Thursday, April 28, 2016

Protect Your Roof from Spring Storms

Spring is in full swing and that means more storms are probably on their way. While roofs are built to protect your home from the elements, proper maintenance is needed for them to stand up to stormy weather. High winds and hail can be especially damaging to roofs. Your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company wants to make you aware of how these spring storms can affect your roof and what you should do if you suspect any storm damage to your roof.

Roof Storm Damage 


Even the smallest and tamest of storms can cause damage to your roof. If let unrepaired, the damage can evolve into larger, more costly issues. Here are a few of the ways that storms can affect your roof:
  • Wind - Depending on the severity of the wind, your shingles could lose their granules or even worse entire shingles could be blown off. The granules are important in keeping out water, and if your shingles are gone, your home is no longer protected from the elements. Leaks can occur, which can also lead to damage to the wooden frame. In the event of missing shingles, you'll want to make sure they are repaired or replaced immediately. 
  • Rain - If you have a brand new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, you probably don't need to worry about rain alone. However, if your roof has even just slight damage, or is vulnerable due to its age, those issues will only be made worse by rain. Water damage, leaks and wood rot are the most common problems that arise after severe rain hits a roof that's not in tip-top shape.
  • Hail - Hail can be especially damaging to many things, including your roof. If you notice damaged plants, dented cars or other signs that the hail storm hit pretty hard, you'll want to have your roof checked out by a professional roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Hail can leave dents or pockmarks in your shingles, and can also dislodge the protective granules.
  • Flying Debris - While wind and rain might be the actual culprit of debris on your roof, different roofing issues can be the result of debris. A tree branch for example could come down on your roof causing major damage. Another issue you may find, is debris clogging up your gutters. This issue can leave to even more problems from the moisture build up on your roof; that rain water needs somewhere to go and gutters full of debris aren't going to be able to do that job.

Storm Damage Prevention Tips



Here are few things you can do to mitigate storm damage to your roof:
  1. Repair any minor roof damage now. If you're roof is already damaged, being hit with severe weather is only going to make the problem worse. 
  2. Trim your tree branches back away from the roof. This process will decrease the likelihood of a large branch falling on and puncturing roof, or smaller branches clogging up your gutters. 
  3. Clean out your gutters. Hopefully you already cleaned out your gutters at the beginning of spring, but they should also be cleaned out after every storm. Letting that debris build up in your gutters will not only make them harder to clean, but can lead to other issues. 
  4. Make sure your homeowners insurance policy is up-to-date. If you can't avoid the storm damage completely, make sure your homeowners insurance coverage will take care of any major issues that could arise from severe weather.
Storm damage isn't always immediately obvious, and a few days or weeks down the road you could discover a leak that, unknowingly, you let grow into extensive roof damage. If your home has recently been subject to a storm and maybe hasn't been inspected in awhile, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call. We offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Friday, April 22, 2016

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor


When you’ve decided to upgrade or repair your roof, finding a Lake of the Ozarks roofing contractor is one of the first steps you’ll take. In order to get the best service for your money, it’s important to choose the right roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Finding the right contractor can be challenging, but these 3 tips can help you make the right choice.

1. Avoid Storm Chasing Salesmen


During storm season, you may see roofing companies soliciting their services in areas that the storm seemed to affect the most. They will come to your door saying that they can see storm damage on your roof and will insist on you getting it repaired right away. The sales person will ask you to sign a letter of intent to try and lock you into paying for services they have not even bid yet. Once the company comes out to big, you’ll find you’re being charged for the most expensive products on the market. These companies survive on storm chasing and tricking you into paying any price that they come up with. If you are ever approached by these storm chasers, you are better off telling them that you appreciate the warning and will call your local roofing contractor. Though these sales people are bothersome, one truth is that having storm damage to your roof can cause major problems for your home. If you ever suspect a problem or cause for concern, it would be worth getting a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks to determine if there is an issue that needs repaired.




2. Choose a Local Contractor


If you live in the Lake of the Ozarks area, wouldn’t it make since to have a contractor from the Lake area? Many people that choose to hire non-local contractors can be presented with issues such as:

  • If a problem arises in the contractor’s local area, that work would mostly likely be completed before your roof. . 
  • If the roofing company moves or closes, you are left with no way to contact them. 
  • A company that is not local doesn’t necessarily care about their out of town reputation. 
  • Warranty issues may expire before the contractor is able to make an appointment to come back.

A local company that is more established and has built a reputation in your community will go above and beyond to give the best quality service you’d expect from an established reputable company.

3. Don’t Get Hung Up on Prices


There is an old adage that says, “You get what you pay for.” When looking for a roofing contractor, trying to get the rock bottom price is not the way to go. Many reputable companies have great prices. While you may find a roofer that will do the work for less, the service you’ll get from a reputable company will far outweigh the cost difference. Customers who are usually sold on the rock bottom prices tend to seek out professional help down the road to fix problems. By choosing the right contractor, it’ll get done right the first time and you won’t have to keep putting money into it.




