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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.

The Power of the Sun (Tunnel)

3d rendered illustration of sun tunnel system transporting natural daylight from roof into room

Is your home lacking natural sunlight and isn't as bright as you'd like? Are the positions of your windows fixed where it doesn't let much light in? Unfortunately, this isn't something you can change; however, there is a simple workaround to this dark problem. Adding a sun tunnel is a great alternative to adding more light into your home.

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What Are the Warning Signs of Roof Support Problems?

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The majority of roofing support problems come from unsupported weight. Whether the strutting beams are the wrong size from initial building construction or the wood has weakened due to water exposure over the course of several years, weight is not being evenly and adequately upheld on a poorly supported roof. Some roofing problems are less direct: the roof braces and struts are sufficient, but they aren't on load-bearing walls. Not only will this lead to roof damage, it also causes damage to the walls and floors of the building.

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Maintain Your Gutters to Prolong Your Roof Edge's Lifespan

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Gutters aren't something most people notice until something goes wrong. Whether you start to see leaves trapped along the edges of your roof, notice dripping water from somewhere besides the designated spouts, or a potential tenant or home buyer is stopping by and you noticed too late that cleaning your gutters wasn't on your to-do list, gutters are otherwise invisible. Here are a few easy maintenance tips for keeping your gutters looking clean and new without needing to keep them top-of-mind.

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Keep Black Marks Off Your Shingled Rooftop

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If you have an asphalt rooftop, it is possible black algae will grow on your shingles if you do not take steps to prevent this natural occurrence from taking place. It will become an eyesore, have negative impacts on your curb appeal, and could even grow further and damage your roof. Take a few steps to minimize the chance of black marks from appearing altogether to keep your asphalt shingles in the best condition.

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Spray Polyurethane Roof Coatings

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Many people don't realize the amazing benefits that come along with coating their roof. It will not only extend the life of your roof, but it will prevent ponds of water from forming and leaks infiltrating your office building or home and damaging it. Spray polyurethane is an extremely versatile coating that should be considered for any new or replacement roof, or for continued maintenance.

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Latest Blog Posts

Is your home lacking natural sunlight and isn't as bright as you'd like? Are the positions of your windows fixed where i...
The majority of roofing support problems come from unsupported weight. Whether the strutting beams are the wrong size fr...
Gutters aren't something most people notice until something goes wrong. Whether you start to see leaves trapped along th...