Friday, December 15, 2017

Residential Roofing FAQs

Most homeowners don't have a lot of knowledge about their roof, or roofing in general. Today's blog from your Lake of the Ozarks roofer offers the answers to some frequently asked questions about residential roofing.

1. How Do I Know if I Need a New Roof?


Roofs are designed to last a long time, if they're properly taken care of, and it can be difficult to tell if you need a new roof. The great thing is, you don't have to know. Above & Beyond Roofing can tell you if you need one after you schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. If your roof is over 15 years, you should definitely have an inspection! However, it's advised that you have your roof inspected twice a year. By catching any small repair issues early, you can prevent the need for a premature re-roof.

2. How Do I Know What Type of Shingle is Best?


People can argue all day long about what type of shingle is best. Finances, aesthetics and climate all come into play when determining which roofing shingle is "best." At Above & Beyond Roofing, we install a variety of different materials and can help you, the homeowner, choose what's best for your unique situation, taking into account your budget, what your house looks like and what you're trying to accomplish.

3. How Much Does a New Roof Cost?


Several factors are used to determine the cost of a new roof. The type of roofing material you choose for your roof will be a large determining factor. For example, asphalt shingles are less expensive than metal roofing. The physical costs aren't the only thing you should be concerned with though. Keep in mind the saying, "you get what you pay for." The size and shape of your roof also come into consideration when determining the price of your new roof. For a free roofing estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-302-0354.

4. Does a Roof Leak Mean I Need to Replace My Entire Roof?


A leak is obviously a sign of a roofing problem. Fortunately, a leak does not mean that you need to get a completely new roof. In many cases, the roof can be repaired in just the areas showing issues. The best way to determine if your roof can be repaired or needs to be entirely replaced is to talk to a professional. After inspection, the roofer will be able to give you an assessment of what needs to be done.


5. Can a New Roof Be Installed Over the Old One?


While it's technically possible to install a new roof on top of the old one, it's not advised. While it is cheaper, faster and requires less labor, roofing problems are likely to occur down the road when this is done. One of the biggest issues is that any defects, vulnerabilities and potential problems in the plywood deck or truss system will go unnoticed unless you remove the old shingles first.

Have more questions? Give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. We are your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. From free roof inspections to roof repairs and new construction, we've got it all covered.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

The 411 on Ice Dams

The winter season is upon us and with it comes possible damage from winter weather. One of the most common winter roofing problems experienced by homeowners across the Midwest is ice dams. Keep reading to learn all about ice dams from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer.

What is an Ice Dam? 


An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms along the edge of your roof. Ice dams form when the upper portion of the roof is a temperature higher than freezing, while the lower section of the roof is below freezing. The snow at the top of the roof melts, runs down the roof and then re-freezes along the roof line. These temperature differences on your roof are often caused by improper ventilation of your home. Frequent use of wood stoves and fireplaces, as well as inadequately insulated or leaky duct work, can all be factors contributing to the heat that can cause ice dams.

Problems Associated with Ice Dams


The layer of ice prevents melting snow or rain water from properly draining off your roof. That water then backs up on your roof behind the dam, and can cause a roof leak. Water damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas is possible. In addition, moisture entering the home can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. The presence of mold and mildew can cause respiratory problems for your and your family.

How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Roof 


To start, remove excess snow from your roof. Without snow to melt, there won't be water to re-freeze and form the ice dam. You can use a roof rake or push broom to remove heavy snow from your roof. (Use caution and never climb onto an icy roof.) The next step is to avoid heat loss from your home's attic area. By controlling heat loss, you can prevent the likelihood of ice dams forming on your roof. Make sure the ceiling of your home is air tight so no warm, moist air can flow from the house into the attic space. In addition, consider increasing the ceiling/roof insulation to cut down on heat loss by conduction. Natural roof ventilation can also help maintain uniform roof temperatures.

Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to ensure your roof isn't compromised by the winter weather. We provide free roof inspections as the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as free estimates for any repairs that may need to be completed. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

How to Properly Hang Christmas Decorations

It's that time of year again! Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it's time to start preparing for Christmas. That means getting out the Christmas boxes (or heading to the store) and decorating the house, from inside out. Today's blog from your Lake of the Ozarks roofer discusses how to properly hang Christmas decorations without damaging your roof. Before you start attempting to make your home seen from outer space, follow these precautions for your safety and the safety of your roof.

Protecting Your Roof 


When securing your outdoor holiday lights, never use tacks or nails. These can damage your roofing material, and compromise the integrity of your roof. Forget staples, clothespins or any other contraption you’ve used in the past for mounting lights to your house. Instead, you should use light clips to secure holiday decorations. Be sure not to put too much weight on your gutters when hanging Christmas decorations from your roof. It's very important that your gutters work properly throughout the winter season. When snow melts off your roof, it need an effective way to run off the roof. If your gutters aren't working properly, ice dams can form, causing bigger problems for your roof.

Safety When Decorating 


For your own safety, make sure to use a good ladder when installing lights. Before hanging any lights, make sure that you have the proper type lights that are made for outdoor use. When plugging in the lights, be sure to use a GFCI outlet for your power source. In the event of overcurrent, this type of outlet will shut the circuit down. Make sure to turn the lights off any time you leave home and when you go to bed. While they may look pretty to passersby, they can also be a fire hazard that you don't want to leave unattended. Make sure that any extension cords used are rated for outdoor use and that the connections are above ground, snow and water.

Your premier Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to help you ensure your roof is prepared to withstand the challenges that come with winter weather. From offering advice to giving free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here for all your roofing needs. When it comes to roofing, there's no one better for the job than Above & Beyond Roofing! Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

9 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just one day away! In celebration, Above & Beyond Roofing has gathered some fun facts about this holiday revolving around giving thanks and eating turkey. Share these with your family and friends as you gather for a delicious feast this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Fun Facts


1. The first Thanksgiving was held in 1621. However, Thanksgiving did not become a national holiday until over 200 years later! Sarah Josepha Hale (writer of "Mary Had a Little Lamb") convinced President Lincoln in 1863 to make Thanksgiving a national holiday, after 17 years of campaigning through letters.

2. Historians believe that no turkey was served at the first Thanksgiving. Deer, ducks, geese, oysters, lobster, eel and fish were likely served instead. While they probably ate pumpkins, there definitely wasn't any pumpkin pie.

3. At the first Thanksgiving, they did not use forks; all they had was spoons and knives. Forks weren't introduced until 10 years later, and weren't a popular utensil until the 18th century.

4. Thanksgiving was almost a fast instead of a feast. Early settlers gave thanks by praying and abstaining from food. It wasn't until the Wampanoag Indians joined them to celebrate their first harvest, and turned their fast into a 3-day feast!

5. The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in 1924. On that day, 400 employees marched from Convent Ave to 145th street in new York City. While no large balloons were present for this parade, live animals from Central Park Zoo were featured.

6. Americans eat about 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving. Californians consume the most turkey on Thanksgiving Day out of all the states in the U.S. The average Thanksgiving turkey weighs 15 lbs.

7. TV dinners were invented because of Thanksgiving. In 1953, Swanson had so much extra turkey, 26 tons to be exact, that a salesman told them they should package it onto aluminum trays with other sides, such as sweet potatoes. Thus, the first TV dinner was born!

8. The NFL started the Thanksgiving Classic games in 1920. Since then it's become tradition for the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys to host games on Turkey Day! in 2006, a third game was added with different teams hosting.

9. Thanksgiving is not just an American holiday. Canadians celebrate it too. However, they celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October instead of the fourth Thursday in November.

Bonus Fact: In 1939 President Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving up a week hoping it would help the shopping season during the Depression area. It never caught on and was changed back two years later.

