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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.

Choose the Right Energy-Saving Material for Your Commercial Roof

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Commercial roofs must be cost-effective above all else. Whether you own commercial property or you run a property management company and one of the properties you oversee is due for a new roof, a cost-benefit analysis is a top tool for deciding which type of roofing system is the best choice. What makes deciding cost-effectiveness so challenging is the choice you face between long-term and short-term benefits. These are three main types of single-ply roofing systems; each have different costs and benefits you’ll need to weigh in your choice.

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With Flat Roofs, You Have Options

With Flat Roofs You Have Options

If your building has a flat roof, you have many options to choose for the system and type of materials used to construct your roof. Every type has its own benefits and drawbacks; learn more about each of the following options:

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The Importance of Algae Resistant Roofing

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Algae is a bothersome and unattractive problem that can strike anywhere on your home or commercial building, and the roof shingles are especially one place that is a definite breeding ground for it. Roofs that get a lot of shade or are constantly battling hot and humid conditions are more susceptible to this problem. There are a few things that you can do to prevent this problem from occurring, and getting algae resistant roof shingles is a good place to start.

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What Are the Best Roofing Materials for Your Lake House or Condo?

Best Roofing Materials for Lake House or Condo

Living near Lake of the Ozarks is a combination of peaceful, scenic and eventful, but when it comes to your roofing, being close to the water can also offer a few challenges in terms of choosing building materials for your home. Not all materials can stand up to the demands of a moisture-filled environment. This is especially true with roofing materials. Products like wooden shingles can easily be compromised by constant exposure to moisture.

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The Pros and Cons of Copper Roofing

Pros and Cons of Copper Roofing

Anybody who's ever seen a copper weather vane or cupola, knows how beautiful copper is in an outdoor setting. It can be treated to resist weathering, but some people find the greenish patina that weathered copper develops to be just as beautiful -- if not more so -- than when it's shiny and new! (Interestingly, because our air quality is actually better than it was years ago, copper doesn't develop a greenish patina very quickly these days.) Copper is both classic and classy, and there's nothing more beautiful than home topped with a copper roof.

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