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Common Things 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘 Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof

If you own your home, it's important to know the ins and outs of home maintenance. Your home is likely the biggest personal investment and keeping up with regular maintenance can help to maintain the value of your home and potentially even increase the value. Understanding your roof is important and today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some information that every homeowner should be aware of.

#1 Roof Leaks Aren't Always Obvious.  When you think about a leaky roof, you might picture a gaping hole in your ceiling. Unfortunately, leaks aren't always that obvious. In fact, they can go undetected for quite some time, causing all sorts of other issues in your home. This is why regular Lake of the Ozarks roof inspections are important. Many times, rainwater will slip in around a missing nail or slide its way along with the underlayment before soaking into your ceiling and insulation. Bubbling paint on the ceiling, wall discoloration, or mold growth could all b…

Tips to Better Protect a New Roof

You've invested some money in a new roof and you want to make it last. Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help! We understand a new roof is a big investment and Above and Beyond Roofing wants to help extend the life of your roof in every way we can. Proper roof maintenance is key to hopefully increasing the amount of time your roof stays in good condition. Below you can find some steps you can take to help better protect your new roof!

Trim Any Long Branches Branches or limbs that hang over your roof are a potential for a major issue with a large weight falling on your roof and causing structural damage. In addition to the structural damage, limbs that hang over your roof are constantly dropping leaves, nuts, and other debris on your roof. This can build up on your roof and in your gutters which can cause a backup of water on your roof.

Clean Gutters Out Gutters are placed to help expedite water away from your roof and down to the ground. Gutters get full of …

Avoid Damage to Your Roof From Fireworks

Summer is in full swing at the Lake of the Ozarks! Summertime at the Lake means spending more time outdoors, boating, hosting backyard bbq's, and fireworks! 4th of July will be here soon and many of us start setting off fireworks before the holiday gets here. If you're lighting fireworks at your home, it's important to take the necessary precautions to protect your roof. Read on to get a few tips for keeping yourself and your roof safe from fireworks this summer!

Clear Your Roof of Any Debris  Before shooting off any fireworks near your home, be sure there's no debris sitting on your roof. Dry leaves, sticks and other debris tend to gather in roof valleys and gutters. These types of material can quickly turn a small spark from a firework into a blazing fire. By clearing your roof ahead of time, you'll decrease the risk of a house fire if a firework does accidentally land on your roof. Regular cleaning of your gutters, not just around the 4th of July, will help you …

4 Tips to Avoid Hiring a Bad Contractor

When it comes time to replace your roof or make a repair, hiring the right roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks for the job is critical. Sometimes finding a reliable, trustworthy, and quality contractor can be difficult. Unfortunately, there are contractors that don't do what they say they are going to do. If you've had the unfortunate encounter of hiring a bad contractor, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips to avoid that happening in the future.

Check out these four tips below! These tips can be applied to roofing companies but also other trades like electricians, construction, plumbing, flooring, and more!
#1 Ask For a Referral  One of the best ways to find a great contractor is to ask for a referral from your friends or family. You'll likely get several companies to choose from, so it's important to do further research before hiring a company. A great way to further your research is to check online reviews. Looking at online reviews …

Metal Roof or Asphalt Roof -- Which is Best?

When it comes time for a full roof replacement, you'll want to ensure that you'll be happy with the material you choose. At Above & Beyond Roofing we use high-quality materials for all of our roof replacements and the average lifespan of a new roof is 15-30 years. There are benefits to both metal and asphalt roofs -- read on to find out what those are from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Benefits of a Metal Roof
The asphalt roofing may have been the most popular roofing material, metal roofing is working it's way up there. While the initial cost may be higher than asphalt roofing, the benefits may prove to outweigh those costs. Here are just a few of the benefits of a metal roof vs. an asphalt one:
Lower cost over time, as it requires less maintenance Better longevity, lasts 2-3 times longer than asphaltVery durable, often backed by 50 years to lifetime warrantiesHolds up well in most weather conditions Lighter weight than asphaltBetter at keeping your ho…

When Do I Need a Roof Inspection?

You’ve probably heard Lake of the Ozarks roofing companies talk about getting a roof inspection but you may be wondering when a roof inspection is necessary. It’s extremely important that your roof remains in great shape becasue it protects your home from the outside elements. Find out when you should call for a roof inspection by asking yourself these questions.

Is it possible I have hail or wind damage?  Hail storms and tornadoes are both popular weather occurrences in Missouri. If your home is subject to any type of severe weather, it's possible your roof sustained storm damage. If other homes on your block have roof damage, it's definitely a good idea to have yours checked out. Since we offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks, it doesn't hurt to have your roof looked at after a big storm.
Do I have missing or lifted roof shingles?  It’s not always easy to spot roof issues from the ground. However, if you notice any missing or lifted roof shingles, you'…

Make Sure Your Gutters Are Working Properly!

