Wednesday, August 26, 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 Shootout

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


Shootout Benefit Auction

Thursday, 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 Poker Run 

Friday, August 28 
Registration and Breakfast at Backwater Jacks starting at 8 AM
Poker Run Leaves Backwater Jacks at 10:30 AM
Poker Run Ends at Captain Ron's with the After Party from 6-10 PM

Shootout Registration

Friday, August 28 
Captain Ron's Open for Breakfast from 8-11 AM
Raver Village and Vendor Booths Open to the Public from 9 AM - 5 PM
On-Site Racer Registration at Cannonball Beach from 12-4 PM
Safety Inspections & Class Identifications on Dock 4 and Cannonball Beach
Live Entertainment with Kricket Alley at Captain Ron's from 7-11 PM
Music with DJ Kyle at Captain Ron's from 11 PM - Close

Shootout Day 1 

Saturday, August 29 
Captain Ron's Open for Breakfast from 8-11 AM
Racer Registration on Cannonball Beach from 8 AM - 4 PM
Safety Inspections & Class Identification from 8 AM - 4 PM
PWC Classes Run from 8:30-9:30 AM
Racer Village and Vendor Booths Open to Public from 9 AM - 5 PM
Opening Ceremony / National Anthem at 10 AM
Manufacturer Classes have Priority Runs from 11 AM - Noon
Professional Classes have Priority Runs from Noon - 2 PM
Drag Race: Randy Kent vs. Kenny Mungle at 12:10 PM
Flying Performance at 1:45 PM
Drag Race at 1:55 PM
Non-Professional Classes have Priority Runs from 2-4 PM
Missing Man Flyover for Mike Fiore at 2:50 PM
Manufacturer / Professional Classes have Priority Runs from 4-5 PM
Live Entertainment with Kricket Ally on the Barge at Captain Ron's from 7-11 PM
Music with DJ Kyle at Captain Ron's from 11 PM - Close

Shootout Day 2 

Sunday, August 30 
Registration on Cannonball Beach from 8 AM - 3 PM
Safety Inspections & Class Identification from 8 AM - 3 PM
Racer Village and Vendor Booths Open to Public from 9 AM - 4 PM
National Anthem at 10 AM
Professional Classes have Priority Runs from 10-11 AM
Manufacturer Classes have Priority Runs from 11 AM - Noon
Non-Professional Classes have Priority Runs from Noon - 1 PM
Drag Race: Randy Kent vs. Kenny Mungle at 12:10 PM
Professional Classes have Priority Runs from 1-2 PM
Flying Performance at 1:45 PM
Drag Race at 1:55 PM
Open for Final Runs from 2-3 PM
Awards Ceremony at 4 PM

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams and other local charitable organizations. Above & Beyond Roofing wishes you all a safe and fun weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! For all of your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, give us a call at 573-302-0354.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

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 Terms

  • Algae 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 tabs
  • Coverage - 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 of a sloped roof that extends beyond the exterior wall. 
  • Ell - an extension of a building at right angles to its length.
  • Gable - the upper portion of a sidewall that comes to a triangular point at the ridge of a sloping roof. 
  • Gable Roof - a type of roof containing a sloping plane on each side of a single ridge with a gable at each end. 
  • Gambrel Roof - a type of roof containing two sloping planes of different pitch on each side of the ridge. The lower plane has a steeper slope than the upper. Features a gable at each end. 
  • Granules - ceramic-coated colored crushed rock that is applied to the exposed surface of asphalt roofing products. 
  • Hip - the inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes. Runs from the ridge to the eaves. 
  • Hip Roof - a type of roof containing sloping planes of the same pitch on each of four sides. Contains no gables. 
  • Ice Dam - condition formed at the lower roof edge by the thawing and refreezing of melted snow on the overhang. Can force water up and under shingles, causing leaks. 
  • Louver - a slanted opening for ventilation.
  • Mansard Roof - a type of roof containing two sloping planes of different pitch on each of four sides. The lower plane has a much steeper pitch than the upper, often approaching vertical. This type of roof has no gables. 
  • Overhang - that portion of the roof that extends beyond the exterior walls of a building. 
  • Pitch - the degree of roof incline expressed as the ration of the rise, in feet, to the span, in feet. 
  • Ply - the number of layers of roofing.
  • Rafter - the supporting framing member immediately beneath the deck, sloping from the ridge to the wall plate. 
  • Rake - the inclined edge of a sloped roof over a wall from the eave to the ridge. 
  • Ridge - the uppermost, horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.  
  • Rise - the vertical distance from the eaves line to the ridge. 
  • Roll Roofing - asphalt roofing products manufactured in roll form.
  • Run - the horizontal distance from the eaves to a point directly under the ridge. One half the span. 
  • Selvage - that portion of roll roofing overlapped by the succeeding course to obtain double coverage.
  • Shed Roof - a roof containing only on sloping plane. It has no hips, ridges, valleys or gables. 
  • Single Coverage - asphalt roofing that provides one layer of roofing material over the deck. 
  • Slope - the degree of roof incline expresses as the ration of the rise, in inches, to the run, in feet. 
  • Smooth-Surfaced Roofing - roll roofing that is covered with ground talc or mica instead of granules (coated). 
  • Span - the horizontal distance from eaves to eaves. 
  • Starter Strip - asphalt roofing applied at the eaves that provides protection by filling in the spaces under the cutouts and joints of the first course of shingles. 
  • Tab - the exposed portion of strip shingles defined by cutouts. 
  • Top Lap - that portion of the roofing covered by the succeeding course after installation. 
  • Undereave - underside area of the overhang at the eave of the roof. 
  • Valley - the internal angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes to provide water runoff.

