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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.

Use Your Home's Architectural Style to Choose the Right Roof

view of front of queen anne style home from sidewalk

Whatever the type of home you have, your roof evokes a special style and feel for your home's aesthetic. You want your roof to complement your house, providing a haven for you inside while delivering an original flair that suits your home outside. When deciding the right material for your roof, consider these different architectural styles, and how different roofs affect their look and appeal.

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5 Benefits of Having a Roof Garden

lush green roof garden on a building with clear blue skies

A roof garden, also known as a green roof, is simply a garden placed on the roof a building. It helps the ecosystem and the environment by providing ecosystem services (i.e. improve storm water management, mitigate urban heat-island effects, provide wildlife habitat, and improve air quality) in an urban environment. Roof gardens can serve multiple purposes. For instance, they can be a place where you go to relax and enjoy the landscape architecture provided by your roof garden or even be a place to grow food and farm. Roof gardens are attracting more interest and have even been developed on local government buildings in cities such as Chicago and Rochester, New York. Consider these benefits if you’re thinking of adding a garden to your roof.

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Dress Up Your Home with Decorative Vents

close-up of decorative brass vent cover for home air system

While the outside of your home and roof may see improvement projects, look inside too! Your home is your castle and its interior design is an extension of your personality. Whether you've already taken an active hand in redecorating your home or are still choosing the first shade of paint, don't forget the peripherals! We've all seen at least one example of mismatched fixtures, often in the form of a dingy, beige light switch and outlet covers on freshly painted walls. But what about your vents? Don't settle for the old defaults, dress up your home with fixtures that match your style.

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Equip Your Smart House with Smart Roof Tech

overhead view of suburban neighborhood homes

Smart houses and technology are growing fast and are already doing a lot to keep people safer. Advanced locking systems can recognize inhabitants and let them in while deterring criminals with security that can't be beaten by a bump key. Sensors in the sockets and circuit breakers send you alerts if something is powered on when it probably shouldn't be and let you turn it off remotely. Even temperature controls can let you monitor and adjust your home's temperature while away on vacation. Make sure you have the same control and advanced notice when it comes to your roof by adding these technologies.

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Benefit from a Skylight in Your Home

octagonal skylight window and web-like muntins with partly cloudy skies

The arrival of spring onsets many home improvement projects and ideas as we crawl out of the indoor isolation of cold and winter. If you are looking to brighten up your home with more natural light, installing a skylight can help. A skylight addition is a great way to let in outside light through your roof to the interior of your home. Here are three benefits of adding a skylight of adding a skylight to your home.

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Whatever the type of home you have, your roof evokes a special style and feel for your home's aesthetic. You want your r...
A roof garden, also known as a green roof, is simply a garden placed on the roof a building. It helps the ecosystem and ...
While the outside of your home and roof may see improvement projects, look inside too! Your home is your castle and its ...