Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Assessing Wind Damage to Your Roof

Storms that bring along strong winds can easily tear and remove shingles, leaving the roof deck or underlayment exposed to the elements. After any thunderstorms, hailstorms or tornadoes, it's important to check the condition of your roof. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers free roof inspections to help you find damage early and repair the issues before they turn into bigger problems. Keep reading to learn more about how strong winds can affect your roof.

How Wind Damages Your Roof


Strong winds will affect certain areas of the roof differently. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, most wind damage to a roof starts on the edge. Areas like the corners and the perimeter of the roof are more susceptible to wind damage than the center of the roof. However, damage can occur anywhere, especially with a roof that's already in poor condition. Anywhere that the shingles are a little loose, wind can get below them and push it up. While this type of damage can start out small, the continued movement and lifting over time through repeated wind exposure can lead to bigger problems. Once the shingles are lifted and the underside of the roof is exposed, rain can get in there, leading to leaks and water damage.

Other Roof Storm Damage


In addition to the damage that wind itself can cause, flying debris during a wind storm can also affect your roof. Shards of glass, tree branches and other debris can sometimes be more damaging to your roof than the wind itself. After a storm, investigate the possibility of something blowing across your roof and causing damage that way. Be sure to check your gutters and downspouts while you're at it, as debris can easily clog those leading to water damage to your home. Tree branches moving in the wind can also scratch the surface of your roof, leading to punctures in the shingles.

Assessing Roof Damage 


While some storm damage is noticeable, sometimes a closer look from a roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks will reveal things that could have been missed. If you suspect wind damage to your roof or home, look for these things:
  • Curling or loss of granules on asphalt shingles
  • Broken, damaged or missing shingles
  • Mold or decay on wood shingles
  • Splitting or curling of wood shingles
  • Cracks or tears in the shingles
  • Blisters and/or wrinkles in the shingles
  • Tears or buckling in the flashing
  • Loosely attached gutters
  • Bent, sagging or missing gutters
  • Moisture marks or stains in the attic
  • Peeling paint on walls or ceilings
  • Damp rafters in the attic 
  • Surge in energy costs 
If you're unsure yourself, call the professionals at Above & Beyond Roofing to schedule a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. Beware of storm chasers that will come knocking on your door insisting that you have roof damage and they can fix it. Don't trust the ones that seek you out; instead call a reputable, local company that you know will be honest with you.

Above & Beyond Roofing


Above & Beyond Roofing is your locally owned residential and commercial roofing specialist at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our company prides itself on being locally owned and operated, being open seven days a week and turning the average roofing job in one day. We provide high quality work, professional and personal service, and competitive pricing. To request a free inspection or free quote, give us a call at 573-302-0354.  

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

What Too Much Snow Can Mean for Your Roof

Roofing problems are quite common during the winter season. If you're roof is already worn out or in need of repairs, the winter weather can make it worse and lead to bigger issues. Ice dams are one of the most common winter roofing problems, but snow can be just as bad. In today's blog, you Lake of the Ozarks roofers discuss what could happen if your roof has too much snow on it.

Snow in Missouri 


While we don't typically get two feet of snow in one storm like other parts of the country, Missouri does get it's fair share of snow. Snow has been known to fall in Missouri as early as October and as late as May; however, most of it falls between December and February. Throughout the state we average anywhere between 8 and 24 inches, with the northern part of the state seeing more snowfall than the south. It is unusual for snow to stay on the ground for more than a week or two, and typically about the same length of time on your roof.

Snow on Your Roof


In the event we do get a snowstorm with a good amount of snow, your roof could be in danger. That's why it's so important to take advantage of our free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks every fall. While all roof are originally built to withstand the effects of winter weather, a roof that's already in poor condition could fail. The accumulation of snow and ice on your roof provides added weight. The pressure from this weight could cause your roof to sag or bow. The weight can also transfer horizontal forces causing your walls to deflect or move slightly outward. If the weight of the snow and ice exceeds design capacity, the movement and sagging can become permanent. In extreme cases, the roof could even collapse.

