Wednesday, August 16, 2017

5 Signs Your Roof is Not Properly Ventilated

Proper roof ventilation is important for not only personal comfort within the home, but also for the life expectancy of your Lake of the Ozarks roof. The performance of the heating and air conditioning system can also be affected by a lack of ventilation. Improper ventilation can lead to wood rot, clumping insulation and mold in your attic, as well as severe roof damage.

Signs Your Roof Isn't Properly Ventilated 


1. An Excessively Hot Attic. 

Excess heat that builds up in the attic with nowhere to go can create extreme temperatures in the summer months. (You may also notice your air conditioner working much harder.) This heat could actually scorch shingles and roofing material, leading to the need for premature replacement. If you're attic is too hot for you to stand, you might consider having a professional roofer at the Lake the Ozarks come inspect your roof for any issues.

2. Matted or Flattened Insulation. 

When excessive moisture starts to collect in your attic, it penetrates the insulation first. If you notice that your insulation looks clumped or flattened, it's likely from moisture. To inspect the situation further, put on a respirator, separate a few batts of insulation and look for mold inside. Mold tends to grow when it's warmer, so this issue may become more noticeable in the spring and early summer. 

3. Damp or Moldy Rafters and Ceiling Joints. 

One of the most noticeable signs that your home is improperly ventilated is the presence of condensation, mold and mildew in the attic. Under cold weather conditions, the moisture in the warm air from inside your home will condense on the underside of the roof deck, leading to mold growth and the rapid deterioration of the wood decking under your roof. Inspect the rafters and ceiling joints for moisture and any signs of mold or mildew. 

4. Rusty Metal Fasteners. 

Fasteners include screws, nails or bolts. When your attic is filled with excess moisture from improper ventilation, these fasteners can easily become rusted. When those get rusty and loose, you could experience shingle loss. The moisture caused by condensation inside your attic can also lead to rust on things like plumbing, heating and venting duct straps. 

5. Ice Dams on Your Roof. 

During the winter months, improper ventilation can lead to ice dams on your roof. This is where snow melts on your roof and then freezes again at the edge of the roof or in the gutters, prevent the proper flow of water off the roof. The main cause of this roofing issue is an excessively warm attic. 

Proper ventilation, along with regular maintenance, will ensure your roof stays in tip-top shape. For a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-302-0354. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we specialize in both residential and commercial roofing, plus siding, gutters, soffit and fascia. We've got all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs covered!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

4 Benefits of Having Your Roof Professionally Inspected

Your Lake of the Ozarks roof is a big investment, one that you want to protect. The best way to do that is to have it regularly inspected. Even if your roof looks fine to the naked eye, there could be minor issues, that if not addressed, could lead to costly roofing problems. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofers offers a few of the benefits of having your roof professional inspected.


1. It Doesn't Cost You. 


Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers FREE roof inspections. Why wouldn't you want to have a professional, that's trained to recognize roofing problems, check out your roof if it's free? At no cost to you, you can have peace of mind that your roof is in the proper condition to protect your home and it's contents, including your family. Now doesn't that sound like a great deal? 

2. Professionals Have Experience. 


Unless you're a car enthusiast or auto mechanic by trade, you likely wouldn't trust yourself with inspecting your vehicle, right? The same principle applies to your roof. You want someone with experience to make sure your roof is in tip-top shape! Our staff has over 100 years combined experience. Therefore, we can identify minor problems that you may miss if you're not familiar with the early signs of roof damage. We'll be able to advise you on how to address them before they turn into costly repairs. 

3. You'll Avoid Safety Hazards. 


Climbing on your roof isn't the safest thing you could do, and you're not able to properly inspect your roof from the ground. As an average homeowner, you likely don't have the equipment and tools or expertise to ensure your safety up on the roof. Falling from your roof can result in significant injuries, and therefore, should be left to the professionals. In addition, if you don't know how to properly walk on a roof, you could actually cause damage while you're up there trying to inspect it yourself.

4. You Can Extend the Life of Your Roof. 


By having your roof regularly inspected and repaired, you can avoid pre-mature replacement of your roof. Regular inspections ensure that your roof structure will last much longer. Damage prevention can significantly reduce the amount of effort, time and money you will spend on Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs in the future. It's just like with preventative maintenance on your car.  

