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Buying a Home Soon? 3 Questions to Ask About the Roof

Spring is here and often a popular time to to buy and sell property. If you’re thinking about buying a home, you want to ensure that the you make a good investment. Before you commit to purchasing a home, typically a home inspection is completed to ensure there are no hidden hazards or issues with the property you are about to purchase. Your home inspector should take a look at your roof but there are some questions you should ask to ensure the roof is in good shape. Read on to find a list of questions to ask your home inspector!

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 Da…

3 Reasons Your Gutters are Overflowing

Spring is here which means we’ll likely be seeing more and more rain showers. When it rains, your gutters play an important role for your home. Your gutters deter water from your foundation which protects your home from erosion and your basement or crawl space from flooding. If your gutters are overflowing, rain water isn’t being redirected correctly and can potentially cause damage to your home. Read on to find out 3 reasons your gutters are overflowing.

1. Improperly Installed or Damaged Gutters While you can't control the weather and avoid heavy rains altogether, you do have some control over what happens to that water once it rains down on your home. You can do so by making sure you have high-quality gutters that are installed properly. They need to be at the correct slant to be able to drain off excess water and lead it away from your home. Damaged gutters should be repaired or replaced to ensure that water is being removed from your roof properly (not overflowing out of the …

Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

Sometimes knowing when you need to replace your roof can be difficult. Sure, there are obvious signs like a leaky roof, but there are some warning signs that aren’t always obvious if you aren’t familiar with roofing material. If you’re curious if your roof could potentially need to be replaced soon, read on to find out a few warning signs from our roofing contractors at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Warning Signs That You May Need To Replace Your Roof  1) Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped.

2) Your roof is at least 20 years old. Although many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles. For example, your shingles can be negatively impacted by improper roof ventilation.

3) Your roof looks worn and old. If your roof just looks old and worn, it is best to be proactive about replacing your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks before it causes bigger issues.

4) Bald spots where granules are missing,

5) If your roof has noticeable signs…

What to Know About Hail Stones and Roof Damage

Spring is almost here which means spring showers and thunderstorms are on their way. Hail is a common occurrence during the spring and it can wreak havoc on your Lake of the Ozarks roof. Have you ever wondered how hail forms and what to do if you experience hail damage on your roof? Read on to learn more from your favorite roofers at the Lake of the Ozarks.

What are Hail Stones? Hailstones 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. Hailstones 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. Hailstones can be any size from tiny pebbles or dime-sized to a golf ball- or even baseball-sized.
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How to Avoid a Roof Leak this Spring

Spring will be here before we know it! We are excited about some warmer weather but the arrival of spring typically means frequent rain showers. If your roof springs a leak, damage and expenses can add up quickly. The best way to avoid a roof leak is to take proactive measures to avoid a leaky roof. Read on to find out what you can do to avoid a roof leak this Spring!

What Causes a Roof to Leak?  The best way to avoid a leaky roof is to understand what causes a roof to leak in the first place. Below are a few scenarios that could cause your roof to leak.
Shingles and Fasteners  During heavy winds or a storm, shingles can be damaged and fasteners can become dislodged, leaving an open space for water to make its way down into your roof. Trim down any trees in close proximity to or above your roof. Trees that are not properly trimmed back can fall piercing your shingles and creating leaks.
Quality of Work Improper installation and poor workmanship are one of the major contributing reason…

How Natural Elements Affect Your Roof

Depending on what type of roofing material your roof is constructed from will play a big part in how long your roof with last. However, roofing material isn’t the only factor that determines the life expectancy of your roof. The outdoor natural elements can also play a factor in the longevity of your roof. Read on to find out how natural elements can affect your roof from our expert roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

1. Hail
Even the smallest hailstones 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 storm 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 a 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. Moistur…

FAQ’s - Roofing

When you experience a problem with your roof, a lot of questions likely come to mind. Your roof is a big investment and it’s important that it’s properly maintained. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has compiled a list of six frequently asked questions we get. Read on to be the answers!

1) My roof is leaking, does it need to be completely replaced? If you have a leak in your roof, you don't necessarily need an entirely new roof. Leaks can result from loose flashings or when the section of the roof becomes damaged. As long as the rest of the shingles are still in tact and in good condition, you will only need to have the damaged section of the roof repaired or replaced.
2) How long will my new roof last? Most roofing systems are designed to last 30 years. However, each roofing system is different. Some roof types, such as slate, clay tile, and certain metal systems, can last longer. The longevity of your roof also depends on a number of different factors includi…

Potential Winter Roof Problems

Winter is in full swing here in the Ozarks’ and we’ve experienced a lot of winter weather thus far. Have you ever thought about how winter can affect your roof? The colder temperatures and snow/ice can impact your roof...but how? Read on to learn about a few winter roof problems from our expert roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks!

