therapy. One of the guys I played basketball with on a weekly…

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Why is Proper Attic Ventilation Important?

proper attic ventilation

If you have taken a look at virtually any roof, you have probably noticed that most attics and roofs are vented. You may have seen a fan or ridge cap on the peak of the roof, and wondered to yourself, what is that?   We are here to tell you all about them. Plus the important…

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Getting An Energy Efficient Roof

Reviews One of the biggest concerns with roofing energy efficiency is unwanted heat, you might assume that a lighter colored roof is always better than a darker roof. But the reality isn’t quite as straightforward. Getting an energy efficient roof requires some planning.  The best time to do this is when you are replacing your…

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4 Key Advantages That New Thermal Windows Provide

When was the last time you took a close look at the windows in your McKinney house? It is likely your residential windows look a little sad. Did you also realize that those aging windows are also not providing a lot in the way of practical benefits? Kangaroo Contractors provides thermal windows and vinyl replacement…

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Let’s Winterize Our Homes!

Let’s make sure you home is winter ready! We can help protect your home against freezing temperatures by adding extra insulation to the attic. This will prevent warm air from creeping to your roof and causing ice dams. We should also check flashing to ensure water can’t enter your home. You should consider replacing worn…

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Soffit Vents: Are they restricting air flow?

Before, middle and after pictures of an issue we see quite often on houses in North Texas. Whenever we paint a house we always replace the soffit vent covers so they don’t get clogged with paint (most painters just spray right over the old ones). Most of the time when we pull them off the…

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Aluminum Window Install

Before and After pictures of a window installation going from single pane aluminum to thermal break aluminum. Not only was the view through the windows more clear, but the homeowner noticed a 4 degree drop in room temperature. Save

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Thermal Break Aluminum Bay Window

Before and after pictures of a Kitchen bay window. Because of the way the builder originally constructed this window, the structure was touching the ground which caused moisture and termite migration into the wood and siding. We had to demolish and completely rebuild the bay window structure and cover it with LP SmartSide trim and…

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Energy Solution for a Hot Room

Before and after pictures of an upstairs game room that was always uncomfortable. Part of this room was over the back porch and when we removed the carpet and subfloor we discovered the builder did not install insulation as we suspected after an energy audit. We then air sealed and insulated in one step with…

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Infrared Pictures for Foam Insulation

Dramatic before and after pictures of the benefits of foam insulation. First picture shows how cold air is transmitted through the fiberglass batts on a home with 18 foot ceilings, which is typical in new homes in our area, as seen in second reference picture. The third picture, after the batts have been removed, picks…

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