Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What You Need To Know About Roofing Warranties

Purchasing a new roof is a big investment, and you're going to want to make sure its protected with a warranty. Not all roofing warranties are the same, but there are some general things you should keep in mind when choosing a quality product for your roof. Your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to explain a few things you should know about roofing warranties.

Warranty Coverage


Roofing material warranties only cover issues such as wind resistance, algae resistance and those problems caused by manufacturing defects. They don't cover the general wear and tear on your roof from over the years. Keep in mind that the life of your roof is dependent upon several factors including the environment and climate, proper installation, and the quality of your home's insulation and ventilation. Just because the shingle says "30 year" warranty, doesn't mean that it's going to last that long. However, many roofing contractors at the Lake of the Ozarks will offer additional warranties on their services. Talk to your roofer about warranty options before you make any decisions for your project. 

Understanding Your Warranty


Make sure that you understand the details of your warranty coverage. Like mentioned above, warranties will vary from product to product and contractor to contractor. Take the time to actually read the manufacturer's warranty and discuss warranties on installation with your roofing contractor. Not all roofing issues will warrant a roof replacement at the Lake of the Ozarks. For example, warranties that have algae coverage could provide compensation in the form of cleaning the affected shingles, rather than replacing them. You should also be aware of the type of language used in the warranty. Sometime the wording is vague, making it hard for you to make a claim. For algae coverage, the warranty may state "significant staining," but who determines what is considered significant? For wind damage, there can be limits on wind speed, and it may be hard to prove that the wind speed was less than the limit.

Above & Beyond Roofing wants to make sure you understand your warranty coverage before you start your project. Talk to us about the manufacturer's warranty on the products we offer, and we'll also go over our installation warranty with you. The warranty is an important part of your roofing project and you need to have a roofer you can trust. Make sure to protect your warranty by maintaining your roof and having a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks twice a year. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs!

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

More Than Just a Roofing Company

Above & Beyond Roofing has been your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks since 2004. Whether commercial or residential work, there's no job too big or too small for us. Did you know though, that we also offer other home improvement services. Let Above & Beyond take care of all your siding, soffit, fascia and gutter needs as well!

Siding 


Aside from making your home look nice, siding serves a very important purpose. It helps to shield and protect your home from the harsh elements. Siding helps keep out any water and debris from entering into the walls and insulation of your home. Poor siding can lead to water finding its way to the frame of your home. Moisture trapped at the frame can lead to wood rot, mold growth and other interior damage. Timely siding replacements and repairs can save you money in the long run.

Soffit 


Soffit is the piece of material that connects the roof overhang to the side of the building. It serves both an aesthetic and functional purpose. Without soffit, your rafters would be fully exposed to the elements. Exposed rafters can lead to mold buildup and rotting beams that will need replaced. Soffit also helps your home breathe; with vented soffit, air can flow through the vents to provide proper ventilation of your attic.

Fascia 


Fascia is the board that runs along the roof, acting as a finishing edge that connects to the ends of the rafters and trusses. They also typically hold gutters in place. The primary function of fascia is to protect the roof and the interior of the home from moisture. In addition, fascia plays an aesthetic role by creating a smooth, even appearance along the roofs edge.

Gutters


Gutters play an important role in protecting your roof and your home. They funnel water off the roof and away from your home. This protects the roof, siding, windows, doors and foundation from water damage. Making sure your gutters are properly installed and in good working order can save you money in costly repairs down the road. Clogged gutters can lead to leaks and water damage, so it's important to keep them maintained. 

Whether we're working on your roofing project or installing new siding or gutters, we guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service. We pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7 days a week and turning the average roofing job in one day. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to discuss your Lake of the Ozarks roofing, siding or gutter needs today!

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Are Your Asphalt Shingles Losing Their Granules?

If you notice your roof is losing granules, there's a chance your roof is nearing the end of it's life. These mineral granules serve as extra protection from the elements. Without those granules, you could experience leaks and other roof damage. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company explains both the causes and effects of the loss of protective mineral granules on your asphalt roof.