Warning Signs to Look For


Whether or not a roof can withstand the weight of ice and snow is dependent upon the depth and density of the snow, as well as how your roof was built. Here are a few signs that you may have a winter roofing problem:
  • The rafters in your attic are sagging
  • You hear any cracking or popping coming from the attic or roof areas
  • The house's frame has moved enough to jam shut a door or even just make it stick
  • You see the drywall or plaster around door frames start to crack
  • Severe roof leaks into the attic 

If the snow on your roof is 18 inches high or more, you'll definitely want to remove it, especially if you have a low-pitched roof. The best way to accomplish this is with a roof rake (be careful not to damage your roof with the rake) or by calling a professional roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're concerned with the condition of your roof this winter, trust no one other than Above & Beyond Roofing. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for a free inspection or a free estimate.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days

Above & Beyond Roofing is a proud Platinum Eagle Sponsor for the 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days! Last year, over 3,700 people attended, making it one of the most successful Eagle Days in years past. The event is free and open to the public. Keep reading to learn all about this awesome annual event happening this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks.



2017 Eagle Days Schedule 


This entertaining and educational event offers demonstrations of live eagles from the World Bird Sanctuary, programs from the Dickerson Park Zoo, vendors, color contests and other children's activities. Take a look at this year's schedule of events and prepare for a weekend of fun!

Saturday, January 7th
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  • Activities and Vendors at School of the Osage Elementary: 9 am to 5:30 pm
    • Coloring & Photo Contest
    • Face Painting
    • Ameren Missouri
    • Jim Rathert Photography & Mugs
    • MO Dept. Conservation
    • Master Naturalist, Lake of the Ozarks Chapter
    • MO State Parks
    • Adair's Animal Nuisance Trapping
    • MO State Highway Patrol/Water Patrol
    • Lake Area Camera Club
  • Dickerson Park Zoo Presentations at School of the Osage Heritage Elementary: 
    • 9:30 am - The American Bald Eagle
    • 10:30 am - Owls of Missouri
    • 11:30 am - The American Bald Eagle
    • 12:30 pm - Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal
    • 1:30 pm - The American Bald Eagle
    • 2:30 pm- Owls of Missouri
    • 3:30 pm- The American Bald Eagle
    • 4:30 pm- Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal 
  • Wild Eagle Viewing at Wilmore Lodge: 9 am to 5:30 pm 
  • Wild Eagle Viewing, Free Hot Chocolate, Eagle Nest Building by the Master Naturalists, & Boy Scout Activities at Bagnell Dam Access: 9 am to 5:30 pm
  • Live Eagle Programs presented by World Bird Sanctuary: Hourly from 9 am to 4 pm  
  • Wild Eagle Viewing Cruises at Celebration Cruises on the Strip: Cruises at 1 pm and 3 pm
    • Tickets: $15/adult, $10/child


Sunday, January 8th
Photo Credit: FunLake.com
  • Activities and Vendors at School of the Osage Elementary: 10 am to 4:30 pm
    • Coloring & Photo Contest
    • Face Painting
    • Ameren Missouri
    • Jim Rathert Photography & Mugs
    • MO Dept. Conservation
    • Master Naturalist, Lake of the Ozarks Chapter
    • MO State Parks
    • Adair's Animal Nuisance Trapping
    • MO State Highway Patrol/Water Patrol
    • Lake Area Camera Club
  • Dickerson Park Zoo Presentations at School of the Osage Heritage Elementary: 
    • 10:30 am - The American Bald Eagle
    • 11:30 am - Owls of Missouri
    • 12:30 pm - The American Bald Eagle
    • 1:30 pm - Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal
    • 2:30 pm - The American Bald Eagle
    • 3:30 pm - Owls of Missouri
  • Wild Eagle Viewing at Wilmore Lodge: 10 am to 4:30 pm 
  • Wild Eagle Viewing, Free Hot Chocolate, Eagle Nest Building by the Master Naturalists, & Boy Scout Activities at Bagnell Dam Access: 10 am to 4:30 pm 
  • Live Eagle Programs presented by World Bird Sanctuary: Hourly from 10 am to 3 pm 
  • Wild Eagle Viewing Cruises at Celebration Cruises on the Strip: Cruise at 2 pm 
    • Tickets: $15/adult, $10/child

The community spirit is what makes this event successful each year! Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is proud to be a part of such a wonderful community here at the Lake. While the decision to move our company here was based on the opportunity for year round work, we've fallen in the love with the community and continue to be involved in great events such as these each year. We encourage you to get out and have a great time with family and friends at the Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days this Saturday and Sunday! 

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Trust Your Roof to Inspire Roofing Products

At Above & Beyond Roofing, there's no job too big or too small for us. Over the past 16 years, we've become quite familiar with the variety of roofing shingles on the market. One of our most popular brands to install is Inspire. Learn more about their great roofing products in today's blog.

