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.

3 Key Benefits of a TPO Roof

commercial building lined with windows with wispy clouds in blue sky

The traditional commercial roof is a black, rubber EPDM roof. But now there are widely available roof alternatives such as PVC, TPO, and more. TPO commercial roofs have only been commercially available since the early 1990s, and they have the fastest growing demand when it comes time for property owners to invest in a new roof. Here are 3 main advantages of a TPO roof:

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How to Choose a Roof for Your Historic Home

historic colonial revival home with pillar aesthetics and balcony

Historic structures tell long stories of time, place, people, and how life has changed over the years. You love your historic home, but now the roof is damaged or unsafe. If you are planning to make roofing changes, there are historic preservation considerations. Structures that have been designated as historical or are part of a historical district may be protected by local, state, and/or federal regulations. Your choice of historic roofing materials may be governed by building codes or other legal restrictions. Some building codes, however, permit variances for roofing materials used on a historic house, or in some cases, it may be possible to obtain an individual variance.

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Roof Safety Tips to Consider Before Making the Climb

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At some point in any homeowner's life, there comes a time when you need to venture onto your roof. It isn't just as easy as grabbing a ladder and climbing up, though. There are many factors to take into consideration before you make the climb to ensure the safety of yourself and your home. Be aware, practice certain avoidance, and follow these tips to be safely on your way.

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Clean and Reposition Your Gutter System with the Change in Season

leaves in roof's gutters

Everyone knows that falling leaves in autumn can muck up a gutter system, but even if your house doesn't have any trees around the perimeter, now is the time for a quick maintenance check to make sure everything is ready for the season and the inevitable winter. Here's how:

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Gutters: Protecting Your House from Top to Bottom

upwards view of gutter and downspout lining edge of house on clear day

Gutter systems are more than long boxes that border the perimeter of your home's roof. The system includes:

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