Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lake Area Christmas for Kids

Holiday spirit is in the air! This weekend is the Annual Lake Area Christmas for Kids. All proceeds from the event benefit underprivileged children in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be an angel sponsor for this event. Keep reading to learn how you can help Lake area children enjoy Christmas this holiday season.

Christmas for Kids Event


This year's event will be held on Saturday, December 10 in the Granada Room at the Lodge of Four Seasons. The cocktail party will begin at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Without a table sponsorship, dinner is $60 per person, plus an unwrapped toy. General admission starts at 7:30 pm and is $20 per person plus an unwrapped toy. Entertainment for the night will feature Shawn C, Elite Lighting & Sound and KC Groove Therapy!

How You Can Help 


Give back to our local community by attending this wonderful annual event this weekend! You can also consider joining the Kiwanis Club of the Ozark Coast. Even if you can't attend the event, they need volunteers after! Monday, December 12th at the Lodge of Four Seasons, they will be setting up a "toy store" with all the donations and will also be shopping for additional toys needed to fill the wishes. On Tuesday, December 13 at the Lodge of Four Seasons, they will be distributing the gifts. This is when families will come pick up the gifts, and some gifts may also need to be delivered. Without your support, Christmas for over 1,600 Lake area children would not be possible!

For more information about this year's event and how you can help, please visit: www.LakeAreaChristmasforKids.com.

Over the past 12 years, Above & Beyond has become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations to support this community. While the decision to move the company to the Lake of the Ozarks area was based on the potential for year-round business, the owners have fallen in love with the community. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, you can trust Above & Beyond! 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Above & Beyond Roofing - Handpicked by Owens Corning

Owens Corning has been a leader in the building materials industry for over 70 years now. At Owens Corning, they know your home is an important investment that deserves only the best. That's why they handpick the best roofing contractors to be a part of their Platinum Preferred Contractor Network. These contractors represent less than 1% of the roofing contractors in the industry, and Above & Beyond Roofing is one of them!


Complete Confidence


If you're new to the roofing process, you may have concerns about hiring the right contractor for the job, and you should! Unlike the competition, Owens Corning doesn't endorse just any contractor. To become a member of the Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Network, our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company had to meet the following criteria:
  • Be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau 
  • Undergo a Dun & Bradstreet credit rating 
  • Not have filed bankruptcy in the past 7 years
  • Hold at least $1,000,000 in general liability insurance
  • Have operated under the same business name for a minimum of three years
  • Carry all required state and local licensing and insurance

Select Status


Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors are the top tier of a premier network of roofing professionals chosen specifically for their commitment to service, reliability and professional craftsmanship. They meet the highest standards and satisfy the strictest requirements - all to give you peace of mind that you've chosen the right contractor for the job. Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors are the only contractors who can offer the Owens Corning Platinum Protection Roofing System Limited Warranty. The warranty not only provides the strongest coverage, it also covers workmanship for Life. If Owens Corning trusts us enough to guarantee our work for life, so can you!

Platinum Preferred Contractor


Make your decision for a roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks with confidence by choosing an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor. Just like Owens Corning, we are committed to excellence! Above & Beyond Roofing has been in the business for over 16 years. The company's staff has more than 100 years' experience in the roofing industry, while the owner alone has 15+ years of experience. We pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7 days a week and turning the average roofing job in one day. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, give us a call at 573-302-0354. We offer free roof inspections and free roofing estimates!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

5 Tips for Hanging Christmas Decorations Without Damaging Your Roof

Now that Thanksgiving is over, many of you are ready to start putting up your Christmas decorations. As you're decorating the exterior of your home, you want to be careful not to damage your roof or your gutters. Keep reading for a few outdoor Christmas decorating tips from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company:

1. Don't Hang Decorations from the Shingles. 


To properly put up Christmas lights, you need to attach them to something other than the shingles. Making even the tiniest holes in your shingles will let moisture in and can lead to leaks or roof rot.

2. Use Plastic Clips Rather Than Staples. 


You don't ever want to put staples in your shingles or any other part of your roof. Instead, use plastic clips to attach lights to either your gutters or the eaves.

3. Be Careful Not to Put Too Much Weight on the Gutters. 


While you can attach lights to the gutters, be sure not to put too much weight on them. Your gutters protect your roof during the winter months, and damaging them could lead to roofing problems.

4. Avoid Electrical Shock.


Make sure to keep all exterior Christmas decorations away from power lines, and areas where the decorations could blow over into the power lines. In addition, make sure all your decorations are made for outdoor use and be sure not to overload a breaker.

5. Avoid Walking On the Roof. 


To increase the life of your roof, you want to avoid walking on it. Instead of climbing on the roof, use a tall ladder to hang your Christmas decorations. It is also wise to work with a partner when using a ladder.

If your roof has already been damaged from Christmas decorations in the past, call Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 for a free estimate on the repairs. We're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing, gutter and siding needs. Happy Holidays from Above & Beyond Roofing!


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

7 Winter Energy Efficiency Tips for Your Home

Temperatures are now starting to get cooler and winter is quickly approaching. Along with winter comes an increase in utility bills and a struggle to keep them as low as possible without freezing. In today's blog, Above & Beyond offers a few energy efficiency tips to help you keep your home warm and your electric bill low this winter.