Happy Thanksgiving from your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks! Above & Beyond Roofing is here for all your roofing needs, from inspections to repairs and re-roofs. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to request a free quote or to schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Do I Need a Roof Inspection?

Your roof is an integral part of your home. It protects your home, it's contents and you from the outside elements. Therefore, it's important that you keep it in tip-top shape. While it can be difficult for you to know if your roof has issues, a professional roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks knows what to look for. Below are some questions to ask yourself when deciding if you need a roof inspection or not.

1. How long has it been since my roof was last inspected? 


It is recommended to have your roof inspected twice per year. This is because both winter weather and summer weather can affect your roof differently, and here at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can have some weather on both extremes. If you don't know when your roof was last inspected, it's probably a good idea to have it looked over by a professional. Small issues can lead to costly problems down the road. If addressed early on, you can save a lot of money and frustration.

2. Is it possible I have hail or wind damage? 


Hail storms and tornadoes are both popular weather occurrences in Missouri. If your home is subject to any type of severe weather, it's possible your roof sustained storm damage. If other homes on your block have roof damage, it's definitely a good idea to have yours checked out. Since we offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, it doesn't hurt to have your roof looked at after a big storm.

3. Do I have missing or lifted roof shingles? 


Like mentioned above, it's not always easy to spot roof issues from the ground. However, if you notice any missing or lifted roof shingles, you're going to want to schedule a roof inspection. You want to get those shingles replaced as soon as possible to prevent further roof damage, such as water seeping inside your home.

4. Are there granules in my gutters and downspouts? 


As you are cleaning out your gutters in preparation for winter, check for shingle granules that may have come off and accumulated in your gutters or downspouts. An excessive amount of granules could mean that it's time to have your roof replaced. These granules are a protective coating on your shingles, so without them, your roof is more vulnerable to leaks and other roof damage.


5. How old is my roof? 


Going back to number one, if you don't know the last time your roof was inspected, and your home is quite old, it's in your best interest to schedule a roof inspection. The older your roof is, the more vulnerable it gets. You want to make sure you catch any issues early to fix them before it leads to costly repairs. If you're in need of a new roof, it's important to get that done before a faulty roof leads to other issues inside your home such as water damage and/or mold growth.

When you choose to work with Above & Beyond Roofing, your roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks is free! We will also provide you with a free estimate if repairs or replacement are needed. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, trust Above & Beyond Roofing!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

The Issues with Moisture and Your Commercial Roof

With winter quickly approaching, the likelihood of moisture affecting roofs increases. In today's blog, your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to inform local business owners of the problems associated with moisture on commercial roofs. Keep reading to learn about what you need to watch out for when it comes to your commercial roof.

Commercial Roofs


Just like your residential roof protects your home and its contents, a commercial roof is designed to protect your business from the elements. The roof is a commercial building's first line of defense against wind, rain, snow, sleet, ice, etc. It is also the most vulnerable part of your building, and therefore, must be continuously inspected, maintained and repaired. Leaks and roof collapse on a commercial building can lead to the shut down of your facility and a lot of lost income. Taking care of your commercial roof will make it easier for  you to take care of your business.

Moisture Related Commercial Roof Issues


While signs of a serious problem may be apparent from inside the building, other issues may not be quite as visible to the untrained eye. Water stains on the ceiling signify there's probably a leak somewhere, which is likely the result of a damaged roof. An unexplained odor or signs of mold could be the result of water penetration through the roof. These issues are easy to spot, but it's also important to have your commercial roof at the Lake of the Ozarks inspected regularly to identify any problems that haven't surfaced in the interior of the building yet. By catching issues early on, you can avoid more costly repairs down the road.

