Wednesday, August 16, 2017

5 Signs Your Roof is Not Properly Ventilated

Proper roof ventilation is important for not only personal comfort within the home, but also for the life expectancy of your Lake of the Ozarks roof. The performance of the heating and air conditioning system can also be affected by a lack of ventilation. Improper ventilation can lead to wood rot, clumping insulation and mold in your attic, as well as severe roof damage.

Signs Your Roof Isn't Properly Ventilated 


1. An Excessively Hot Attic. 

Excess heat that builds up in the attic with nowhere to go can create extreme temperatures in the summer months. (You may also notice your air conditioner working much harder.) This heat could actually scorch shingles and roofing material, leading to the need for premature replacement. If you're attic is too hot for you to stand, you might consider having a professional roofer at the Lake the Ozarks come inspect your roof for any issues.

2. Matted or Flattened Insulation. 

When excessive moisture starts to collect in your attic, it penetrates the insulation first. If you notice that your insulation looks clumped or flattened, it's likely from moisture. To inspect the situation further, put on a respirator, separate a few batts of insulation and look for mold inside. Mold tends to grow when it's warmer, so this issue may become more noticeable in the spring and early summer. 

3. Damp or Moldy Rafters and Ceiling Joints. 

One of the most noticeable signs that your home is improperly ventilated is the presence of condensation, mold and mildew in the attic. Under cold weather conditions, the moisture in the warm air from inside your home will condense on the underside of the roof deck, leading to mold growth and the rapid deterioration of the wood decking under your roof. Inspect the rafters and ceiling joints for moisture and any signs of mold or mildew. 

4. Rusty Metal Fasteners. 

Fasteners include screws, nails or bolts. When your attic is filled with excess moisture from improper ventilation, these fasteners can easily become rusted. When those get rusty and loose, you could experience shingle loss. The moisture caused by condensation inside your attic can also lead to rust on things like plumbing, heating and venting duct straps. 

5. Ice Dams on Your Roof. 

During the winter months, improper ventilation can lead to ice dams on your roof. This is where snow melts on your roof and then freezes again at the edge of the roof or in the gutters, prevent the proper flow of water off the roof. The main cause of this roofing issue is an excessively warm attic. 

Proper ventilation, along with regular maintenance, will ensure your roof stays in tip-top shape. For a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-302-0354. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we specialize in both residential and commercial roofing, plus siding, gutters, soffit and fascia. We've got all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs covered!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

4 Benefits of Having Your Roof Professionally Inspected

Your Lake of the Ozarks roof is a big investment, one that you want to protect. The best way to do that is to have it regularly inspected. Even if your roof looks fine to the naked eye, there could be minor issues, that if not addressed, could lead to costly roofing problems. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofers offers a few of the benefits of having your roof professional inspected.


1. It Doesn't Cost You. 


Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers FREE roof inspections. Why wouldn't you want to have a professional, that's trained to recognize roofing problems, check out your roof if it's free? At no cost to you, you can have peace of mind that your roof is in the proper condition to protect your home and it's contents, including your family. Now doesn't that sound like a great deal? 

2. Professionals Have Experience. 


Unless you're a car enthusiast or auto mechanic by trade, you likely wouldn't trust yourself with inspecting your vehicle, right? The same principle applies to your roof. You want someone with experience to make sure your roof is in tip-top shape! Our staff has over 100 years combined experience. Therefore, we can identify minor problems that you may miss if you're not familiar with the early signs of roof damage. We'll be able to advise you on how to address them before they turn into costly repairs. 

3. You'll Avoid Safety Hazards. 


Climbing on your roof isn't the safest thing you could do, and you're not able to properly inspect your roof from the ground. As an average homeowner, you likely don't have the equipment and tools or expertise to ensure your safety up on the roof. Falling from your roof can result in significant injuries, and therefore, should be left to the professionals. In addition, if you don't know how to properly walk on a roof, you could actually cause damage while you're up there trying to inspect it yourself.

4. You Can Extend the Life of Your Roof. 


By having your roof regularly inspected and repaired, you can avoid pre-mature replacement of your roof. Regular inspections ensure that your roof structure will last much longer. Damage prevention can significantly reduce the amount of effort, time and money you will spend on Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs in the future. It's just like with preventative maintenance on your car.  

It's advised that you have your roof inspected at least twice per year, once before winter hits and once after. After a major storm hits your neighborhood is also a good time to consider scheduling a roof inspection. Storm damage is something you'll want to address as quickly as possible before a small leaks lead to your roof caving in or another major roofing issue. To schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-302-0354.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

The 9th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is this weekend! This is one of the most fun family events of the season. You won't want to miss it! Above & Beyond Roofing, your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, is a proud sponsor of this annual charity event at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Photo Credit: Great Dam Duck Drop Website
Golf Tournament 


Friday, August 4 is the Duck Drop Golf Tournament. Teams of 4 golfers will gather to compete in this "quacky" tournament filled with crazy holes and fun obstacles! There will be a hole in 1 and putting contest for a chance to win big cash prizes. Lunch and registration starts at Noon, with a 1:00 shotgun start for the tournament. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters & Ozark Coast Kiwanis, both helping local children here at the Lake.

Photo Credit: Great Dam Duck Drop Website
Fun Zone


Bring kids of all ages down to the Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park below the dam on Saturday, August 5 for some family fun! The Family Fun Zone will feature games, a dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, a live DJ, shaved ice, food and lots of prizes and goodies! Fun Zone wristbands are free and include all fun zone events, games and prizes. The kids are sure to have a blast at this free event!

Photo Credit: Great Dam Duck Drop Website


Duck Drop 


The 9th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop will be better than ever! At 11:45 you'll want to head over to the campground area river access to watch the ducks drop from the helicopter and boats into the Osage River. The ducks will start flying at Noon! The first 11 ducks to cross the finish line will win prizes, including a $5,000 cash prize and a $1,000 cash prize! Didn't get your duck drop tickets yet? No worries! They will be available for purchase at the Family Fun Zone until 11:00 AM! All funds raised remain local & are distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis organization.

Since moving to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2004, the Above & Beyond Roofing owners have fallen in love with the community. They've become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations, such as this one, to support the local community. Show your support too, by coming out for this family-fun event this weekend!

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