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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.

Installing Single-Ply Roof Insulation

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Just like with any insulation, insulating a commercial roof is a great investment that saves energy and money for years. The darker the roof is, the more heat the building can absorb/not reflect, making insulation even more valuable in energy retention. If you're needing to insulate a commercial building roof or need to consider it, keep these few tips in mind.

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Metal Roofs Gaining Popularity on Asphalt Shingle Roofing

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Asphalt shingles are still one of the most popular and cheapest roofing options. You can get about 20 years out of a good asphalt roof, and it can be done at a reasonably low cost. However, another segment of the market in roofing that is quickly gaining in popularity is the metal roof. Metal roofing has historically been an option for commercial or industrial properties without a large demand in residential property. No longer is this the case, as advances in this material have made it much more popular for homes. 

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3 Key Benefits of a TPO Roof

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The traditional commercial roof is a black, rubber EPDM roof. But now there are widely available roof alternatives such as PVC, TPO, and more. TPO commercial roofs have only been commercially available since the early 1990s, and they have the fastest growing demand when it comes time for property owners to invest in a new roof. Here are 3 main advantages of a TPO roof:

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How to Choose a Roof for Your Historic Home

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Historic structures tell long stories of time, place, people, and how life has changed over the years. You love your historic home, but now the roof is damaged or unsafe. If you are planning to make roofing changes, there are historic preservation considerations. Structures that have been designated as historical or are part of a historical district may be protected by local, state, and/or federal regulations. Your choice of historic roofing materials may be governed by building codes or other legal restrictions. Some building codes, however, permit variances for roofing materials used on a historic house, or in some cases, it may be possible to obtain an individual variance.

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4 Popular Roof Choices for Your Home

4 popular roof choices for your home

Deciding on a roof for your home is an investment that stays with and impacts you for decades. Cost is a major factor, but other variables like size, complexity of the roof shape/structure, and more determine what would be best for you and your home. These four roofing materials are popular and may be greatly beneficial, but you should weigh them with the drawbacks to make sure you don't regret your decision years down the road.

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