Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Most Realistic and Durable Composite Slate and Shake Shingles on the Market

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we offer our customers only the best in roofing products. One of the products we are proud to offer is DaVinci Roofscapes. Today's blog focuses on these great roofing systems. Keep reading to learn more about DaVinci Roofscapes products and how our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company can help with all your roofing needs!

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About DaVinci Roofscapes


Your roof is an integral part of your home's elevation and curb appeal. That's why DaVinci Roofscapes develops and manufactures superior polymer roofing products. They deliver a degree of luxury, performance and satisfaction that continues to make them the preferred choice for owners, installers and designers alike.

Quality is crucial in the roofing industry. DaVinci's composite slate shingles are carefully engineered to provide the authentic look and durability of natural slate roofs. Their composite shake shingles are reminiscent of the texture of natural cedar, but with unsurpassed durability and a life cycle savings of up to 50% compared to natural shake roofing. DaVinci utilizes a proprietary state-of-the-art engineered polymer to deliver both durability and beauty for years to come.

The authentic appearance, durability, and lifetime cost advantages of DaVinci synthetic roof tiles, plus a Lifetime Limited Material Warranty, add up to an exceptional value for any discerning homeowner. DaVinci Roofscapes, offering the most realistic and durable composite slate and shake shingles on the market.

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DaVinci Roofscapes Products


Inspired by the natural beauty of cedar shake roofs and slate roof shingles, DaVinci composite roofing tiles enhance the appearance of any property. There are 50 standard colors available, offering homeowners a variety of options. All of their products are virtually maintenance free, come with a Lifetime Limited Material Warranty, and are more cost-effective than natural cedar or slate products. Choose from a variety of styles, including the traditional multi-width or single-width slate or shake, as well as the single-width Bellaforte Slate and Bellaforte Shake. To view these products, click here.

To learn more about having these beautiful roofing products installed on your home, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. We're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, from free inspections to roof repairs and complete re-roofs! If it needs a roof we can do it, from the dog house to your house!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Roofing Maintenance Checklist

It's officially spring and now's the time to start thinking about spring maintenance on your home, including your roof. After the crazy winter we had, where you never knew if it was going to snow or be 75+ degrees out, it's important to check your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks. Fluctuations in temperature, along with the stormy weather we experienced recently, can really take a toll on your roof. Today's blog from Above & Beyond Roofing focuses on a few roofing maintenance tasks you should consider completing this spring:

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 reveal potential problem areas as well. Look for sagging or bowing wood panels. Signs of moisture and visible light from the outside are also things to look for. Discolored wood is a sign of a possible roof leak. Water damage, wood rot or mold can occur if a roof leak is left unnoticed. When not addressed in a timely fashion, leaks can lead to major issues, not just with your roof, but also in other areas of your home.

3. Visually Inspect the Roof. 


While we don't advise climbing on top of your roof yourself, you can visually inspect the roof from the ground. Look for missing shingles, storm damage or anything else that just doesn't look quite right. Loose or exposed nails, shingles with missing granules (granules can accumulate in downspouts), rusted flashing, rotted or damaged fascia board and/or damaged gutters or downspouts are all signs of roofing problems. If you suspect any roofing issues, be sure to call a professional roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks to come out and take a look at it for you. Above & Beyond Roofing offers FREE inspections!

If you haven't already, now's the time to schedule your spring roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks! Above & Beyond Roofing will come out and take a look at your roof for free, and let you know if we see anything that needs repaired. By catching small repair issues now, we can avoid larger roofing problems down the road! Call 573-302-0354 today!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Symbols and Traditions

While we all know you're supposed to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, what other symbols and traditions are associated with this Irish holiday? Keep reading to find out in today's blog from your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Above & Beyond Roofing!

The Color Green


Ironically, the color for St. Patrick was actually blue, not green. However, during the 19th century, the color green became a symbol of Ireland. Due to the plentiful rain and mist, the "Emerald Isle" is always green. The lush landscape, said to have "40 shades of green" was probably inspiration for Ireland's national color. Wearing the color green is considered an act of paying tribute to Ireland. It's also said to bring good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick's Day.

Shamrocks


One of the most popular symbols associated with St. Patrick's Day is the shamrock. "Shamrock" is the common name for several different varieties of 3-leaf clovers native to Ireland. In ancient Ireland, it was considered a sacred plant because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. The shamrock, now Ireland’s national flower, grows green and in abundance all year long. Legend has it, that St. Patrick used the clover to explain the doctrine of the trinity. The Irish consider the shamrock a symbol of good luck as well.

Leprechauns


Belief in leprechauns probably stems from the Celtic belief in fairies, tiny men and women who could use their magical powers to serve good or evil. The term "leprechaun" comes from an Irish word meaning "little body." Leprechauns are Irish fairies that look like small, old men, standing at about 2-feet tall. They are often dressed like shoemakers, with crooked hats and leather aprons. According to the legends, leprechauns are aloof and unfriendly. The live alone and pass the time by making shoes. Known for their trickery, Leprechauns are said to have a hidden pot of gold! 

