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Buying a Home Soon? 3 Questions to Ask About the Roof

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Spring is here and often a popular time to to buy and sell property. If you’re thinking about buying a home, you want to ensure that the you make a good investment. Before you commit to purchasing a home, typically a home inspection is completed to ensure there are no hidden hazards or issues with the property you are about to purchase. Your home inspector should take a look at your roof but there are some questions you should ask to ensure the roof is in good shape. Read on to find a list of questions to ask your home inspector!


The Life of the Roof First and foremost, you want to know how old the roof is on the house that you're considering purchasing. How much life is left in the current roofing structure? Is it going to need to be replaced within just a couple years? Does it need replaced now? How soon will it need to be replaced? You'll need to consider this information in your decision to purchase, as it could add a major expense to your home purchase.
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3 Reasons Your Gutters are Overflowing

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Spring is here which means we’ll likely be seeing more and more rain showers. When it rains, your gutters play an important role for your home. Your gutters deter water from your foundation which protects your home from erosion and your basement or crawl space from flooding. If your gutters are overflowing, rain water isn’t being redirected correctly and can potentially cause damage to your home. Read on to find out 3 reasons your gutters are overflowing.


1. Improperly Installed or Damaged Gutters While you can't control the weather and avoid heavy rains altogether, you do have some control over what happens to that water once it rains down on your home. You can do so by making sure you have high-quality gutters that are installed properly. They need to be at the correct slant to be able to drain off excess water and lead it away from your home. Damaged gutters should be repaired or replaced to ensure that water is being removed from your roof properly (not overflowing out of the …

Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

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Sometimes knowing when you need to replace your roof can be difficult. Sure, there are obvious signs like a leaky roof, but there are some warning signs that aren’t always obvious if you aren’t familiar with roofing material. If you’re curious if your roof could potentially need to be replaced soon, read on to find out a few warning signs from our roofing contractors at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Warning Signs That You May Need To Replace Your Roof  1) Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped.

2) Your roof is at least 20 years old. Although many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles. For example, your shingles can be negatively impacted by improper roof ventilation.

3) Your roof looks worn and old. If your roof just looks old and worn, it is best to be proactive about replacing your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks before it causes bigger issues.

4) Bald spots where granules are missing,

5) If your roof has noticeable signs…

What to Know About Hail Stones and Roof Damage

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Spring is almost here which means spring showers and thunderstorms are on their way. Hail is a common occurrence during the spring and it can wreak havoc on your Lake of the Ozarks roof. Have you ever wondered how hail forms and what to do if you experience hail damage on your roof? Read on to learn more from your favorite roofers at the Lake of the Ozarks.


What are Hail Stones? Hailstones 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. Hailstones 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. Hailstones can be any size from tiny pebbles or dime-sized to a golf ball- or even baseball-sized.
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How to Avoid a Roof Leak this Spring

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Spring will be here before we know it! We are excited about some warmer weather but the arrival of spring typically means frequent rain showers. If your roof springs a leak, damage and expenses can add up quickly. The best way to avoid a roof leak is to take proactive measures to avoid a leaky roof. Read on to find out what you can do to avoid a roof leak this Spring!


What Causes a Roof to Leak?  The best way to avoid a leaky roof is to understand what causes a roof to leak in the first place. Below are a few scenarios that could cause your roof to leak.
Shingles and Fasteners  During heavy winds or a storm, shingles can be damaged and fasteners can become dislodged, leaving an open space for water to make its way down into your roof. Trim down any trees in close proximity to or above your roof. Trees that are not properly trimmed back can fall piercing your shingles and creating leaks.
Quality of Work Improper installation and poor workmanship are one of the major contributing reason…

How Natural Elements Affect Your Roof

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Depending on what type of roofing material your roof is constructed from will play a big part in how long your roof with last. However, roofing material isn’t the only factor that determines the life expectancy of your roof. The outdoor natural elements can also play a factor in the longevity of your roof. Read on to find out how natural elements can affect your roof from our expert roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1. Hail
Even the smallest hailstones can damage your roofing shingles. Every strike from hail results in weakened shingles and granule loss. While it may not destroy all your shingles at once, it will gradually cause problems with each storm that hits. Weak or missing granules can lead to roof leaks.


2. Trees
Whether a dying tree falls onto your roof or a storm causes branches to fly into your home, trees are a common culprit in roof damages. You'll want to be sure to trim back and branches that are close to your home and remove any dead tree limbs.

3. Moistur…

FAQ’s - Roofing

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When you experience a problem with your roof, a lot of questions likely come to mind. Your roof is a big investment and it’s important that it’s properly maintained. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has compiled a list of six frequently asked questions we get. Read on to be the answers!


1) My roof is leaking, does it need to be completely replaced? If you have a leak in your roof, you don't necessarily need an entirely new roof. Leaks can result from loose flashings or when the section of the roof becomes damaged. As long as the rest of the shingles are still in tact and in good condition, you will only need to have the damaged section of the roof repaired or replaced.
2) How long will my new roof last? Most roofing systems are designed to last 30 years. However, each roofing system is different. Some roof types, such as slate, clay tile, and certain metal systems, can last longer. The longevity of your roof also depends on a number of different factors includi…