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Midwest Roofing Blog

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.

How to Detect a Leak and Repair Leaking Vent Pipes

rain drops falling on metal roof

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!

roof's interior in attic

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?

roof with ice and icicles

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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Three Steps for Preparing Your Roof's Exterior for Winter

exterior of home in background out of focus in wintertime

Winterizing your home in advance is the best way to deflect the drafty moisture, storm damage, and cold weather havoc that winter brings. Your roof is particularly susceptible to winter damage without adequate preparation, so make sure you set aside time to take action to reduce the risk of compromising the integrity to your roof's exterior. Here's how:

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With Flat Roofs, You Have Options

With Flat Roofs You Have Options

If your building has a flat roof, you have many options to choose for the system and type of materials used to construct your roof. Every type has its own benefits and drawbacks; learn more about each of the following options:

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Latest Blog Posts

Any holes in your roof make it susceptible to leaks. These holes can be found in gaps in your shingles, worn wood due to...
There are two sides to winterizing your roof for winter: one is preparing the exterior of your roof, which involves repa...
Roofs and shingles are designed to minimize damage: three-tab shingles overlap each other to prevent leaks, tar strips c...