Thursday, October 19, 2017

8th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas at Lake of the Ozarks

Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be a sponsor of the 8th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas at the Lake of the Ozarks. This event is one of our favorites to participate in each year. Owner Melissa Krokson has been involved for numerous years. Keep reading to learn more about this annual event that supports breast cancer awareness.

About Totes for Ta-Tas 


Founded in 2010, Totes for Ta-Tas is an event that raises funds to provide support to local breast cancer patients at Lake Regional Cancer Center, including wigs, counseling, transportation, childcare and other specific patient needs. In 2016, a check for $8,300 was given to the Lake Regional Cancer Center. Each year volunteers help gather and sort donated purses for the annual event held in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over the past 8 years, the event has raised over $52,000, money that has all stayed local.

Volunteers Sorting Purses at Above & Beyond Roofing 


2017 Event Details 


Totes for Ta-Tas is celebrating it's 8th year in 2017! This year's event will be held at the Inn at Grand Glaize on Tuesday, October 24 from 5-8 PM. Take part in a live and silent auction featuring new and gently used purses, wallets and totes. Your $20 admission includes one drink ticket, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a door prize entry. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Lake Regional Cancer Center HOPE Program, helping local patients in the Lake of the Ozarks area. A breast cancer survivor video will be shown and live music will be provided by Sax on the Beach. Bryant Auction will be handling the live auction festivities.


Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company invites you to come out and join us at this fun event! Snag yourself a new purse while helping support our local community. With your help, we can make life a little easier for our local cancer patients. We hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

3 Tips for Selecting the Best Roofing Color for Your Home

When installing a new roof on your home, you have a wide variety of color choices. Not only do you want to pick a color you like, but you need to consider resale value. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer offers a few tips for selecting the best roofing color for your home.

1. Consider Heat Retention. 


The color of your roof can have a significant effect on heat retention. During the summer months at the Lake of the Ozarks, outdoor temperatures can get quite high. Studies have shown that the wood under black shingles can get up to 10 degrees hotter than the wood under white shingles. Darker roofs tend to attract more heat. Therefore, you might want to consider something a little lighter. You'll be thankful when you get that summer utility bill.

2. Compliment Your Siding. 


While you want your roof to compliment the siding on your home, you don't want them to match. Choosing the exact same shade for your shingles and your siding won't look as good as it sounds. The most visually appealing roof and siding combinations are colors that are complementary. In addition, if your siding is busy, like brick or stone, you want to choose a simple single color for your roof. Two multi-color combinations will make your home look very busy. Not only should the colors compliment each other, but also the patterns.

3. Think About Painting. 


Keep in mind that painting the siding, doors and windows on your home is easier than changing out your roof. Therefore, don't choose your roof color solely based on those features of your home that can be painted a different color. As long as your home isn't brick or stone, you have a little more flexibility with roof color. You can always paint those other features of your home to compliment your roof better later. If you do have a brick or stone house, be sure to compare a sample shingle to the it before making a final decision.

For help with determining the best shingles for your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Above & Beyond Roofing. We can offer suggestions and provide you with a free cost estimate. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to discuss your roofing project today!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Gutters this Fall

The fall season is upon us, and that means more opportunities for debris to clog up your gutters. The falling leaves can easily gather in the gutters prevent water from being able to drain off your roof property. With the change of seasons, it's important to clean and maintain your gutters. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to help you make sure they're ready for the winter ahead.

Cleaning Your Gutters


One of the most important fall home maintenance tasks is cleaning out your gutters. It's also one that could easily be overlooked. Removing debris from your gutters and downspouts is critical to preventing water damage to your home. If water cannot drain off your roof properly, it can pool up. Those pools of water will cause wear and tear on your roof that can eventually cause a roof leak. Once water gets into your home, even more damage can occur. Cleaning your gutters twice a year is one of the best things you can do to protect your roof. When cleaning your gutters, wear gloves to protect your hands. You might also consider wearing safety goggles as the movement of debris could stir up dust. Use caution when standing on a ladder, and don't lean too far trying to reach more debris.

Maintaining Your Gutters


Not only is cleaning out your gutters important, but ensuring they are in good condition is also key to protecting your roof and home. Over time, especially after having gone through summer storms, your gutters and downspouts can easily become loose. Depending on the severity of storms in your area, your gutters could even become damaged, bent or punctured. High winds or heavy hail storms can easily cause damage to your gutter system. Be sure that any necessary repairs are made before winter arrives. You want to make sure your gutters can easily do their job of keeping water off your roof and away from the foundation of your home.

