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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.

Make Yard Maintenance Easier with Two Changes

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Most of us have the plants our house came with. Unless you like to garden, it can be difficult to know if the plants are local species, if they need special care during seasons, or if they need more or less water than normal to keep them moderately thriving. If you want to reduce your watering bill without drying out your yard, and you want to use the changes to protect your home, here are a few ways to keep your plants healthy, no matter what type they are:

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Your Checklist for Spring Cleaning Your Roof

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The best way to approach spring cleaning is with a checklist. If you prepare now and have a plan for what you need to clean, inspect, or repair, you know what areas need attention, and you can run through your list without wasting time and doubling back over work. Your home’s roof needs a cleaning as well, so make sure you thoroughly examine your roof by considering these improvement opportunities.

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Maintain Your Roof During Winter Months to Avoid Damage

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If you have asphalt shingles on your rooftop, taking steps to prepare and maintain them during wintertime will be necessary, so they do not sustain damage. Failure to do routine upkeep of your roof can lead to needing repairs if water makes its way into your home or building. Follow these steps to keep your roof in the best condition when the threat of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures arise.

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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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How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Roof

How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Roof

Regular cleaning, proper insulation, and proper ventilation go miles in extending the life of your roof. By taking great care of your roof and taking these smaller investment steps, you will be able to save substantial amounts of money in delaying replacement costs. Follow these top five tips to expand your roof’s lifespan.

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