Showing posts from February, 2014

April Showers May Bring Damage to Your Roof

This winter has been long and cold...if you're like me, you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring! Birds chirping, flowers blooming, sun's just a beautiful time of the year to live at the Lake of the Ozarks!  But as the saying goes...April Showers bring May, before the spring showers arrive, be sure to give your roof a visual check to see if the winter months have caused damage.   Here are a two things that need special attention and tend to be the source of many problems: Flashings  - This is a metal material that is usually placed over the joints on a roof or around a chimney.  Make sure these do not have gaps or openings where water can penetrate into the roof.  Call a Lake Ozark Roofing Specialist for help if you need help!   Gutters and Downspouts - Make sure you gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and icicles.  Take extra care to clean and flush your gutters and downspouts. Not only can clogged gutters and downspouts

Signs that High Winds have Damaged Your Roof!

We only 27 days until the arrival of Spring... and although we all look forward to the warmer temperatures, spring weather can be very harmful to your roof.  Typically we'll see heavy rain and high winds that can wear down and damage your roof.   Here are the top 3 things that indicate your roof has suffered or is susceptible to weather damage: Curling Shingles - Shingles that curl or bubble up are vulnerable and can break during high winds. Deteriorating Shingles - Shingles that have reached the end of their life span will typically begin to loose their granules.  Look in your gutters and downspouts to see if granules are accumulating. Missing Shingles - Shingles in your yard or shingles missing from your roof after a storm is a clear sign that you need to repair or replace your roof. If you suspect that you have damage to your roof caused by clogged gutters and icicles, be sure to give us a call. We would be happy to give you a free inspection and quote request!  We

How to Avoid Icicle Damage to Your Roof

It looks like winter is going to be with us a few more weeks (6 weeks, if you listen to the groundhog) and that means your roof will endure a little longer through the harsh weather.   Winter weather can be beautiful but it can also be very damaging to the roof which can eventually cause damage to the interior of your home or building. One common problem that we come across during the winter months are caused by icicles.   Icicles may look really neat, but they can pose a real danger.  Often they are the result of clogged gutters or downspouts.  A combination of the clogged gutters and the weight of the icicles can cause roofing and gutter damage. To discourage icicles from forming, you should clean out your gutters and remove all the leaves and debris that have accumulated. If you suspect that you have damage to your roof caused by clogged gutters and icicles, be sure to give us a call. We would be happy to give you a free inspection and quote request!  We are a trusted  Lak

How to Avoid Roof Damage from Tree Limbs

One of the most common types of damage to a roof is from those beautiful trees in your yard.... Now we are not suggesting that you cut them all down to save your roof.  We love their natural beauty and the shade they provide our home in the summer.  However, having trees near your home make it likely that your roof could suffer some damage. Overhanging tree limbs can scrape the surface of your roof and damage its top protective top layer. Once the top layer has been damaged, you have exposed your roof to the elements which can eventually cause interior damage to your home.  Another hazard can be falling tree branches.  If a tree branch falls on your roof it is almost certain to cause damage to your roof. So... what can you do short of bulldozing down every tree in your yard (which we do not recommend).  The solution is relatively easy.  Make sure all of your branches are trimmed that come within 6 feet of your roof.  This will ensure the branches are not scarping or falling on your