Visuals to Look For 


As a business owner, there are certain things you can look for to determine if you have a moisture or water issue with your roof or might have one in the near future:
  • Prolonged standing water on your roof. (This is a common problems for almost all commercial flat roofs.) 
  • Blistering or peeling of paint, inside the building and on the exterior. (Moisture can seep down through the roof and run along walls, creating problems nowhere near where the actual leak began.) 
  • Wood rot and/or moist insulation in the attic of your building. 
  • Bubbles or blisters in your shingles. 
  • Gaps in the roof flashing. 
  • Deteriorating seals around skylights. 
  • Improper gutters or drainage systems. (While there may not be a roofing issue yet, improper drainage of water from your roof can lead to ice dams and major roofing problems.) 
  • Increased utility costs. (If you're roof is letting too much air escape or build up inside the attic, not only will your utility costs be affected, but there's the likelihood of a leak showing up after the next rain or snow storm.) 

The best way to avoid roof related problems with your business is to keep up with regular inspections and maintenance. Above & Beyond Roofing is here for all your Lake of the Ozarks commercial roofing needs, as well as residential roofing needs. From inspections and estimates to repairs and re-roofs, we've got it all covered! Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule an inspection or request an estimate.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

3 Common Reasons Some New Asphalt Roofs Fail

You just got a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks. You expect it to last for years to come, right? Unfortunately, there are several circumstances where a new roof fails prematurely. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses some of the reasons this could happen.

1. Improper Installation by the Roofing Contractor.


No matter if you purchased the best shingles on the market, poor installation by the roofing contractor could lead to a premature roof failure. Therefore, it's important you hire a well-experienced, knowledgeable roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks to do the job. Be sure to check their reviews and references, and see how long they've been in business. When you do have a new roof installed, be sure to ask the roofer if they offer any warranty for their installation work, as the manufacturers warranty only covers defects with the material, not the installation.

2. Issues with the Manufacturing of the Roofing Material.


All asphalt shingles are not made alike. They come in a variety of different grades and levels of quality. Manufacturers could cut production costs by opting for a cheaper grade of asphalt. The chemical properties of asphalt are vital to the lifespan of the shingle, as it determines the ability to withstand the elements. If the asphalt is poor quality, if there's too much powdered stone filler or if the manufacturing process is not great, the granules will come off the shingles must faster and in greater quantities than normal. Luckily, for this issue, you should have a manufacturer's warranty. Be sure to ask your roofer about the warranty before you have a new roof installed.

3. Improper Ventilation of the Roof.


Ventilation of the underside of the roof is directly related to the life expectancy of your shingles. Poorly ventilated roofs create an environment for moisture to build up in the attic spaces. Excess moisture under the roof shingles can cause the wood to move more than it's supposed to. This can lead to premature failure of your new roof. During the winter months, a build up of heat in the attic can lead to ice dams. An attic ventilation system that's properly balanced helps keep your roof in optimal condition.

The best thing you can do when having a new roof installed is to make sure you have a reputable Lake of the Ozarks roofer that you are working with. Above & Beyond Roofing offers many years of experience, and we can provide references for our work. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for more information or to get a free estimate!

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Friday, October 27, 2017

4 Characteristics of a Great Roofer

As you've probably seen by now, Above & Beyond Roofing was recently recognized at the best roofer in Missouri! How did we get there? Keep reading to learn about some of the characteristics that make a roofer great.

1. Comes Highly Recommended for Quality Work. 


Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company prides itself in high quality work. Don't just take our word for it, ask our customers. We have an entire page on our website dedicated to reviews and testimonials from our clients. We also include a list of professional references. When it comes to your roof, you want to make sure you're hiring a company that will do the job right, so be sure to do your research first.

2. Provides Professional and Personal Service. 


Roofers come to your house to complete the work. Therefore, aside from quality work, you want quality service. You want to hire a company that shows professionalism, and provides great, personal service. Find a roofer that will answer their phone, be there when they say they will, provide an accurate estimate and get the job done right and on time. At Above & Beyond Roofing, the owner Ben deals personally with all of his clients.

