Showing posts from January, 2019

Is Your Roof Properly Ventilated?

Did you know that proper ventilation on your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks can play a part in how long your roof last? A typical asphalt roof should last anywhere from 15 to 20 years but if you don't have proper ventilation, the life of your roof could go down considerably. In addition to the life of your roof, your roof ventilation can affect the performance of your heating and cooling system. Not sure if your roof is properly ventilated? Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has 4 signs that your roof isn't ventilated properly.  1. Matted or Flattened Insulation When excessive moisture starts to collect in your attic, it penetrates the insulation first. If you notice that your insulation looks clumped or flattened, it's likely from moisture. To inspect the situation further, put on a respirator, separate a few batts of insulation and look for mold inside. Mold tends to grow when it's warmer so this issue may become more noticeable in the spring and e

7 Questions You Should Ask Your Roofing Contractor

When it comes time to hire a roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks you want to be sure to hire a reputable company that you know is going to do the job right. You may be wondering, how do I know what company to choose for a roof repair at the Lake of the Ozarks or a complete re-roof? The answer is to be sure to ask plenty of questions before you agree to the work they complete! Not sure what to ask? Consider at the bare minimum asking these questions below. 1. Do You Offer Free Estimates?  Before getting a new roof, you're going to want an assessment of the roof's current condition. You're also going to want to know how much you are going to need to invest in a new roof for your home. Most reputable  roofing companies at the Lake of the Ozarks  will offer both free inspections and free estimates. 2. Are You Licensed and Insured?  While the requirements may differ, every state requires that contractors be licensed. Ask the contractor to show you proof o

Are Your Gutters Doing Their Job?

Quality gutters are a must on your home becasue without them your home could be susceptible to water damage. It's your gutters job to guide water from rain and snow on your roof away from your home. Did you know that our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company does more than just roofs? Roofs and gutters go hand in hand and that's why we offer gutter installation at the Lake of the Ozarks too! Read on the find out why gutters are so important! Importance of Gutters The purpose of gutters is to keep water away from your house to avoid water damage. A properly installed and maintained gutter system will channel water on your roof down and away from the base of your house. This prevents it from pooling up next to your house where its likely to find its way inside the foundation. In addition to protecting your foundation, gutter systems also protect your roof. How Gutters Relate to Your Roof In addition to protecting your foundation, gutter systems also protect your roof. Exc

Watch Out For 4 Common Roof Issues this Winter!

Winter is here and we've already experienced some cold weather at the Lake of the Ozarks. As we've mentioned before, it's important to ensure your roof is in great condition and able to hold up through the winter months. Today, your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to share with you several winter roof issues that you should keep an eye on this winter. 1) Ice Dams One of the biggest roofing concerns during the winter months is ice dams. An ice dam is the result of an accumulation of ice and water on the roof and under the shingles. They form when the upper areas of a roof are at above-freezing temperatures and the lower-hanging areas are below-freezing. Melting snow and ice runs down the roof and then re-freezes on the edge of the roof and in the gutters. Then water backs up and pools behind the ice dam, causing the possibility of a leak to form. Ice dams can potentially cause major water damage to your home if not addressed early on.

Prepping Your Roof For Winter

Winter's in Missouri can be unpredictable, sometimes we have a lot of snow and ice and other winter's we experience more mind weather. Even if the weather is on the mild side, it seems like we have a least a couple mild snow or ice storms. Snow, ice, and moisture can take a toll on your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks . If you have yet to winterize your roof, now is the time to do so before it's too late. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few you things you should do before we experience any severe winter weather. Winterizing Your Roof Eliminate any low hanging tree branches and other vegetation near your roof.  Ice and snow can accumulate on trees and branches, weighing them down until they snap.  Save yourself some stress and even possibly money by trimming back your branches before a Winter storm hits. Check your roof for signs of pest infestation and check for weak spots that an animal might exploit in order to stay warm.  Mice, squirr