Showing posts from April, 2017

Asphalt vs. Metal Roofing Products

When investing in a new roofing project at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll have to make a decision on what type of material you want to use. Two of the most common types of roofing choices are asphalt and metal. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing specialists address some of the benefits of each type. Understanding these benefits will help you make the right decision for your home or business. The Importance of a Roof  Your roof is arguably the most essential piece of your home, and it's also the most exposed piece. It's under constant abuse from the weather, and it's something we often don't think about until that severe weather hits. That's one of the reasons it's important that you choose the right material for your next roofing project. Below you can compare the benefits of asphalt roofing with those of metal roofing and decide which is best for you.  Benefits of an Asphalt Roof Over the years, asphalt roofing has come in #1 in

Are Your Gutters Prepared for Spring Showers?

Along with your roof, another part of your home that often gets overlooked is the gutters. While they are there for a purpose, to keep water away from your home, we often don't think about them or their importance. In today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company , we discuss gutters and how they affect your roof: The Importance of Gutters If not controlled properly, rain water can wreak havoc on your home. That's where your gutter system comes in. The purpose of gutters on a home is to collect rain water as it runs off the roof and transport it away from the foundation of the home. This not only helps you avoid water damage and leaks involving your roof, but can prevent foundation issues and possible basement flooding. The benefits of properly installed and maintained gutters include: Avoided foundation problems  Prevention of basement flooding  Prevention of landscape erosion  Soil stabilization around the home Avoided water damage to sidin

Easter Trivia to Enjoy with Family and Friends

Spring has sprung and Easter weekend is here! Whether you're planning an Easter egg hunt for the kids or a delicious dinner with friends and family, this weekend is sure to be a time of fun. For some added excitement this weekend, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company has gathered some fun Easter trivia questions for you to share this weekend! Easter Trivia 1. From which country does the tradition of Easter eggs come?  A. Germany B. France C. Ireland D. China 2. In what year was the first Easter egg roll at the White House?  A. 1894 B. 1913 C. 1921 D. 1878 3. Which flower is associated with the Easter holiday?  A. Daffodil B. Lily C. Lilac D. Iris 4. What are the traditional colors for Easter?  A. Blue & Yellow B. Pink & Purple C. Yellow & Purple D. Pink & Yellow 5. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how much does the world's largest chocolate bunny weigh?  A. 9,359 lbs B. 2, 473 lbs C. 5, 2

What Does Hail Damage Look Like?

While spring has just arrived, we've already experienced several storms, bringing heavy rains and even some hail. While rain itself can take a toll on your roof, hail can cause some major damage. When not addressed in a timely fashion, that hail damage can lead to other roofing problems. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses hail damage and how to identify it. Hail Damage According to the Federal Alliance of Safe Homes, hail causes more than $1.6 billion dollars in roof damage nationwide each year. While many hail storms can be quite destructive, the amount of damage can vary greatly. In addition, hail damage is subtle in nature and may not physically cause leakage for years after a hail storm. By identifying and repairing hail damage now, you can avoid more costly repairs down the road. Degrees of Hail Damage  During a hail storm, the wind speed and direction can greatly affect the degree of hail damage. Changes in wind con