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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.

Take Precautions on Your Gas Ventilation System and Roof for a Safe Home

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Do you have gas-powered appliances in your home? If so, your attic's venting system is set up to remove carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases from the air through the roof. Sometimes bad hail storms or tornadoes can jar or damage the connections between the gas-powered appliances and your roof's venting system. Even some repair jobs could lead to increased carbon monoxide poisoning risks if not all connections are put back into position. Be sure to take these precautions before having your roof repaired to keep your home safe for you and your loved ones.

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Three Precautions to Take Before Accessing Your Roof

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Doing a bit of do-it-yourself roof maintenance can help prolong the life and integrity of your roof. If you feel comfortable doing tasks like cleaning your gutters, removing debris, and quickly inspecting for potentially bent or missing shingles, then you should do it to keep your roof in good shape. But when you're accessing your roof, make sure you follow these crucial safety tips:

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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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Choose the Right Energy-Saving Material for Your Commercial Roof

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Commercial roofs must be cost-effective above all else. Whether you own commercial property or you run a property management company and one of the properties you oversee is due for a new roof, a cost-benefit analysis is a top tool for deciding which type of roofing system is the best choice. What makes deciding cost-effectiveness so challenging is the choice you face between long-term and short-term benefits. These are three main types of single-ply roofing systems; each have different costs and benefits you’ll need to weigh in your choice.

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Do you have gas-powered appliances in your home? If so, your attic's venting system is set up to remove carbon monoxide ...
Doing a bit of do-it-yourself roof maintenance can help prolong the life and integrity of your roof. If you feel comfort...