Spotting Granule Loss 


Besides checking the actual shingle surface for granule loss, which can be difficult without climbing on the roof, you can look for granules in the gutters. As the granules fall off the roof, they can collect in the gutters and downspouts. You could also see them collecting on the ground where the downspout sends the water, as the rain can wash the granules down and away from the house.

Causes of Granule Loss


Let's take a look at a few of the common causes of granule loss on asphalt roofs:

1. Your Roof is Old. - In most cases, granule loss will be due to the age of your roof. As your roof ages, the bond between the granules and the asphalt shingle weakens, allowing the granules to fall off. When this happens, it's time to start thinking about investing in a new roof.

2. Your Roof is New. - Granule loss isn't always due to worn out shingles. Often times, brand new shingles can experience minor granule loss due to the foot traffic on your roof during the installation process. If this is the case, you most likely have nothing to worry about. However, if the granule loss continues, there may be a manufacturers defect in the shingles.

3. Your Shingles are Blistering. - Loss of granules can also be due to blistering shingles. Blistering is the term referring to small "pimple-like" protrusions on your shingles. These blisters are typically caused by moisture build-up in the shingles, either from general wear or from a storm. When these "blisters" eventually pop, the granules in that area can be dislodged. If this is the case, you should consider contacting a professional about roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks.

4. Your Shingles were Subject to Storm Damage. - Major weather events such as a hail storm can cause your shingles to lose their granules. The impact of the hail can loosen and even remove the granules, and the rain will wash them down your gutters. Depending on how localized the hail damage is, chances are you can just repair that one affected area.

Effects of Granule Loss


Extensive granule loss leads to an exposed roof. Without those protective granules, your shingles are exposed to direct sunlight and rain water. This will cause the wear rate on your roof to accelerate, therefore decreasing the remaining life of your roof. When granule loss is combined with other roof defects such as tears, cracks, or brittleness, its definitely time to consider a roof replacement. 

Keep in mind that shingle loss doesn't necessarily mean you need a full roof replacement. However, if you notice granule loss, it's important you schedule a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks to determine the severity of the damage. For all your roofing needs at the Lake, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Above & Beyond Roofing is a Proud Sponsor of Duck Drop

The 8th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is almost here! From the golf tournament to the family fun zone, this event has something for people of all ages to enjoy, while helping out the community. Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be a gold sponsor for this event. Here are the details for this family-fun event you don't want to miss:

Photo From: Great Dam Duck Drop Website

Friday, August 5 


12:00 PM - Registration & Lunch 
Meet at The Ridge Golf Course for registration and lunch. The tournament is a 4-person scramble with a Ladies flight. Entry fee is $125 per player. Entry includes 10 duck drop tickets, goody bag and awards ceremony.

1:30 PM - Shotgun Start
Golf tournament begins with Lake Ozarks helicopter taking off from the clubhouse. Tournament prizes include: 3 flights with top 3 teams in each flight receiving prizes + ladies flight, hole-in-one contests, $5,000 putting contest, closest to the pin and long drive contests, plus other on course contests and special events.

Saturday, August 6 


10:00 AM - Family Fun Zone Opens
Bring kids of all ages down to the Dam Bait & Campground for a FREE Family Fun Zone including games, a dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food and lots of prizes and goodies!

Photo From: Great Dam Duck Drop Website
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Duck Drop Tickets
You can purchase Duck Drop tickets at the Fun Zone until 11 AM for $5 each for your chance to win $5,000 (plus 10 other great prizes).

11:45 AM - Head to Viewing Area 
Walk from the Fun Zone over to the campground area river access to watch the ducks drop from the helicopter and boats into the Osage River.

12:00 PM - Duck Drop 
The helicopter will arrive and the ducks will fly! Let the race begin! The first 11 ducks to cross the finish line will win prizes, including a $5,000 cash prize and a $1000 cash prize!

