Wednesday, June 22, 2016

When is the Best Time of Year to Get a New Roof Installed?

Ever wonder when the best time of year to replace your roof is? Roofing companies at the Lake of the Ozarks work all year round, so the timing is really up to you and the urgency of your situation. When it comes to replacing your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are pros and cons to each season.  The professionals at Above and Beyond Roofing are here to give you some insight on when the best time of year to replace your roof may be.  


Summer


Summer is the most popular time of year for roof replacement because it is dryer compared to the rest of the year. To help prevent water damage, roofers try to avoid getting the un-shingled roof wet during the replacement process, which is obviously easier in the summer months. Aside from the workers being out in the heat, late summer temperatures can sometimes be damaging to the materials used to replace the roof. When the temperatures are really high, the materials can become weakened. If the roofing contractors are careful, this is usually not an issue. However, scheduling is sometimes an issue in the summer months due to the heavy work load of roof replacements.

Fall


The temperatures and weather in the fall make for a good time of year for roof replacement. There is typically less rain in the fall then in the spring and early summer, which is key to keeping the bare roof safe from water damage. The temperate in the fall is more bearable as well, therefore the roofers can spend more time working on the replacement. Getting your roof scheduled for replacement can be a little more challenging in the fall as well, since it is also one of the busier times of the year.

Winter


Roof repairs in the winter are typically less expensive due to market demand on materials. Roofing companies are not as busy in the winter months, therefore the project can usually be finished quicker. When shingles are placed on a new roof, they need to be sealed. The sealing process can take a little longer in the colder months due to the low temperatures.

Spring


Spring has ideal temperatures for roof replacement. It is neither too hot nor too cold. The downside to roof replacement in the spring is that this is usually the rainiest season of the year. Roofers have to plan around the unpredictable weather in the spring. This can make the completion of the roof replacement drag out longer than expected. The roofers will not want to work while it is raining in order to avoid water damage to your home.

Planning ahead for a roof replacement is the best option. There are upsides and downsides to every season of the year when it comes to roof replacement. The best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you schedule your roof replacement for the optimal time of year for your roofing needs. If you are unsure about the condition of your roof, we can also come check out your roof for a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

11 Fun Facts About Dad's Day

The first Father’s Day was in 1910 on June 19, coincidentally the same day it falls this year.  This is a day that children honor their dads, typically with gifts and cards. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers. Six years later, Father’s Day was made a permanent national holiday, and set to be observed on the third Sunday in June. To kick off your Father’s Day weekend, Above and Beyond Roofing  has come up with some fun facts about this holiday dedicated to dads!

1. According to the census, 70.1 million men are fathers in the United States. Of those, about 2 million of them are single fathers.

2. About $12.7 billion is spent on Father’s Day annually.

3. Greeting card sales for this holiday is the fourth highest, with over 74 million cards sold.

4. Wives buy about 20% of Father’s Day cards for their husband annually.

5. In Germany, men drink at beer gardens all day on Father’s Day.

6. There are over 200,000 stay-at-home dads according to the U.S. census.

7. Tools are high on the list of popular Father’s Day gifts.

8. The year 1500 is the earliest the word “dad” has been traced back to. It is believed to originate from the sound a child makes in early stages of talking.

9. It is estimated that 53% of Americans are unsure of what they are purchasing for their Fathers just days before the holiday.

10. A necktie is the most common gift that is given on Father’s Day.

11. Over 1/3 of Father’s Day cards are humorous.

Now that you have some fun facts about Father’s Day to get you in the spirit, plan something special for Dad this weekend. This tradition was started over 100 years ago to honor your father on this day each year. The best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to remind you (if you are part of that 53%) to pick up something nice for dad this weekend to show him you appreciate all he does! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Why Missouri Residents Should Be Concerned with Hurricanes

June is the start of Hurricane season. Now you may be wondering why a roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks would be concerned with hurricane season, but anywhere can be affected by these storms. While the major damage is likely to be mainly in coastal areas, those people inland need to be aware that hurricanes can bring excess rain to inland areas as well. Just because you don't live on the coast, doesn't mean you're safe from possible damage.

Hurricanes can Affect the Midwest


Hurricane remnants can bring about major flooding in the Midwest. Flooding from a single tropical cyclone often impacts 10-15 states located hundreds of miles from the coast and covering a wide area. In addition, major hurricanes can also cause temperature change and high winds.

