Showing posts from November, 2016

Above & Beyond Roofing - Handpicked by Owens Corning

Owens Corning has been a leader in the building materials industry for over 70 years now. At Owens Corning, they know your home is an important investment that deserves only the best. That's why they handpick the best roofing contractors to be a part of their Platinum Preferred Contractor Network. These contractors represent less than 1% of the roofing contractors in the industry, and Above & Beyond Roofing is one of them! Complete Confidence If you're new to the roofing process, you may have concerns about hiring the right contractor for the job, and you should! Unlike the competition, Owens Corning doesn't endorse just any contractor. To become a member of the Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Network, our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company had to meet the following criteria: Be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau  Undergo a Dun & Bradstreet credit rating  Not have filed bankruptcy in the past 7 years Hold at least $

5 Tips for Hanging Christmas Decorations Without Damaging Your Roof

Now that Thanksgiving is over, many of you are ready to start putting up your Christmas decorations. As you're decorating the exterior of your home, you want to be careful not to damage your roof or your gutters. Keep reading for a few outdoor Christmas decorating tips from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company : 1. Don't Hang Decorations from the Shingles.  To properly put up Christmas lights, you need to attach them to something other than the shingles. Making even the tiniest holes in your shingles will let moisture in and can lead to leaks or roof rot. 2. Use Plastic Clips Rather Than Staples.  You don't ever want to put staples in your shingles or any other part of your roof. Instead, use plastic clips to attach lights to either your gutters or the eaves. 3. Be Careful Not to Put Too Much Weight on the Gutters.  While you can attach lights to the gutters, be sure not to put too much weight on them. Your gutters protect your roof during the w

7 Winter Energy Efficiency Tips for Your Home

Temperatures are now starting to get cooler and winter is quickly approaching. Along with winter comes an increase in utility bills and a struggle to keep them as low as possible without freezing. In today's blog, Above & Beyond offers a few energy efficiency tips to help you keep your home warm and your electric bill low this winter. 1. Dress Warm.  One of the simplest ways to save money on your electric bill is to just turn down the heat. Rather than walking around the house in shorts and a tank top, find a nice warm pair of sweat pants and a sweatshirt. Keep blankets on the couch and you can even add an area rug for extra insulation on the floor. For every degree you lower your heat in the 60°-70° range, you can save up to 5% on energy costs. 2. Let the Sunshine In.  When the sun is shining, you can take advantage of free heat! Open the curtains on your south-facing windows to allow the rays to come in and heat your home. Now we're not saying you can turn yo

6 Signs Your Roof Needs Repaired

By making necessary roof repairs when they appear, you can greatly reduce the costs associated with roofing problems. Replacing your entire roof is something you don't want to deal with, so making necessary repairs early can help you avoid this large expense. How do you know if your roof needs repaired though? In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers a few signs to look for. 1. Curling Shingles Curled shingles are a sign of both aging and excessive heat. These shingles are highly susceptible to wind uplift and ice damage. If just the corners of the shingles are curling, you won't need to replace the entire roof yet. Sometimes the south-facing side will be the only one with heat damage, and therefore you can just replace or repair the one side. 2. Damaged or Missing Shingles A few cracked shingles should be replaced before the problem expands. Replacing missing or damaged shingles is relatively easy and inexpensive compared to a complete r

4 Common Winter Roof Problems

While the weather may not indicate winter is coming, it will arrive sooner or later. Now is the time to make sure your roof is ready for the possibility of harsh winter weather. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company addresses several common winter roof problems you should be aware of. 1. Condensation.  What happens when warm air meets a cold surface? You get condensation. The same thing happens when warm air rises to your attic and meets the cold roof in the winter months. Without proper insulation, condensation can occur in your attic, leading to mold and mildew issues. To avoid damage to the interior of your home this winter, make sure your attic is properly insulated and ventilated before the cold weather hits. In addition to preventing condensation, a properly ventilated attic can help control indoor temperatures and save you money on energy costs. 2. Ice Dams.  One of the biggest roofing concerns during the winter months is ice dams. An ice dam