Common Things 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘 Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof

If you own your home, it's important to know the ins and outs of home maintenance. Your home is likely the biggest personal investment and keeping up with regular maintenance can help to maintain the value of your home and potentially even increase the value. Understanding your roof is important and today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some information that every homeowner should be aware of.

#1 Roof Leaks Aren't Always Obvious.  When you think about a leaky roof, you might picture a gaping hole in your ceiling. Unfortunately, leaks aren't always that obvious. In fact, they can go undetected for quite some time, causing all sorts of other issues in your home. This is why regular Lake of the Ozarks roof inspections are important. Many times, rainwater will slip in around a missing nail or slide its way along with the underlayment before soaking into your ceiling and insulation. Bubbling paint on the ceiling, wall discoloration, or mold growth could all b…

Tips to Better Protect a New Roof

You've invested some money in a new roof and you want to make it last. Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help! We understand a new roof is a big investment and Above and Beyond Roofing wants to help extend the life of your roof in every way we can. Proper roof maintenance is key to hopefully increasing the amount of time your roof stays in good condition. Below you can find some steps you can take to help better protect your new roof!

Trim Any Long Branches Branches or limbs that hang over your roof are a potential for a major issue with a large weight falling on your roof and causing structural damage. In addition to the structural damage, limbs that hang over your roof are constantly dropping leaves, nuts, and other debris on your roof. This can build up on your roof and in your gutters which can cause a backup of water on your roof.

Clean Gutters Out Gutters are placed to help expedite water away from your roof and down to the ground. Gutters get full of …

Avoid Damage to Your Roof From Fireworks

Summer is in full swing at the Lake of the Ozarks! Summertime at the Lake means spending more time outdoors, boating, hosting backyard bbq's, and fireworks! 4th of July will be here soon and many of us start setting off fireworks before the holiday gets here. If you're lighting fireworks at your home, it's important to take the necessary precautions to protect your roof. Read on to get a few tips for keeping yourself and your roof safe from fireworks this summer!

Clear Your Roof of Any Debris  Before shooting off any fireworks near your home, be sure there's no debris sitting on your roof. Dry leaves, sticks and other debris tend to gather in roof valleys and gutters. These types of material can quickly turn a small spark from a firework into a blazing fire. By clearing your roof ahead of time, you'll decrease the risk of a house fire if a firework does accidentally land on your roof. Regular cleaning of your gutters, not just around the 4th of July, will help you …

4 Tips to Avoid Hiring a Bad Contractor

When it comes time to replace your roof or make a repair, hiring the right roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks for the job is critical. Sometimes finding a reliable, trustworthy, and quality contractor can be difficult. Unfortunately, there are contractors that don't do what they say they are going to do. If you've had the unfortunate encounter of hiring a bad contractor, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips to avoid that happening in the future.

Check out these four tips below! These tips can be applied to roofing companies but also other trades like electricians, construction, plumbing, flooring, and more!
#1 Ask For a Referral  One of the best ways to find a great contractor is to ask for a referral from your friends or family. You'll likely get several companies to choose from, so it's important to do further research before hiring a company. A great way to further your research is to check online reviews. Looking at online reviews …

Metal Roof or Asphalt Roof -- Which is Best?

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?

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!

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…