Showing posts from April, 2019

The 411 on Hail Damage on Your Roof

Missouri hail storms are extremely common in the Spring and in the Summer. Thunderstorms are on the rise as we get further into Spring which means the likelihood of having a hail storm goes up. Have you ever wondered how hail forms and the damage it could do to your roof? Read on to learn from our expert Lake of the Ozarks Roofers .  What are Hail Stones? Hailstones 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. Hailstones 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. Hailstones can be any size from tiny pebbles or dime-sized to a golf ball- or even baseball-sized. Hail Storms in Missouri On average,

Buying a Home this Spring? Ask Your Home Inspector These Questions About the Roof

Spring is a popular time of year to buy a home. There are a lot of things to consider when buying a home because it's going to be one of the biggest personal investments that you make. You don't want to make a quick decision and later find out that your new home needs a bunch of costly repairs if didn't plan for it. That's why it's crucial to get your home inspected before you move further with the purchase of the home. When it comes to your roof, you'll want to make sure that it's in great shape and still has plenty of life left. Be sure to ask your home inspector the following questions about the roof of the home you're considering buying. The Life of the Roof First and foremost, you want to know how old the roof is on the house that you're considering purchasing. How much life is left in the current roofing structure? Is it going to need to be replaced within just a couple years? Does it need to be replaced now? How soon will it need to be

Roofing Terms Explained - Soffit and Fascia

There is a lot more that goes into the construction of your roof than your shingles or metal roofing material. When you hire a professional roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks to install a new roof, they will ensure that your roof is completed with all of the necessary finish work that not only makes your roof look great but also ensures that your roof is working correctly. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to discuss soffit and fascia and what they do for your roof! Soffit and fascia keep water and debris out of your home. In addition, they give your roof a finished look. Keep reading to learn more about these important pieces of your roofing system. What is Soffit? Soffit is the exposed surface beneath the overhanging section of a roof eave. The term can also refer to the horizontal underside of similar architectural structures, such as archways or staircases. Soffits protect the area underneath a roof's overhang from the weather. If water, s

Are Your Rain Gutters Overflowing?

Spring has sprung and so have the rain showers! Your gutters at the Lake Of the Ozarks play an important job for your home and often go underappreciated. If you have noticed that your gutters are overflowing from the recent rain showers instead of redirecting the water away from your home, your gutters aren't doing their job. Overflowing gutters can cause both interior and exterior damage to your home. Read on to learn about a few reasons your Lake of the Ozarks gutters are overflowing. 1. Improperly Installed or Damaged Gutters While you can't control the weather and avoid heavy rains altogether, you do have some control over what happens to that water once it rains down on your home. You can do so by making sure you have high-quality gutters that are installed properly. They need to be at the correct slant to be able to drain off excess water and lead it away from your home. Damaged gutters should be repaired or replaced to ensure that water is being removed from you