12:30 - 1:00 PM - Family Fun Zone 
Head back to the Fun Zone and enjoy more games while we await the winners! Winners will be announced at the Fun Zone by 1:00, however, you do not need to be present to win!

All funds raised from the event remain local & are distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis Organization. The best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has been very involved in the community since the owners moved here in 2004. The sense of community is one of the things that made them fall in love with this area. We hope to see you out at this year's Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Need for Attic Ventilation

The key to a durable, energy-efficient home is the combination of insulation and proper attic ventilation working together to control air flow. Proper ventilation can help prevent damage and premature aging of your roof caused by moisture in the winter and excess heat in the summer. Effective attic ventilation provides year-round benefits for all types of roofing systems. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofer will address some common issues caused by poor ventilation in your attic:

Photo From: Owens Corning Website  
Ventilation Helps Prevent Damage 


Due to more efficient building materials in new and remodeled homes, buildings don't "breathe" as easily as they used to. Therefore, homes need to have proper ventilation to reduce damage to the roof and the building. Proper ventilation will help allow outside air to flow naturally upward and out of the attic, promoting a cool, dry attic. Improper ventilation can cause shingles to deteriorate prematurely, as well as cause other damage to your home. Additionally, your roofing warranty could be significantly reduced or even become void without proper ventilation. Be sure to follow the shingle manufacturer's venting requirements to avoid any issues.

Ventilation in the Summer


During the hot summer months we experience here at the Lake of the Ozarks, attic heat can build up easily. An overheated attic, combined with moisture (Missouri can get very humid in the summer.), can cause a number of problems including damage to roof decking and shingles. Heat that's absorbed in the attic can also radiate into other areas of the home. This can make the house uncomfortable, causing the air conditioning system to work harder. As a result, you could see your utility bills rise. The primary purpose of ventilation during warm weather is to expel hot air from the attic or roof to reduce cooling load and relive the strain on air conditioning systems.

Photo From: Owens Corning Website

Ventilation in the Winter 


The primary purpose of ventilation during cold weather is to vent any moisture and also maintain a cool roof temperature to avoid ice dams created by melting snow. During the winter months, moisture can easily build up in the attic. Due to the excess moisture, mold and mildew can develop and wood can rot, leading to poor indoor air quality. Condensation can also cause the roof deck to swell, resulting in buckled shingles. In addition, severe condensation can drip onto the insulation, decreasing its effectiveness too. You don't want to rely on ventilation alone to reduce moisture in your attic though; other ways to control the moisture in your attic include sealing any air leaks and making sure your basement and crawl space are dry.

In order for effective ventilation to occur, ventilation components must be correctly sized and positioned to provide constant air flow, moving in a constant direction, throughout the entire attic area. Let us help you optimize airflow in your attic with Owens Corning roofing products. Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks! For more information on how we can help with all your roofing needs, give us a call at 573-302-0354 today!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What's That Growing On My Roof?

Not only does your roof provide protection for your home, but it also affects your curb appeal. Moss, algae, and lichen can all grow on your roof, especially in hot, humid climates like those we experience during summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to explain the differences in these types of growths and how they can affect your roof.

Identifying the Growth on Your Roof


How do you know what exactly is growing on your roof? There are a few features you can look for to determine what type of growth you are dealing with:

Moss: Look for green, spongy clumps. 


One of the more common types of growth on roofs is moss. Moss can be detrimental to asphalt shingle performance. The issue with moss is that it's thicker, so it holds more water. We all know that excess moisture on your roof is not good. Moss build-up can create lateral water movement which can result in water damage to the roof deck or even leaks. In addition, moss also grips into the surface of the shingles, which can cause the edges of shingles to lift or curl. This increases the risk of your shingles blowing off during storms and other windy events.

Algae: Look for black or green streaks.


