Friday, January 27, 2017

The Importance of a Professional Roof Inspection

In this DIY world we're living in, many people choose to diagnose home-related issues themselves. If you don't physically see any damage to your roof and it's not leaking, then it's fine right? Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Roofing issues left untouched can often lead to larger, more costly issues. Keep reading to learn more from Above & Beyond Roofing about the importance of hiring a professional to inspect your roof.

Looking for Problem Areas 


A professional roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks will physically climb onto your roof to look for problem areas. While you may be capable of climbing up there as well, for safety reasons you're better off hiring a professional. Many homeowners are unaware of how to properly walk on a roof and can end up damaging it. In addition, the professional will know exactly what to look for and might be able to catch something that your untrained eye would have overlooked. The majority of leaks are difficult for the average homeowner to find, and left unaddressed can lead to water damage not just to your roof, but possibly even other areas of your home.

Repairs vs. Re-roofing 


While the primary purpose of a roof inspection is to look for possible damage or problem areas, inspections are also important to estimate the lifespan of your roof. If you're not the original owner of the house and/or you didn't recently re-roof your home, chances are you're not sure how old your roof is or how well it was maintained. A professional inspection will not only help you identify roofing issues, but can also offer an idea of how much life is left in your roof. This assessment will help you choose whether repairs or a re-roof are your best option. 

Buying and Selling Homes


For homeowners looking to sell their home in the near future, an updated inspection certificate can be a benefit. Buyers are going to want to know that the roof is in good condition and won't need replaced shortly after they've made such a big investment in a home. It's important that they buyer knows their investment is protected by a roof in good condition, and a roof with little to no issues may even help the homeowner earn a discount on their homeowners insurance policy.

The best part is that your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers FREE roof inspections. If it's free, why wouldn't you trust the job to a professional? Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs. There's literally no job too big or too small.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Assessing Wind Damage to Your Roof

Storms that bring along strong winds can easily tear and remove shingles, leaving the roof deck or underlayment exposed to the elements. After any thunderstorms, hailstorms or tornadoes, it's important to check the condition of your roof. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers free roof inspections to help you find damage early and repair the issues before they turn into bigger problems. Keep reading to learn more about how strong winds can affect your roof.

How Wind Damages Your Roof


Strong winds will affect certain areas of the roof differently. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, most wind damage to a roof starts on the edge. Areas like the corners and the perimeter of the roof are more susceptible to wind damage than the center of the roof. However, damage can occur anywhere, especially with a roof that's already in poor condition. Anywhere that the shingles are a little loose, wind can get below them and push it up. While this type of damage can start out small, the continued movement and lifting over time through repeated wind exposure can lead to bigger problems. Once the shingles are lifted and the underside of the roof is exposed, rain can get in there, leading to leaks and water damage.

Other Roof Storm Damage


In addition to the damage that wind itself can cause, flying debris during a wind storm can also affect your roof. Shards of glass, tree branches and other debris can sometimes be more damaging to your roof than the wind itself. After a storm, investigate the possibility of something blowing across your roof and causing damage that way. Be sure to check your gutters and downspouts while you're at it, as debris can easily clog those leading to water damage to your home. Tree branches moving in the wind can also scratch the surface of your roof, leading to punctures in the shingles.

Assessing Roof Damage 


While some storm damage is noticeable, sometimes a closer look from a roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks will reveal things that could have been missed. If you suspect wind damage to your roof or home, look for these things:
  • Curling or loss of granules on asphalt shingles
  • Broken, damaged or missing shingles
  • Mold or decay on wood shingles
  • Splitting or curling of wood shingles
  • Cracks or tears in the shingles
  • Blisters and/or wrinkles in the shingles
  • Tears or buckling in the flashing
  • Loosely attached gutters
  • Bent, sagging or missing gutters
  • Moisture marks or stains in the attic
  • Peeling paint on walls or ceilings
  • Damp rafters in the attic 
  • Surge in energy costs 
If you're unsure yourself, call the professionals at Above & Beyond Roofing to schedule a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. Beware of storm chasers that will come knocking on your door insisting that you have roof damage and they can fix it. Don't trust the ones that seek you out; instead call a reputable, local company that you know will be honest with you.

Above & Beyond Roofing


Above & Beyond Roofing is your locally owned residential and commercial roofing specialist at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our company prides itself on being locally owned and operated, being open seven days a week and turning the average roofing job in one day. We provide high quality work, professional and personal service, and competitive pricing. To request a free inspection or free quote, give us a call at 573-302-0354.  

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

What Too Much Snow Can Mean for Your Roof

Roofing problems are quite common during the winter season. If you're roof is already worn out or in need of repairs, the winter weather can make it worse and lead to bigger issues. Ice dams are one of the most common winter roofing problems, but snow can be just as bad. In today's blog, you Lake of the Ozarks roofers discuss what could happen if your roof has too much snow on it.

Snow in Missouri 


While we don't typically get two feet of snow in one storm like other parts of the country, Missouri does get it's fair share of snow. Snow has been known to fall in Missouri as early as October and as late as May; however, most of it falls between December and February. Throughout the state we average anywhere between 8 and 24 inches, with the northern part of the state seeing more snowfall than the south. It is unusual for snow to stay on the ground for more than a week or two, and typically about the same length of time on your roof.