3. Is Licensed and Insured. 


Before hiring a roofing contractor, you want to ensure they are both licensed and insured. There are a lot of scams in the contracting world that you have to watch out for. Have your prospective roofer show you their license and proof of insurance. Workers compensation and liability insurance are a must in this industry. A great roofer will also be able to provide recommendations and awards from roofing manufacturers. For example, Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be recognized as one of few Owen's Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors.

4. Demonstrates Knowledge and Experience. 


Roofing is one of those jobs that requires quite a bit of experience. While new roofers could do a fine job, you're better off going with a company that you know has the knowledge and experience to take care of all your roofing needs. Above & Beyond Roofing has been in business for 16+ years now. The owner has 20+ years of experience alone, while the team combined has 100 years of experience.

Above & Beyond Roofing prides itself in being locally owned and operated, and turning the average roofing job in just one day. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, give us a call at 573-302-0354.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

8th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas at Lake of the Ozarks

Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be a sponsor of the 8th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas at the Lake of the Ozarks. This event is one of our favorites to participate in each year. Owner Melissa Krokson has been involved for numerous years. Keep reading to learn more about this annual event that supports breast cancer awareness.

About Totes for Ta-Tas 


Founded in 2010, Totes for Ta-Tas is an event that raises funds to provide support to local breast cancer patients at Lake Regional Cancer Center, including wigs, counseling, transportation, childcare and other specific patient needs. In 2016, a check for $8,300 was given to the Lake Regional Cancer Center. Each year volunteers help gather and sort donated purses for the annual event held in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over the past 8 years, the event has raised over $52,000, money that has all stayed local.

Volunteers Sorting Purses at Above & Beyond Roofing 


2017 Event Details 


Totes for Ta-Tas is celebrating it's 8th year in 2017! This year's event will be held at the Inn at Grand Glaize on Tuesday, October 24 from 5-8 PM. Take part in a live and silent auction featuring new and gently used purses, wallets and totes. Your $20 admission includes one drink ticket, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a door prize entry. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Lake Regional Cancer Center HOPE Program, helping local patients in the Lake of the Ozarks area. A breast cancer survivor video will be shown and live music will be provided by Sax on the Beach. Bryant Auction will be handling the live auction festivities.


Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company invites you to come out and join us at this fun event! Snag yourself a new purse while helping support our local community. With your help, we can make life a little easier for our local cancer patients. We hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

3 Tips for Selecting the Best Roofing Color for Your Home

When installing a new roof on your home, you have a wide variety of color choices. Not only do you want to pick a color you like, but you need to consider resale value. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer offers a few tips for selecting the best roofing color for your home.

1. Consider Heat Retention. 


The color of your roof can have a significant effect on heat retention. During the summer months at the Lake of the Ozarks, outdoor temperatures can get quite high. Studies have shown that the wood under black shingles can get up to 10 degrees hotter than the wood under white shingles. Darker roofs tend to attract more heat. Therefore, you might want to consider something a little lighter. You'll be thankful when you get that summer utility bill.

2. Compliment Your Siding. 


While you want your roof to compliment the siding on your home, you don't want them to match. Choosing the exact same shade for your shingles and your siding won't look as good as it sounds. The most visually appealing roof and siding combinations are colors that are complementary. In addition, if your siding is busy, like brick or stone, you want to choose a simple single color for your roof. Two multi-color combinations will make your home look very busy. Not only should the colors compliment each other, but also the patterns.

3. Think About Painting. 


Keep in mind that painting the siding, doors and windows on your home is easier than changing out your roof. Therefore, don't choose your roof color solely based on those features of your home that can be painted a different color. As long as your home isn't brick or stone, you have a little more flexibility with roof color. You can always paint those other features of your home to compliment your roof better later. If you do have a brick or stone house, be sure to compare a sample shingle to the it before making a final decision.

For help with determining the best shingles for your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Above & Beyond Roofing. We can offer suggestions and provide you with a free cost estimate. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to discuss your roofing project today!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Gutters this Fall

The fall season is upon us, and that means more opportunities for debris to clog up your gutters. The falling leaves can easily gather in the gutters prevent water from being able to drain off your roof property. With the change of seasons, it's important to clean and maintain your gutters. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to help you make sure they're ready for the winter ahead.