For example, Hurricane Patricia that hit Mexico brought heavy rains to inland states. The Midwest experienced around 2 inches of rain in many areas, and 3-4 inches in some parts. However, in a few parts of the Midwest, rain fell at 1-3 inches per hour, causing flooded roadways. In addition, the storm in conjunction with El NiƱo caused 70 degree weather across the US and winds reaching 60-90 miles per hour. Winds like that can easily flatten crops and blow off shingles.

Stream Gauge Station Study 


Gabrielle Villarini did a study on the discharge records collected from 3,090 US Geological Survey stream gauge stations. The Stream Gauge Stations record how much water is flowing through a stream at any instant. Villarini and his colleagues conducted their study by relating maximum water discharges with the passage of storms over the Midwest and eastern states. With that data, they were able to construct maps for each storm that show the relationship between inland flooding and tropical cyclones. Despite the impacts, there's been little attention on the subject in scientific literature and more studies need to be conducted.

Excessive rain, like that caused by hurricanes and other tropical storms can cause damage to your Lake of the Ozarks roof. It's important, especially during storm season, to make sure your roof doesn't require any repairs. A faulty roof is less likely to stand up to these storms, leading to more costly repairs down the road. For a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-302-0354. We'll come out to check the quality of your roof, so that you can rest assured it's ready to stand up to any storms that may come our way this season.

Sources: 
http://farmfutures.com/story-midwestern-states-suffer-hurricane-damage-flooding-0-120484
https://prezi.com/e9xvpnt7qpdk/how-hurricans-affect-the-weather-in-the-midwest/

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Friday, June 3, 2016

How Big Hail Forms and Why It's so Serious For Your Roof!

We are in the middle of storm season, and some of that severe weather can potentially be a serious threat to your roof.  One of the biggest threats is hail.  Hailstones form in thunderstorms and in Missouri, hail stones can form as large as baseballs.  If your roof gets struck by hail, there is a high probability that there is going to be some damage.  If a hail storm hits your roof, give us a call immediately for a FREE roof inspection.  Don't wait for a leak to start...the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks can take a look and let you know if hail did anything to hurt your home and roof!



How Big Hail Forms


Hail is a type of frozen precipitation that forms within strong to severe thunderstorms.  In thunderstorms, very fast currents of air move up and down.  Air moving upwards is called an updraft, and air moving down is a downdraft.  As air goes higher into the atmosphere, the temperature drops. If the air goes to an altitude where the temperature is below freezing, moisture can form around dust or other particles in the air.  

If this super-cooled ice particle then drops below the freezing line, it can collide with other rain drops or ice particles and can start to clump into icy, spiky chunks.  If this hailstone continues to hit updrafts, it can quickly grow into something big.  Eventually, the stone will encounter a downdraft that sends it to the ground, or it can grow so big that gravity takes over and it also falls to earth.

According to the National Weather Service, in order for a thunderstorm to produce dime-sized hail, its updraft speed would need to be at least 37 mph. For golf ball-sized hail, updraft speeds would need to be around 56 mph. Baseball-sized hail requires strong winds that are blowing upwards at 100 mph.


Image of the world's largest hailstone that fell on July 23, 2010 in Vivian, South Dakota. (Photo: NWS)  (NWS Aberdeen, South Dakota)

Also according to Weather Underground historian Chris Burt, the world's largest hailstone by diameter and weight was observed in the U.S. on July 23, 2010 near Vivian, South Dakota. The hailstone measured 8.0” in diameter, 18 ½” in circumference, and it weighed 1.9375 pounds. The largest hailstone by circumference occurred on June 22, 2003 in Aurora, Nebraska; the hailstone measured in at 7.0 inches in diameter and 18.75 inches in circumference.

Hail and Your Roof


Anytime that hail hits your roof, you should consider calling Above & Beyond Roofing.  In particular, if you see larger hail, you most likely have damage and you should have the roof looked at. Basically, hailstones one inch in diameter begin causing damage to some of the older, thinner roof products. Therefore, from a roof damage perspective, anytime you hear of a strong or severe thunderstorm warning being issued for your area, you should be on the lookout for hail or strong wind roof damage.

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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