If you've failed to clean your gutters in the past and are concerned about the integrity of your roof, contact Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 to schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. We're here for all your roofing needs, from repairs and maintenance to complete re-roofs and new construction.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017

Pumkin Chunkin Palooza is happening this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! This family-friendly fall festival was established by the 4 Lake of the Ozarks area Rotary clubs and their members. The event showcases how the clubs are working together to better serve the lake area charities, clubs and non-profit organizations. Above & Beyond is proud to be this year's main event sponsor! Keep reading to learn more about this year's event.

Event Details 


Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017 will take place on Saturday, September 30th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton. Event activities include food vendors, craft beers, Missouri wine tastings and a largest pumpkin contest. Family events include face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, corn crib pit, on-site pumpkin decorating and other kids activities. Musical entertainment throughout the event will be provided by the i-Berrys and the Norman Jackson Band. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and free for children under 5. Family passes can be purchased for $20. Prior to the event, there will be a 5K Fun Run and 2.5K Kid's Fun Run/Walk. Entry fee for the fun run is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Proceeds from this event will go to benefit Raising Hope, Lake Area Industries, Osage Senior Center and Children's Learning Center. 

Event Schedule 


8 AM - Registration for 5K Fun Run & 2.5K Kid's Fun Run/Walk 
9 AM - Start Time for 5K Fun Run & 2.5K Kid's Fun Run/Walk 
10 AM - Gates Open 
11 AM - Trebuchet Contest Starts, and runs until 4 PM 
4 PM - Final Weigh-In for the Largest Pumpkin Contest

Check out this video of last year's event to get an idea of what to expect at Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017:



Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company invites you to come out and support the Lake area community with us this weekend. The event will be fun for the entire family, and is a way for us to give back! Since moving to the Lake of the Ozarks area in 2004, Above & Beyond Roofing owners Ben and Melissa Krokson have fallen in love with the community, and have become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations to support the community. Join in the fun this weekend at Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017! 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Understanding Different Roof Types - Part 2

Last week, we discussed several different types of roofs, along with their advantages and disadvantages. Today's blog continues the discussion with a few more types of roofs that could be considered for your Lake of the Ozarks roof design.

5. Flat Roof. 


Flat roofs appear to be completely flat with no pitch, but in fact they do have a slight pitch to allow for water run-off and drainage. This type of roof is typically installed on industrial and commercial buildings. Extra living space on top of the roof, such as a patio or garden is easily incorporated with this type of roof. Heating and cooling units can also be placed on flat roofs to keep them out of sight. Flat roofs are easier to construct, require less building materials and are cheaper to install. The down side is that flat roofs are the most susceptible to water leakage.

6. Bonnet Roof. 


Kicked-eaves or bonnet roofs are double sloped with the lower slope set at less of an angle than the upper one. Think of it like a reverse mansard roof. The lower slope hangs over the side of the house making an excellent porch cover. This type of roof is not commonly used in modern homes. The benefits of this style roof include extra living space or vaulted ceilings. The overhanging eaves not only allow for a covered porch, but help protect the walls from water damage. Water easily runs off the slopes making it more durable than a gable roof. The down side is that the complex design requires more building materials and it's more difficult to construct. This can make the roof more expensive than other types.

7. Saltbox Roof. 


A saltbox roof is asymetrical in design, where one side is very short and the other is very long. This type of roof is seen in early Colonial and Cape Cod style homes. The slope makes it easier for water to run off, and the design makes it more durable than a simple gable roof. This type of roof also allows for more living space by making a home one and half to two stories. The down side is that this type of roof design can be tricky, resulting in higher building costs.

8. Skillion Roof. 


A skillion, shed roof or lean-to is a single sloping roof. This type of roof can be thought of as a half of a pitched roof or a more angled flat roof. The skillion type roof is most commonly used for home additions, sheds and porches. However, they are becoming more common on the entire structure of modern style homes. They are easy to assemble and use much fewer building materials than other roof types. Their steep pitch allows snow and water to easily run off. The main disadvantage to this type of roof is that if the roof pitch is too high, it can result in ceilings being too low. This type of roof can also present problems in areas with high wind.

Whether you're doing new construction or are in need of roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got you covered! Above & Beyond Roofing has been serving the Lake area in residential and commercial roofing since 2004. We strive to provide high quality work, professional and personal service, and competitive pricing.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Understanding Different Roof Types - Part 1

When building a home, you'll want to consider the type of Lake of the Ozarks roof that you will install. It's important to understand that roofs do a lot more than protect your home and its contents. Different roof types have different benefits, such as complimenting the overall look and style of your home, providing additional living space, and/or making your home more resilient, energy efficient and weather-proof. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer offers information on several different types of roofs you can go with.

