Showing posts from April, 2015

Insufficient Ventilation Can Affect Your Roof

Most homeowners are unaware of the damage that can be caused by poor attic ventilation. An astonishing 9 out of 10 homes in North America have improper attic ventilation. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to explain some of the major roof damages caused by insufficient ventilation. How Attic Ventilation Works Attic ventilation refers to the constant flow of outside air through your attic. This ventilation serves two main purposes: During the winter, it is important for cold outdoor air to keep the attic cool. Otherwise, moisture from cooking vapors, showers, household appliances, etc. builds up in your attic and moistens the underside of the roof. When the moisture drips, it wets the insulation causing it to not perform as well. A warm attic can also lead to ice damming when snow or ice on the roof begins to melt. This can cause leaks in your home. Good ventilation will reduce the moisture before damage an occur.  During the summer, the natural air flow prevents

The Importance of Gutters

As a Lake of the Ozarks homeowner , you probably don't think much about your gutters. However, understanding the importance of gutters may prevent costly home repair bills in the future. Gutters in proper working condition will funnel water off of the roof and away from your home. This protects your Lake of the Ozarks roof , siding, windows, doors and foundation from water damage. Many homeowners don't realize the damage that can occur when their gutters are clogged, leaking or broken. If your gutters are not functioning properly, rainwater runs off the roof of the house and collects on the ground near the foundation. Heavy rains that causes pools of water near your home can cause a multitude of problems. Gutter Protection Gutters functioning properly will protect your home from: Home and Basement Flooding Cracked / Damaged Foundation Infestations - Mosquitoes and other insects can breed in standing water.  Mold - Overflowing gutters create an environment for mold to

Above & Beyond Roofing Receives National Recognition from Owens Corning

As an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Above & Beyond Roofing attended the 2015 Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Awards. At the national event, we were honored with the 2015 Platinum Preferred Contractor Award  for our company's industry-leading contributions to the roofing category. This industry recognition reflects our continued focus on bringing a results-oriented, customer-driven approach to running our business and delivering trustworthy, dependable work for Lake of the Ozarks homeowners.  Above & Beyond Roofing Celebrates National Recognition at 2015 Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Shown Left to Right: Brian Chambers, Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt President; Ben Krokson, Above & Beyond Roofing Owner; Gunner Smith, Owens Corning Roofing & Asphalt Vice President, Building Material Distribution Sales Above & Beyond Roofing accepted the prestigious  2015 Platinum Preferred Contractor Aw

Owens Corning Offers Many Shingle Options

If you're looking at installing a new roof on your home, Above & Beyond Roofing is perfect for the job. As a platinum preferred contractor with Owens Corning, we are able to offer you not only top quality products, but also service. Choosing the right shingles for your home can be fun. Owens Corning has a style and color to go with every home. Photo From: Specialty A step above the rest, the Owens Corning specialty shingles are stylish while providing high-performance. Devonshire™ Shingles Berkshire® Collection Shingles Duration® Premium Cool Shingles  TruDefinition® Duration STORM® Impact-Resistant Shingles Woodmoor® Shingles  Woodcrest® Collection of Shingles Architectural  The Owens Corning architectural shingles are their biggest seller. They provide beauty and performance. TruDefinition® Duration® Designer Colors Collection TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles Oakridge® Shingles featuring Artisan Colors Photo From: OwensCorn

Spring Thunderstorms are Here

While you should watch out for major weather events, something as simple as a thunderstorm can also affect an already faulty roof. Spring is here and has brought this rainy weather along with it. Here are some facts about Thunderstorms and how you can protect your Lake of the Ozarks roof  from further damage this spring! What is a Thunderstorm?  Thunderstorms are produced by a cumulonimbus cloud, usually producing gusty winds, heavy rain and sometimes hail. The basic ingredients used to make a thunderstorm are moisture, unstable air and lift. You need moisture to form clouds and rain, unstable air that is relatively warm and can rise rapidly, and you need lift from either fronts, sea breezes or mountains. Here are some fun facts about thunderstorms: Thunderstorms can occur year-round at all hours, but are most likely to occur in spring and summer during the afternoon and evening hours.   It is estimated that around 1,800 thunderstorms occur across our planet every day.  A t