5 Reasons to Choose Above & Beyond for All Your Roofing Needs

There's no shortage of roofing companies at the Lake of the Ozarks. That's why Above & Beyond Roofing strives to stand out from the rest with quality work and great customer service. Keep reading to learn why you should choose Above & Beyond Roofing for your next roofing project!

1. We are Locally Owned & Operated. 
When choosing a roofing contractor, it's important that you find someone local. Unfortunately, there are a lot of roofing companies that scam people, such as storm chasers. You want to make sure that if there is a problem with your roof after installation or repairs, that the company is going  to be around to fix the issue. Not only do you want to work with a local company, but you want to make sure they've been around for awhile. Above & Beyond Roofing has been serving the Lake of the Ozarks area since 2004. We pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated. The owner deals personally with all of his customers to provide professional a…

17 Roofing Terms to Know

Every industry has their own language that often sounds foreign to outsiders. While you may not need to know every roofing term out there as a homeowner, some general idea of what your roofing contractor is talking about could come in handy. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses some roofing terms to know!

Roofing Terms 
In order to make educated decisions about your roofing needs, it's important that you understand some of the common roofing terminology.

1. Cornice - The portion of the roof projecting out from the side walls of the house is called the cornice.

2. Dormer - A dormer is a small structure projecting from a sloped roof, usually with a window.

3. Drip Edge - A drip edge is an L-shaped strip (usually metal) that is installed along roof edges to allow water run off to drop clear of the deck, eaves and siding.

4. Eave - The horizontal lower edge of a sloped roof is called the eave.

5. Fascia - Fascia is a wooden board or other flat pi…

Don't Damage Your Roof with Fireworks

The 4th of July holiday is upon us! One favorite tradition for this red, white and blue holiday is shooting off fireworks. While these beautiful lights can provide enjoyment for all ages, they can also bring increased safety issues, not just to you, but also your property. While quality roofing material has been treated for fire resistance, some conditions can still lead to fires. In today's blog, your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers tips on how to stay safe while shooting off fireworks this weekend.

1. Don't Shoot Fireworks Toward Homes. 
It sounds pretty obvious, but it's not a good idea to shoot fireworks toward homes. If you live in a neighborhood with homes close together and little yard space, you might want to avoid shooting them off at your house. Some cities and states actually have laws against fireworks. When lighting fireworks, be sure to do so in a spot with plenty of open space. It's very difficult to control wher…

Roof Damage from Summer Storms

The National Weather Service estimates 10,000 severe storms across the U.S. every summer. From heavy winds and rains to hail and tornadoes, these summer storms can wreak havoc on the exterior of your home, particularly your roof. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses possible roof damage from summer storms, and offers some ways to prepare your roof for the summer storm season.

Summer Storm Roof Damage
The majority of homeowners will just experience minor summer storm damage. This can include missing, loose, lifted or damaged roof shingles. Wind-driven debris often cause the most roof damage during summer storms. Summer storms can knock trees, power lines or poles onto roofs, puncturing shingles or even causing structural damage. High winds can exacerbate roof defects that are already present, such as blisters, delaminations or neglected termination points. Severe summer storms can also cause flash flooding, which can lead to a fast accumulation…

4 Easy Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

Did you forget that Father's Day is this weekend? It snuck up on us all. Don't worry, Above & Beyond Roofing has your back! We've put together a list of last-minute gift ideas for dad. Instead of just running to the store and grabbing the first thing you see that says, "World's Greatest Dad," consider one of these more thoughtful ideas.

1. Event Tickets. 
Dad already has enough junk laying around, so why not get him something he'll really enjoy? Is dad a sports fan? Consider getting him some tickets to see his favorite team. Is he a music buff? Get him some tickets to a concert that's coming to town soon. Movie tickets are also a great idea! Not only will he enjoy the event, but he can spend time doing it with you!

2. Magazine Subscription. 
Does dad like to read, maybe about a favorite hobby? Consider getting him a magazine subscription. You could grab the first magazine at your local convenient store, and then get him a subscription for future e…

Common Roof Support Problems

While the shingles come top of mind when you think about a roof, there are other aspects of your roof to also be concerned with. Since the roof supports are hidden away, many homeowners don't think about them until there's a major issue. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer discusses some common roof support problems that homeowners should be aware of.

Sagging Roof 
There are a variety of things that could cause a sagging roof. While more common in older properties, this issue can also occur with a new roof that was improperly installed. The use of incorrectly sized strutting beams or the wrong material for the beams can cause your roof to sag. A longer or heavier roof may need to be supported with more durable beams, such as steel instead of just wood. Another cause of a sagging roof is if the roof weight changes from when the home was originally built. Switching from asphalt shingles to cement tiles adds extra weight to your roof that the beams may n…

Hail Stones and Roof Damage

While hail can accompany storms anytime throughout the year, hail stones are most prevalent during the summer season in the Midwest. The majority of thunderstorms rumble through the Midwest now through August. Often times you'll just seen rain, thunder and lightning, but other times this severe weather will be accompanied by hail and tornadoes. Keep reading to learn more about hail, how it forms and the damage it could do to your roof.

What are Hail Stones?
Hail stones form when tiny particles are swept up high into a storm system by an updraft. Water vapor condenses on the particles and then when it gets to a certain height, it freezes. These small hailstones can be lifted into the storm system multiple times, therefore increasing in size before finally falling out. Hail stones can fall for one of two reasons; either a downdraft sends them falling to the ground or the hail becomes too large for the updraft to overcome the force of gravity. Hail stones can be any size from tiny pe…