Monday, March 31, 2014

10 Different Types of Roofs to Consider for Your Home

Example of a Gambrel Roof
Here at Above and Beyond Roofing all we think about is roofs, but for many people that is one of the last things they think about when buying or building a house.  There are so many different roof styles for you to consider when designing and building a new house.  Although many people move into homes that are already built and have to just accept the roof shape, it is still something to consider when looking at buying a house. Each different type of roof has certain benefits that you should keep in mind when choosing a roof style. Houzz.com has a great list of 10 different types of roofs for you to consider.

1. Mansard Roof - This is a French style roof made up of four slopes, two on each side of the home.  The lower slope is steeper than the upper and the upper may or may not be seen from the ground.

2. Gambrel - This Dutch-inspired roof is very similar to the Mansard Roof, but the differences are that the gambrel has vertical gable ends and the roof hangs over the facade of the home.

3. Saltbox - This interesting roof has an asymmetrical long pitched roof with one short side and one very long side.  Often times these roofs result in a home that is one story high on one side and two stories on the other side.

Example of a Hip Roof
4. Pyramid Roof - This type of roof is shaped like a pyramid just like the name states.  This type of roof is typically used either on small portions of a home or on smaller structures such as a garage or pool house.

5. Hip Roof - This roof is similar to the pyramid roof except that the four sides meet at a ridge or a flat spot rather than coming to a point.  Architecturally, this is more practical than a pyramid roof.

6. Bonnet Roof - Similar to the pyramid or hip roofs, this type has two of the slides that slope out at an angle.  It is most commonly used to cover a veranda or outdoor porch area.

7. Flat Roof - This roof is simply flat, just like the name states.  The benefits of this type of roof include that it's easier to construct, safer if your going to stand on top of it and generally more accessible.  The main drawback is that it requires more maintenance due to debris collecting on the roof with nowhere to go.

8. Cross Gabled Roof -  This type of roof looks like triangles from the front of the home.  Homes with extra wings often use this style roof so that each section has its one triangular gabled roof.

Example of an Arched Roof
9. Arched Roof - This style roof is typically just used on a small portion of the home to add an aesthetic touch to the architecture of the home.

10. Skillion Roof - This type of roof is half of a triangular roof or a flat roof that has been inclined slightly.  Typically it is just used on a portion of the home, but can also be used on multi-level homes to create unique shapes and patterns for the exterior of the home.

Many people just think of flat roofs or pitched roofs, but as you can see there are plenty of gradations and styles of each.  These styles don't even take into consideration the many different materials you can use for roofing.  Add those into the mix and your roofing possibilities are endless.  So if you are in the market for a new roof, be sure to call the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7- days a week, and we turn the average roofing job in one day!  Contact Ben or Melissa for a free estimate on your next project at 573-302-0354!

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Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Common Questions about the Condition of Your Roof

Above and Beyond Roofing, your Lake Ozark Roofing Business, has over 15 years experience and over the years we have had a lot of questions - typically, these questions and concerns are very similar.

Last week we started this two-part blog series to help answer some of these questions.  Be sure to check our part one of our Frequently Asked Questions about Your Roof.

When repairing my roof I noticed there is no roofing felt under them. Is this the correct way to install shingles?
  • No, it is not. Unless it's an overlay (recover), there should be felt separating the roofing materials and the deck. Typically, this is done to save money - however, it is highly frowned upon by the National Roofing Contractor's Association.
What's the minimum slope I need to install asphalt shingles?
  • 2:12 is the minimum slope which means two inches of vertical rise for every twelve inches of horizontal run.  If you are between 2:12 and 4:12, you should consider installing  two layers of felt to reduce the exposure of the shingle. 
What kind of felt underlayment should I use?
  • Felt paper is a vapor barrier and keeps the oils in the shingles from leaching out  into the wood substrate.  The actual type depends upon the slope of the roof - we can perform a free Lake of the Ozarks roof inspection and estimate to recommend the right felt for your roof!
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Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Friday, March 21, 2014

8 Reasons to Choose Above & Beyond Roofing!

There are many things to consider when choosing a Lake of the Ozarks Roofer .  Above and Beyond roofing strive to stand out from the rest thru our work ethic and quality workmanship. We know that the best referral is one that comes from a satisfied customer - our goal is to make every customer a future referral.  

