Friday, January 29, 2016

Understanding Storm Damage

Shingles are designed to protect against the weather, but they aren't impervious to storm damage. The wind, rain and hail that often accompany winter storms can take their toll on your roof. While we recommend that you hire a Lake of the Ozarks roofing professional to actually climb up on your roof, there are a few things you can look for from ground level. It's important however, that you understand not all damage is obvious and hidden damage can cause problems weeks or even months after a storm.

Observable Storm Damage


High winds can tear and remove shingles, leaving your roof deck, underlayment or old shingles from a previous roof exposed to the elements. Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to wind-driven rain. In addition to wind damage, storms involving hail can make problems even worse. Hail can leave dents or pockmarks in shingles, dislodging the protective granules that protect against rain and sun damage.

If your roof resembles any of the pictures below from Owens Corning, there's a good chance you need a roof replacement or at least roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Photos from: OwensCorning.com

Storm Damage Checklist 


Do you think you need a new roof? Owens Corning offers a helpful guide that walks you through everything you need to know and do to make for a smooth roof replacement at the Lake of the Ozarks.

  1. Asses your roof for storm damage. 
  2. Check gutters, roofing accessories and windows. 
  3. Inspect the area around your home. 
  4. Look for leaks and water spots in your attic and ceilings. 
  5. Call a Lake of the Ozarks roofing contractor you can trust. 
  6. Call your homeowners insurance company. 

Print the Owen's Corning Storm Damage Checklist here: www.OwensCorning.com.

Above & Beyond Roofing is standing by ready to help you with all your roofing needs. We are locally owned and specialize in both residential and commercial roofing in the Lake area. Offering free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, Above & Beyond is who you need to call if you suspect roof damage on your home at the Lake!

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Can Fluctuating Temperatures Affect Your Roof?

The weather here in mid-Missouri is quite unpredictable. While we've been having snow and below freezing temperatures this week, the forecast shows temperatures are expect to rise back up into the 50s next weekend. While you may enjoy the warmer temperatures, you're roof doesn't deal with the temperature fluctuations quite as well. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company wants to educate you on how fluctuating temperatures affect your roof.

Fluctuating Temperatures & Your Roof


Think of your roof like a rubber band. While extremely hot weather causes your roof to expand, the colder weather causes it to contract. This "thermal shock" causes your roof to stretch quite a bit to accommodate the changes in temperature. Most roofs are designed to handle this expansion and contraction, but older roofs don't take the movement as well.

Damage Caused By Fluctuating Temperatures


One of the most common forms of damage caused by fluctuating temperatures is a warped roof. Not only is a warped roof not very appealing to the eye, but it can also be a serious problem, as it can allow moisture to seep into your roof. Moisture in your home is never a good idea, and even more problems can arise if that moisture re-freezes under your shingles.


It is important that you have a Lake of the Ozarks roof inspection at least twice a year - preferably during the fall and spring months, immediately prior to and following the winter season. Making sure your roof is in good condition will minimize the damage that can occur with fluctuating temperatures. For all of your roof repair needs, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

6 Ice Dam Myths Debunked

Now that the first snow has fallen at the Lake of the Ozarks and the temperatures seem to be staying quite cold, homeowners need to be aware of the possibility of ice dam formation. There are many ice dam myths out there that too many people fall prey to. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to give you the truth behind many of these common ice dam myths:

Myth #1


Solar radiation and its resulting heat have little effect on the formation of ice dams; home interior heat loss through the attic is mainly to blame.

The Truth: The heat from the sun, which causes roof-top snow melt, has a huge impact on ice dams forming. While you can take measures to prevent heat loss from your home, there is nothing you can do to shield your roof from the suns rays.

Myth #2


Adding more insulation to the attic or ventilating the area better will prevent ice dam formation.

The Truth: While adding insulation can help lessen the problem, it cannot prevent ice dams completely. In fact, having too much insulation can be just as bad as not having enough. Insulation is not designed to prevent ice dams, it's designed to manage the energy efficiency of the home. Improving an attic's ventilation system will indeed make the temperature differential between the interior and exterior less disparate. However, that cold air can only slow the melting on your rooftop, not eradicate it altogether.

Myth #3 


Replacing existing shingles or installing more ice and water shield membranes on an existing roof will eliminate leakage from ice dams.

The Truth: Water shield membranes and similar products are not intended to prevent damage from conditions of standing water on the roof. They're actually designed to prevent problems with condensation under the shingles in the summer. Even if you have a brand new roof, you can still have issues with ice dams.

Myth #4


Zig-zag heat cable on the roof or gutters prevent ice dams from forming.

The Truth: While the cables create a tiny pathway for the water to pass through, they can easily be overwhelmed by large amounts of snow. They are really only useful in areas that get very minimal snow fall. The heat cables are great for keeping gutters clear, but ice dams can still form above and below the melted areas surrounding the zig-zag cable.

Myth #5


You can eliminate ice dams by shoveling snow off the roof's eave edges.

The Truth: Just removing the snow from the edges of the roof isn't going to prevent ice dams. As long as there is any snow on the roof, water can re-freeze at the snow line and form ice dams. Shoveling is just a temporary fix. While you should remove excess amounts of snow to prevent other damage such as a roof collapse, it isn't going to solve all your ice dam problems.

Myth #6 


Metal edging prevents ice dams from forming.

The Truth: While many homeowners have installed metal edging along roof eaves to prevent ice dams, they often cause other issues. Property damage and leaks can occur when ice dams break off the roof and a new ice dam forms at or above the wall line. This not only promotes leaks, but can damage the transition between composite shingles and the metal edging.

For more information on ice dam formation and prevention, check out our previous blog titled, "Winter Roof Problems: Ice Dams." If your roof has experienced any damage due to ice dams, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call to come take a look. We offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as free estimates on the work that needs to be done.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

16th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days

Get out your cold weather gear and bundle up for a weekend of fun at the Lake! One of the most popular winter events at the Lake of the Ozarks is back for another great year - Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days. Last year, over 3,700 people attended to make it one of the most successful Eagle Days ever. Above & Beyond Roofing is excited to be a part of this wonderful annual event, as a Platinum Eagle Days Sponsor!

Photo Credit: FunLake.com

Eagle Days Programs


Join us this weekend, January 9-10 for this entertaining and educational event! Highlights of the Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days program include:
  • Live Eagles from the World Bird Sanctuary, with naturalists on hand to answer questions at Osage National Golf Resort. The programs will begin on the hour each day of the event. 
  • Viewing and photo opportunities of wild eagles at Willmore Lodge and below the Bagnell Dam on the Osage River. Visitors are urged to bring binoculars and cameras.
  • At School of the Osage Heritage Elementary, two programs will be given by Dickerson Park Zoo. The first is the Day Shift (Hawk), Night Shift (Owl) and Garbage Gal (Turkey Vulture). The second program is the Owl Program. The shows will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday and 10:30 am on Sunday rotating every hour. 
  • School of the Osage Heritage Elementary will also have activities for kids, coloring contests, and vendors.

Eagle Days Event Details


This event is free and open to the public. The event will be from 9 AM – 5:30 PM on Saturday, January 9th and from 10 AM – 4:30 PM on Sunday, January 10th.  It is the community spirit of the Lake of the Ozarks that makes this annual event possible for all to enjoy.



For the complete Schedule of Events, please visit: www.LakeoftheOzarksEagleDays.com.

Above & Beyond Roofing is a proud supporter of the Lake community. While the decision to move our roofing company to the Lake of the Ozarks was based on year-round business opportunity, we've fallen in love with the community and have become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations to support this community. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company hopes to see you at the 16th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days this weekend!

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