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7 Common Causes of Roof Leaks

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Along with the warmer weather comes summer storms! As those rains are coming down, you notice a leak in your roof. Where did it come from? How do I fix it? Questions like these are running through your head. Today's blog from the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks discusses some of the top causes of roof leaks - and when you need a roof leak fixed, trust none other than Above & Beyond Roofing!


1. Broken Shingles. 
The most common cause of a roof leak is broken or missing shingles. High winds and heavy rains, that come with summer storms, could be the culprit of your broken shingles. You'll want to have a roofing professional at the Lake of the Ozarks come out to do the repairs before the issue causes more major roofing problems.

2. Cracked Flashing. 
Flashing are thin pieces of metal that are installed under shingles and on the joints of your roof in order to create a water-resistant barrier. Roof vents are also often sealed by placing some flashing around the …

5 Reasons to Choose Above & Beyond for All Your Roofing Needs

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There's no shortage of roofing companies at the Lake of the Ozarks. That's why Above & Beyond Roofing strives to stand out from the rest with quality work and great customer service. Keep reading to learn why you should choose Above & Beyond Roofing for your next roofing project!

1. We are Locally Owned & Operated. 
When choosing a roofing contractor, it's important that you find someone local. Unfortunately, there are a lot of roofing companies that scam people, such as storm chasers. You want to make sure that if there is a problem with your roof after installation or repairs, that the company is going  to be around to fix the issue. Not only do you want to work with a local company, but you want to make sure they've been around for awhile. Above & Beyond Roofing has been serving the Lake of the Ozarks area since 2004. We pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated. The owner deals personally with all of his customers to provide professional a…

17 Roofing Terms to Know

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Every industry has their own language that often sounds foreign to outsiders. While you may not need to know every roofing term out there as a homeowner, some general idea of what your roofing contractor is talking about could come in handy. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses some roofing terms to know!

Roofing Terms 
In order to make educated decisions about your roofing needs, it's important that you understand some of the common roofing terminology.

1. Cornice - The portion of the roof projecting out from the side walls of the house is called the cornice.

2. Dormer - A dormer is a small structure projecting from a sloped roof, usually with a window.

3. Drip Edge - A drip edge is an L-shaped strip (usually metal) that is installed along roof edges to allow water run off to drop clear of the deck, eaves and siding.

4. Eave - The horizontal lower edge of a sloped roof is called the eave.

5. Fascia - Fascia is a wooden board or other flat pi…

Don't Damage Your Roof with Fireworks

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The 4th of July holiday is upon us! One favorite tradition for this red, white and blue holiday is shooting off fireworks. While these beautiful lights can provide enjoyment for all ages, they can also bring increased safety issues, not just to you, but also your property. While quality roofing material has been treated for fire resistance, some conditions can still lead to fires. In today's blog, your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers tips on how to stay safe while shooting off fireworks this weekend.

1. Don't Shoot Fireworks Toward Homes. 
It sounds pretty obvious, but it's not a good idea to shoot fireworks toward homes. If you live in a neighborhood with homes close together and little yard space, you might want to avoid shooting them off at your house. Some cities and states actually have laws against fireworks. When lighting fireworks, be sure to do so in a spot with plenty of open space. It's very difficult to control wher…

Roof Damage from Summer Storms

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The National Weather Service estimates 10,000 severe storms across the U.S. every summer. From heavy winds and rains to hail and tornadoes, these summer storms can wreak havoc on the exterior of your home, particularly your roof. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses possible roof damage from summer storms, and offers some ways to prepare your roof for the summer storm season.

Summer Storm Roof Damage
The majority of homeowners will just experience minor summer storm damage. This can include missing, loose, lifted or damaged roof shingles. Wind-driven debris often cause the most roof damage during summer storms. Summer storms can knock trees, power lines or poles onto roofs, puncturing shingles or even causing structural damage. High winds can exacerbate roof defects that are already present, such as blisters, delaminations or neglected termination points. Severe summer storms can also cause flash flooding, which can lead to a fast accumulation…

4 Easy Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

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Did you forget that Father's Day is this weekend? It snuck up on us all. Don't worry, Above & Beyond Roofing has your back! We've put together a list of last-minute gift ideas for dad. Instead of just running to the store and grabbing the first thing you see that says, "World's Greatest Dad," consider one of these more thoughtful ideas.

1. Event Tickets. 
Dad already has enough junk laying around, so why not get him something he'll really enjoy? Is dad a sports fan? Consider getting him some tickets to see his favorite team. Is he a music buff? Get him some tickets to a concert that's coming to town soon. Movie tickets are also a great idea! Not only will he enjoy the event, but he can spend time doing it with you!

2. Magazine Subscription. 
Does dad like to read, maybe about a favorite hobby? Consider getting him a magazine subscription. You could grab the first magazine at your local convenient store, and then get him a subscription for future e…

Common Roof Support Problems

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While the shingles come top of mind when you think about a roof, there are other aspects of your roof to also be concerned with. Since the roof supports are hidden away, many homeowners don't think about them until there's a major issue. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer discusses some common roof support problems that homeowners should be aware of.

Sagging Roof 
There are a variety of things that could cause a sagging roof. While more common in older properties, this issue can also occur with a new roof that was improperly installed. The use of incorrectly sized strutting beams or the wrong material for the beams can cause your roof to sag. A longer or heavier roof may need to be supported with more durable beams, such as steel instead of just wood. Another cause of a sagging roof is if the roof weight changes from when the home was originally built. Switching from asphalt shingles to cement tiles adds extra weight to your roof that the beams may n…

Hail Stones and Roof Damage

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While hail can accompany storms anytime throughout the year, hail stones are most prevalent during the summer season in the Midwest. The majority of thunderstorms rumble through the Midwest now through August. Often times you'll just seen rain, thunder and lightning, but other times this severe weather will be accompanied by hail and tornadoes. Keep reading to learn more about hail, how it forms and the damage it could do to your roof.

