Friday, April 28, 2017

Asphalt vs. Metal Roofing Products

When investing in a new roofing project at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll have to make a decision on what type of material you want to use. Two of the most common types of roofing choices are asphalt and metal. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing specialists address some of the benefits of each type. Understanding these benefits will help you make the right decision for your home or business.

The Importance of a Roof 


Your roof is arguably the most essential piece of your home, and it's also the most exposed piece. It's under constant abuse from the weather, and it's something we often don't think about until that severe weather hits. That's one of the reasons it's important that you choose the right material for your next roofing project. Below you can compare the benefits of asphalt roofing with those of metal roofing and decide which is best for you. 

Benefits of an Asphalt Roof


Over the years, asphalt roofing has come in #1 in roofing products. It's arguably the most popular among homeowners because it's a proven material that they are comfortable with. Take a look at some of the benefits of asphalt roofing vs. metal roofing:
  • Lower initial cost than metal roofing 
  • Easier installation  
  • Easier to repair
  • Better soundproofing 
  • Good at keeping in heat during the winter 
  • Offered in a variety of styles

Benefits of a Metal Roof


While asphalt roofing may have been the most popular roofing material, metal roofing is working it's way up there. While the initial cost may be much higher than asphalt roofing, the benefits may prove to outweigh those costs. Here are just a few of the benefits of a metal roof vs. an asphalt one: 
  • Lower cost over time, as it requires less maintenance 
  • Better longevity, lasts 2-3 times longer than asphalt
  • Very durable, often backed by 50 year to lifetime warranties
  • Holds up well in most weather conditions 
  • Lighter weight than asphalt
  • Better at keeping your home cooler in the summer
  • Environmentally friendly & energy efficient

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we specialize in both residential and commercial roofing. No job is too small nor too big. We guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service. As your #1 roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here to insure your roof is of the best quality and that it's properly installed. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for a free roofing estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Are Your Gutters Prepared for Spring Showers?

Along with your roof, another part of your home that often gets overlooked is the gutters. While they are there for a purpose, to keep water away from your home, we often don't think about them or their importance. In today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company, we discuss gutters and how they affect your roof:

The Importance of Gutters


If not controlled properly, rain water can wreak havoc on your home. That's where your gutter system comes in. The purpose of gutters on a home is to collect rain water as it runs off the roof and transport it away from the foundation of the home. This not only helps you avoid water damage and leaks involving your roof, but can prevent foundation issues and possible basement flooding. The benefits of properly installed and maintained gutters include:
  • Avoided foundation problems 
  • Prevention of basement flooding 
  • Prevention of landscape erosion 
  • Soil stabilization around the home
  • Avoided water damage to siding, brick, etc. 
  • Lessened settling and cracking of sidewalks, patios and driveways
  • Preservation of doors and windows 
  • Reduced roofing problems, such as leaks and water damage 
  • Prevention of mold development 
  • Prevention of rot and rusting of building materials 
  • Avoided mosquito infestation, associated with standing water
They are a very important aspect of your home, protecting more than just your roof. Proper gutter installation at the Lake of the Ozarks will help you avoid costly home repairs down the road.   

Keeping Your Gutters Maintained


Maintaining your gutters is relatively easy. The most important thing you can do to ensure they're working properly is to regularly clean out any debris that may have built up. This is particularly important to do before winter hits, as the leaves fall off the trees during the fall season and can easily clog gutters. However, its important that you clean your gutters about every 3 months. In addition to keeping them clean, it's important that you make sure they remain in the correct position. Strong storms can easily dislodge gutters, making them unable to properly drain water away from the foundation of your home. If your gutters are bent, punctured, etc., consider having them repaired or replaced by a professional.

Spring has sprung and you want to make sure your gutters are up to the task of dealing with spring showers. If you're in need of new gutters, trust Above & Beyond Roofing to get the job done. While the majority of our Lake of the Ozarks home improvement projects focus on roofing, we also install gutters and siding. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for an estimate on your next gutter, siding or roofing project at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Trivia to Enjoy with Family and Friends

Spring has sprung and Easter weekend is here! Whether you're planning an Easter egg hunt for the kids or a delicious dinner with friends and family, this weekend is sure to be a time of fun. For some added excitement this weekend, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company has gathered some fun Easter trivia questions for you to share this weekend!

