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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.

How to Choose the Right Roof for Your Historic Home or Building

Choosing Best Roof for Historic Building

In many cases, the roofs on historic homes or buildings were a major design feature. Even if your home isn't in a historic district that mandates staying true to its historic legacy, putting an inappropriate roof on it can look odd and out of character. Choosing the right roof for your historic home or building can be a real challenge since many of the original roofing materials covering homes from a century or more ago aren't even available anymore! That doesn't mean that you can't come close, however, and nobody but a historic architectural buff need ever knows the difference!

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5 Common Causes of Roof Failure

Common Causes of Roof Failure

The term roof failure is generally associated with the total loss or collapse of the roof structure. However, roof failure does not always present itself in such a dramatic fashion. For example, the five common causes of roof failure are usually not evident until the roof experiences partial or total failure.

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Tips on How to Choose the Best Gutter Color for Your Home

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Gutters are a necessary part of your home, which is why we recommend and are dealers of Waterloov Gutter Guards. Think of it as preventative maintenance for your home. You will need to make sure that they're positioned correctly so that they do their job right. You don't want your home suffering from any foundation damage. Gutters clearly hang on the outside of your home, so you will want to choose a color that will compliment it.

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Ways You'll Save on Energy Bills with a New Roof

Ways to Save on Energy Bills

Almost half the money you spend on energy goes to heating and cooling your home. That's a fact according to the Federal Trade Commission. It's also a fact that a poorly insulated, or poorly constructed roof is making those costs higher than they need to be. That's because your roof is your first defense against the hot summer air and the cold winter chill.

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How to Avoid a Roof Collapse: Six Things You Need to Know

Tips to Avoid Roof Collapse

It's every homeowner's nightmare: You're lying in bed sound asleep when, suddenly, the roof caves in. The good news is that you can prevent this! Knowledge is power, as they say, and that's certainly true about learning how to prevent your roof from collapsing.

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