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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.

Protect Your Roof from the Effects of Summer Extremes

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Summer heatwaves can be brutal, and they're no good for roofing materials. Asphalt shingles are popular because they are durable, but once they get hot enough for the coating to fuse and harden, the loss of flexibility leads to cracks, curling, and gaps that rain can penetrate. Be sure to protect your property from such heat-related damage!

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3 Ways Extreme Heat Impacts Your Roof

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It's joyous summertime! The smells of freshly cut grass and chlorine fill the air, and the sounds of ice cream trucks and cheerful children ring in the distance. Your roof, on the other hand, isn't having such a great time. If you live in Southern or Midwest states, summers no doubt get hot. It's important not to underestimate the damage heat can do to your roofing. Let's look at three ways to tell that heat is affecting and damaging your roof.

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Considerations to Remember Before Repairing or Replacing Your Roof

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Having a sturdy, protective roof is essential to building's longevity, and it is important to consider repair or replacement if (inevitably, when) it gets damaged. However, it's not a good idea to just jump in and start hammering away. Here are a few things to consider before climbing that ladder yourself and making inspections or fixes.

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Ask a Roof Inspector About the Roof Before Buying a House

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Even though it's something that's easy to overlook, the quality and condition of the roof should be a major part of the decision whenever you're buying a new home. The seller may have already done an inspection, in which case you should ask to see the report and any disclosure forms. But if the roof hasn't been checked, have a professional roofer make an inspection during the negotiations. Not only will a roofer be able to offer an expert opinion about the age, quality, and condition of the roof, you can take the opportunity to ask the inspector more detailed questions about the roof than you might get from a report. Here are some questions to keep in mind:

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Look for Sound Qualifications in a Residential Roofer

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For many homeowners, hiring a roofer is stressful and expensive. You want to hire someone that is trustworthy, works at a fair price, and keeps busy. Getting a new roof is something many of us only have to do once or twice in a lifetime, so what qualities should you look for in a roofer?

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