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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.

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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How to Detect a Leak and Repair Leaking Vent Pipes

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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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When to Repair or Replace Your Commercial Roof

When to Repair or Replace Your Commercial Roof

Sometimes a roof has issues that a new protective coat or re-covering simply won't solve. At that point, you have two options: to either repair or replace your commercial roof. But how to decide?

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Diagnosing and Repairing a Leaky Skylight

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Skylights are both beautiful and functional, but they are sometimes susceptible to leaks. They are actually the top roof leak repair in residential homes. Not only is a leaky skylight not visually appealing, but it's also an indicator that hidden problems and damage are probably lurking. If you notice moisture around your skylight, you'll want to diagnose and fix the problem as soon as possible. You may just have a minor problem on your hands, or you may have a really major one. You won't know until you act on it. 

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Knowing When It's Time to Replace or Update Your Gutters

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Gutters are an extremely important part of your house since they direct water away from your exterior walls, doors, windows, and foundation, preventing it from making its way inside of your home. Good gutter maintenance will keep them clean and doing their job, but they will eventually need repair or replacement to continue effectively protecting your home. It's imperative to know when it's time to replace or update your gutters. Look for these signs of wear.

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