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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.

Inspect Your Roof's Interior Too!

roof's interior in attic

There are two sides to winterizing your roof for winter: one is preparing the exterior of your roof, which involves repairing shingle damage, making sure your gutters are clear, and thinking about how to divert snow drifts. But inspecting your roof's interior is just as important because it can give you important insight into future damage to watch for and developing problems you can fix now.

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Is Your Home Protected from Ice Dams?

roof with ice and icicles

Roofs and shingles are designed to minimize damage: three-tab shingles overlap each other to prevent leaks, tar strips create a seal so the edges can't be easily picked up or torn off by the wind, and the shape of architectural shingles creates a slope to keep water drained. But sometimes those protections can be compromised by ice dams, and that can be unwelcoming news for your roof.

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Three Steps for Preparing Your Roof's Exterior for Winter

exterior of home in background out of focus in wintertime

Winterizing your home in advance is the best way to deflect the drafty moisture, storm damage, and cold weather havoc that winter brings. Your roof is particularly susceptible to winter damage without adequate preparation, so make sure you set aside time to take action to reduce the risk of compromising the integrity to your roof's exterior. Here's how:

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Tips for Insulating Your Roof

Tips for Insulating Your Roof

Attics can be tough to insulate, especially if it's full of knee walls and small crevices that are hard to reach. But attics are also where you're losing money and energy, and they're well worth the attention and investment. If you have decided you're ready to take on the project of insulating your attic and roof, here are a few tips to get you started:

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How Do Ventilation and Roofing Systems Work?

How Do Ventilation and Roofing Systems Work

Every home needs to have roof vents, which are designed to allow hot air and humidity to escape. If your roof does not have the appropriate ventilation, damage may be caused due to dry rot in the attic, as well as a substantial loss in energy efficiency.

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