Easter Trivia


1. From which country does the tradition of Easter eggs come? 


A. Germany
B. France
C. Ireland
D. China

2. In what year was the first Easter egg roll at the White House? 


A. 1894
B. 1913
C. 1921
D. 1878

3. Which flower is associated with the Easter holiday? 


A. Daffodil
B. Lily
C. Lilac
D. Iris

4. What are the traditional colors for Easter? 


A. Blue & Yellow
B. Pink & Purple
C. Yellow & Purple
D. Pink & Yellow

5. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how much does the world's largest chocolate bunny weigh? 


A. 9,359 lbs
B. 2, 473 lbs
C. 5, 264 lbs
D. 1,392 lbs

6. Approximately how many marshmallow Peeps are eaten each year in the United States? 


A. 300 million
B. 700 million
C. 100 million
D. 900 thousand

7. What type of bread is associated with the Easter holiday? 


A. French Bread
B. Sticky Buns
C. Hot Cross Buns
D. Rye Bread

8. Where is the world's largest collection of Easter eggs located? 


A. Poland
B. Germany
C. France
D. Turkey

9. What part of the chocolate bunny do most American's eat first? 


A. Tail
B. Ears
C. Arm
D. Feet

10. What type of meat is typically associated with Easter? 


A. Pork
B. Beef
C. Chicken
D. Lamb

11. What color is most commonly used when dying Easter eggs? 


A. Red
B. Yellow
C. Blue
D. Green

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**ANSWERS**

1. A - Germany
2. D - 1878
3. B - Lily
4. C - Yellow & Purple
5. A - 9,359 lbs
6. B - 700 million
7. C - Hot Cross Buns
8. A - Poland
9. B - Ears
10. D - Lamb
11. A - Red

Happy Easter from Above & Beyond Roofing! We hope you have a wonderful weekend with friends and family. If you haven't had your spring roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks yet, schedule it today! Give the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call at

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Friday, April 7, 2017

What Does Hail Damage Look Like?

While spring has just arrived, we've already experienced several storms, bringing heavy rains and even some hail. While rain itself can take a toll on your roof, hail can cause some major damage. When not addressed in a timely fashion, that hail damage can lead to other roofing problems. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses hail damage and how to identify it.


Hail Damage


According to the Federal Alliance of Safe Homes, hail causes more than $1.6 billion dollars in roof damage nationwide each year. While many hail storms can be quite destructive, the amount of damage can vary greatly. In addition, hail damage is subtle in nature and may not physically cause leakage for years after a hail storm. By identifying and repairing hail damage now, you can avoid more costly repairs down the road.

Degrees of Hail Damage 


During a hail storm, the wind speed and direction can greatly affect the degree of hail damage. Changes in wind condition can affect the location and severity of hail impacts. The size and density of the individual hailstones can also affect the degree of damage. In addition, most hailstones do not have smooth edges, which can also impact the type of damage caused. Hailstones can range anywhere from pea size to softball size, and those softball sized hailstones can be dense enough and strong enough to puncture a roof. The age and condition of your Lake of the Ozarks roof can also affect the degree of damage caused by a hail storm.

Identifying Hail Damage


Hail will typically dent soft metals on your roof before it affects the actual shingles. These areas include vents, exhaust caps, skylights, etc. Check the vinyl trim around your windows and the flashing to see if you notice any hail damage. When struck by hail, different shingles react differently. Damage to asphalt shingles will look very different than damage to wood shingles. It's important to know these differences in order to identify if you have hail damage or not. Below you will find a list of what damage can look like for different types of shingles:

Asphalt & Composition Shingles 
  • Spots that are black in color 
  • Loss of granules
  • Exposed roof felt 
  • Spots that are soft to the touch
Wood Shingles
  • Splits that are brown/orange in color
  • Splits that have sharp corners or edges  
  • Splits that have little to no deterioration at the edges
  • Impact marks or dents along the splits 
Metal Shingles
  • Small indentations
  • Chipped paint 
  • Rusting

The best way to determine if your roof has experienced hail damage is to consult a professional. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we offer FREE roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. Let us come out and take a look at your roof. We'll determine if you have hail damage, the severity of the damage and can even provide you with a free estimate on any repairs needed. Give us a call today at 573-302-0354. 

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