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"What the Hail happened to my roof?" Some interesting facts about Hail...

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Hail can happen anytime of the year, but it's most prevalent in the Northern Hemisphere during Spring.  This is when the updrafts and downdrafts of thunderstorms are the most severe, and when most hailstorms can occur.  Hail starts as a frozen raindrop or ice crystal and can grow to various sizes depending on how many up and down trips it makes in a storm.  Hailstones are generally anywhere from the size of a pea to that of a grapefruit.


A problem happens with your roof when these larger hailstones come crashing to the ground and can tear up your roof, shingles, and gutters.  It's very important if you experience a hailstorm that you have a roofing professional at the Lake of the Ozarks inspect the roof for damage.  If you don't have the roof looked at, you can experience further serious issues when the rain comes again.  If weather becomes an issue this year at the lake, call the best roofers at the Lake of the Ozarks to inspect your roof!

Here are some interesting facts…

The Story Behind St. Patrick's Day

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Each year on March 17, people around the world, Irish or not, celebrate St. Patrick's Day. While it began as a religious day for the patron saint of Ireland, it has since become an international celebration of Irish culture with parades, dancing, traditional foods and a ton of GREEN! Your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to bring you the story behind how this fun holiday became what it is today!


Irish Influences
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on the anniversary of Saint Patrick's death, March 17. Born in Roman Britain, Saint Patrick was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He later escaped only to return to Ireland to spread Christianity to the people. The Irish have observed this holiday for over 1,000 years now. Since St. Patrick's Day falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waive…

Preparing Your Roof for Hail Season

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Spring is almost here, which means the increased chance of storms. When seasonal thunderstorms roll through, they often bring hail with them. Each year, hail storms cause millions of dollars in property damage and roofs take the hardest hit. Replacing or even just fixing a Lake of the Ozarks roof is a major financial undertaking that many homeowners are not prepared for. Above & Beyond Roofing is here to help you prepare for hail season!

How Hail Damages a Roof 
1. Damage to Shingles - While pea-sized hail may not damage your roof, larger hailstones may dent shingles, or in worse cases, leave holes and cracks. It is important never to assume that those damages are just cosmetic. If left untreated, hail damage can cause your roof to deteriorate over time and lead to leaks and water damage.

2. Loss of Granules - A common type of hail damage is missing granules. Hail can chip away at the protective coating granules that defend your shingles against UV rays. Exposed shingles weaken and …

Owens Corning WeatherLock® Self-Sealing Ice & Water Barrier Products

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During this nasty winter weather, your roof is vulnerable to the elements. Ice and water can do a lot of damage to your roof, resulting in costly repairs! That's why Owens Corning offers great products to supplement your Lake of the Ozarks roof. Take a look at the WeatherLock® Self-Sealing Ice & Water Barrier products from Owens Corning!


WeatherLock® Flex Flexible Self-Sealing Ice & Water Barrier
WeatherLock® Flex Flexible Self-Sealing Ice & Water Barrier provides excellent roof deck protection against water infiltration resulting from the freeze/thaw cycle, wind-driven rains and normal water flow around eaves, rakes, valleys, vents, chimneys and skylights.
WeatherLock® G Granulated Self-Sealing Ice & Water Barrier
WeatherLock® G Granulated Self-Sealing Waterproofing Barrier provides additional security against leaks caused by storms, wind-driven rain and shingle blow-offs.
WeatherLock® Specialty Tile & Metal Waterproofing Barrier
Since most tile and metal roof…