Showing posts from January, 2014

Condensation Can Damage Your Roof

The winter weather has been very harsh this can also be very hard on your roof!  Missouri Weather can be especially troublesome due to the fluctuation in temperatures.  One day we have snow or ice and the next day we basking in the sunshine!!  This fluctuation in temperatures can cause several problems, one of the most common problems is Condensation.

What is Condensation?  Condensation is when moisture develops at the roofs ceiling area and becomes trapped.  As your home heats up during the day, the roofing material absorbs the suns heat and creates an air cavity between the insulation and roof.  Moisture is drawn into the cavity and becomes trapped and is not able to vent and dry out.  When your home cools off, the trapped water condenses and gets into the wood of the roof.

When warm air meets a cold surface, condensation will occur.   This can cause mold and mildew to form, damaging the interior structure of your home. If you suspect that you may have a problem with condens…

Brave the Cold with the 2014 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

What better time to jump in the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks Waters than during the cold month of February!!  There is only one reason anyone would do that...the 2014 Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge!! If you haven't been to the Plunge, be sure to join the fun on February 22nd at the Lake of the Ozarks Public Beach #2!!

The Polar Plunge is a fun event that is used to raise money for the Special Olympics Missouri.  Each participant collects donations and pledges as they commit to plunge into the icy waters of Lake of the Ozarks.  The event has brought more than 600 plungers and raised more than $200,000 in past years.

Participants and teams come dressed to impress with wacky costumes or themes to entertain viewers and are encouraged by event organizers.  If you're not sure about taking the dive, you can still participate by donating online, financially support a plunger or coming out to cheer them on as they brave the cold!!

Here is the schedule of Events for the Day:
Registration …

The 5th Annual Silver Cup Chef's Challenge Returns!!

The Silver Cup Chef's Challenge returns to Seven Springs Winery next week!!  This charity event has been very popular around the Lake area with local restaurants competing to take the title as the Silver Cup Winner!  Be a part of the excitement as they compete towards claiming the title of BEST chef at the Lake. 

Here are some details about the event:

Roca’s on the SquareRuthie D’sWillowesHide OutFEBRUARY 1ST:  PORK – SOUTHWESTERN FLAIR
Fired UpSavannah GrillInn at the Grand GlaizeHalf SaucedFEBRUARY 22ND:  BEEF – TASTE OF TEXAS
Maloney’sCulpeepersCamden on the LakeJB Hooks
Doors Open at 11:00a | First Tasting at 2:00p | Judging at 4:00p

Seating is limited with only 100 reservations available on a first come first serve basis.  Be sure to call ahead to reserve your tickets now at 573-552-7513.  Tickets are $25/person for each week or $100/person for all 4 weeks!

Don't forget this is a charity event that will benefit the Tri-County YMCA.  We hope…

9 Things That Indicate Your Roof Needs Repaired

The roof of your home is one of the most important features of your home and should be inspected on a regular basis.  Neglecting your roof can lead to high energy bills, extensive damage to the roof as well as the interior of your home or even force you to replace your roof.

It is important to do a visual inspection of your roof several times a year or call a Roofing Professional if you need assistance or a second opinion.  

Here are a few things to watch for:
Streaking stains on the shinglesLeaks after extreme weatherCurled or buckled shinglesAreas on the roof missing granulesRusted flashingsWater stains in the atticMoss or mold on the roofHigher than average utility billsMoisture or Mold in the AtticThese are just a few of the signs to look for but if you would like to get a professional opinion of a Lake of the Ozarks Roofer, give us a call!  We will come out and do a thorough inspection of your roof and give you a quote for FREE!!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on …

Keep snow and ice from hurting your roof!

Handling Problems Cause By Winter Weather

As we take a look at the first snow of 2014, we think about all the dangers winter weather can cause and how to prevent problem situations.  Heavy snow accumulation and ice accumulation can bring the need for roofing repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks.  With a couple months of winter left, there is always the possibility of more snow causing major damage.  We urge you to clear your roofs and decks to prevent structural damage.  Here are some winter roof protection tips from
Snow Covered Roofs are Dangerous
Although snow covered buildings bring winter charm, they can also be very dangerous. Snow may seem light and fluffy, but when mixed with rain, snow and ice on your roof can become very heavy. In fact, just 2 feet of snow on an average sized roof can be the equivalent of 38,000 pounds or 19 tons! To make matters worse, snow melting can cause water seepage which can lead to a rotting roof, destroyed insulation, flooded attics, rui…