Showing posts from May, 2020

Metal Roof or Asphalt Roof -- Which is Best?

When it comes time for a full roof replacement, you'll want to ensure that you'll be happy with the material you choose. At Above & Beyond Roofing we use high-quality materials for all of our roof replacements and the average lifespan of a new roof is 15-30 years. There are benefits to both metal and asphalt roofs -- read on to find out what those are from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks . Benefits of a Metal Roof The asphalt roofing may have been the most popular roofing material, metal roofing is working it's way up there. While the initial cost may be higher than asphalt roofing, the benefits may prove to outweigh those costs. Here are just a few of the benefits of a metal roof vs. an asphalt one: Lower cost over time, as it requires less maintenance  Better longevity, lasts 2-3 times longer than asphalt Very durable, often backed by 50 years to lifetime warranties Holds up well in most weather conditions  Lighter weight than asphalt

When Do I Need a Roof Inspection?

You’ve probably heard Lake of the Ozarks roofing companies talk about getting a roof inspection but you may be wondering when a roof inspection is necessary. It’s extremely important that your roof remains in great shape becasue it protects your home from the outside elements. Find out when you should call for a roof inspection by asking yourself these questions. Is it possible I have hail or wind damage?  Hail storms and tornadoes are both popular weather occurrences in Missouri. If your home is subject to any type of severe weather, it's possible your roof sustained storm damage. If other homes on your block have roof damage, it's definitely a good idea to have yours checked out. Since we offer  free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks , it doesn't hurt to have your roof looked at after a big storm. Do I have missing or lifted roof shingles?  It’s not always easy to spot roof issues from the ground. However, if you notice any missing or lifted roof shing

Make Sure Your Gutters Are Working Properly!

Gutters play an important role in your roofing system. Gutters that are not working properly can cause major damage to your roof over time. This is especially true during periods of lots of rain. If you aren’t sure if your gutters are doing their job, read on to learn more about gutters from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks . 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 it’s 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. Excess water pooling up in your gutters can lead to roof leaks. When excess water is forced to stay on the roof o

Can Heavy Rain Cause Problems With My Roof?

We’ve had a stormy spring packed with rain, hail, and heavy rains! You’re probably already aware that hail can damage your roof but have you ever thought about the effects of heavy rain on your roof? Heavy rain not only causes roof leaks but other issues can arise after a heavy rain storm. Read on to find out about the effects of heavy rain from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Heavy Rain and Roof Damage  While roof damage is often associated with severe storms involving hail or tornadoes, even just heavy rainfall can cause problems for your roof. The intensity and amount of damage will generally be tied to the current condition of your roof. Therefore, if your roof is already in poor condition, heavy rains could cause it to fail. On the other hand, if your roof is in great condition, heavy rains alone probably won't cause any damage. Roof Leaks  Weak spots and cracked tiles or broken shingles create a path in which rain water can seep through and start lea

Have You Checked Your Roof for Winter Damage?

Winter is long gone and the weather is warming up! If you’ve been tackling lots of spring maintenance projects, have you thought about your roof? The winter months can take a toll on your roof and you’ll want to check your roof for possible damage. Read on to find out how you should care for your roof this spring from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks .  1) Remove Debris from Roof & Gutters One of the first things you'll want to do this spring is to remove any debris that accumulated on your roof this winter. Especially with the winds we experienced a couple weeks ago, debris can easily be blown onto your roof during a storm and stay there, leading to roofing issues. Debris can puncture your roof and/or block water from traveling off your roof, leading to leaks. Removing that debris can not only make problem areas visible, but it will allow future rain water to exit the roof appropriately. 2) Check the Attic for Issues Inspecting the underside of your