Algae is often mistaken as mold or mildew. Places on your roof where moisture tends to dwell, are the areas where algae can form. Humid climates present the perfect atmosphere for this type of growth. By the time algae is visible, it has likely been there for several months or longer. Black streaks and stains can cause your shingles to lose the ability to reflect the sun's energy and provide insulation. This can result in higher energy costs. If the algae situation is ignored, the shingles can deteriorate, resulting in the need for a full roof replacement at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Lichen - Look for blue-green, gray or orange flat spots about the size of a quarter.


Lichen can grow in almost every environment on earth. Unlike algae and moss, lichen do require sunlight in addition to nutrients. While they need small amounts of moisture, but can also tolerate periods of extreme dryness. While lichen doesn't trap as much water as moss, it can be acidic and has strands that can penetrate into your shingles. When removed, the lichen can actually bring some of the shingles protective coating and granules off with it.

Prevention of Growth on Your Roof 


There are a couple things you as a homeowner can do to help prevent the possibility of algae, moss or lichen growing on your roof.
  • Trim any overhanging branches to reduce the shade on your roof. Shade makes it harder for your roof to dry after it's rained, and a damp roof provides the perfect environment for these growths to develop. 
  • Install algae resistant shingles. If your home is older, chances are the shingles don't have any copper granules on them, which is used to prevent the growth of algae. If you don't want/need to replace your roof, consider installing a strip of copper or zinc coated sheet metal along each side of the roof, just below the ridge.
 
If you're concerned about growth on your roof, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call to schedule a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. As professionals, we can determine what's growing on your roof, how it's affecting your roof and what steps need to be taken next. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, call us at 573-302-0354.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Benefits of Getting a FREE Roof Inspection from Above & Beyond Roofing

Above & Beyond Roofing suggests that you have your roof inspected at least twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Why should you get it inspected? Below are a few benefits to having a professional roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks come out to inspect your roof. The benefits of having a Lake of the Ozarks roof inspection greatly outweigh the consequential results of having a roof in a state of disrepair.

1. Have Peace of Mind Your Home is Protected. 


While it may seem like you could just look at your roof yourself, a professional roofer has years of experience and may catch something you don't. An expert, honest roofer will search high and low for any signs of damage. You don't want to overlook holes in your roof, missing shingle granules, loose shingles or other common roofing issues. A professional roofer will be able to advise you on necessary repairs and provide an estimate for the work if needed.

2. Reduce the Likelihood of Needing a Full Roof Replacement. 


Installation of a brand new roof on your home can be an expensive investment. Why risk needing to make that investment sooner than expected? By getting a roof inspection, you'll be able to determine if you need to replace the entire roof, just repair a few small areas or don't need repairs at all. Be proactive in maintaining your roof and you'll save a lot of money in the long run.

3. Avoid Major Damage to the Interior of Your Home. 


Don't wait until you find a visible leak to call for a roof inspection. It's important to catch leaks early, before they cause more severe issues. Roof leaks can lead to rotting wood, mold and other damage to the interior of your home. If left unfixed, a small leak can lead to major repair needs. Your roof's job is to protect your home and its contents, and a leaky roof isn't going to be able to do that.

4. Minimize the Possibility of Major Storm Damage.  


Roofing materials are designed to withstand severe weather and storms, but a faulty roof isn't going to be able to do that. If your roof already isn't in the best of shape, a major storm blowing through is only going to make things worse. The best thing you can do to prepare for a storm is have your roof inspected and get those minor repairs taken care of before any major weather systems move in.

Get Your FREE Roof Inspection Today!


If you haven't had your roof inspected since winter concluded, now is the time to get one! When you choose Above & Beyond Roofing, we'll come out an inspect your roof for FREE! What do you have to loose with a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks? If there is a need for repairs to your roof, you'll be glad you gave us a call before the problem got worse. You will have saved yourself a lot of money and stress by avoiding major roof repairs or even a whole roof replacement.

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