Showing posts from January, 2015

Spot Signs of Roof Damage Before Replacement is Needed!

Above & Beyond Roofing recommends that you check the condition of your roof at least twice a year. You can avoid costly roof repairs with regular interior and exterior roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. Some things are easy to check yourself, while others will require the help of a professional. Ameriprise has a great checklist that shows how to spot signs of roof damage before you need a roof replacement!

Interior Inspection 
When performing an interior roof inspection, here are some things to look for:
Areas where the roof deck sags. Natural light coming through the roof. Any signs of water leaking or general water damage. Dark spots and trails.  These could all be signs of structural damage to your roof. 
Exterior Inspection
Since inspecting the exterior of  your roof may require you to climb on the roof and walk around, it's typically best to hire a professional to do this.  Examine all gutters and downspouts. Make sure that the drains are secured to the roof and fre…

Above & Beyond Uses Owens Corning Products

Above & Beyond Roofing is a platinum preferred contractor with Owens Corning. There are less than 300 contractors in the United States with this distinction. to become platinum, you have to sell so much product, you get interviewed by numerous people and they do a thorough check on you and the company. This isn't something that you go to Owens Corning about, they come to you. When choosing your Lake of the Ozarks roofer, wouldn't you want one that's recommended by one of the leading roofing companies? Here's a little background on the company that is Owens Corning!

Owens Corning Products & Services
Over 50 years ago, Owens Corning invented glass fiber and glass fiber insulation. the Owens Corning brand and its full line of PINK insulation products has long been associated with trusted performance and brand preference. Today, the Owens Corning company has become a leader in the home building products industry. By developing a world-class science and technology t…

Things to Expect When Getting a New Roof Installed

Whether you're looking to update your home or improve your curb appeal, a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks can get the job done! Getting a new roof can be an exciting event. If you've never been through the process, you may not know exactly what to expect.  Owens Corning Roofing has put together a simple outline of what you can expect in the days leading up to, during and after your Lake of the Ozarks roof installation.

Days Leading Up to Roof InstallationOne or two days before the installation starts, a dumpster might be delivered to your home.If your contractor is recycling your shingles, a secondary dumpster may be delivered. Your shingle delivery will arrive a few days before the project start day. You should check with your contractor to find out when this will occur so you can be prepared by moving your cars and making sure someone is home.   
During the Roof InstallationIf you own any pets, you'll want to check with your contractor to see if they need to be locke…

Common Ice Dam Misconceptions

Ice Dams are a common issue affecting Lake of the Ozarks roofs this time of year. An ice dam is the ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof which prevents melting ice from draining properly. This blockage can cause water to back up behind the ice dam and then leak into the home causing damage to it's interior. There are a lot of misconceptions out there on the topic of ice dams and with the help of The Ice Dam Company, Above & Beyond roofing is here to provide you with the facts!

Ice dams can occur with virtually no snow on your roof. 
While snow can definitely be a factor when it comes to ice dams, it's actually a question of ice accumulation. It takes very little moisture to form ice dams and even a dusting of snow can create a problem. Thick snow accumulations can create ice dams more quickly, but you should not dismiss even the slightest amount of moisture on your roof.

Ice should be removed by steam. 
While hammers, picks and hatchets might be able to rem…