Showing posts from 2018

When Should I Replace My Roof?

It might be time to replace your roof! If you don't know what signs to look for when it's time for a roof replacement, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing experts are here to help. Above & Beyond Roofing specializes in a number of things including new construction, tearoffs, siding, soffit, fascia, and gutters, but we also do complete re-roofs. We can even turn around most roofing jobs in a single day! Read on for several big signs letting you know that it might be time to give Above & Beyond Roofing a call.

1. Your roof is at least 20 years old. Experts say that typical roofs most commonly last between 20 and 25 years. There are many factors that go into this, such as the age of your home, the condition of your ventilation, and how many layers of shingles have been installed. Check your records to see if you or the previous homeowners have documented the last time the roof was replaced or repaired. Even though your home might be older, roof work may have been done recentl…

Roof Color Questions

Choosing a color for your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks is not only a necessary, but an exciting element to add to your new home. There are several things to keep in mind when choosing a color for your roof, and Above & Beyond Roofing is here to help. We’ve put together a checklist of questions to ask yourself before you settle on your new roof’s color.

1.What is the climate like where I live? This may seem like an off-topic question, but it can be a major factor when it comes to choosing a roofing color. Temperatures during the summer months at the Lake of the Ozarks can soar, and you’ll want to keep this in mind. Certain colors can retain heat very well and end up heating up your attic and raising your HVAC bill. It’s been proven that the wood of your home underneath black shingles can get up to 10 degrees hotter than the wood under white shingles. That’s hot!
Also consider whether your home is positioned in the shade, in the sun, or both. The color of your roof will look d…

11 Labor Day Fun Facts

The summer season is coming to a close, and another holiday weekend is upon us! The first Monday in September is celebrated as Labor Day. This holiday was established to honor the economic and social achievements of employees in the United States. Most people celebrate today with picnics, BBQs, road trips, sporting events, parades and more. Keep reading for some fun facts about Labor Day from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company!

Fun Facts About Labor Day 
1. The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. The event was planned by the Central Labor Union, and 10,000 workers, on unpaid leave, marched from City Hall all the way to 42nd Street and then met with their families in Wendel’s Elm Park for a picnic, concert, and speeches.
2. Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as an official public holiday in 1887. Colorado, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey followed. 
3. During the 19th century, Americans worked 12-hour da…

What People Are Saying About Above & Beyond Roofing

Above & Beyond Roofing is your premier roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks! Don't just take our word for it though, see what people are saying about us in the testimonials below. These great reviews are sure to make you consider Above & Beyond for your next Lake of the Ozarks roofing job.

Testimonials for Above & Beyond Roofing 
"Above & Beyond Roofing is one of the great companies at the Lake of the Ozarks. We and our family have personally used them for roofing projects over the past 10 years, and they are truly the best. No hassles, right price, great cleanup, quality work. Above & Beyond roofing also helps MANY charity organizations at the lake and surrounding areas. If you need a roof or roof repair, you need to call Above & Beyond!" - Mike Waggett

"Absolutely best experience ever dealing with a contractor. From the initial phone conversation , to our beautiful new roof, everything went flawlessly. They even contacted us and sta…

4 Benefits of Having a Professional Roof Inspection After a Storm

It's that time of year where thunderstorms are frequent in mid-Missouri. Between heavy rain, hail and wind, severe weather can easily impact your roof. In today's blog, we discuss some of the benefits of a professional roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks following a storm.

1. To Find Damages You Can't See from the Ground. 
Storm damage to your roof isn't always visible to the naked eye, and especially from the ground. Getting up on a ladder and walking around your roof is quite dangerous, and it's best to leave the roof inspections to the professionals. They have the experience and expertise, knowing what to look for and how to properly walk on your roof without causing more damage.

2. To Save You Money in the Long Run. 
After a storm, it's easy to neglect seemingly minor repairs, but those issues can easily grow into bigger problems if not addressed. Not only can a timely inspection after severe weather catch storm damage, but it can also catch pre-exist…

4 Tips to Prepare for a Residential Roof Replacement

While getting a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks can be an exciting experience, it also means some changes for your family. Once the roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks arrives, your home becomes a work zone. Use the tips below to help prepare your home for their arrival.

1. Consider Your Family. 
If you have children and/or pets, you want to think about how to keep them safe during the construction. Loud noises may increase anxiety or affect nap time. In addition, work zones are unsafe for children and pets. Be sure to let your children know what areas of the home or yard will be off-limits until the roof replacement is complete. You may even feel more comfortable sending the kids to grandma and grandpa's for they day while construction is underway.

2. Move Your Vehicles. 
Many of us are used to just parking in the driveway, but if you have a garage, be sure to pull your vehicles into it before the roof construction begins. You don't want dust and debris falling on yo…

10th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 10th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop! This family-fun event features a golf tournament, fun zone and the main event, the duck drop. Join us this Friday and Saturday, August 3-4 for this great annual charity event. All of the proceeds from these activities will stay local and be distributed by Ozark Coast Kiwanis, which supports local organizations including Kids Harbor, Citizens Against Domestic Violence, the Food Pantry, Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wonderland Camp and more! Keep reading to learn more about the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop.

Duck Drop 
For the 10th year, ducks will be dropped by helicopter and pontoon boats into the Osage River. Those ducks will then "race" to the finish line. The first duck to cross the finish line wins $5,000! 10 additional ducks will win prizes as well. Winners will be announced at the Fun Zone and on Mix 92.7. You do not have to be present to win. You can purchase y…

7 Natural Things that Endanger Your Roof

While roofs are designed to withstand the elements and protect your home from them, certain circumstances can pose a threat to the integrity of your roof. There are a variety of natural things that can endanger your roof, especially if there are already existing problems with your roof. Keep reading to learn more about what can affect your roof from your Lake of the Ozarks roofer.

1. Hail
Even the smallest hail stones can damage your roofing shingles. Every strike from hail results in weakened shingles and granule loss. While it may not destroy all your shingles at once, it will gradually cause problems with each storms that hits. Weak or missing granules can lead to roof leaks.

2. Trees
Whether a dying tree falls onto your roof or a storm causes branches to fly into your home, trees are common culprit in roof damages. You'll want to be sure to trim back and branches that are close to your home and remove any dead tree limbs.

3. Moisture
From water leaks to humidity, excess moistur…

7 Common Causes of Roof Leaks

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

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

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

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

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…