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Winter Home Energy Efficiency Tips!

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Winter weather will soon be here, which means it's almost time to turn on your furnace. Typically, energy bills go up in the winter due to your HVAC unit. If you are looking for a few ways to save on your electric bill, read on to get a few tips from Above & Beyond Roofing!  #1 Seal Leaks and Drafts One of the main causes of heat loss is the presence of leaks and drafts. By simply adding caulking or weather stripping around your windows and doors, sealing leaks around chimneys and recessed lighting, and sliding draft guards under your doors, you can save up to 20% on electricity costs. #2 Invest in Proper Insulation Is your home properly insulated? Hundreds of dollars in heating costs are lost each year due to escaping heat in homes that aren't insulated properly. By investing in insulation now, you'll be able to save money on energy costs for years to come. Consider having a professional come out and take a look at your insulation to see if it's adequate to keep th

Not Sure If It's Time to Replace Your Roof? Read This! 🏡

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 Knowing when it's time to replace your roof isn't always easy. You may find you have a leak or your roof is looking worn, but knowing if it needs to be replaced or just simply repaired isn't always apparent. Read on to find out three signs that it may be time for a roof replacement from our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks!  #1 Your shingles are curled up or your shingle tabs are cupped. These small details might be tough to see from the ground or street - that's why you call the Lake of the Ozarks roofing experts ! Roof shingles have the tendency to curl up over time, but it can happen quicker because of heat and moisture build-up due to inadequate ventilation in your attic If you're curious about the state of your shingles, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call. You can also request a free roof inspection by completing the form on our website. #2 Your roof is at least 20 years old. Experts say that typical roofs most commonly last between 20 and 25 yea

7 Ways Mother Nature Can Impact Your Roof 🌎

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A typical roof should last anywhere from 15-30  years depending on your choice of roofing material. However, sometimes mother nature has other plans and can impact your roof and cause the life of your roof to lessen. Read on to find out how mother nature can impact your roof!  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 limbs. 3. Moisture From water leaks to humidity, excess moisture on your roof can weaken it and cause problems. Mold can spread quickly on both the inside and outside of

Winter Roof Prep! ❄️

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We know fall has just arrived, but the fall season is when you should start thinking about getting your roof ready for winter before it gets too cold! Yearly maintenance on your roof is one of the best ways to ensure your roof lasts for many years. Read on to get a few tips for prepping your roof for winter!    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 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, squirrels, and raccoons might see your home as a shelter from the cold winter weather and they can cause major damage if they get inside.  Remove leaves and other fallen debris from your roof and gutters.  During the Fall season, your roof can quickly become covered in leaves, acorns