Showing posts from May, 2018

Hail Stones and Roof Damage

While hail can accompany storms anytime throughout the year, hail stones are most prevalent during the summer season in the Midwest. The majority of thunderstorms rumble through the Midwest now through August. Often times you'll just seen rain, thunder and lightning, but other times this severe weather will be accompanied by hail and tornadoes. Keep reading to learn more about hail, how it forms and the damage it could do to your roof. What are Hail Stones? Hail stones form when tiny particles are swept up high into a storm system by an updraft. Water vapor condenses on the particles and then when it gets to a certain height, it freezes. These small hailstones can be lifted into the storm system multiple times, therefore increasing in size before finally falling out. Hail stones can fall for one of two reasons; either a downdraft sends them falling to the ground or the hail becomes too large for the updraft to overcome the force of gravity. Hail stones can be any size from t

4 Summer Roof Problems to Watch Out For

Summer is quickly approaching! While winter may be the harshest season for wear and tear on your roof, you still need to care for roofs during the summer. The summer season comes with its own set of roofing problems that you need to be aware of. In today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company , we address some of these issues you'll want to watch out for this summer. 1. Summer Storm Damage  Summer storms bring heavy rains, high winds and sometimes even hail, which can all affect our roofs. Wind can lift shingles, allowing water to get up under them. Hail can puncture your shingles, also making space for water to infiltrate your roof. Seemingly minor issues could turn out to be a bigger issue if rain water gets to the roof deck and starts leaking into your home. After a storm hits, it's a good idea to have your roof inspected for any damage. When an inspection is needed this summer, call 573-302-0354 to schedule your FREE roof inspection at the L

4 Roof Facts New Homeowners Should Know

As a new homeowner, there are plenty of things you need to learn about caring for and maintaining your investment. One of the most important aspects of your home for you to understand is the roof, and this is the one area that many new homeowners overlook. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers some roofing information that is beneficial for new homeowners to know. 1. Your Roof Can Affect Your Energy Costs. When your roof is in good shape, you will experience lower energy costs. If your roof has a leak or is not properly ventilated, heat or cool air, depending on the time of the year can escape, causing your heater or AC to work harder. When those appliances are working harder, they use more energy, which means a higher utility bill for you. A well-maintained roof can save you money in the long run on both utilities and roof repair costs. 2. Clogged Gutters Can Damage Your Roof.  Home maintenance, such as gutter cleaning, can easily get

Easy Last Minute DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day is this weekend, did you forget? That's okay. Above & Beyond Roofing has your back with these easy, last minute DIY Mother's Day gift ideas. No matter how you choose to celebrate this weekend, the most important thing is that you show mom just how much you appreciate all she does for you. Breakfast in Bed  One of the easiest gifts you can give your mom on Mother's Day is the gift of not having to prepare breakfast for everyone. Get up early and bring her breakfast in bed. It can be something as simple as fruit and yogurt, or whip up some tasty pancakes or eggs and bacon for mom to enjoy. A Homemade Card  Often times store bought cards get read and then end up in the trash. Give your mother something made with love that she can cherish. Grab some art supplies you have around the house and create a card yourself. You could even add a picture of the two of you together. This is a great DIY gift for younger children, as they can make it their ow

3 Common Roof Problems (and What to Do About Them)

The roof is an area of your home that often gets overlooked, but it's also one of the most important parts of your home. Keeping your roof maintained is key in protecting your home and its contents. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer addresses 3 common roofing problems and what you should do to prevent or remedy them. Leaks & Moisture  Leaks are likely the most common roofing problem. Roof leaks can occur for a variety of reasons, from improper installation to roof damage. Water can infiltrate your home through a hole from a popped nail, around damaged flashing, or from water backed up from an ice dam. Unfortunately, leaks can often be difficult to detect, and the point of the actual leak may be far from where the water has found its way into your home. Moisture in your home can then lead to other issues like mold and rot. The best way to prevent roof leaks is to have your roof regularly inspected by a roofing professional at the Lake of the O