Shingle Terms

  • Bundle - a package of shingles.  There are 3, 4 or 5 bundles per square.
  • Course - a row of shingles or roll roofing running the length of the roof. 
  • Cutout - The open portions of a strip shingle between the tabs. 
  • Free-Tab Shingles - Shingles that do not contain factory-applied strips or spots of self-sealing adhesive.
  • Head Lap - shortest distance from the butt edge of an overlapping shingle to the upper edge of a shingle in the second course below. The triple coverage portion of the top lap of strip shingles. 
  • HEX Shingles - shingles that have the appearance of a hexagon after installation. 
  • Hip Shingles - shingles used to cover the inclined external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes. 
  • Interlocking Shingles - individual shingles that mechanically fasten to each other to provide wind resistance.
  • Laminated Shingles - strip shingles containing more than one layer of tabs to create extra thickness. Also called dimensional or architectural shingles.
  • Mineral-Surfaced Roofing - asphalt shingles that are covered with granules.
  • Random-Tab Shingles - shingles on which tabs vary in size and exposure. 
  • Ridge Shingles - shingles used to cover the horizontal external angle formed by the intersection of two sloping roof planes.
  • Self-Sealing Shingles - shingles containing factory-applied strips or spots of self-sealing adhesive. 
  • Shading - slight differences in shingle color that may occur as a result of normal manufacturing operations. 
  • Square-Tab Shingles - shingles on which tabs are all the same size and exposure. 
  • Strip Shingles - a single-layer shingle commonly known as a three-tab shingle because it has three tabs. 
  • Telegraphing - a shingle distortion that may arise when a new roof is applied over an uneven surface. 
  • Three-Tab Shingle - a single-layer shingle having three tabs. 

Roofing Materials and Products

  • Asphalt - a bituminous waterproofing agent applied to roofing materials during manufacturing. 
  • Asphalt Roofing Cement - an asphalt-based cement used to bond roofing materials.  Also known as flashing cement or mastic. 
  • Back Surfacing - fine mineral matter applied to the back side of shingles to keep them from sticking. 
  • Base Flashing - that portion of the flashing attached to or resting on the deck to direct the flow of water onto the roof covering. 
  • Caulk - to fill a joint with mastic or asphalt cement to help prevent leaks. 
  • Chalk Line - a line made on the roof by snapping a taut string or cord dusted with chalk.  Used for alignment purposes. 
  • Coating - a layer of viscous asphalt applied to the base material into which granules or other surfacing is embedded. 
  • Collar - pre-formed flange placed over a vent pipe to seal the roof around the vent pipe opening.  Also called a vent sleeve. 
  • Counter Flashing - that portion of the flashing attached to a vertical surface to help prevent water from migrating behind the base flashing. 
  • Cricket - a peaked saddle construction at the back of a chimney to help prevent accumulation of snow and ice and to deflect water around the chimney. 
  • Damper - an adjustable plate for controlling draft
  • Dormer - a framed window unit projecting through the sloping pane of a roof. 
  • Downspout - a pipe for draining water from roof gutters.  Also called a leader. 
  • Drip Edge - a noncorrosive, nonstaining material used along the eaves and rakes to allow water runoff to drip clear of underlying construction. 
  • Eaves Flashing - additional layer of roofing material applied at the eaves to help prevent damage from water backup. 
  • Edging Strips - boards nailed along eaves and rakes after cutting back existing wood shingles to provide secure edges for re-roofing with asphalt shingles. 
  • Feathering Strips - tapered wood filler strips placed along the butts of old wood shingles to create a level surface when reroofing over existing wood shingle roofs. Also called horsefeathers. 
  • Felt - fibrous material saturated with asphalt and used as an underlayment or sheathing paper. 
  • Fiberglass Mat - an asphalt roofing base material manufactured from glass fibers. 
  • Flashing - pieces of metal or roll roofing used to prevent seepage of water into a building around any intersection or projection in a roof such as vent pipes, chimneys, adjoining walls, dormers and valleys. Galvanized metal flashing should be minimum 26-gauge. 
  • Gutter - the trough that channels water from the eaves to the downspouts. 
  • Lap - to cover the surface of one shingle or roll with another. 
  • Masonry Primer - an asphalt-based primer used to prepare masonry surfaces for bonding with other asphalt products. 
  • Mineral Stabalizers - finely ground limestone, slate, taprock or other inert materials added to asphalt coatings for durability and increased resistance to fire and weathering. 
  • Non-Veneer Panel - any wood-based panel that does not contain veneer and carries an APA span rating, such as wafer board or oriented strand board. 
  • Organic Felt - an asphalt roofing base material manufactured from cellulose fibers. 
  • Quick-Setting Cement - an asphalt-based cement used to adhere tabs of strip shingles to the course below. Also used to adhere rolling roofing laps applied by the concealed nail method. 
  • Release Tape - a plastic or paper strip that is applied to the back of self-sealing shingles. This strip prevents the shingles from sticking together in the bundles and need not be removed for application.  
  • Roofing Cement - a compound used to seal flashings, seal down shingles and for other small waterproofing jobs.
  • Roofing Tape - an asphalt-saturated tape used with asphalt cements for flashing and patching asphalt roofing. 
  • Saturant - asphalt used to impregnate an organic felt base material. 
  • Saturated Felt - an asphalt-impregnated felt used as an underlayment between the deck and the roofing material. 
  • Self-Sealing Cement - a thermal-sealing tab cement built into the shingle to firmly cement the shingles together automatically after they have been applied properly and exposed to warm sun temperatures. 
  • Sheathing - exterior-grade boards used as a roof deck material. 
  • Soffit - the finished underside of the eaves. 
  • Soil Stack - a vent pipe that penetrates the roof. 
  • Specialty Eaves Flashing Membrane - a self-adhering, waterproofing shingle underlayment designed to protect against water infiltration due to ice dams or wind-driven rain
  • Underlayment - a layer of asphalt-saturated felt (sometimes referred to as tar paper) which is laid down on a bare deck before shingles are installed to provide additional protection for the deck. 
  • Vapor Retarder - any material used to prevent the passage of water vapor. 
  • Vent - any outlet for air that protrudes through the roof deck, such as a pipe or stack. 
  • Ventilators - devices that eject stale air and circulate fresh air. 

