Showing posts from April, 2016

Protect Your Roof from Spring Storms

Spring is in full swing and that means more storms are probably on their way. While roofs are built to protect your home from the elements, proper maintenance is needed for them to stand up to stormy weather. High winds and hail can be especially damaging to roofs. Your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company wants to make you aware of how these spring storms can affect your roof and what you should do if you suspect any storm damage to your roof. Roof Storm Damage  Even the smallest and tamest of storms can cause damage to your roof. If let unrepaired, the damage can evolve into larger, more costly issues. Here are a few of the ways that storms can affect your roof: Wind - Depending on the severity of the wind, your shingles could lose their granules or even worse entire shingles could be blown off. The granules are important in keeping out water, and if your shingles are gone, your home is no longer protected from the elements. Leaks can occur, which can also lead to damage to t

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Roofing Contractor

When you’ve decided to upgrade or repair your roof, finding a Lake of the Ozarks roofing contractor is one of the first steps you’ll take. In order to get the best service for your money, it’s important to choose the right roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks . Finding the right contractor can be challenging, but these 3 tips can help you make the right choice. 1. Avoid Storm Chasing Salesmen During storm season, you may see roofing companies soliciting their services in areas that the storm seemed to affect the most. They will come to your door saying that they can see storm damage on your roof and will insist on you getting it repaired right away. The sales person will ask you to sign a letter of intent to try and lock you into paying for services they have not even bid yet. Once the company comes out to big, you’ll find you’re being charged for the most expensive products on the market. These companies survive on storm chasing and tricking you into paying any price

6 Reasons Your Roof May Be Leaking

Most of us are guilty of taking our roof for granted. To most people a roof is just the top of the house. We just do not tend to think about it until it stops working correctly. The fact of the matter is, that by the time you notice a leak, you may already have a serious problem in your home. Leaks can cause all sorts of serious issues including damage to your ceiling, water stains, rot, mold and mildew and other problems to your home. Leaking should be taken care of as soon as it is noticed. As your Lake of the Ozarks roofer , we want to help you avoid those major issues. Here are six reasons why your roof may be leaking: 1. Chimneys Chimney stacks tend to collect water that can drain down and go through tiny spaces into your home. If there is any pooling of water around your chimney area, leaking could occur. 2. Flashing Flashing is the most common reason for a roof leak. When flashing becomes eroded or damaged, it is easy for a leak to form. In some cases, contractors

4 Tips To Spring Cleaning Your Roof

Spring has officially sprung, and that means it’s time to start doing some spring cleaning inside and outside of your home. It’s important to prepare your Lake of the Ozarks roof and home for the upcoming storm season. Preparing your roof for harsh weather is your best chance at increasing the longevity of your home. Issues with your roof can cause so many major problems, including mildew, mold and foundation issues. These 4 tips will help you get the longest life out of your roof. 1. Trim Back Your Trees If you have trees that hang over your roof, you may be at risk of damage to your shingles and roof. Fallen branches can scratch, puncture or create tears in your shingles. If you can see small sticks or leaves on your roof, take the necessary steps to trim back any branches or trees in close proximity to or above your home. Always practice caution when cutting branches that are over your home, the last thing you want is to ruin your roof while trying to prevent damage from o