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4 Summer Roof Problems to Watch Out For

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

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

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)

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

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

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…

5 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Roof

In the age of DIY-ers, everything thinks they can google a few things and get it all accomplished on their own. However, some things are better left to the professionals. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing experts discuss some of the common mistakes people make when it comes to roofing.

Mistake #1: Power Washing Your Roof
Keeping your roof clean is an important part of roof maintenance. It's important to keep your roof free of debris, algae, moss, etc., as these things can cause damage to your roof. Unfortunately, power washing isn't the best way to accomplish that. Too high of a water pressure can actually cause damage to your roof, forcing water up under the shingles that can then make its way into your home.

Mistake #2: Walking on Your Roof 
Walking on your roof is an easy way to damage your roof. Lake of the Ozarks roofing professionals know how to properly work on your roof without causing damage, but the average Joe usually does not. Not only is climbin…

Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector About the Roof

When buying a home, you want to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. You don't want to close on the home only to find out a bunch of costly repairs are in order. When it comes to the roof, you want to make sure it's working properly, doesn't need any repairs and still has some time left in its lifespan. Here's a list of questions that you should ask your home inspector about the roof of the home you're thinking about buying.

The Life of the Roof
First and foremost, you want to know how old the roof is on the house that you're considering purchasing. How much life is left in the current roofing structure? Is it going to need to be replaced within just a couple years? Does it need replaced now? How soon will it need to be replaced? You'll need to consider this information in your decision to purchase, as it could add a major expense to your home purchase.

Concerning Roof Damage 
The other big question you want to ask is if there's any roof damage, no…

Where Did the Easter Bunny Come From?

Traditionally, Easter was a religious holiday. While many people still celebrate it this way, the holiday has become highly commercialized. People around the world celebrate with Easter egg hunts and lots of candy. Where did the whole idea of the Easter Bunny actually come from though? Keep reading to find out.

History of the Easter Bunny
While the exact origins of the "Easter Bunny" remain somewhat of a mystery, rabbits are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life. Many pagan cultures across Europe held spring festivals to celebrate the renewal of life and promote fertility. One of the festivals was in honor of Eostre or Eastre, the goddess of dawn, spring and fertility. The festival was closely linked to the hare and eggs because of their fertility symbolism. Since the Eostre festival occurred around the same time as the Christian's celebration of Christ's resurrection, so the two celebrations became one. In German writings from the 1600s, the pagan rabbit image…

The Pros and Cons of Asphalt Roofing

Of all the possible roofing materials out there, asphalt shingles are the most common among homeowners, especially here in the Midwest. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company presents a list of the pros and cons of asphalt roofs.

Pros of Asphalt Roofs
1. Less Expensive - The biggest pro to choosing asphalt for your roofing material is that it is the least expensive option. The fact that they are the most affordable is why many homeowners choose asphalt shingles. Asphalt is the most economically viable options when it comes to roofing material.

2. Easy Installation - Asphalt roofing shingles are easier to install than other types of roofing materials. This saves both on time and labor costs for the installation. In fact, Above & Beyond Roofing can turn the average roofing job in just one day!

3. Variety of Color Options - The other great thing about asphalt shingles is that they come in a wide variety of colors and styles. You can find the perfect option…

St. Patrick's Day Trivia to Share

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, the Irish holiday full of luck and everything green! How are you celebrating the holiday this weekend? Are you headed out with family and friends? To add to the entertainment, share some of these fun trivia questions with them and see who knows the most about St. Patrick's Day and the Irish!

1. What does Erin go Bragh translate to? 
A. Happy St. Patrick's Day
B. Ireland Forever
C. Good Luck
D. Go Ireland

2. The very first St. Patrick's Day Parade was not held in Ireland. Where was it held? 
A. Boston
B. Philadelphia
C. New York City
D. Savannah

3. The traditional color of St. Patrick's time was not green, but what color? 
A. Orange
B. White
C. Blue
D. Gold

4. Ireland's national symbol is what? 
A. The Shamrock
B. The Celtic Harp
C. The Celtic Cross
D. The Leprechaun

5. St. Patrick was not actually born in Ireland, but kidnapped and taken there. Where was he born? 
A. England
B. Germany
C. Belgium
D. Wales

6. Why is St. Patrick's …

Repairing Your Gutters Before Spring

The official start of spring is less than two weeks away! The winter season can take a toll on your gutters. Ice dams are a major cause of gutter damage. Make sure you're gutters are properly installed and repairs are made if needed before the spring rains roll in. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of properly maintained gutters from your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Importance of Gutters
The proper installation and maintenance of a home gutter system cannot be stressed enough. It's a part of your home that often gets overlooked until major problems arise. Spring rains can wreck havoc on your home if not properly controlled by rain gutters. Gutters provide many benefits to homeowners including: avoiding foundation problems, preventing flooding under the house and in basements, preventing erosion around the home, preservation of landscaping and turf, preventing water damage to siding, preventing water staining on brick and stone masonry, pre…

Finding the Right Roofer for the Job

When it comes to your roof, you want to make sure the job is being handled by a professional, who is knowledgeable and experienced. You want someone you can trust. Today's blog from your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers a list of questions you want to ask a roofer before hiring them.

Question #1: Do you have the necessary licenses and insurance required for a roofing contractor in this area?
Roofing can be a dangerous job, that requires the proper training, licenses and insurance. You want to make sure they have a current license, general liability insurance and workman's comp insurance. Be sure to ask for the relevant paperwork as proof. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we carry $2 million in insurance and workman's comp for all employees.

Question #2: How long have you been in the roofing business? How much experience do your employees have? 
Your roof is the part of your home that protects everything else and the home's contents. You want to make sure that wh…

Above & Beyond Roofing: Roofers You Can Trust

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we strive to give you the best roofing project experience by going above & beyond what other Lake of the Ozarks roofing companies would do. Not only do we provide high-quality work and great customer service, but we are dedicated to proving to you why we're the best! Keep reading to learn about our achievements in the roofing industry.

We are proud to have several different designations in the roofing industry. These achievements set us apart from the competition in our area. Learn about what we did to become an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor and a TAMKO Pro Certified Contractor below.

Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor 
Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors are part of an elite membership group that must meet Owens Corning's highest standards for professionalism, business stability and customer service. They provide the peace of mind that comes from having quality shingles installed by local expert…