Showing posts from September, 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 chi…

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 rever…

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 …

Why is My Roof Buckling?

Have you ever seen a roof that appears to be lifting in certain areas? This is called "buckling" and not only does it distract from the beauty of the home, but it can lead to other major roofing problems. Today's blog from your Lake of the Ozarks roofer discusses buckling roofs, what causes them and what can happen if they aren't addressed.

What Causes a Buckling Roof 
When your roof is buckling, it resembles a large air bubble that stretches the roof sheathing, felt and shingles. This can be caused by a variety of different circumstances:
Improper Installation of Felt or Underlayment - Buckling can occur when the felt or underlayment is not installed properly. If these products are wrinkled, it can easily show through the roof shingles, as the shingles are installed over it. Movement in the Roof Deck - The roof decking is the plywood sheets that cover your home, under the shingles. If these boards are not installed properly, with spacers, they can shift and cause the…