The Harp


The harp is an ancient musical instrument used in Ireland for centuries. The Harp has long held special significance for the Irish as both a respected instrument and a national emblem. While not as recognizable as the shamrock, the harp is a widely used symbol. Originally used as a rebellious symbol of Irish pride, the harp now appears on Irish coins, the presidential flag, state seals, uniforms and official documents.

Corned Beef & Cabbage 


Each year, people gather to enjoy the popular St. Patrick's Day meal of corned beef and cabbage. While cabbage has long been an Irish food, corned beef only began to be associated with St. Patrick's Day at the turn of the century. Irish immigrants living on New York City’s Lower East Side substituted corned beef for their traditional dish of Irish bacon to save money.

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Above & Beyond Roofing! As this holiday comes and goes, we know that spring is on the way. Make sure your roof is ready for the spring showers by having it professionally inspected. We provide free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule yours today!

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

How Tornado Season Can Affect Your Roof

Tornado season in the Midwest runs from mid-March to June. Missouri is located in "tornado alley" and is considered a high risk area for tornado activity. Keep reading to learn more about tornadoes and what kind of damage they can do to your roof from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company!

What is a Tornado?


A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. Wind speeds can reach up to 300 mph, causing damage to large buildings, uprooting trees and hurling vehicles hundreds of yards. Even if a tornado doesn't directly hit your property, you could still experience damage from the accompanying wind and hail. Tornado paths range from 100 yards to 2.6 miles wide and are rarely more than 15 miles long. They can last anywhere from several seconds to more than an hour; however, they rarely last more than 10 minutes. Most tornadoes travel from the southwest to the northeast with an average speed of 30 mph, but speeds of up to 70 mph have also been observed.

Possible Damage from a Tornado 


Depending on the severity of the storm and the wind speed, roof damage can range from minor issues to devastating circumstances. Here's a list of possible roof damage you could expect from a tornado, from light damage to severe damage:
  • Blown off shingles 
  • Hail damage to roof and/or gutters
  • Peeled off roof surface 
  • Damage to gutters and/or siding 
  • Broken tree branches (thrown into roof)
  • Shallow-rooted trees pushed over (onto roof)
  • Severely stripped roof 
  • Roofs torn completely off 
  • Large trees snapped or uprooted (falling on roof)
  • Light-object missiles generated (thrown into roof) 
  • Entire homes destroyed 
Even if you can't physically see storm damage to your roof, you should have it checked out after a severe weather event. Hail damage can be difficult to spot from the ground, but can greatly affect the integrity of your roof. Storm damage left unaddressed can lead to more costly roof repairs or even roof replacement in the future. With free roof inspections available through Above & Beyond Roofing, why wouldn't you want piece of mind knowing your roof is protecting your home to the best of its ability? 

Above & Beyond Roofing


Whether you're just being proactive, you're missing a few shingles or your roof was completely destroyed in a storm, our Lake of the Ozarks roofers are here to help you examine, repair or rebuild your roof. We offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as free estimates. Often times storm damage goes unnoticed, leading to major roofing problems down the road. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 and make sure your roof is prepared for the storm season ahead.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Check Out What Our Customers Have to Say About Us!

Looking to hire a roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks, but not sure where to start? Checking out company referrals and customer reviews is a great place to start. Real life people sharing real life experiences will give you a great idea of which companies are good candidates for the job you're needing completed. Our customers know the value and quality of our work, and we are excited to share a handful of real-customer testimonials!

Angie's List Testimonials: 

"Did a great job. Very friendly and professional. Communicated well with us. Cleaned up nicely after the job. Was up front about how busy he was and that it would be a wait, but gave a good estimate of timeframe for replacement."

"Hard to find a decent response time at the lake but this company was out same day."

"Above & Beyond is a very reliable company. They came at 7 in the morning and they were done that very same day. I couldn't believe how fast and respectful all the guys were. They cleaned up all around my yard, and made it look even better than it was before they started. I would recommend them to anyone."

"Working with Above and Beyond was a snap, I'd use these guys anytime, they were there on time, they cleaned up well after themselves, the crew was polite and took care of business as was expected."

"Above & Beyond Roofing was excellent. They came when they said they would, charged what they said they would and did an excellent installation. We could not have asked for better service, and we have recommended them to our friends."




