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Buying a Home Soon? 3 Questions to Ask About the Roof

Spring is here and often a popular time to to buy and sell property. If you’re thinking about buying a home, you want to ensure that the you make a good investment. Before you commit to purchasing a home, typically a home inspection is completed to ensure there are no hidden hazards or issues with the property you are about to purchase. Your home inspector should take a look at your roof but there are some questions you should ask to ensure the roof is in good shape. Read on to find a list of questions to ask your home inspector! 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 replaced now? How soon will it need to be replaced? You'll need to consider this information in your decision to purchase, as it could add a major expense to your home purchase. Concerning

3 Reasons Your Gutters are Overflowing

Spring is here which means we’ll likely be seeing more and more rain showers. When it rains, your gutters play an important role for your home. Your gutters deter water from your foundation which protects your home from erosion and your basement or crawl space from flooding. If your gutters are overflowing, rain water isn’t being redirected correctly and can potentially cause damage to your home. Read on to find out 3 reasons your 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 your roof properly (not overflowing out o

Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

Sometimes knowing when you need to replace your roof can be difficult. Sure, there are obvious signs like a leaky roof, but there are some warning signs that aren’t always obvious if you aren’t familiar with roofing material. If you’re curious if your roof could potentially need to be replaced soon, read on to find out a few warning signs from our roofing contractors at the Lake of the Ozarks . Warning Signs That You May Need To Replace Your Roof  1) Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped. 2) Your roof is at least 20 years old. Although many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles. For example, your shingles can be negatively impacted by improper roof ventilation. 3) Your roof looks worn and old. If your roof just looks old and worn, it is best to be proactive about  replacing your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks  before it causes bigger issues. 4) Bald spots where granules are missing, 5) If your roof has

What to Know About Hail Stones and Roof Damage

Spring is almost here which means spring showers and thunderstorms are on their way. Hail is a common occurrence during the spring and it can wreak havoc on your Lake of the Ozarks roof . Have you ever wondered how hail forms and what to do if you experience hail damage on your roof? Read on to learn more from your favorite roofers at the Lake of the Ozarks . 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 Mi