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Midwest Roofing provides roofing repair and installation services at the Lake of the Ozarks, Jefferson City, and Columbia areas. Our blog contains posts rich with tips and tricks on maintaining and protecting your home or commercial building.

Fixing Sagging or Loose Gutters

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Waterlogged leaves can grow too heavy for gutter troughs, and they can make your gutters start to bend. Even the most well-cleaned gutters can start to sag because of extreme temperature changes, harsh winds, and other elements wreaking havoc. One of the best ways to prevent sagging gutters before they start to split or break is to make sure the fasteners are firmly in place and are well reinforced (even adding a few more fasteners can help). Most gutters have spikes holding them in place or brackets underneath them to support the weight. Here's how to replace each type of fastener.

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Choose the Right Energy-Saving Material for Your Commercial Roof

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Commercial roofs must be cost-effective above all else. Whether you own commercial property or you run a property management company and one of the properties you oversee is due for a new roof, a cost-benefit analysis is a top tool for deciding which type of roofing system is the best choice. What makes deciding cost-effectiveness so challenging is the choice you face between long-term and short-term benefits. These are three main types of single-ply roofing systems; each have different costs and benefits you’ll need to weigh in your choice.

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How to Detect a Leak and Repair Leaking Vent Pipes

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Any holes in your roof make it susceptible to leaks. These holes can be found in gaps in your shingles, worn wood due to ice dams, and even in holes that serve a purpose, like near your vents or chimney. Older rooftop vent pipes can start to develop leaks as the metal cracks or the parts work themselves loose. Be sure to detect signs of leaks before water damage becomes too serious and repair the leaks before they grow out of control.

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Inspect Your Roof's Interior Too!

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There are two sides to winterizing your roof for winter: one is preparing the exterior of your roof, which involves repairing shingle damage, making sure your gutters are clear, and thinking about how to divert snow drifts. But inspecting your roof's interior is just as important because it can give you important insight into future damage to watch for and developing problems you can fix now.

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Is Your Home Protected from Ice Dams?

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Roofs and shingles are designed to minimize damage: three-tab shingles overlap each other to prevent leaks, tar strips create a seal so the edges can't be easily picked up or torn off by the wind, and the shape of architectural shingles creates a slope to keep water drained. But sometimes those protections can be compromised by ice dams, and that can be unwelcoming news for your roof.

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Latest Blog Posts

Waterlogged leaves can grow too heavy for gutter troughs, and they can make your gutters start to bend. Even the most we...
Commercial roofs must be cost-effective above all else. Whether you own commercial property or you run a property manage...
Any holes in your roof make it susceptible to leaks. These holes can be found in gaps in your shingles, worn wood due to...