Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Advantages of Metal Roofs

There are a variety of different roofing materials for you to choose from, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. To help you make an informed decision about the roofing material for your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here to explain the advantages of metal roofing.

1. Metal Lasts a Lifetime. 


When comparing roofing materials, metal wins on the longevity front. Most metal roofs will last a lifetime, even though they are usually warrantied for 50 years. Asphalt shingles typically need replaced every 25-30 years or so. While metal roofing is a larger expense upfront than asphalt shingles, when you spread the cost over the life of the material, a metal roof could end up being less expensive in the long run.

2. Metal is Extremely Durable. 


When it comes to durability, you can trust a metal roof to hold up. Metal roofing can withstand harsh weather conditions better than other types of roofing material. Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour, and some metals are even impact-resistant.

3. Metal is Practically Maintenance Free. 


Unlike many other roofing materials, metal roofs are practically maintenance-free. Therefore, you'll save money on the upkeep. That savings could offset the upfront difference you pay for the metal roofing compared to other materials. However, just because they don't need as much regular maintenance, doesn't mean they don't require regular roof inspections by a roofing professional at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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4. Metal Can Reduce Your Energy Usage. 


Installing a metal roof could save you up to 25% on your cooling costs compared to asphalt shingles. This is due to the fact that metal roofs reflect sunlight, reducing your attic and overall roof temperatures. This can reduce your cooling costs during the hotter months.

The great thing about metal roofing is that it's now available in a variety of different styles and colors to meet your roofing needs. If you're interested in having a metal roof installed on your home or business, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354 to request an estimate. We're proud to be a TAMKO Pro Certified Contractor, allowing us to offer great TAMKO metal roofing products. We're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

The 411 on Soffit and Fascia

You know that the roof of your home protects the structure itself and the contents inside from the elements. While pretty much everyone knows what shingles are, there's more to roofing than that. Today's blog from your Lake of the Ozarks roofer discusses soffit and fascia, what they are and why they are important.


Soffit and fascia keep water and debris out of your home. In addition, they give your roof a finished look. Keep reading to learn more about these important pieces of your roofing system.

What is Soffit?


Soffit is the exposed surface beneath the overhanging section of a roof eave. The term can also refer to the horizontal underside of similar architectural structures, such as archways or staircases. Soffits protect the area underneath a roof's overhang from the weather. If water, snow or ice weren't blocked by the soffit, beams could rot and become vulnerable to mold buildup. A vented soffit lets air circulate in an attic. This helps to keep the roof cool by moving air up through the attic and out of the ridge vent. Soffit typically are made from vinyl, and are designed with small holes that provide air circulation. Proper air ventilation will also save you energy, as it helps regulate the temperature in your attic and throughout the rest of the home.

What is Fascia? 


Fascia covers the front of a soffit. This gives the roof's edge a finished look, increasing your curb appeal. In addition, the fascia serves as a mount for the gutters. Fascia boards are typically wooden, but they can be made from vinyl, aluminum or plastic. The primary function of the fascia is to help the soffit protect the roof and the interior of the home from moisture by blocking its entrance. Moisture can ruin fascia boards that run along the roof line. The main causes of moisture build up behind the fascia board are clogged gutters, improper shingle overhang and winter ice dams. It's important to repair or replace any fascia board that shows any sign of damage to ensure it's properly protecting your home from the weather.

Above & Beyond Roofing has all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs covered, from shingles to soffit and fascia, as well as gutters and siding installation. Our staff has a combined experience of more than 100 years, and we can provide you with countless testimonials on our work. If you're in need of any type of roof repairs this winter, give us a call at 573-302-0354. Keep in mind that we offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks in case you're not sure if your roof is in tip-top shape or not.

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