1. Gable Roofs. 


Commonly recognized by their triangular shape, gable, pitched or peaked roofs are one of the most popular style of roofs in the U.S. Water and snow easily drain off the roof due to the steepness of this style of roof. They also provide more space for the attic or vaulted ceilings, and allow for more ventilation. This type of roof is easier and cheaper to build due to the simple design. The down side to this style is they are problematic in areas that experience high winds and hurricanes, which we thankfully don't have to worry too much about in Missouri.

2. Hip Roof.


A hip roof features slopes on all four sides, with each side being equal in length. The sides come together at the top to form a ridge. This type of roof is more stable, sturdy and durable than a gable roof due to the inward slope of each side. The down side to hip roofs is that they are more expensive to build than gable roofs. If not properly installed, the additional seams when a dormer is added can make it easier for water leaks to form.

3. Mansard Roof.


Also known as a French roof, a mansard roof is a four-sided roof with a double slope on each side. The lower slope is much steeper than the upper one, and the sides can either be flat or curved depending on the style. While these types of roofs can help create a great deal of extra living space, this type of roof is not ideal for areas with heavy snowfall because of the low pitch. They also cost more than other types of roofs due to the embellishments and details that go into them. The added space and character can easily make up for that cost though.

4. Gambrel Roof.


A gambrel or barn roof is similar to a mansard roof, but it only has two sides instead of four. The lower side of the gambrel roof has an almost vertical, steep slope, while the upper slope is much lower. This type of roof is commonly seen on top of barns, farm houses and log cabins, as well as some Dutch Colonial and Georgian style homes. Like the mansard, the gambrel roof offers extra living space. This style is also simple to frame out, using just two roof beams, and therefore, keeps the cost down. The gambrel roof is not recommended for areas with heavy wind or significant snowfall. The open design can cause the roof to collapse under extreme pressure.

These are just a few of the different types of roofs you can have on your home. Stay tuned next week to learn about several other types. If you're in the process of building a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, trust Above & Beyond Roofing for all your roofing needs! We offer free roof estimates at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-302-0354.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Why is My Roof Buckling?

Have you ever seen a roof that appears to be lifting in certain areas? This is called "buckling" and not only does it distract from the beauty of the home, but it can lead to other major roofing problems. Today's blog from your Lake of the Ozarks roofer discusses buckling roofs, what causes them and what can happen if they aren't addressed.

What Causes a Buckling Roof 


When your roof is buckling, it resembles a large air bubble that stretches the roof sheathing, felt and shingles. This can be caused by a variety of different circumstances:
  1. Improper Installation of Felt or Underlayment - Buckling can occur when the felt or underlayment is not installed properly. If these products are wrinkled, it can easily show through the roof shingles, as the shingles are installed over it. 
  2. Movement in the Roof Deck - The roof decking is the plywood sheets that cover your home, under the shingles. If these boards are not installed properly, with spacers, they can shift and cause the roof to buckle. The spacers are needed to absorb any expansion from excessive heat. Deck movement can also occur when water finds it's way under the shingles due to a leak. This can cause the decking to swell and warp, and eventually rot. This can lead to serious damage to your home. 
  3. Poor Roof Ventilation - In the event your roof is not properly ventilated, moisture will collect in the attic. This moisture becomes condensation on the underside of the roof, which can cause damage to the home's frame and roof decking. When that moisture gets trapped between the underlayment and the shingles, buckling can occur. 
  4. Failure to Remove Old Shingles - Applying a new roof over an existing one can also lead to a roof buckle. In this case, it's much harder to get the new roof applied properly to prevent moisture between the layers. You can almost guarantee that you'll eventually have buckling problems when you fail to remove the old shingles before installing a new roof. 

Future Problems of a Buckling Roof 


If you notice a buckle in your roof, you'll want to schedule a Lake of the Ozarks roof inspection, as that buckle could be a sign of worse problems or future problems to come. Not only can moisture damage the roof from the inside out, but that buckle could create entryways for water from outside to enter your home. Roof leaks and interior water damage could end up being a result of a roof buckle left unaddressed.

Above & Beyond Roofing is here for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs! From free roof inspections to roof repairs or new construction, we have the experience to get your roofing job done right. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to discuss your needs.

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