Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Do I Need a Roof Inspection?

Your roof is an integral part of your home. It protects your home, it's contents and you from the outside elements. Therefore, it's important that you keep it in tip-top shape. While it can be difficult for you to know if your roof has issues, a professional roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks knows what to look for. Below are some questions to ask yourself when deciding if you need a roof inspection or not.

1. How long has it been since my roof was last inspected? 


It is recommended to have your roof inspected twice per year. This is because both winter weather and summer weather can affect your roof differently, and here at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can have some weather on both extremes. If you don't know when your roof was last inspected, it's probably a good idea to have it looked over by a professional. Small issues can lead to costly problems down the road. If addressed early on, you can save a lot of money and frustration.

2. Is it possible I have hail or wind damage? 


Hail storms and tornadoes are both popular weather occurrences in Missouri. If your home is subject to any type of severe weather, it's possible your roof sustained storm damage. If other homes on your block have roof damage, it's definitely a good idea to have yours checked out. Since we offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, it doesn't hurt to have your roof looked at after a big storm.

3. Do I have missing or lifted roof shingles? 


Like mentioned above, it's not always easy to spot roof issues from the ground. However, if you notice any missing or lifted roof shingles, you're going to want to schedule a roof inspection. You want to get those shingles replaced as soon as possible to prevent further roof damage, such as water seeping inside your home.

4. Are there granules in my gutters and downspouts? 


As you are cleaning out your gutters in preparation for winter, check for shingle granules that may have come off and accumulated in your gutters or downspouts. An excessive amount of granules could mean that it's time to have your roof replaced. These granules are a protective coating on your shingles, so without them, your roof is more vulnerable to leaks and other roof damage.


5. How old is my roof? 


Going back to number one, if you don't know the last time your roof was inspected, and your home is quite old, it's in your best interest to schedule a roof inspection. The older your roof is, the more vulnerable it gets. You want to make sure you catch any issues early to fix them before it leads to costly repairs. If you're in need of a new roof, it's important to get that done before a faulty roof leads to other issues inside your home such as water damage and/or mold growth.

When you choose to work with Above & Beyond Roofing, your roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks is free! We will also provide you with a free estimate if repairs or replacement are needed. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, trust Above & Beyond Roofing!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

The Issues with Moisture and Your Commercial Roof

With winter quickly approaching, the likelihood of moisture affecting roofs increases. In today's blog, your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to inform local business owners of the problems associated with moisture on commercial roofs. Keep reading to learn about what you need to watch out for when it comes to your commercial roof.

Commercial Roofs


Just like your residential roof protects your home and its contents, a commercial roof is designed to protect your business from the elements. The roof is a commercial building's first line of defense against wind, rain, snow, sleet, ice, etc. It is also the most vulnerable part of your building, and therefore, must be continuously inspected, maintained and repaired. Leaks and roof collapse on a commercial building can lead to the shut down of your facility and a lot of lost income. Taking care of your commercial roof will make it easier for  you to take care of your business.

Moisture Related Commercial Roof Issues


While signs of a serious problem may be apparent from inside the building, other issues may not be quite as visible to the untrained eye. Water stains on the ceiling signify there's probably a leak somewhere, which is likely the result of a damaged roof. An unexplained odor or signs of mold could be the result of water penetration through the roof. These issues are easy to spot, but it's also important to have your commercial roof at the Lake of the Ozarks inspected regularly to identify any problems that haven't surfaced in the interior of the building yet. By catching issues early on, you can avoid more costly repairs down the road.

Visuals to Look For 


As a business owner, there are certain things you can look for to determine if you have a moisture or water issue with your roof or might have one in the near future:
  • Prolonged standing water on your roof. (This is a common problems for almost all commercial flat roofs.) 
  • Blistering or peeling of paint, inside the building and on the exterior. (Moisture can seep down through the roof and run along walls, creating problems nowhere near where the actual leak began.) 
  • Wood rot and/or moist insulation in the attic of your building. 
  • Bubbles or blisters in your shingles. 
  • Gaps in the roof flashing. 
  • Deteriorating seals around skylights. 
  • Improper gutters or drainage systems. (While there may not be a roofing issue yet, improper drainage of water from your roof can lead to ice dams and major roofing problems.) 
  • Increased utility costs. (If you're roof is letting too much air escape or build up inside the attic, not only will your utility costs be affected, but there's the likelihood of a leak showing up after the next rain or snow storm.) 