When it comes to residential and commercial roofing, Above & Beyond Roofing has the most trusted experienced roofers at the Lake of the Ozarks. We take great pride in being locally owned and operated and turning the average roofing job in one day. No job is too big or too small - if it needs a roof we can do it... from the dog house to your house! Call the most qualified roofers at the Lake of the Ozarks today for a free quote.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

What To Do With A Roof Leak Until The Roofer Arrives

Rainy days are best enjoyed snuggled up on your couch watching movies. You keep hearing the sound of water dripping coming from the dining room though... Odd. Upon investigation, you find a leak in your ceiling. What are you going to do? First, you're going to calmly and quietly contact the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks to schedule a roof repair. Next, you're going to take action to get the immediate situation under control by following these simple steps:


Minimize the Damage


A sprung leak in your roof can cause major damage to your home if not addressed quickly and correctly. One of the most important steps you can take is to stop the damage from spreading. Find the wettest spot and place a bucket and plastic in that area to catch the majority of the water. If you notice that your ceiling is bubbling where the water is leaking from, that's a pretty good indication that there is standing water which means great potential for some serious damage. Poke a small hole in the bubble to release the water and to prevent the standing water from spreading further and causing more damage.

Avoid Extended Damage


Leaking water can cause further damage to more than just your roof and ceiling. Water tends to find paths of travel, so even though you've found a major leak in the center of the room, the source of the leak could be coming from somewhere else. Check the surrounding floor and wall area for moisture. Make sure the carpet and flooring is dry to avoid mold or staining. If your carpet is saturated, it may be necessary to pull back the carpet to allow the padding to dry out thoroughly. Use fans to dry it out faster.

Locate the Leak Source


Once you've addressed the immediate concerns and minimized any potential damage, you'll want to try to pinpoint the source of the leak. Don't just assume that where it's leaking in your ceiling is where the roof leak is. As stated before, water finds travel paths. In an attic this could mean that there are several feet between the source of the leak in the roof and the leak in the ceiling. The best way to find the source is to get in the attic and start investigating.

Once you've located the source, you'll want to temporarily fix your problem until something more permanent can be done. Some great quick fix ideas are duct tape, a patch, sealant, a tarp, and/or buckets. Clean the area surrounding the point of entry before trying to patch the hole to avoid it from failing before your Lake of the Ozarks roofer arrives. Clean up and dry any wet areas you find in the attic to avoid a mold issue. We would recommend not climbing on your roof to find the source of the problem that way; instead, leave the heights to a licensed professional.


Now that you've called a roofer and gotten the immediate issue addressed on the inside of your home you can get back to watching your movie. Put some popcorn on. Grab your favorite beverage. Enjoy the sound of the rain on your roof. Leave the rest to the roofing experts at the Lake of the Ozarks. With over 100 years of combined experience in the roofing industry, you can be sure we'll provide high quality work, professional and personal service, and competitive pricing. Don't go anywhere else for your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

4 Factors Affecting the Lifespan of Your Asphalt Roof

When an asphalt shingle has a 30-year warranty, that means under ideal conditions it can last 30 years. Homeowners are often surprised to find their roof showing signs of deterioration prior to the end of that warranty. In today's blog, Above & Beyond Roofing discusses several factors that can affect the lifespan of your asphalt roof.

1. Installation


Even the best roofing materials can't do their job if they're not installed properly. Improper installation can significantly decrease the lifespan of your asphalt roof. A new roof is an expensive investment that you want to last as long as possible. That's why it's so important to hire a well-established, reputable roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Do some research and check references before hiring someone to install your roof. 

2. Weather


Depending on the climate you live in, the lifespan of an asphalt roof will differ. Here in Missouri, we experience a variety of different weather events. From rain and snow to hail and tornadoes, you never know what to expect. While asphalt shingles are built to withstand weather, taking proper care of your roof prior to and following severe weather events is key in increasing the length your roof will last. Rapid freeze and thaw cycles can result in granule loss and a decrease in the lifespan of your roof. Over exposure to sunlight can also cause your shingles to deteriorate more quickly. Luckily, this isn't typically an issue in Missouri.

3. Proper Maintenance 


The best way to ensure your roof lasts as long as it should is by performing proper maintenance. Simply put, take care of your roof and it will take care of you and your home. One of the easiest and most important steps in proper roof maintenance is to schedule a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks at least twice a year. In addition to taking care of minor repairs before they turn into bigger problems, there are other things you can do to increase the life of your roof, including cleaning your gutters and trimming back overhanging trees.

4. Ventilation


Proper roof ventilation is not only important for energy efficiency of your home, but is also key to increasing the lifespan of your roof. Air needs to flow freely through your attic in order to keep your roof from overheating and to keep moisture out of your home. During the summers, an improperly ventilated attic creates a hot roof deck that can damage shingles. During the winter, improper ventilation can contribute to the formation of ice dams. If you have a new roof installed by a professional, they'll be able to let you know if your attic and roof are properly ventilated.

For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, trust Above & Beyond Roofing! Our company has more than 100 years combined experience in the roofing industry, with the owner alone having 15+ years of experience. We pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7 days a week and turning the average roofing job in one day. We provide high quality work, professional and personal service and competitive pricing. Call us today at 573-302-0354 to request a free roof inspection or a quote for your new roof!

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