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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.

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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Protect Your House with a Roof Coating

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Anytime you can better protect your roof, you're making the right investments for your home and helping your wallet. Roofs with asphalt shingles typically have layered shingles for added strength against leaks and deterioration. Similarly, metal and singe-ply roofs can get a roof coating to reduce heat damage and energy transfer that will prolong roofs’ lifetime.

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Know Your Roof Before You Sell Your Home

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Selling your home can be stressful. There's packing to take care of, landscaping to maintain, and showings to arrange. While staging your home well can make it more appealing to buyers, nothing is more important than the condition of the roof. Before you can sell your home, it's vital that you understand how your roof impacts resale value and what you can do to better prepare your home for potential homebuyers.

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Recognize the Impacts of Trees Around Your Building

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When deciding to keep, cut down, or plant trees around your home or office building, consider the practical, financial, and safety matters. There are many benefits of having trees nearby, but they also have a few hazards to be wary of. Think about the following for your building:

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