Showing posts from February, 2020

How to Avoid a Roof Leak this Spring

Spring will be here before we know it! We are excited about some warmer weather but the arrival of spring typically means frequent rain showers. If your roof springs a leak, damage and expenses can add up quickly. The best way to avoid a roof leak is to take proactive measures to avoid a leaky roof. Read on to find out what you can do to avoid a roof leak this Spring! What Causes a Roof to Leak?  The best way to avoid a leaky roof is to understand what causes a roof to leak in the first place. Below are a few scenarios that could cause your roof to leak. Shingles and Fasteners  During heavy winds or a storm, shingles can be damaged and fasteners can become dislodged, leaving an open space for water to make its way down into your roof. Trim down any trees in close proximity to or above your roof. Trees that are not properly trimmed back can fall piercing your shingles and creating leaks. Quality of Work Improper installation and poor workmanship are one of the major contrib

How Natural Elements Affect Your Roof

Depending on what type of roofing material your roof is constructed from will play a big part in how long your roof with last. However, roofing material isn’t the only factor that determines the life expectancy of your roof. The outdoor natural elements can also play a factor in the longevity of your roof. Read on to find out how natural elements can affect your roof from our expert roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks . 1. Hail Even the smallest hailstones can damage your roofing shingles. Every strike from hail results in weakened shingles and granule loss. While it may not destroy all your shingles at once, it will gradually cause problems with each storm that hits. Weak or missing granules can lead to roof leaks. 2. Trees Whether a dying tree falls onto your roof or a storm causes branches to fly into your home, trees are a common culprit in roof damages. You'll want to be sure to trim back and branches that are close to your home and remove any dead tree

FAQ’s - Roofing

When you experience a problem with your roof, a lot of questions likely come to mind. Your roof is a big investment and it’s important that it’s properly maintained. Today, our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has compiled a list of six frequently asked questions we get. Read on to be the answers! 1) My roof is leaking, does it need to be completely replaced? If you have a leak in your roof, you don't necessarily need an entirely new roof. Leaks can result from loose flashings or when the section of the roof becomes damaged. As long as the rest of the shingles are still in tact and in good condition, you will only need to have the damaged section of the roof repaired or replaced. 2) How long will my new roof last? Most roofing systems are designed to last 30 years. However, each roofing system is different. Some roof types, such as slate, clay tile, and certain metal systems, can last longer. The longevity of your roof also depends on a number of different factor

Potential Winter Roof Problems

Winter is in full swing here in the Ozarks’ and we’ve experienced a lot of winter weather thus far. Have you ever thought about how winter can affect your roof? The colder temperatures and snow/ice can impact your roof...but how? Read on to learn about a few winter roof problems from our expert roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks ! 1. Condensation.  What happens when warm air meets a cold surface? You get condensation. The same thing happens when warm air rises to your attic and meets the cold roof in the winter months. Without proper insulation, condensation can occur in your attic, leading to mold and mildew issues. To avoid damage to the interior of your home this winter, make sure your attic is properly insulated and ventilated before the cold weather hits. In addition to preventing condensation, a properly ventilated attic can help control indoor temperatures and save you money on energy costs. 2. Ice Dams.  One of the biggest roofing concerns during the winter