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How Does Winter Weather Impact My Roof

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Winter is almost here which means we could start seeing winter weather very soon! Have you ever wondered how winter weather can effect your roof? Severe and even minor winter weather can damage your roof. Read on to find out how winter weather can impact your roof!  Formation of Ice Dams Ice dams are created when snow and ice melt on your roof, and before it's able to drain through the gutters and downspouts, it re-freezes along the edges and eaves of your roof. When other melting snow or rainwater doesn't have a way to properly drain because your gutters are blocked with ice, it's easy for water to make its way under the roof shingles and eventually into your house. Damaged Gutters and Downspouts Serious ice dams can cause more problems than just a roof leak. The added weight of the ice can result in rain gutters and even the flashing to be torn right off the roof. One of the best things you can do to prevent this is to ensure your gutters and downspouts are clear of debri

Life Expectancy of Your Roof Explained

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The roof of your home or business is one of the most important structure of your home because it protects your home from the outdoor elements. A typical roof should last anywhere from 15-20 years. However, there are times that roof will not last its full life expectancy. Curious what factors may affect the lifespan of your roof? Read on to learn more from our Lake the Ozarks roofing company.  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

Roof Issues to Watch Out For This Winter! ❄️

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Winter will be here very soon! With winter, comes hazardous winter weather that can impact your roof. Not sure how winter weather can impact your roof? Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help. Read on to find out what you should be watching out for this winter!  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 dams. An ice dam is the result of an accumulation of

Avoid Hiring a Bad Contractor with These Tips!

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Contractors across the board tend to get a bad rap for reliability and quality of work. When it comes time to make an investment in your home or business, you want to make sure that the contractors you hire will do a quality job. Not sure how to hire the best contractor for the job? Read on to get a few tips from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks !  #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 will often determine how the company is doing.  Above & Beyond Roofing  encourages everyone to check out our online reviews! Below is one of our recent reviews from one of our many happy customers! "I can’t say enough about Above and Beyond roofing!!!! Their customer service is over t

Be in the Know - Roof FAQ's

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Whether you are a seasoned home owner or bought a home recently, you may be unfamiliar with your roof. From roof inspections, replacement, and general maintenance, knowing how to care for your roof likely does not come naturally. Today, our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company has outlined a few Frequently Asked Questions about roofing! Check it out to learn more!  1) How Do I Know What Type of Shingle is Best? There are many factors that come into play when are thinking about which shingle is best. Finances, aesthetics, and climate all come into play when determining which roofing shingle is "best." At Above & Beyond Roofing, we install a variety of different materials and can help you, the homeowner, choose what's best for your unique situation, taking into account your budget, what your house looks like and what you're trying to accomplish. 2) How Much Does a New Roof Cost? Several factors are used to determine the cost of a new roof. The type of roofing materia

Winter Home Energy Efficiency Tips!

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Winter weather will soon be here, which means it's almost time to turn on your furnace. Typically, energy bills go up in the winter due to your HVAC unit. If you are looking for a few ways to save on your electric bill, read on to get a few tips from Above & Beyond Roofing!  #1 Seal Leaks and Drafts One of the main causes of heat loss is the presence of leaks and drafts. By simply adding caulking or weather stripping around your windows and doors, sealing leaks around chimneys and recessed lighting, and sliding draft guards under your doors, you can save up to 20% on electricity costs. #2 Invest in Proper Insulation Is your home properly insulated? Hundreds of dollars in heating costs are lost each year due to escaping heat in homes that aren't insulated properly. By investing in insulation now, you'll be able to save money on energy costs for years to come. Consider having a professional come out and take a look at your insulation to see if it's adequate to keep th

Not Sure If It's Time to Replace Your Roof? Read This! 🏡

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 Knowing when it's time to replace your roof isn't always easy. You may find you have a leak or your roof is looking worn, but knowing if it needs to be replaced or just simply repaired isn't always apparent. Read on to find out three signs that it may be time for a roof replacement from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks!  #1 Your shingles are curled up or your shingle tabs are cupped. These small details might be tough to see from the ground or street - that's why you call the Lake of the Ozarks roofing experts ! Roof shingles have the tendency to curl up over time, but it can happen quicker because of heat and moisture build-up due to inadequate ventilation in your attic If you're curious about the state of your shingles, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call. You can also request a free roof inspection by completing the form on our website. #2 Your roof is at least 20 years old. Experts say that typical roofs most commonly last between 20 and 25 yea