The best way to avoid roof related problems with your business is to keep up with regular inspections and maintenance. Above & Beyond Roofing is here for all your Lake of the Ozarks commercial roofing needs, as well as residential roofing needs. From inspections and estimates to repairs and re-roofs, we've got it all covered! Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule an inspection or request an estimate.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

3 Common Reasons Some New Asphalt Roofs Fail

You just got a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks. You expect it to last for years to come, right? Unfortunately, there are several circumstances where a new roof fails prematurely. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses some of the reasons this could happen.

1. Improper Installation by the Roofing Contractor.


No matter if you purchased the best shingles on the market, poor installation by the roofing contractor could lead to a premature roof failure. Therefore, it's important you hire a well-experienced, knowledgeable roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks to do the job. Be sure to check their reviews and references, and see how long they've been in business. When you do have a new roof installed, be sure to ask the roofer if they offer any warranty for their installation work, as the manufacturers warranty only covers defects with the material, not the installation.

2. Issues with the Manufacturing of the Roofing Material.


All asphalt shingles are not made alike. They come in a variety of different grades and levels of quality. Manufacturers could cut production costs by opting for a cheaper grade of asphalt. The chemical properties of asphalt are vital to the lifespan of the shingle, as it determines the ability to withstand the elements. If the asphalt is poor quality, if there's too much powdered stone filler or if the manufacturing process is not great, the granules will come off the shingles must faster and in greater quantities than normal. Luckily, for this issue, you should have a manufacturer's warranty. Be sure to ask your roofer about the warranty before you have a new roof installed.

3. Improper Ventilation of the Roof.


Ventilation of the underside of the roof is directly related to the life expectancy of your shingles. Poorly ventilated roofs create an environment for moisture to build up in the attic spaces. Excess moisture under the roof shingles can cause the wood to move more than it's supposed to. This can lead to premature failure of your new roof. During the winter months, a build up of heat in the attic can lead to ice dams. An attic ventilation system that's properly balanced helps keep your roof in optimal condition.

The best thing you can do when having a new roof installed is to make sure you have a reputable Lake of the Ozarks roofer that you are working with. Above & Beyond Roofing offers many years of experience, and we can provide references for our work. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for more information or to get a free estimate!

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Friday, October 27, 2017

4 Characteristics of a Great Roofer

As you've probably seen by now, Above & Beyond Roofing was recently recognized at the best roofer in Missouri! How did we get there? Keep reading to learn about some of the characteristics that make a roofer great.

1. Comes Highly Recommended for Quality Work. 


Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company prides itself in high quality work. Don't just take our word for it, ask our customers. We have an entire page on our website dedicated to reviews and testimonials from our clients. We also include a list of professional references. When it comes to your roof, you want to make sure you're hiring a company that will do the job right, so be sure to do your research first.

2. Provides Professional and Personal Service. 


Roofers come to your house to complete the work. Therefore, aside from quality work, you want quality service. You want to hire a company that shows professionalism, and provides great, personal service. Find a roofer that will answer their phone, be there when they say they will, provide an accurate estimate and get the job done right and on time. At Above & Beyond Roofing, the owner Ben deals personally with all of his clients.

3. Is Licensed and Insured. 


Before hiring a roofing contractor, you want to ensure they are both licensed and insured. There are a lot of scams in the contracting world that you have to watch out for. Have your prospective roofer show you their license and proof of insurance. Workers compensation and liability insurance are a must in this industry. A great roofer will also be able to provide recommendations and awards from roofing manufacturers. For example, Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be recognized as one of few Owen's Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors.

4. Demonstrates Knowledge and Experience. 


Roofing is one of those jobs that requires quite a bit of experience. While new roofers could do a fine job, you're better off going with a company that you know has the knowledge and experience to take care of all your roofing needs. Above & Beyond Roofing has been in business for 16+ years now. The owner has 20+ years of experience alone, while the team combined has 100 years of experience.

Above & Beyond Roofing prides itself in being locally owned and operated, and turning the average roofing job in just one day. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, give us a call at 573-302-0354.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

8th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas at Lake of the Ozarks

Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be a sponsor of the 8th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas at the Lake of the Ozarks. This event is one of our favorites to participate in each year. Owner Melissa Krokson has been involved for numerous years. Keep reading to learn more about this annual event that supports breast cancer awareness.