Don't worry about learning ALL the roofing terms, there's too many; you can leave that to the professionals. We can help you understand everything you need to know about your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks. For all of your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, contact Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354!
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Friday, August 14, 2015

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 a threat for water damage from leaks. Pay special attention to the areas around vent pipes, chimneys and other roof penetrations for any signs of sunlight creeping in. A well enclosed attic means your roof remains strong and is operating as it should.

3. Proper Attic Ventilation - Attic ventilation is an important aspect in keeping your roof strength up. Our recent blog on Roof Ventilation Myths can help you determine if your roof is properly ventilated. If proper air is consistently flowing through your attic, you're roof is going to stay in good condition longer. You also want to make sure the flow is well balanced, with the correct amount of intake and outtake vents based on the size of your roof.

4. Working Gutters & Downspouts - Blocked gutters and downspouts can wreak havoc on your roof. The extra weight from water and other debris that gets stuck on your roof due to gutter issues greatly diminishes the strength of the roof. For more information on the subject, check out our blog titled The Importance of Gutters.

Summer is almost over a new season is coming upon us, which means some more weather changes. Plus the weather in Missouri is always unpredictable. If you think your roof might not be strong enough to last through another winter, now is the time to schedule a Lake of the Ozarks roof repair or get it replaced all together. Contact Above & Beyond Roofing with any questions you may have about the strength of your roof!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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:

Example of Ridge Vents
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, which can act as another access point into your home. This can lead to leaks from blowing rain or as an access point for sparks or smoke during a fire. Rodents and birds often make their way into a homes attic through the delicate mesh filters in the attic vents. Therefore, you only want as many vents as are needed.

Myth #2 - Roof Vents are Only Needed in Warmer Climates


The majority of people believe that the only importance of attic ventilation is to increase energy efficiency during the summer. Although proper attic ventilation can help, it's equally important to take into consideration shingle color, sun exposure and insulation. In fact, the colder the climate, the more likely your home will benefit from proper attic ventilation. When dealing with warmer climates, you don't have do worry about condensation and that added moisture.

Example of a Static Roof Vent

Myth #3 - Roof Vents Remove Warm Air During Winter Months


Many people believe that due to hot air rising, the attic ventilation draws all the heat upward and out of your home causing unnecessary drag on your furnace. However, if you're experiencing strain on your HVAC, you have much larger problems than attic ventilation and should take a look at your insulation. In the majority of homes, your furnace should not be heating your attic, unless your home is designed with insulation right on the roof deck. The worst situation is when poor insulation causes warm, humid air to enter the attic from inside the home. When this warm air hits the roof, it forms condensation that will deteriorate your roof decking and ruin the insulation, causing interior damage in the process.

While everyone will agree on the importance of attic ventilation, they probably won't agree on the best way to do it. If you are unsure about your home having proper attic ventilation, call on a professional. When it comes to your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, Above & Beyond Roofing is there to answer all of your questions. Give us a call today at 573-302-0354!

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