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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.

5 Benefits of Having a Roof Garden

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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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Equip Your Smart House with Smart Roof Tech

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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

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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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3 Benefits of Seamless Steel Siding for Your Home

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Does your house need a new look? Or maybe you're building a new home from the ground up, and you want your new property to stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. One way you could accomplish this is by choosing seamless steel siding for your property. Steel for siding is a durable material, more than vinyl or wood. It can also be used to help reflect the sun's rays, which can be beneficial in keeping your house cooler in the summer. Steel siding is a great option and may be right for your home, given its wonderful benefits.

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Your Checklist for Spring Cleaning Your Roof

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The best way to approach spring cleaning is with a checklist. If you prepare now and have a plan for what you need to clean, inspect, or repair, you know what areas need attention, and you can run through your list without wasting time and doubling back over work. Your home’s roof needs a cleaning as well, so make sure you thoroughly examine your roof by considering these improvement opportunities.

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A roof garden, also known as a green roof, is simply a garden placed on the roof a building. It helps the ecosystem and ...
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