Cleaning Your Gutters


One of the most important fall home maintenance tasks is cleaning out your gutters. It's also one that could easily be overlooked. Removing debris from your gutters and downspouts is critical to preventing water damage to your home. If water cannot drain off your roof properly, it can pool up. Those pools of water will cause wear and tear on your roof that can eventually cause a roof leak. Once water gets into your home, even more damage can occur. Cleaning your gutters twice a year is one of the best things you can do to protect your roof. When cleaning your gutters, wear gloves to protect your hands. You might also consider wearing safety goggles as the movement of debris could stir up dust. Use caution when standing on a ladder, and don't lean too far trying to reach more debris.

Maintaining Your Gutters


Not only is cleaning out your gutters important, but ensuring they are in good condition is also key to protecting your roof and home. Over time, especially after having gone through summer storms, your gutters and downspouts can easily become loose. Depending on the severity of storms in your area, your gutters could even become damaged, bent or punctured. High winds or heavy hail storms can easily cause damage to your gutter system. Be sure that any necessary repairs are made before winter arrives. You want to make sure your gutters can easily do their job of keeping water off your roof and away from the foundation of your home.

If you've failed to clean your gutters in the past and are concerned about the integrity of your roof, contact Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 to schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. We're here for all your roofing needs, from repairs and maintenance to complete re-roofs and new construction.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017

Pumkin Chunkin Palooza is happening this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! This family-friendly fall festival was established by the 4 Lake of the Ozarks area Rotary clubs and their members. The event showcases how the clubs are working together to better serve the lake area charities, clubs and non-profit organizations. Above & Beyond is proud to be this year's main event sponsor! Keep reading to learn more about this year's event.

Event Details 


Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017 will take place on Saturday, September 30th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton. Event activities include food vendors, craft beers, Missouri wine tastings and a largest pumpkin contest. Family events include face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, corn crib pit, on-site pumpkin decorating and other kids activities. Musical entertainment throughout the event will be provided by the i-Berrys and the Norman Jackson Band. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and free for children under 5. Family passes can be purchased for $20. Prior to the event, there will be a 5K Fun Run and 2.5K Kid's Fun Run/Walk. Entry fee for the fun run is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Proceeds from this event will go to benefit Raising Hope, Lake Area Industries, Osage Senior Center and Children's Learning Center. 

Event Schedule 


8 AM - Registration for 5K Fun Run & 2.5K Kid's Fun Run/Walk 
9 AM - Start Time for 5K Fun Run & 2.5K Kid's Fun Run/Walk 
10 AM - Gates Open 
11 AM - Trebuchet Contest Starts, and runs until 4 PM 
4 PM - Final Weigh-In for the Largest Pumpkin Contest

Check out this video of last year's event to get an idea of what to expect at Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017:



Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company invites you to come out and support the Lake area community with us this weekend. The event will be fun for the entire family, and is a way for us to give back! Since moving to the Lake of the Ozarks area in 2004, Above & Beyond Roofing owners Ben and Melissa Krokson have fallen in love with the community, and have become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations to support the community. Join in the fun this weekend at Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017! 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Understanding Different Roof Types - Part 2

Last week, we discussed several different types of roofs, along with their advantages and disadvantages. Today's blog continues the discussion with a few more types of roofs that could be considered for your Lake of the Ozarks roof design.

5. Flat Roof. 


Flat roofs appear to be completely flat with no pitch, but in fact they do have a slight pitch to allow for water run-off and drainage. This type of roof is typically installed on industrial and commercial buildings. Extra living space on top of the roof, such as a patio or garden is easily incorporated with this type of roof. Heating and cooling units can also be placed on flat roofs to keep them out of sight. Flat roofs are easier to construct, require less building materials and are cheaper to install. The down side is that flat roofs are the most susceptible to water leakage.