Photo Credit: InspireRoofing.com
Inspire Roofing Products 


Protect your most valuable asset, while adding authenticity, beauty and quality, by choosing Inspire! From the carefully engineered designs to the 100% virgin resin material, Inspire's synthetic slate and synthetic shake roofing systems will perform even under the most extreme weather conditions. The products are backed by an industry leading 50 year Limited Lifetime material and labor Warranty.

Features and Benefits


Why choose Inspire for your roofing needs? Here's a list of features and benefits that show just how great Inspire roofing products are:

Slate Features: 
  • Product camber design provides tight surface contact at the leading edge against wind and rain
  • Won't ‘‘flap in the wind’’, crack or delaminate and is low maintenance
  • Spacer tabs and center mark eliminate the need to estimate keyway spacing
  • Nail target provides fastener support to the deck surface
  • Roof tile dimensions are consistent from tile to tile
Shake Features:  
  • Alignment tabs aid in staggered or straight application
  • Compatible with 36" felt
  • No need for 18" Interlay for roof pitches 4/12" and above
  • No need for chemical treatments
  • Advanced color process provides natural color variation within each piece
Ratings: 
  • Ratings include Class A & C - Fire; Class IV - Hail; TAS 100-95 Wind uplift - 110 mph minimum
  • 4 CRRC rated energy saving cool roof colors that can reduce energy costs up to 15%
  • Certifications with: Texas Department of Insurance #RC155, Florida Building Code #7409, ICC #2745, & CCRR 0188
Installation:
  • No pre-blending of the same color, see Cost Savings Calculator
  • No bending required, see Cost Savings Calculator
  • Certifications with: Texas Department of Insurance #RC155, Florida Building Code #7409, ICC #2745, & CCRR 0188
  • Easy installation
Special Features:
  • Inspire Roofing Products has Specification listing with ARCAT, to include CAD drawings and BIM Modeling
  • Inspire Roofing Products provides Technical Bulletins for certain roofing applications
  • Inspire offers custom mixes that feature a variety of beautifully balanced color
  • Homeowner Insurance discounts through State Farm Insurance Company

About Inspire


Above all else, Inspire focuses on innovation. This aim has allowed the delivery of artistically beautiful, authentic and durable roofs over the years. Their industry-leading color palette and unmatched quality is the secret behind their success. Roof tiles are crafted to mirror the natural detail of slate and cedar in all their charm, delivering memorable elegance, stunning color and unparalleled toughness. 

To learn more about Inspire roofing products, visit their website at www.inspireroofing.com

Look to Inspire for the highest level of authenticity, quality and lifetime cost savings to protect your top investment. If you're interested in learning more about installing Inspire roofing products on your Lake of the Ozarks roof, give us a call at 573-302-0354. We offer free quotes, as well as free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday Festivities at the Lake of the Ozarks

Are you sticking around the Lake of the Ozarks for the holidays? Maybe you have friends and family coming into town to see you. Keep everyone entertained with these holiday festivities happening now through New Year's Day!

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Enchanted Village of Lights

Date: Now through January 1
Time: 5 pm - 9 pm (10 pm on Weekends)
Place: Laurie Fairgrounds

St. Patrick's Festival of Lights

Date: Now through January 1
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm
Place: Shrine of St. Patrick

Christmas Village and Ice Skating at Old Kinderhook

Date: December 23-25
Place: Old Kinderhook
Information: 573-317-4314

Versailles Unity Circle of Lights

Date: Now through January 1
Time: Dark until Midnight
Place: Versailles City Park 

Osage Beach Holiday Lights

Date: Now through December 31
Time: Evenings
Place:  Osage Beach City Park & Along Osage Beach Parkway

Christmas Dinner at J. Bruner's

Date: December 24 - 25
Time: 5 pm Christmas Eve, 3 pm Christmas Day
Place: J. Bruner's Restaurant
Reservations:  573-348-2966

Christmas Day Buffet at Tan-Tar-A

Date: December 25
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
Place: Tan-Tar-A
Reservations: 573-348-8619

New Year's Eve at the Inn at Grand Glaize

Date:  December 31
Time: Starts at 6pm
Place: Inn at Grand Glaize
Reservations: 800-348-4731

New Year's Eve at Old Kinderhook 

Date: December 31 - January 1
Time: 8 pm - 1 am
Place: Old Kinderhook 
Reservations:  573-317-3500

New Year's Eve Dinner & Party at H. Toad's 

Date: December 31
Time: 5 pm - 3 am
Place: H. Toad's Bar and Grill at Camden on the Lake
Reservations: 573-365-5620

