Metal Roofing coming in January 2017!



Midtown offers complete residential roofing services including new construction and complete replacements. Even in the case of an insurance claim, Midtown can help you every step of the way. From the initial meeting to the final clean up, we are committed to providing all of our customers with unsurpassed service and lasting results from their new roof, including:


Offering a wide variety of roofing materials from asphalt to slate.

All installations performed to Manufacturer Specifications to ensure the integrity of your manufacturer’s warranty.

All roofs installed by insured & certified roofing professionals.

Midtown leaves the job site looking better than before.



Is your St. Louis Home in need of a new roof?



Just like people, asphalt shingles gradually change with the passage of time. Signs of this aging process may appear as early as the first couple of years, during what is often called the Curing Phase. At first, you may notice small surface cracks, or a few small blisters. These changes will not affect the ability of the asphalt shingles to protect your roof, and are an anticipated part of the aging process.


Next is the Stable Phase, in which signs of aging will slow down dramatically. The duration of the stable phase may last 20-30 years, but is dependent on many factors including the construction of the asphalt shingles, the condition of your roof and roofing ventilation, roof slope, location, materials, design, underlayment, as well as the workmanship of your roofing contractor.


Near the end of the expected life of asphalt shingles, the aging process begins to speed up. This is what is called the Final Phase, during which most homeowners start to think about replacing their asphalt shingles. You may experience the following:



One of the things you may notice is a slight curling of the shingles along the bottom edge, particularly during cold weather. This is a normal occurrence of asphalt shingles and results from the natural loss of the oils from the asphalt covering the felt. As the asphalt loses its oil, it slowly becomes more rigid, and may shrink at a quicker rate than the felt.



Just like skin that has been exposed to the scorching heat of the sun, the surface of asphalt shingles reacts in a similar fashion. Like your skin, asphalt shingles may develop small surface cracks. This is a result of asphalt shingles becoming more brittle over time. Thermal shock and deck movement may also increase the occurrence of surface cracking.



As asphalt shingles age, large bubble-like blisters may appear on the surface, some as large as a quarter.  They may be open, exposing the asphalt, or closed. Blisters are more likely to appear when there is inadequate ventilation, or in areas where tree sap drips onto the shingles. Small “rash” blisters do not affect the performance of the shingles.




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Midtown Home Improvements is a local, family owned and operated company that was founded in April 1990. Midtown is an award-winning full line residential remodeler specializing in exterior and interior home improvements throughout St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson County in Missouri and into Southwest Illinois.

130 North Central, O'Fallon, MO 63366





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