It's advised that you have your roof inspected at least twice per year, once before winter hits and once after. After a major storm hits your neighborhood is also a good time to consider scheduling a roof inspection. Storm damage is something you'll want to address as quickly as possible before a small leaks lead to your roof caving in or another major roofing issue. To schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-302-0354.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

The 9th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is this weekend! This is one of the most fun family events of the season. You won't want to miss it! Above & Beyond Roofing, your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, is a proud sponsor of this annual charity event at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Photo Credit: Great Dam Duck Drop Website
Golf Tournament 


Friday, August 4 is the Duck Drop Golf Tournament. Teams of 4 golfers will gather to compete in this "quacky" tournament filled with crazy holes and fun obstacles! There will be a hole in 1 and putting contest for a chance to win big cash prizes. Lunch and registration starts at Noon, with a 1:00 shotgun start for the tournament. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters & Ozark Coast Kiwanis, both helping local children here at the Lake.

Photo Credit: Great Dam Duck Drop Website
Fun Zone


Bring kids of all ages down to the Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park below the dam on Saturday, August 5 for some family fun! The Family Fun Zone will feature games, a dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, a live DJ, shaved ice, food and lots of prizes and goodies! Fun Zone wristbands are free and include all fun zone events, games and prizes. The kids are sure to have a blast at this free event!

Photo Credit: Great Dam Duck Drop Website


Duck Drop 


The 9th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop will be better than ever! At 11:45 you'll want to head over to the campground area river access to watch the ducks drop from the helicopter and boats into the Osage River. The ducks will start flying at Noon! The first 11 ducks to cross the finish line will win prizes, including a $5,000 cash prize and a $1,000 cash prize! Didn't get your duck drop tickets yet? No worries! They will be available for purchase at the Family Fun Zone until 11:00 AM! All funds raised remain local & are distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis organization.

Since moving to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2004, the Above & Beyond Roofing owners have fallen in love with the community. They've become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations, such as this one, to support the local community. Show your support too, by coming out for this family-fun event this weekend!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Importance of Addresssing Roof Leaks Quickly

The principle job of your roof is to protect your home from water and other weather. However, in some instances, water can still leak through. Whether your roof is just old or has been damaged by a storm, it's important to make Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs in a time fashion in order to avoid leaks. Keep reading to learn more about roof leaks and what can happen if you don't take care of them quickly.

Addressing Roof Leaks 


Roofing problems can be present long before you see any leaks. By the time a roof leak occurs, major roofing problems may already be developing. Hidden leaks are often the most dangerous, as they can slowly and silently grow until they reach a tipping point. It can be difficult to know when your roof needs repaired, which is why it's important to take advantage of our free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks at least twice per year. Addressing the leak and repairing it early can prevent minor roof repairs from turning into major issues.

Consequences of Roof Leaks 


If not addressed in a timely manner, a roof leak can lead to all sorts of other issues. Some of the most common problems you can expect include:

  • Wet Insulation - If water drips onto your insulation, it can clump and lose it's effectiveness to regulate the heat in your home. You could see an increase in your electric bill due to hot air escaping through the ceiling. 
  • Mold & Mildew - Mold is likely to develop anywhere on the roof deck or framing where water is present. Clumped insulation is also a great environment for mold to grow. Mold in your home is very dangerous and can lead to illness and respiratory issues for your family. 
  • Water Damage - Be sure to inspect your attic for water damage. Not only can water damage the ceiling, causing it to need repairs or replacement, but it can damage any items you have stored in the attic. 
  • Caving Ceiling - Overtime, water pooling in your attic from a leak can lead to your ceiling caving in from the weight of the water. 
  • Structural Deterioration - When a roof has a leak, the water often times runs down along the roof decking. Eventually this moisture can lead to wood rot, and the roof deck can start to deteriorate. This can happen slowly over years before you even notice, but by then, the repairs are quite expensive. 
  • Fire Hazard - If water leaks onto any electrical wires in the attic, you could experience wire shorts, which can cause a fire. 

Roof leaks are not something to put on the back burner. Call Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 to schedule an appointment for a free roof repair estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks. By addressing minor issues now, you'll avoid costly repairs down the road. 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

4 Qualities to Look For in a Roofer Before Hiring

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home; it protects everything inside from the elements. Therefore, hiring the right company to handle your roofing needs is important. Here are a few qualities to look for when choosing a roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks to hire:

1. Well-Established. 


When you get a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're making a large investment. You want to make sure you get a well-established company as opposed to a fly by night company who's just after your money. Do your research on how long the business has been around and get references from others in the area. You want a company with a permanent local address, phone number and tax identification number.

2. Insured. 


Making sure the roofing company you choose to hire is properly insured is among the most important aspects to consider. If a roofing installer is uninsured and an accident occurs on the job, it becomes the homeowners responsibility. Always ask a prospective roofing company for proof of insurance showing both general liability and workers' compensation.

