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Metal Roof or Asphalt Roof -- Which is Best?

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When it comes time for a full roof replacement, you'll want to ensure that you'll be happy with the material you choose. At Above & Beyond Roofing we use high-quality materials for all of our roof replacements and the average lifespan of a new roof is 15-30 years. There are benefits to both metal and asphalt roofs -- read on to find out what those are from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Benefits of a Metal Roof
The asphalt roofing may have been the most popular roofing material, metal roofing is working it's way up there. While the initial cost may be higher than asphalt roofing, the benefits may prove to outweigh those costs. Here are just a few of the benefits of a metal roof vs. an asphalt one:
Lower cost over time, as it requires less maintenance Better longevity, lasts 2-3 times longer than asphaltVery durable, often backed by 50 years to lifetime warrantiesHolds up well in most weather conditions Lighter weight than asphaltBetter at keeping your ho…

When Do I Need a Roof Inspection?

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You’ve probably heard Lake of the Ozarks roofing companies talk about getting a roof inspection but you may be wondering when a roof inspection is necessary. It’s extremely important that your roof remains in great shape becasue it protects your home from the outside elements. Find out when you should call for a roof inspection by asking yourself these questions.


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.
Do I have missing or lifted roof shingles?  It’s not always easy to spot roof issues from the ground. However, if you notice any missing or lifted roof shingles, you'…

Make Sure Your Gutters Are Working Properly!

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Gutters play an important role in your roofing system. Gutters that are not working properly can cause major damage to your roof over time. This is especially true during periods of lots of rain. If you aren’t sure if your gutters are doing their job, read on to learn more about gutters from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Importance of Gutters The purpose of gutters is to keep water away from your house to avoid water damage. A properly installed and maintained gutter system will channel water on your roof down and away from the base of your house. This prevents it from pooling up next to your house where its likely to find it’s way inside the foundation. In addition to protecting your foundation, gutter systems also protect your roof.
How Gutters Relate to Your Roof In addition to protecting your foundation, gutter systems also protect your roof. Excess water pooling up in your gutters can lead to roof leaks. When excess water is forced to stay on the roof or roof edg…

Can Heavy Rain Cause Problems With My Roof?

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We’ve had a stormy spring packed with rain, hail, and heavy rains! You’re probably already aware that hail can damage your roof but have you ever thought about the effects of heavy rain on your roof? Heavy rain not only causes roof leaks but other issues can arise after a heavy rain storm. Read on to find out about the effects of heavy rain from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. 


Heavy Rain and Roof Damage  While roof damage is often associated with severe storms involving hail or tornadoes, even just heavy rainfall can cause problems for your roof. The intensity and amount of damage will generally be tied to the current condition of your roof. Therefore, if your roof is already in poor condition, heavy rains could cause it to fail. On the other hand, if your roof is in great condition, heavy rains alone probably won't cause any damage.
Roof Leaks  Weak spots and cracked tiles or broken shingles create a path in which rain water can seep through and start leaking into…

Have You Checked Your Roof for Winter Damage?

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Winter is long gone and the weather is warming up! If you’ve been tackling lots of spring maintenance projects, have you thought about your roof? The winter months can take a toll on your roof and you’ll want to check your roof for possible damage. Read on to find out how you should care for your roof this spring from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks

1) Remove Debris from Roof & Gutters One of the first things you'll want to do this spring is to remove any debris that accumulated on your roof this winter. Especially with the winds we experienced a couple weeks ago, debris can easily be blown onto your roof during a storm and stay there, leading to roofing issues. Debris can puncture your roof and/or block water from traveling off your roof, leading to leaks. Removing that debris can not only make problem areas visible, but it will allow future rain water to exit the roof appropriately.


2) Check the Attic for Issues Inspecting the underside of your roof can revea…

Why You Should Get a Roof Inspection After a Storm

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Spring has just begin and we’ve already experienced several storms from hail to hard rains and winds. Storms have the potential to cause damage to your roof and it’s a good idea to have your roof inspected if you think you have any damage at all. Read on to find out four benefits of having a roof inspection after a storm.


1. To Find Damages You Can't See from the Ground.  Storm damage to your roof isn't always visible to the naked eye, and especially from the ground. Getting up on a ladder and walking around your roof is quite dangerous, and it's best to leave the roof inspections to the professionals. They have the experience and expertise, knowing what to look for and how to properly walk on your roof without causing more damage.
2. To Save You Money in the Long Run.  After a storm, it's easy to neglect seemingly minor repairs, but those issues can easily grow into bigger problems if not addressed. Not only can a timely inspection after severe weather catch storm dam…

Beware of Storm Chasing Roofing Companies ❗👀

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With the recent severe hail storm that hit Jefferson City, MO and the surrounding area, it’s possible that you’ve already witnessed a few out of town roofing companies. Following big storms, there are construction companies that follow these types of storms to try and capitalize on insurance claims. It’s important to be aware of these companies and understand why it’s best to steer clear from their tactics. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t hire an out of town roofing company to replace your roof if it’s been damaged.


These Companies Are Looking for Quantity NOT Quality  Storm chasers move from town to town for a reason — to replace as many roofs, siding, gutters, etc. as possible in as little time as possible. With that being said, they are often more concerned about the quantity of repairs or replacements they make and not focused on the quality of work they are doing.
Take Advantage of Your Home Owners Insurance When you experience hail damage, you can typically file an insuran…