Showing posts from January, 2016

Understanding Storm Damage

Shingles are designed to protect against the weather, but they aren't impervious to storm damage. The wind, rain and hail that often accompany winter storms can take their toll on your roof. While we recommend that you hire a Lake of the Ozarks roofing professional to actually climb up on your roof, there are a few things you can look for from ground level. It's important however, that you understand not all damage is obvious and hidden damage can cause problems weeks or even months after a storm. Observable Storm Damage High winds can tear and remove shingles, leaving your roof deck, underlayment or old shingles from a previous roof exposed to the elements. Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to wind-driven rain. In addition to wind damage, storms involving hail can make problems even worse. Hail can leave dents or pockmarks in shingles, dislodging the protective granules that protect against

Can Fluctuating Temperatures Affect Your Roof?

The weather here in mid-Missouri is quite unpredictable. While we've been having snow and below freezing temperatures this week, the forecast shows temperatures are expect to rise back up into the 50s next weekend. While you may enjoy the warmer temperatures, you're roof doesn't deal with the temperature fluctuations quite as well. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company wants to educate you on how fluctuating temperatures affect your roof. Fluctuating Temperatures & Your Roof Think of your roof like a rubber band. While extremely hot weather causes your roof to expand, the colder weather causes it to contract. This "thermal shock" causes your roof to stretch quite a bit to accommodate the changes in temperature. Most roofs are designed to handle this expansion and contraction, but older roofs don't take the movement as well. Damage Caused By Fluctuating Temperatures One of the most common forms of damage caused by fluctuating temperatures

6 Ice Dam Myths Debunked

Now that the first snow has fallen at the Lake of the Ozarks and the temperatures seem to be staying quite cold, homeowners need to be aware of the possibility of ice dam formation. There are many ice dam myths out there that too many people fall prey to. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to give you the truth behind many of these common ice dam myths: Myth #1 Solar radiation and its resulting heat have little effect on the formation of ice dams; home interior heat loss through the attic is mainly to blame. The Truth: The heat from the sun, which causes roof-top snow melt, has a huge impact on ice dams forming. While you can take measures to prevent heat loss from your home, there is nothing you can do to shield your roof from the suns rays. Myth #2 Adding more insulation to the attic or ventilating the area better will prevent ice dam formation. The Truth: While adding insulation can help lessen the problem, it cannot prevent ice dams completely. In fac

16th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days

Get out your cold weather gear and bundle up for a weekend of fun at the Lake! One of the most popular winter events at the Lake of the Ozarks is back for another great year - Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days. Last year, over 3,700 people attended to make it one of the most successful Eagle Days ever. Above & Beyond Roofing is excited to be a part of this wonderful annual event, as a Platinum Eagle Days Sponsor! Photo Credit: Eagle Days Programs Join us this weekend, January 9-10 for this entertaining and educational event! Highlights of the Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days program include: Live Eagles from the World Bird Sanctuary, with naturalists on hand to answer questions at Osage National Golf Resort. The programs will begin on the hour each day of the event.  Viewing and photo opportunities of wild eagles at Willmore Lodge and below the Bagnell Dam on the Osage River. Visitors are urged to bring binoculars and cameras. At School of the Osage Heri