About Totes for Ta-Tas 


Founded in 2010, Totes for Ta-Tas is an event that raises funds to provide support to local breast cancer patients at Lake Regional Cancer Center, including wigs, counseling, transportation, childcare and other specific patient needs. In 2016, a check for $8,300 was given to the Lake Regional Cancer Center. Each year volunteers help gather and sort donated purses for the annual event held in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over the past 8 years, the event has raised over $52,000, money that has all stayed local.

Volunteers Sorting Purses at Above & Beyond Roofing 


2017 Event Details 


Totes for Ta-Tas is celebrating it's 8th year in 2017! This year's event will be held at the Inn at Grand Glaize on Tuesday, October 24 from 5-8 PM. Take part in a live and silent auction featuring new and gently used purses, wallets and totes. Your $20 admission includes one drink ticket, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a door prize entry. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Lake Regional Cancer Center HOPE Program, helping local patients in the Lake of the Ozarks area. A breast cancer survivor video will be shown and live music will be provided by Sax on the Beach. Bryant Auction will be handling the live auction festivities.


Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company invites you to come out and join us at this fun event! Snag yourself a new purse while helping support our local community. With your help, we can make life a little easier for our local cancer patients. We hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

3 Tips for Selecting the Best Roofing Color for Your Home

When installing a new roof on your home, you have a wide variety of color choices. Not only do you want to pick a color you like, but you need to consider resale value. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer offers a few tips for selecting the best roofing color for your home.

1. Consider Heat Retention. 


The color of your roof can have a significant effect on heat retention. During the summer months at the Lake of the Ozarks, outdoor temperatures can get quite high. Studies have shown that the wood under black shingles can get up to 10 degrees hotter than the wood under white shingles. Darker roofs tend to attract more heat. Therefore, you might want to consider something a little lighter. You'll be thankful when you get that summer utility bill.

2. Compliment Your Siding. 


While you want your roof to compliment the siding on your home, you don't want them to match. Choosing the exact same shade for your shingles and your siding won't look as good as it sounds. The most visually appealing roof and siding combinations are colors that are complementary. In addition, if your siding is busy, like brick or stone, you want to choose a simple single color for your roof. Two multi-color combinations will make your home look very busy. Not only should the colors compliment each other, but also the patterns.

3. Think About Painting. 


Keep in mind that painting the siding, doors and windows on your home is easier than changing out your roof. Therefore, don't choose your roof color solely based on those features of your home that can be painted a different color. As long as your home isn't brick or stone, you have a little more flexibility with roof color. You can always paint those other features of your home to compliment your roof better later. If you do have a brick or stone house, be sure to compare a sample shingle to the it before making a final decision.

For help with determining the best shingles for your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Above & Beyond Roofing. We can offer suggestions and provide you with a free cost estimate. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to discuss your roofing project today!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Gutters this Fall

The fall season is upon us, and that means more opportunities for debris to clog up your gutters. The falling leaves can easily gather in the gutters prevent water from being able to drain off your roof property. With the change of seasons, it's important to clean and maintain your gutters. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to help you make sure they're ready for the winter ahead.

Cleaning Your Gutters


One of the most important fall home maintenance tasks is cleaning out your gutters. It's also one that could easily be overlooked. Removing debris from your gutters and downspouts is critical to preventing water damage to your home. If water cannot drain off your roof properly, it can pool up. Those pools of water will cause wear and tear on your roof that can eventually cause a roof leak. Once water gets into your home, even more damage can occur. Cleaning your gutters twice a year is one of the best things you can do to protect your roof. When cleaning your gutters, wear gloves to protect your hands. You might also consider wearing safety goggles as the movement of debris could stir up dust. Use caution when standing on a ladder, and don't lean too far trying to reach more debris.

Maintaining Your Gutters


Not only is cleaning out your gutters important, but ensuring they are in good condition is also key to protecting your roof and home. Over time, especially after having gone through summer storms, your gutters and downspouts can easily become loose. Depending on the severity of storms in your area, your gutters could even become damaged, bent or punctured. High winds or heavy hail storms can easily cause damage to your gutter system. Be sure that any necessary repairs are made before winter arrives. You want to make sure your gutters can easily do their job of keeping water off your roof and away from the foundation of your home.

If you've failed to clean your gutters in the past and are concerned about the integrity of your roof, contact Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 to schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. We're here for all your roofing needs, from repairs and maintenance to complete re-roofs and new construction.

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