1. Condensation. 
What happens when warm air meets a cold surface? You get condensation. The same thing happens when warm air rises to your attic and meets the cold roof in the winter months. Without proper insulation, condensation can occur in your attic, leading to mold and mildew issues. To avoid damage to the interior of your home this winter, make sure your attic is properly insulated and ventilated before the cold weather hits. In addition to preventing condensation, a properly ventilated attic can help control indoor temperatures and save you money on energy costs.

2. Ice Dams. 
One of the biggest roofing concerns during the winter months is ice…

Testimonials for Above & Beyond Roofing!

There are a lot of roofing companies at the Lake of the Ozarks to choose from but knowing who to hire for the job doesn’t have to be complicated. When you hire Above & Beyond Roofing, you count on us to complete the job in a timely and professional manner - every time! Don’t just take our word for it, see what our past clients have to say about our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company.

"They were excellent. I was most satisfied with the overall service. I would like to recognize all of them. They were really good to work with! ~ Rick Hudson

"Very professional and they did amazing work. I highly recommend them. I was satisfied with everything from the beginning to the end. They are great to work with. I probably told everyone about your company. I would like to recognize Jason for excellence." ~ Paul Colvin

"I was most satisfied with the work and the way they cleaned up after themselves." ~ Richard Snapp

"They were organized and professional, very much s…

4 Reasons to ALWAYS Hire a Professional Roofing Company for Repairs and Replacements

When it comes time to make a roof repair or replacement it’s important to always hire a professional roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks. Making repairs on your own or hiring a handyman service could leave you with costly repairs down the road. Read on to learn 4 more reasons you should always hire a professional roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks!

#1 You're Not Risking Your Safety Being on your roof is dangerous; falling off can cause serious injury. When it comes to learning a new task, your sole focus is on getting the task done. With that mindset, it's easy to forget about your surroundings. Professional roofers have experience being on roofs and take all the safety precautions necessary.
#2 You'll Probably Save Money in the Long Run The main reason people take on DIY projects is to save money. However, when it comes to something as important as your roof, you may end up spending more in the long run. Hiring a professional will make sure you get the job…

Annual Roof Inspections Can Prolong the Life of Your Roof!

Your roof is a big investment and if you recently put on a roof at the Lake of the Ozarks or you’re looking for a way to prolong the life of your roof, we highly recommend getting your roof inspected at least one time per year! Making minor updates over time can prolong the life of your roof. Read on  to find out what you should watch out for!

Exterior Inspection Since inspecting the exterior of your roof may require you to climb on the roof and walk around, it's typically best to hire a professional to do this.
Examine all gutters and downspouts. Make sure that the drains are secured to the roof and free from debris. Visually explore your roof for damaged shingles. Look for shingles that are cracked, torn, bald or missing. Look around the chimney for any loose materials and any wear around the chimney pipes and vents. Note any rusty nails or flashings. Be aware of any moisture, rot or mold. These are signs of potentially damaging water wear. Look for shingle granules in the gutter…

Factors that Affect the Lifespan of Your Roof

Asphalt roofs have a typical lifespan of 15-20 years. However, there are many factors that can affect how long a roof lasts. Many homeowners are surprised when their roof starts to show signs of wear before they expect. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to share with you a few factors that can affect the lifespan of your asphalt roof.

1. Installation
Even the best roofing materials can't do their job if they're not installed properly. Improper installation can significantly decrease the lifespan of your asphalt roof. A new roof is an expensive investment that you want to last as long as possible. That's why it's so important to hire a well-established, reputable roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Do some research and check references before hiring someone to install your roof.

2. Weather
Depending on the climate you live in, the lifespan of an asphalt roof will differ. Here in Missouri, we experience a variety of different weather events. F…

Everything You Need to Know About Medal Roofs

When it comes time to replace your roof, you have options when it comes to roofing material. At Above & Beyond Roofing we specialize in a multitude of roofing materials so no matter what you decide, we have your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs covered! Today, Above & Beyond Roofing would like to focus on specific roofing material - metal roofs. Read on to find out everything you need to know about metal roofs!

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 to be 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 withs…