6. Bonnet Roof. 


Kicked-eaves or bonnet roofs are double sloped with the lower slope set at less of an angle than the upper one. Think of it like a reverse mansard roof. The lower slope hangs over the side of the house making an excellent porch cover. This type of roof is not commonly used in modern homes. The benefits of this style roof include extra living space or vaulted ceilings. The overhanging eaves not only allow for a covered porch, but help protect the walls from water damage. Water easily runs off the slopes making it more durable than a gable roof. The down side is that the complex design requires more building materials and it's more difficult to construct. This can make the roof more expensive than other types.

7. Saltbox Roof. 


A saltbox roof is asymetrical in design, where one side is very short and the other is very long. This type of roof is seen in early Colonial and Cape Cod style homes. The slope makes it easier for water to run off, and the design makes it more durable than a simple gable roof. This type of roof also allows for more living space by making a home one and half to two stories. The down side is that this type of roof design can be tricky, resulting in higher building costs.

8. Skillion Roof. 


A skillion, shed roof or lean-to is a single sloping roof. This type of roof can be thought of as a half of a pitched roof or a more angled flat roof. The skillion type roof is most commonly used for home additions, sheds and porches. However, they are becoming more common on the entire structure of modern style homes. They are easy to assemble and use much fewer building materials than other roof types. Their steep pitch allows snow and water to easily run off. The main disadvantage to this type of roof is that if the roof pitch is too high, it can result in ceilings being too low. This type of roof can also present problems in areas with high wind.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Understanding Different Roof Types - Part 1

When building a home, you'll want to consider the type of Lake of the Ozarks roof that you will install. It's important to understand that roofs do a lot more than protect your home and its contents. Different roof types have different benefits, such as complimenting the overall look and style of your home, providing additional living space, and/or making your home more resilient, energy efficient and weather-proof. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer offers information on several different types of roofs you can go with.

1. Gable Roofs. 


Commonly recognized by their triangular shape, gable, pitched or peaked roofs are one of the most popular style of roofs in the U.S. Water and snow easily drain off the roof due to the steepness of this style of roof. They also provide more space for the attic or vaulted ceilings, and allow for more ventilation. This type of roof is easier and cheaper to build due to the simple design. The down side to this style is they are problematic in areas that experience high winds and hurricanes, which we thankfully don't have to worry too much about in Missouri.

2. Hip Roof.


A hip roof features slopes on all four sides, with each side being equal in length. The sides come together at the top to form a ridge. This type of roof is more stable, sturdy and durable than a gable roof due to the inward slope of each side. The down side to hip roofs is that they are more expensive to build than gable roofs. If not properly installed, the additional seams when a dormer is added can make it easier for water leaks to form.

3. Mansard Roof.


Also known as a French roof, a mansard roof is a four-sided roof with a double slope on each side. The lower slope is much steeper than the upper one, and the sides can either be flat or curved depending on the style. While these types of roofs can help create a great deal of extra living space, this type of roof is not ideal for areas with heavy snowfall because of the low pitch. They also cost more than other types of roofs due to the embellishments and details that go into them. The added space and character can easily make up for that cost though.

4. Gambrel Roof.


A gambrel or barn roof is similar to a mansard roof, but it only has two sides instead of four. The lower side of the gambrel roof has an almost vertical, steep slope, while the upper slope is much lower. This type of roof is commonly seen on top of barns, farm houses and log cabins, as well as some Dutch Colonial and Georgian style homes. Like the mansard, the gambrel roof offers extra living space. This style is also simple to frame out, using just two roof beams, and therefore, keeps the cost down. The gambrel roof is not recommended for areas with heavy wind or significant snowfall. The open design can cause the roof to collapse under extreme pressure.

These are just a few of the different types of roofs you can have on your home. Stay tuned next week to learn about several other types. If you're in the process of building a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, trust Above & Beyond Roofing for all your roofing needs! We offer free roof estimates at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-302-0354.

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