New Year's Eve at The Lodge of Four Seasons

Date: December 31
Place: Lodge of Four Seasons
Reservations: 800-843-5253

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New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Celebration

Date: December 31
Time: 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Place: Tan-Tar-A Resort
Reservations: 573-348-3131

Timber Falls Family Fun New Year's Eve 

Date: December 31
Time: 10 am - 1 am
Place: Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark at Tan-Tar-A Resort
Reservations:  573-348-3131

New Year's Eve at Redhead Lakeside Grill 

Date: December 31
Time: 4 pm - 11 pm 
Place: Redhead Lakeside Grill 
Reservations: 573-693-1525

If one of your holiday wishes is for home improvements in the new year, give Above & Beyond a call at 573-302-0354. We're here for all your roofing, siding and gutter needs! No project is too big or too small for our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company. Contact us about a free inspection or a free estimate today! Happy Holidays from Above & Beyond Roofing!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Protect Your Roof from Ice Dams this Winter

Winter is upon us, and that means the season for snow and ice. Winter weather can really take a toll on your roof. One of the biggest roofing concerns during the winter months is ice dams. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers some advice for protecting your roof from ice dams this winter season.

What are Ice Dams? 


Ice dams are the result of an accumulation of ice and water on the roof and under the shingles. They form when the upper areas of a roof are at above-freezing temperatures and the lower-hanging areas are below-freezing. Melting snow and ice runs down the roof and then re-freezes on the edge of the roof and in the gutters. This causes excess water from melting snow to back up and pool behind the "ice dam" and work it's way up under the shingles, leading to the possibility of a leak. If not addressed early on, ice dams can potentially cause major water damage to your home. In addition, the sheer weight of the ice dams can also damage gutters, downspouts and fascia boards. 

How to Prevent Ice Dams


While it would be very difficult to prevent snow and ice from getting on your roof altogether, there are a few things you can do to help prevent the formation of ice dams. First and foremost, make sure your gutters are in proper working condition. Make sure they are free of debris and at the right angle to allow melting snow and ice to drain off your roof. The less snow and ice on your roof, the less likely ice dams are to form. Since ice dam formation is often caused by heat escaping your home, it's important that your attic is well insulated and your home offers proper ventilation. If you do get a heavy snow, consider carefully removing the snow before it gets a chance to melt. We advise using a roof rake, a broom or other long-handled devices to remove snow before it has a chance to melt. Please avoid climbing on your roof, especially during the winter months as ice and snow make it more likely for you to slip and fall.

Addressing these issues now and doing everything you can to prevent ice dams will help you avoid costly home and roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you do find yourself in need of roof repairs this winter season, give us a call at 573-302-0354. We offer free roof inspections and free estimates! When it comes to your roofing needs, there's no job too big or too small for Above & Beyond Roofing!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lake Area Christmas for Kids

Holiday spirit is in the air! This weekend is the Annual Lake Area Christmas for Kids. All proceeds from the event benefit underprivileged children in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be an angel sponsor for this event. Keep reading to learn how you can help Lake area children enjoy Christmas this holiday season.

Christmas for Kids Event


This year's event will be held on Saturday, December 10 in the Granada Room at the Lodge of Four Seasons. The cocktail party will begin at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Without a table sponsorship, dinner is $60 per person, plus an unwrapped toy. General admission starts at 7:30 pm and is $20 per person plus an unwrapped toy. Entertainment for the night will feature Shawn C, Elite Lighting & Sound and KC Groove Therapy!

How You Can Help 


Give back to our local community by attending this wonderful annual event this weekend! You can also consider joining the Kiwanis Club of the Ozark Coast. Even if you can't attend the event, they need volunteers after! Monday, December 12th at the Lodge of Four Seasons, they will be setting up a "toy store" with all the donations and will also be shopping for additional toys needed to fill the wishes. On Tuesday, December 13 at the Lodge of Four Seasons, they will be distributing the gifts. This is when families will come pick up the gifts, and some gifts may also need to be delivered. Without your support, Christmas for over 1,600 Lake area children would not be possible!

For more information about this year's event and how you can help, please visit: www.LakeAreaChristmasforKids.com.

Over the past 12 years, Above & Beyond has become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations to support this community. While the decision to move the company to the Lake of the Ozarks area was based on the potential for year-round business, the owners have fallen in love with the community. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, you can trust Above & Beyond! 

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