Here are a few things we want you to know about the BEST roofing company at Lake of the Ozarks!
  1. Ben Kroksen, owner of the company or one of his lead foreman (Dave or Rob) will meet with every customer and bid the roof.  Whoever bids the roof, will also be ON the job to ensure it is done right! 
  2. The home owner/contractor will have total communication with the lead foreman on the job.  You will receive either Ben, Dave or Rob's cell phone numbers along with the office number so all questions and concerns can be addressed in a timely manner.
  3. We make every attempt to get ALL bids completed within 24 hours.  Many times, we will even do the work the same day.  Request a Free Inspection on your Roof!!
  4. We work hard to get the customer what they need.  We can meet with the adjuster to ensure that your roof has the best care possible.
  5. We are in business to get the customer what they need - we do NOT try to sell you something you do not need.
  6. Above and Beyond Roofing is an Honest, Reliable and Dependable Roofing Company.
  7. We have also been voted BEST OF THE LAKE, won the Reader's Choice Award for Small Business and Melissa was chosen as one of the Top 10 Business Women in 2012.
  8. We are Certified Installers for Owens Corning and Weatherbond.
At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7- days a week, and we turn the average roofing job in one day!  Contact Ben or Melissa for a free estimate on your next project at 573-302-0354!

Be sure to LIKE us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterConnect with Melissa on LinkedIn and Subscribe to our Blog!!

"If it needs a roof we can do it ...
from the dog house to your house!"


CALL 573-302-0354 or 573-280-7159

1212 Spring Valley Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Monday, March 10, 2014

The Luck of the Irish Brings Great Weather for the 2014 St Patrick's Day Parade

Looks like the Luck of the Irish is upon us as we gear up for the Lake of the Ozarks St Patrick's Day Parade!!  The weather is calling for sunshine and mid 60s as we kick of the beginning of the 2014 season!  So, get out and enjoy the parade on March 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip.

The parade always has a great variety of floats, motorcycles, boats, local business and of course, (if your luck holds out) a piece or two of candy thrown your way.  It's a fun day to bring the entire family out to enjoy the parade as well as some of the businesses along the Bagnell Dam Strip.   Be sure to look for the Above & Beyond Roofing Crew as we will be participating in the parade this year!!  We are excited to kick of the season and hopefully usher in the warm weather!

For those that cannot be at the parade, please be aware that the road will be shut down at 12:45 and will re-open around 3pm.   Access to HH/Horseshoe Bend will be available by using the new Hwy 242.

We hope to see you there!

Remember, if you see roofing issues that are questionable or that need repair, call the Best Roofer at Lake of the Ozarks a call.  We offer free inspections and estimates AND we typically complete the average job in one day!!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being a locally owned and operated Roofing company at Lake of the Ozarks - We are open 7- days a week, and we turn the average roofing job in one day!

Contact Ben or Melissa for a free estimate on your next project - 573-302-0354!

"If it needs a roof we can do it ...
from the dog house to your house!"

CALL 573-302-0354 or573-280-7159

1212 Spring Valley Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Monday, March 3, 2014

Meet Lake of the Ozarks Businesses at the Products & Services Show this Weekend!

Come see Above & Beyond Roofing this weekend at the 35th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Products and Services Show at the Country Club Hotel in Lake of the Ozarks!

The Products and Services show is a great way to get out and see many of the businesses at the Lake.  Whether you are looking to do a home renovation, need help with financial services or are looking for a specific product, this is a great place to visit with the professionals to learn more.  Businesses will have booths set up and be ready to discuss your questions about their products and services.  The show is the largest trade show of its kind in Central Missouri with plans for 189 booths and expecting to sell out!  

Here are the details:

March 8 and 9, 2014
Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM - Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM
Country Club Hotel - Lake Ozark, Missouri

Check out the Floor Plan and see which Exhibitors will be attending!!

Directions:  To get there take Hwy 54 to the Business Hwy 54 turn off to Lake Ozark. Turn west on to HH (Horseshoe Bend Parkway). Go two miles to Carol Road--the third road on the right. Turn right and go 1/3 mile to Country Club Hotel.  There will be free admission, free shuttle and free parking;  the free shuttle is located at Monarch Plaza (former Carl’s Supermarket) in Lake Ozark.

We hope to see you will come out for this great event - if you do, be sure to stop by and say hello to the Above & Beyond Crew!!

Remember, if you see roofing issues that are questionable or that need repair, call the Best Roofer at Lake of the Ozarks a call.  We offer free inspections and estimates AND we typically complete the average job in one day!!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being a locally owned and operated Roofing company at Lake of the Ozarks - We are open 7- days a week, and we turn the average roofing job in one day!

Contact Ben or Melissa for a free estimate on your next project - 573-302-0354!

"If it needs a roof we can do it ...
from the dog house to your house!"

CALL 573-302-0354 or573-280-7159

1212 Spring Valley Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065