What are Hail Stones?
Hail stones form when tiny particles are swept up high into a storm system by an updraft. Water vapor condenses on the particles and then when it gets to a certain height, it freezes. These small hailstones can be lifted into the storm system multiple times, therefore increasing in size before finally falling out. Hail stones can fall for one of two reasons; either a downdraft sends them falling to the ground or the hail becomes too large for the updraft to overcome the force of gravity. Hail stones can be any size from tiny pe…

4 Summer Roof Problems to Watch Out For

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Summer is quickly approaching! While winter may be the harshest season for wear and tear on your roof, you still need to care for roofs during the summer. The summer season comes with its own set of roofing problems that you need to be aware of. In today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company, we address some of these issues you'll want to watch out for this summer.

1. Summer Storm Damage 
Summer storms bring heavy rains, high winds and sometimes even hail, which can all affect our roofs. Wind can lift shingles, allowing water to get up under them. Hail can puncture your shingles, also making space for water to infiltrate your roof. Seemingly minor issues could turn out to be a bigger issue if rain water gets to the roof deck and starts leaking into your home. After a storm hits, it's a good idea to have your roof inspected for any damage. When an inspection is needed this summer, call 573-302-0354 to schedule your FREE roof inspection at the Lake of …

4 Roof Facts New Homeowners Should Know

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As a new homeowner, there are plenty of things you need to learn about caring for and maintaining your investment. One of the most important aspects of your home for you to understand is the roof, and this is the one area that many new homeowners overlook. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers some roofing information that is beneficial for new homeowners to know.

1. Your Roof Can Affect Your Energy Costs.
When your roof is in good shape, you will experience lower energy costs. If your roof has a leak or is not properly ventilated, heat or cool air, depending on the time of the year can escape, causing your heater or AC to work harder. When those appliances are working harder, they use more energy, which means a higher utility bill for you. A well-maintained roof can save you money in the long run on both utilities and roof repair costs.

2. Clogged Gutters Can Damage Your Roof. 
Home maintenance, such as gutter cleaning, can easily get pushed off…

Easy Last Minute DIY Mother's Day Gifts

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Mother's Day is this weekend, did you forget? That's okay. Above & Beyond Roofing has your back with these easy, last minute DIY Mother's Day gift ideas. No matter how you choose to celebrate this weekend, the most important thing is that you show mom just how much you appreciate all she does for you.

Breakfast in Bed 
One of the easiest gifts you can give your mom on Mother's Day is the gift of not having to prepare breakfast for everyone. Get up early and bring her breakfast in bed. It can be something as simple as fruit and yogurt, or whip up some tasty pancakes or eggs and bacon for mom to enjoy.

A Homemade Card  Often times store bought cards get read and then end up in the trash. Give your mother something made with love that she can cherish. Grab some art supplies you have around the house and create a card yourself. You could even add a picture of the two of you together. This is a great DIY gift for younger children, as they can make it their own, there…

3 Common Roof Problems (and What to Do About Them)

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The roof is an area of your home that often gets overlooked, but it's also one of the most important parts of your home. Keeping your roof maintained is key in protecting your home and its contents. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer addresses 3 common roofing problems and what you should do to prevent or remedy them.

Leaks & Moisture 
Leaks are likely the most common roofing problem. Roof leaks can occur for a variety of reasons, from improper installation to roof damage. Water can infiltrate your home through a hole from a popped nail, around damaged flashing, or from water backed up from an ice dam. Unfortunately, leaks can often be difficult to detect, and the point of the actual leak may be far from where the water has found its way into your home. Moisture in your home can then lead to other issues like mold and rot. The best way to prevent roof leaks is to have your roof regularly inspected by a roofing professional at the Lake of the Ozarks. …

6 Reasons to Have Your Roof Inspected

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Your roof is arguably the most important part of your home, as it protects the home and its contents. It is also subject to the most damage and breaks down faster than any other part of your home. From severe weather to fluctuations in temperature, your roof goes through a lot. Keep reading to learn about some of the reasons you need to have your roof inspected by a Lake of the Ozarks roofing professional on a regular basis.

1. To Have Peace of Mind. 
Between family life and work, you have enough to worry about. Don't add to that list by neglecting your roof. Weathering from wind, rain, sun, heat, snow, frost, hail, debris and critters can cause all kinds of wear and tear on your roof. Keeping an eye on the condition of your roof through regular roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks will save you money and give you peace of mind.

2. To Prevent Expensive Roof Repairs or Replacement. 
Without regular inspections, minor wear and tear can evolve into major roofing problems. By th…

2 Big Misconceptions About Roofing Contractors

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Before you choose a contractor to handle your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, it's important you do your research. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company addresses two of the biggest misconceptions about roofing contractors. This knowledge will help you to make an informed decision and rule out some contractors from the beginning.

1. Choosing the Contractor with the Lowest Price Saves You Money. 
When it comes to making purchases, price is always top of mind for people. It's important to realize though, that with a lower price often comes a lower quality. Applying this principle when hiring a roofing contractor is important. Be sure to ask for estimates from multiple contractors. If an estimate comes in lower than the others, you need to ask yourself what's being left out or what shortcuts are being taken to make this quote lower than the others. While the upfront costs may be cheaper to choose contractor A over contractor B, the quality of the work…