Choosing the right roofing professional might seem like a daunting task, but you always want to be sure you are getting what you expect. which is a beautiful, reliable roof over your head. Paying a little extra to make sure you have a reliable roof over your head will keep you from paying costly repairs down the road. If you notice a leak or you suspect that there may be an issue with your roof, you should call a professional to get it inspected right away. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing  needs, call Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

6 Reasons Your Roof May Be Leaking

Most of us are guilty of taking our roof for granted. To most people a roof is just the top of the house. We just do not tend to think about it until it stops working correctly. The fact of the matter is, that by the time you notice a leak, you may already have a serious problem in your home. Leaks can cause all sorts of serious issues including damage to your ceiling, water stains, rot, mold and mildew and other problems to your home. Leaking should be taken care of as soon as it is noticed. As your Lake of the Ozarks roofer, we want to help you avoid those major issues. Here are six reasons why your roof may be leaking:

1. Chimneys


Chimney stacks tend to collect water that can drain down and go through tiny spaces into your home. If there is any pooling of water around your chimney area, leaking could occur.

2. Flashing


Flashing is the most common reason for a roof leak. When flashing becomes eroded or damaged, it is easy for a leak to form. In some cases, contractors have failed to install flashing at all, leading to leaks and eventually damage to the roof and home. Finding a recommended and competent contractor can mean the difference between thousands of dollars in repairs.


3.  The Age of Your Roof


If your roof is approaching 20 to 25 years old it is more likely to have an issue, especially if you haven't been keeping up with routine maintenance. Once your original roof is nearing its recommended lifespan, it is time to replace it before any problems start to arise from your outdated roof.

4. Shingles and fasteners 


During heavy winds or a storm, shingles can be damaged and fasteners can become dislodged, leaving an open space for water to make its way down into your roof. Trim down any trees in close proximity to or above your roof. Trees that are not properly trimmed back can fall piercing your shingles and creating leaks.

5. Quality of Work


Improper installation and poor workmanship are one of the major contributing reasons that homeowners experience leaks and water damage. When choosing a roof, it is imperative to have a highly qualified professional, who is experienced with the type of roof you have. If you go cheap on your roof, you will end up paying for it in repairs.

6. Skylights


Skylights are great for bringing natural light into your home and are a great way to add style to a room. However, if installed improperly or not sealed right, you can have a major issue above your head. If you notice any water on the floor below your skylight, schedule an appointment with a professional roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks for an inspection to identify the problem and get it fixed.


If you notice a leak or you suspect that there may be an issue with your roof, you should call a professional to get it inspected right away. A professional will identify the problem and create a plan of action for you to discuss. Call Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 to schedule your FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks today!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

4 Tips To Spring Cleaning Your Roof

Spring has officially sprung, and that means it’s time to start doing some spring cleaning inside and outside of your home. It’s important to prepare your Lake of the Ozarks roof and home for the upcoming storm season. Preparing your roof for harsh weather is your best chance at increasing the longevity of your home. Issues with your roof can cause so many major problems, including mildew, mold and foundation issues. These 4 tips will help you get the longest life out of your roof.

1. Trim Back Your Trees


If you have trees that hang over your roof, you may be at risk of damage to your shingles and roof. Fallen branches can scratch, puncture or create tears in your shingles. If you can see small sticks or leaves on your roof, take the necessary steps to trim back any branches or trees in close proximity to or above your home. Always practice caution when cutting branches that are over your home, the last thing you want is to ruin your roof while trying to prevent damage from occurring.

2. Clean Out Your Gutters


It is important to clean out your gutters to ensure that water can always have a way to drain out. If you have leaves or debris clogging your gutters, it can cause water to overflow. Water overflowing from your gutters can damage your roof and eventually your foundation. You should regularly clean your gutters at the end of each season to ensure a good pathway for water to flow through them. In addition to seasonally, anytime that there is a heavy storm with moderate to high winds, you have the possibility of sticks and leaves collecting in your gutters. After storms, survey the ground for excess sticks or leaves up against your house; if that’s the case, you may need your gutters checked.


3. Watch for Mildew and Mold


Mold and mildew are not only a problem for your roof but a major problem for your home and personal health. If you have had any leaks throughout the winter or you can see water stains on your ceiling in your home, there is a high probability that you have mold already in your home. It is important to have any mold or mildew cleaned off as soon as possible. It is beneficial to get a roof inspection regularly to avoid any potential dangers from surprising you. Aside from water stains, mold can also emit an odor and cause severe allergy and respiratory issues. If you suspect mold or mildew in your home, contact a professional immediately.

4. Have Your Shingles Inspected


Here at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have a varying array of weather from season to season. During the winter, we often experience below freezing temperatures accompanied by ice and snow storms. Our spring and early summer bring with it severe storms and heavy, sometimes damaging winds. It is imperative that you take care of any broken, bent, split or torn shingles as soon as possible to avoid irreparable damage to your roof, home, and your family’s health. In the aftermath of heavy storms, if you have suspicions your roof may have damage, it is better to call a professional roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks to determine if there is damage or issues with your roof.

Spring cleaning can be hard work, especially when it comes to the outside of your home and your roof. Always use caution when working around your house, not only for your sake, but your roof’s as well. It is important to routinely maintenance your roof and replace any damaged shingles on your roof. Good maintenance can not only add years to your roof but can potentially save you thousands of dollars in damage repairs. Call Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 today for a free roof inspection and peace of mind knowing you have a secure, top quality roof over your head.

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