3. Experienced. 


Since your roof's main purpose is to protect your home and its contents, you want to make sure it's installed or repaired properly. Experience is important for a quality job. Look for a company that's been in business for a while and ran by someone with years of experience in the industry. Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has been around the area since 2004, but was actually established in Madison, WI in 2000. The company's staff has more than 100 years' combined experience, while the owner alone has 20+ years of experience.

4. Professional. 


In the contracting world, reputation is everything. There are a lot of companies out there that give the industry a bad rap. When it comes to your home, you want someone that you can trust working on it. You want professionalism, honesty and integrity. At Above & Beyond Roofing, you'll get all that backed with great customer service. We pride ourselves in high quality work, professional and personal service and competitive pricing.

From roof tear offs and installation to inspections and repairs, our team is the Lake of the Ozarks roofing company to call. We specialize in both residential and commercial roofing, and we offer free estimates. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for more information.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

How Roof Pitch Affects Your Roofing Material Choices

Did you know that the pitch of your roof affects your choices in roofing material? Some materials work better for different types of roofs. Today's blog from the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks discusses different types of roof pitch and what roofing materials work best with each type.

What is Roof Pitch? 


Roof pitch is a term that refers to the steepness (angle, slope or slant) of a roof. While some roofs are very steep, others are nearly flat. The slope of a roof is generally measured in fractions. The numerator refers to the height and the denominator refers to the width. For example, a roof slope measured at 5/12 means that there is a 5 foot rise in height for every 12 feet of width. For roofing purposes, the denominator will always be 12; you won't reduce it like you would a regular fraction. Average roof pitch will range from 4/12 to 8/12.

Roofs with Steep Pitch

High-pitched roofs are seen on Victorian-era homes. Soaring peaks are a rare example of when the numerator is greater than the denominator; some of these style homes will have a roof pitch of 18/12. Due to the fact that wood shake and slate shingles don't lock together as tightly or lay as flat as composite or asphalt shingles, they are more susceptible to leakage. Therefore, they are only good to use on roofs with a high pitch.

Roofs with Medium Pitch 

Asphalt or composite shingles are the most popular roofing material on the market. They are also the most serviceable in terms of roof pitch. Roofs with an average pitch can easily accommodate this type of material. If your roof is not too flat and not too pitched, asphalt shingles are a great option. They provide a wide range of versatility when it comes to color and style options.

Roofs with Low to No Pitch

Fashionable for homes built in the 1960s, low-pitched roofs or flat roofs make it hard for water to drain properly. Therefore, the type of material you use on this type of roof is very important. Roof pitches in the lower range are found in more urban areas. They're popular on contemporary style homes, industrial buildings and shacks. You can't have conventional shingles on these type roofs because water does not drain off fast enough, leaving water to permeate within the shingles. A standing seam metal roof is a good option for those buildings with low pitch.

Lake of the Ozark Roofing 


No matter the pitch of your roof, Above & Beyond Roofing can help you choose the best roofing material option for your needs. From new construction to roof replacements, we've got you covered. We are your premier roofers at the Lake of the Ozarks, offering free estimates and free roof inspections! Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule an appointment today!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Join us for the Change of Heart Fun Run on July 23!

Above & Beyond Roofing is a proud sponsor of the Change of Heart Fun Run, a charity event to raise awareness for the overwhelming need for organ donation and transplants. The event will take place on Sunday, July 23rd at Shorty Pants Lounge in Osage Beach. Come out for a great afternoon featuring live music and a live auction!


About the Change of Heart Fun Run 


The Change of Heart Fun Run is a charity event at the Lake of the Ozarks that supports Donate Life and proceeds will give a lucky family of 4 the ability to travel to the 2018 Transplant Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration begins at 2pm and the fun run/walk will start at 3 pm. Pre-registration online is $25, and registration at the door is $30. Dale Blue will be rockin' the house with his music and Rick Bryant will be on-site to run our live auction featuring some great, high-end items. If you are unable to make it to the event, you can still get involved by donating online at: www.ChangeofHeartFunRun.com.


One American dies nearly every hour waiting for a transplant, yet a single organ donor can save as many as EIGHT lives!


2018 Transplant Games


The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport event for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. The games are more than just an athletic event, it's an opportunity to highlight the critical importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, while also celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. The competition events are open to living donors and organ transplant recipients, as well as bone marrow, corneal and tissue transplant recipients. For more information about the event and the cause, please visit: www.TransplantGamesofAmerica.org.

Since moving to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2004, the owners of Above & Beyond Roofing have become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations to support the community. The Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is proud to sponsor such an event as this, and hopes that you will help spread the word! We hope to see you on Sunday, July 23rd at Shorty Pants Lounge!

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