Gutters play an important role in your roofing system. Gutters that are not working properly can cause major damage to your roof over time. This is especially true during periods of lots of rain. If you aren’t sure if your gutters are doing their job, read on to learn more about gutters from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Importance of Gutters The purpose of gutters is to keep water away from your house to avoid water damage. A properly installed and maintained gutter system will channel water on your roof down and away from the base of your house. This prevents it from pooling up next to your house where its likely to find it’s way inside the foundation. In addition to protecting your foundation, gutter systems also protect your roof.
How Gutters Relate to Your Roof In addition to protecting your foundation, gutter systems also protect your roof. Excess water pooling up in your gutters can lead to roof leaks. When excess water is forced to stay on the roof or roof edg…

Can Heavy Rain Cause Problems With My Roof?

We’ve had a stormy spring packed with rain, hail, and heavy rains! You’re probably already aware that hail can damage your roof but have you ever thought about the effects of heavy rain on your roof? Heavy rain not only causes roof leaks but other issues can arise after a heavy rain storm. Read on to find out about the effects of heavy rain from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. 

Heavy Rain and Roof Damage  While roof damage is often associated with severe storms involving hail or tornadoes, even just heavy rainfall can cause problems for your roof. The intensity and amount of damage will generally be tied to the current condition of your roof. Therefore, if your roof is already in poor condition, heavy rains could cause it to fail. On the other hand, if your roof is in great condition, heavy rains alone probably won't cause any damage.
Roof Leaks  Weak spots and cracked tiles or broken shingles create a path in which rain water can seep through and start leaking into…

Have You Checked Your Roof for Winter Damage?

Winter is long gone and the weather is warming up! If you’ve been tackling lots of spring maintenance projects, have you thought about your roof? The winter months can take a toll on your roof and you’ll want to check your roof for possible damage. Read on to find out how you should care for your roof this spring from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks

1) Remove Debris from Roof & Gutters One of the first things you'll want to do this spring is to remove any debris that accumulated on your roof this winter. Especially with the winds we experienced a couple weeks ago, debris can easily be blown onto your roof during a storm and stay there, leading to roofing issues. Debris can puncture your roof and/or block water from traveling off your roof, leading to leaks. Removing that debris can not only make problem areas visible, but it will allow future rain water to exit the roof appropriately.

2) Check the Attic for Issues Inspecting the underside of your roof can revea…

Why You Should Get a Roof Inspection After a Storm

Spring has just begin and we’ve already experienced several storms from hail to hard rains and winds. Storms have the potential to cause damage to your roof and it’s a good idea to have your roof inspected if you think you have any damage at all. Read on to find out four benefits of having a roof inspection after 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 dam…

Beware of Storm Chasing Roofing Companies ❗👀

With the recent severe hail storm that hit Jefferson City, MO and the surrounding area, it’s possible that you’ve already witnessed a few out of town roofing companies. Following big storms, there are construction companies that follow these types of storms to try and capitalize on insurance claims. It’s important to be aware of these companies and understand why it’s best to steer clear from their tactics. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t hire an out of town roofing company to replace your roof if it’s been damaged.

These Companies Are Looking for Quantity NOT Quality  Storm chasers move from town to town for a reason — to replace as many roofs, siding, gutters, etc. as possible in as little time as possible. With that being said, they are often more concerned about the quantity of repairs or replacements they make and not focused on the quality of work they are doing.
Take Advantage of Your Home Owners Insurance When you experience hail damage, you can typically file an insuran…

Testimonials for ABove & Beyond Roofing!

Your roof is one of the most important structural aspects of your home because it protects the inside from the outside elements. When you experience a problem with your roof or you need a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, it’s important to hire a reputable roofing contractor. With an abundance of roofing contractors at the Lake of the Ozarks to choose from, you may be wondering how to choose the right company. At Above & Beyond Roofing we take pride in our work, supply the best materials the industry has to offer, and we can turn around most roofing jobs in just one day. Don’t just take our word for it though, see what people are saying about Above & Beyond Roofing

"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 gr…

Prepare Your Roof for Spring Storms

We’ve already experienced a few spring storms and even a hail storm around our service areas. Ensuring that your roof is ready for spring storms can help to lessen your changes of a roof leak. Your roof is one of the most important structures of your home because it protects your home from the outside elements. Read on to get some advice from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks on the best ways to prep your roof for spring storms. 

Storm damage can include missing, loose, lifted or damaged roof shingles. Wind-driven debris often cause the most roof damage during summer storms. Spring 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 spring storms can also cause flash flooding, which can lead to a fast accumulation of water on your roof. This can burden the gutter system with a la…

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 …