Showing posts from August, 2015

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is THIS Weekend!

The 27th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout races are this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. The event started in 1988 as the Lake Rescue Shootout. Then, many local boats participated simply to establish who had the fastest boat. As the years went on, it grew into the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest. Today there are over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators!

Shootout Events
"Waves and Wheels" Presents:           "Shootout on the Strip Meet and Greet"Wednesday, August 26
Drivers Line Up from 2-3 PM
Drivers Roll Onto Strip at 4 PM
Street Party Open to the Public from 5-10 PM

Stereo ShootoutThursday, August 27 
Stereo Shootout presented by Waves and Wheels at Camden on the Lake at 6 PM

Shootout Benefit AuctionThursday, August 27
Poly Lift Poker Run Registration and Kick-Off Party at Performance Boat Center from 4-9 PM
Meet and Greet with Racers at Performance Boat Center from 4-9 PM
Shootout Benefit Auction at Performance Boat Center from 5-9 PM

Poly Lift …

96 Roofing Terms Defined

Just like with any other industry, roofing has a language of it's own! To the average person, some terms can make absolutely no sense. Above & Beyond Roofing is here to help! Below are some common roofing terms you may want to brush up on before starting your roofing project at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Roof TermsAlgae Discoloration - a type of roof discoloration caused by algae.  Commonly called fungus growth. Blisters - bubbles that may appear on the surface of asphalt roofing after installation. Built-Up Roof - a flat or low-slope roof consisting of multiple layers of asphalt and ply sheets. Butt Edge - the lower edge of the shingle tabsCoverage - amount of weather protection provided by the roofing material.  Depends on number of layers of material between the exposed surface of the roofing and the deck (shingle coverage, double coverage, etc.)Deck - the surface installed over the supporting framing member to which the roofing is applied. Eaves - the horizontal, lowest edge …

4 Signs to Gauge the Strength of Your Roof

The strength of your Lake of the Ozarks roof is going to determine how it's affected by the elements of nature. Determining if it's strong enough to stand up to heavy winds or repeated abuse from rain and hail can be hard to see until something catastrophic happens. If you're roof is new, you shouldn't have any issues However, if your roof is more than 10 years old, there are a few signs you can look for that show your roof is diminishing in strength.

Signs Your Roof is Strong
1. Good Shingle Condition - While a little aging is expected, shingles that are cracked, curled, loose or missing granules can cause major issues in regards to the strength of your roof. If you are worried about the condition of your shingles, give us a call to schedule a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks!

2. Sunlight Leakage - When you go into your attic, can you see sunlight shining through? In addition to decreasing the strength of your roof, the visibility of sunlight can also pose…

3 Roofing Ventilation Myths

Attic ventilation is an important concept of any Lake of the Ozarks roof and can be one of the most misunderstood aspects of roofing. According to the American Institute of Architects, over 90% of homes in the U.S. have over the ideal level of moisture. Appropriate attic ventilation will balance the temperature difference from the inside to the outside, making it less likely for moisture to accumulate in your attic. This in turn will aid in getting the maximum life expectancy from your roof. Here are 3 attic ventilation myths that you should be aware of:

Myth #1 - More Attic Ventilation is Good 
Making sure you have just the right amount of attic ventilation for the size of your home is vital. Insufficient ventilation can lead to excess moisture build up in the attic during the winter months or decreased efficiency of your HVAC system during the summer months. On the other hand, too much ventilation can also cause problems. Additional roof vents create additional holes in your roof, w…