Showing posts from March, 2017

The Most Realistic and Durable Composite Slate and Shake Shingles on the Market

At Above & Beyond Roofing , we offer our customers only the best in roofing products. One of the products we are proud to offer is DaVinci Roofscapes. Today's blog focuses on these great roofing systems. Keep reading to learn more about DaVinci Roofscapes products and how our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company can help with all your roofing needs! Photo Credit: About DaVinci Roofscapes Your roof is an integral part of your home's elevation and curb appeal. That's why DaVinci Roofscapes develops and manufactures superior polymer roofing products. They deliver a degree of luxury, performance and satisfaction that continues to make them the preferred choice for owners, installers and designers alike. Quality is crucial in the roofing industry. DaVinci's composite slate shingles are carefully engineered to provide the authentic look and durability of natural slate roofs. Their composite shake shingles are reminiscent of the texture of n

Spring Roofing Maintenance Checklist

It's officially spring and now's the time to start thinking about spring maintenance on your home, including your roof. After the crazy winter we had, where you never knew if it was going to snow or be 75+ degrees out, it's important to check your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks . Fluctuations in temperature, along with the stormy weather we experienced recently, can really take a toll on your roof. Today's blog from Above & Beyond Roofing focuses on a few roofing maintenance tasks you should consider completing this spring: 1. Remove Debris from Roof & Gutters.  One of the first things you'll want to do this spring is to remove any debris that accumulated on your roof this winter. Especially with the winds we experienced a couple weeks ago, debris can easily be blown onto your roof during a storm and stay there, leading to roofing issues. Debris can puncture your roof and/or block water from traveling off your roof, leading to leaks. Removing that de

St. Patrick's Day Symbols and Traditions

While we all know you're supposed to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, what other symbols and traditions are associated with this Irish holiday? Keep reading to find out in today's blog from your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks , Above & Beyond Roofing! The Color Green Ironically, the color for St. Patrick was actually blue, not green. However, during the 19th century, the color green became a symbol of Ireland. Due to the plentiful rain and mist, the "Emerald Isle" is always green. The lush landscape, said to have "40 shades of green" was probably inspiration for Ireland's national color. Wearing the color green is considered an act of paying tribute to Ireland. It's also said to bring good luck, especially when worn on St. Patrick's Day. Shamrocks One of the most popular symbols associated with St. Patrick's Day is the shamrock. "Shamrock" is the common name for several different varieties of

How Tornado Season Can Affect Your Roof

Tornado season in the Midwest runs from mid-March to June. Missouri is located in "tornado alley" and is considered a high risk area for tornado activity. Keep reading to learn more about tornadoes and what kind of damage they can do to your roof from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company ! What is a Tornado? A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. Wind speeds can reach up to 300 mph, causing damage to large buildings, uprooting trees and hurling vehicles hundreds of yards. Even if a tornado doesn't directly hit your property, you could still experience damage from the accompanying wind and hail. Tornado paths range from 100 yards to 2.6 miles wide and are rarely more than 15 miles long. They can last anywhere from several seconds to more than an hour; however, they rarely last more than 10 minutes. Most tornadoes travel from the southwest to the northeast with an average speed of 30 mph, bu