Snow on Your Roof


In the event we do get a snowstorm with a good amount of snow, your roof could be in danger. That's why it's so important to take advantage of our free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks every fall. While all roof are originally built to withstand the effects of winter weather, a roof that's already in poor condition could fail. The accumulation of snow and ice on your roof provides added weight. The pressure from this weight could cause your roof to sag or bow. The weight can also transfer horizontal forces causing your walls to deflect or move slightly outward. If the weight of the snow and ice exceeds design capacity, the movement and sagging can become permanent. In extreme cases, the roof could even collapse.

Warning Signs to Look For


Whether or not a roof can withstand the weight of ice and snow is dependent upon the depth and density of the snow, as well as how your roof was built. Here are a few signs that you may have a winter roofing problem:
  • The rafters in your attic are sagging
  • You hear any cracking or popping coming from the attic or roof areas
  • The house's frame has moved enough to jam shut a door or even just make it stick
  • You see the drywall or plaster around door frames start to crack
  • Severe roof leaks into the attic 

If the snow on your roof is 18 inches high or more, you'll definitely want to remove it, especially if you have a low-pitched roof. The best way to accomplish this is with a roof rake (be careful not to damage your roof with the rake) or by calling a professional roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're concerned with the condition of your roof this winter, trust no one other than Above & Beyond Roofing. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for a free inspection or a free estimate.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days

Above & Beyond Roofing is a proud Platinum Eagle Sponsor for the 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days! Last year, over 3,700 people attended, making it one of the most successful Eagle Days in years past. The event is free and open to the public. Keep reading to learn all about this awesome annual event happening this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks.



2017 Eagle Days Schedule 


This entertaining and educational event offers demonstrations of live eagles from the World Bird Sanctuary, programs from the Dickerson Park Zoo, vendors, color contests and other children's activities. Take a look at this year's schedule of events and prepare for a weekend of fun!

Saturday, January 7th
Photo Credit: FunLake.com
  • Activities and Vendors at School of the Osage Elementary: 9 am to 5:30 pm
    • Coloring & Photo Contest
    • Face Painting
    • Ameren Missouri
    • Jim Rathert Photography & Mugs
    • MO Dept. Conservation
    • Master Naturalist, Lake of the Ozarks Chapter
    • MO State Parks
    • Adair's Animal Nuisance Trapping
    • MO State Highway Patrol/Water Patrol
    • Lake Area Camera Club
  • Dickerson Park Zoo Presentations at School of the Osage Heritage Elementary: 
    • 9:30 am - The American Bald Eagle
    • 10:30 am - Owls of Missouri
    • 11:30 am - The American Bald Eagle
    • 12:30 pm - Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal
    • 1:30 pm - The American Bald Eagle
    • 2:30 pm- Owls of Missouri
    • 3:30 pm- The American Bald Eagle
    • 4:30 pm- Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal 
  • Wild Eagle Viewing at Wilmore Lodge: 9 am to 5:30 pm 
  • Wild Eagle Viewing, Free Hot Chocolate, Eagle Nest Building by the Master Naturalists, & Boy Scout Activities at Bagnell Dam Access: 9 am to 5:30 pm
  • Live Eagle Programs presented by World Bird Sanctuary: Hourly from 9 am to 4 pm  
  • Wild Eagle Viewing Cruises at Celebration Cruises on the Strip: Cruises at 1 pm and 3 pm
    • Tickets: $15/adult, $10/child


Sunday, January 8th
Photo Credit: FunLake.com
  • Activities and Vendors at School of the Osage Elementary: 10 am to 4:30 pm
    • Coloring & Photo Contest
    • Face Painting
    • Ameren Missouri
    • Jim Rathert Photography & Mugs
    • MO Dept. Conservation
    • Master Naturalist, Lake of the Ozarks Chapter
    • MO State Parks
    • Adair's Animal Nuisance Trapping
    • MO State Highway Patrol/Water Patrol
    • Lake Area Camera Club
  • Dickerson Park Zoo Presentations at School of the Osage Heritage Elementary: 
    • 10:30 am - The American Bald Eagle
    • 11:30 am - Owls of Missouri
    • 12:30 pm - The American Bald Eagle
    • 1:30 pm - Day Shift, Night Shift, Garbage Gal
    • 2:30 pm - The American Bald Eagle
    • 3:30 pm - Owls of Missouri
  • Wild Eagle Viewing at Wilmore Lodge: 10 am to 4:30 pm 
  • Wild Eagle Viewing, Free Hot Chocolate, Eagle Nest Building by the Master Naturalists, & Boy Scout Activities at Bagnell Dam Access: 10 am to 4:30 pm 
  • Live Eagle Programs presented by World Bird Sanctuary: Hourly from 10 am to 3 pm 
  • Wild Eagle Viewing Cruises at Celebration Cruises on the Strip: Cruise at 2 pm 
    • Tickets: $15/adult, $10/child

The community spirit is what makes this event successful each year! Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is proud to be a part of such a wonderful community here at the Lake. While the decision to move our company here was based on the opportunity for year round work, we've fallen in the love with the community and continue to be involved in great events such as these each year. We encourage you to get out and have a great time with family and friends at the Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days this Saturday and Sunday! 

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