Showing posts from July, 2016

The Need for Attic Ventilation

The key to a durable, energy-efficient home is the combination of insulation and proper attic ventilation working together to control air flow. Proper ventilation can help prevent damage and premature aging of your roof caused by moisture in the winter and excess heat in the summer. Effective attic ventilation provides year-round benefits for all types of roofing systems. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofer will address some common issues caused by poor ventilation in your attic: Photo From: Owens Corning Website     Ventilation Helps Prevent Damage  Due to more efficient building materials in new and remodeled homes, buildings don't "breathe" as easily as they used to. Therefore, homes need to have proper ventilation to reduce damage to the roof and the building. Proper ventilation will help allow outside air to flow naturally upward and out of the attic, promoting a cool, dry attic. Improper ventilation can cause shingles to deteriorate premat

What's That Growing On My Roof?

Not only does your roof provide protection for your home, but it also affects your curb appeal. Moss, algae, and lichen can all grow on your roof, especially in hot, humid climates like those we experience during summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to explain the differences in these types of growths and how they can affect your roof. Identifying the Growth on Your Roof How do you know what exactly is growing on your roof? There are a few features you can look for to determine what type of growth you are dealing with: Moss: Look for green, spongy clumps.  One of the more common types of growth on roofs is moss. Moss can be detrimental to asphalt shingle performance. The issue with moss is that it's thicker, so it holds more water. We all know that excess moisture on your roof is not good. Moss build-up can create lateral water movement which can result in water damage to the roof deck or even leaks. In addition, moss al

Benefits of Getting a FREE Roof Inspection from Above & Beyond Roofing

Above & Beyond Roofing suggests that you have your roof inspected at least twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Why should you get it inspected? Below are a few benefits to having a professional roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks come out to inspect your roof. The benefits of having a Lake of the Ozarks roof inspection greatly outweigh the consequential results of having a roof in a state of disrepair. 1. Have Peace of Mind Your Home is Protected.  While it may seem like you could just look at your roof yourself, a professional roofer has years of experience and may catch something you don't. An expert, honest roofer will search high and low for any signs of damage. You don't want to overlook holes in your roof, missing shingle granules, loose shingles or other common roofing issues. A professional roofer will be able to advise you on necessary repairs and provide an estimate for the work if needed. 2. Reduce the Likelihood of Needing

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional for Your Roofing Project

We live in a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) world. Now more than ever, people are trying to do everything themselves to save money. While some things can be done without much experience, roofing should be done by a professional. Keep reading for 5 reasons you should hire a Lake of the Ozarks roofing professional to install your new roof or repair your current one. 1. You'll Probably Save Money in the Long Run.  The main reason people take on DIY projects is to save money. However, when it comes to something as important as your roof, you may end up spending more in the long run. Hiring a professional will make sure you get the job done right the first time. If you mess up your DIY roofing project and end up having to hire a professional to fix it, you're going to end up spending way more than if you would have just hired a professional in the first place. 2. The Project Will Get Done A Lot Faster.  The purpose of a roof is to protect your home and all its contents. When you&

5 Common 4th of July Traditions

Another holiday weekend is upon us and we're gearing up to celebrate America's Birthday all weekend long. Just like with any other holiday, the 4th of July has many traditions that people across the country will be taking part in this weekend. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofer takes a look at a few of the most common traditions and how they came to be associated with Independence Day celebrations: 1. Backyard BBQs Cookouts are one of the most popular activities to partake in during the 4th of July holiday weekend. From that juicy steak to the traditional burgers and brats, 4th of July is the nation's most popular outdoor cooking holiday. How did throwing meat on the grill become part of this patriotic holiday? In the early 1800s, colonists in Virginia had been getting together in the summer to smoke large animals over a pit since before the nation's founding, a tradition they brought over from the West Indies. The practice spread in the first h