Showing posts from June, 2018

Don't Damage Your Roof with Fireworks

The 4th of July holiday is upon us! One favorite tradition for this red, white and blue holiday is shooting off fireworks. While these beautiful lights can provide enjoyment for all ages, they can also bring increased safety issues, not just to you, but also your property. While quality roofing material has been treated for fire resistance, some conditions can still lead to fires. In today's blog, your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers tips on how to stay safe while shooting off fireworks this weekend. 1. Don't Shoot Fireworks Toward Homes.  It sounds pretty obvious, but it's not a good idea to shoot fireworks toward homes. If you live in a neighborhood with homes close together and little yard space, you might want to avoid shooting them off at your house. Some cities and states actually have laws against fireworks. When lighting fireworks, be sure to do so in a spot with plenty of open space. It's very difficult to contr

Roof Damage from Summer Storms

The National Weather Service estimates 10,000 severe storms across the U.S. every summer. From heavy winds and rains to hail and tornadoes, these summer storms can wreak havoc on the exterior of your home, particularly your roof. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses possible roof damage from summer storms, and offers some ways to prepare your roof for the summer storm season. Summer Storm Roof Damage The majority of homeowners will just experience minor summer storm damage. This can include missing, loose, lifted or damaged roof shingles. Wind-driven debris often cause the most roof damage during summer storms. Summer storms can knock trees, power lines or poles onto roofs, puncturing shingles or even causing structural damage. High winds can exacerbate roof defects that are already present, such as blisters, delaminations or neglected termination points. Severe summer storms can also cause flash flooding, which can lead to a fast accumu

4 Easy Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

Did you forget that Father's Day is this weekend? It snuck up on us all. Don't worry, Above & Beyond Roofing has your back! We've put together a list of last-minute gift ideas for dad. Instead of just running to the store and grabbing the first thing you see that says, "World's Greatest Dad," consider one of these more thoughtful ideas. 1. Event Tickets.  Dad already has enough junk laying around, so why not get him something he'll really enjoy? Is dad a sports fan? Consider getting him some tickets to see his favorite team. Is he a music buff? Get him some tickets to a concert that's coming to town soon. Movie tickets are also a great idea! Not only will he enjoy the event, but he can spend time doing it with you! 2. Magazine Subscription.  Does dad like to read, maybe about a favorite hobby? Consider getting him a magazine subscription. You could grab the first magazine at your local convenient store, and then get him a subscripti

Common Roof Support Problems

While the shingles come top of mind when you think about a roof, there are other aspects of your roof to also be concerned with. Since the roof supports are hidden away, many homeowners don't think about them until there's a major issue. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer discusses some common roof support problems that homeowners should be aware of. Sagging Roof  There are a variety of things that could cause a sagging roof. While more common in older properties, this issue can also occur with a new roof that was improperly installed. The use of incorrectly sized strutting beams or the wrong material for the beams can cause your roof to sag. A longer or heavier roof may need to be supported with more durable beams, such as steel instead of just wood. Another cause of a sagging roof is if the roof weight changes from when the home was originally built. Switching from asphalt shingles to cement tiles adds extra weight to your roof that the beam