1. Dress Warm. 


One of the simplest ways to save money on your electric bill is to just turn down the heat. Rather than walking around the house in shorts and a tank top, find a nice warm pair of sweat pants and a sweatshirt. Keep blankets on the couch and you can even add an area rug for extra insulation on the floor. For every degree you lower your heat in the 60°-70° range, you can save up to 5% on energy costs.

2. Let the Sunshine In. 


When the sun is shining, you can take advantage of free heat! Open the curtains on your south-facing windows to allow the rays to come in and heat your home. Now we're not saying you can turn your heat completely off and rely on the sun, but you can lower your thermostat a few degrees and let the sun compensate for that. When the sun goes down, be sure to close your curtains to help keep the heat inside!

3. Adjust the Thermostat. 


Another easy way to decrease your electricity usage is to adjust the thermostat with your schedule. Turn the heat down while you're away at work and turn it back up when you get home. There's no sense in having it running all the time while no one is there. While you don't want to turn it completely off, because it will take longer and make your unit work harder to get the temperature back up when you get home, you can turn it down a few notches before leaving the house. Many of the newer thermostats are programmable so you can set the times and not have to remember to change it each day.

4. Maintain Your HVAC. 


Having a proper working HVAC system is key to energy efficiency. Be sure to replace or clean your filters as recommended. Dirty filters will restrict airflow and cause your unit to work harder, which in turn increases energy usage. Consider having your HVAC checked out by a professional before the temperatures drop anymore so you can be sure you'll stay warm this winter. In addition, you also want to make sure your vents are unblocked so they're not restricting airflow and causing your HVAC to work harder.

5. 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.

6. 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 the heat inside your home this winter.

7. Have Your Roof Inspected. 


If your home is in need of roof repairs, heat from inside could easily be escaping through your roof. Not only does this cause an increase in your electric bill, but it can also cause minor roofing issues to turn into major roofing problems. Heat escaping through the roof can lead to ice dams and other water damage risks. Schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks today!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we've got all your roofing needs covered! From roof repairs and complete re-roofs to gutters and siding, we're here to make sure your roof and home are in the condition needed to keep the elements out and yourself, as well as your personal belongings, safe inside. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule a free inspection or get a free roofing estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

6 Signs Your Roof Needs Repaired

By making necessary roof repairs when they appear, you can greatly reduce the costs associated with roofing problems. Replacing your entire roof is something you don't want to deal with, so making necessary repairs early can help you avoid this large expense. How do you know if your roof needs repaired though? In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers a few signs to look for.

1. Curling Shingles


Curled shingles are a sign of both aging and excessive heat. These shingles are highly susceptible to wind uplift and ice damage. If just the corners of the shingles are curling, you won't need to replace the entire roof yet. Sometimes the south-facing side will be the only one with heat damage, and therefore you can just replace or repair the one side.

2. Damaged or Missing Shingles


A few cracked shingles should be replaced before the problem expands. Replacing missing or damaged shingles is relatively easy and inexpensive compared to a complete re-roof. Torn or damaged shingles that are limited to a specific area can be removed and new ones can be installed in their place. 

3. Buckling Shingles 


Buckling shingles are visible waved distortions that typically run vertically up a roof slope. They are highly susceptible to wind and ice damage, and can be easily torn off. Wet or poorly installed underlayment is often the culprit in these situations. If you notice buckled shingles in just one area, your Lake of the Ozarks roofer can repair the spot for you to avoid further damage that could lead to a re-roof.

4. Missing Granules


As asphalt shingles age, they begin to lose some of their granules. While this is normal, if you see an excessive amount of granules in your gutters, there might be more of an issue than just aging. Look to see if the bare spot is limited to a certain area, maybe physical damage such as a tree limb scraping across the roof is the cause of granule loss. If this is the case, you might be able to replace just the shingles in that area that are missing granules. Shingles without granules are weaker and can become an entry point for water.

5. Damaged Flashing 


Damaged flashing creates an easy entry point for water. Inspect flashing areas around skylights, valleys, eaves, rakes, wall details, stacks and chimneys for separation, lifting or dried out caulking. Flashing can lift and separate due to general expansion and contraction. Make sure your flashing is repaired/replaced before winter weather arrives to avoid water damage to your home.

6. Signs of Leaking or Water Damage 


In addition to looking at the condition of your roof from the outside, you should inspect your attic. If you notice any signs that water may be getting in, you'll want to investigate where the problem is originating. Things to look for include: a bowed or sagging roof, water stains, wet insulation, spots where light is shining in, and/or any mold or rotted wood. If you roof is leaking in just one spot, chances are you can have just that area repaired.  

Now is the time to get any necessary Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs completed, before the winter weather arrives! Give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. If you are unsure about the condition of your roof, have us come out for a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

4 Common Winter Roof Problems

While the weather may not indicate winter is coming, it will arrive sooner or later. Now is the time to make sure your roof is ready for the possibility of harsh winter weather. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company addresses several common winter roof problems you should be aware of.

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 months is ice dams. An ice dam is the result of an accumulation of ice and water on the roof and under the shingles. They form when the upper areas of a roof are at above-freezing temperatures and the lower-hanging areas are below-freezing. Melting snow and ice runs down the roof and then re-freezes on the edge of the roof and in the gutters. Then water backs up and pools behind the ice dam, causing the possibility of a leak to form. Ice dams can potentially cause major water damage to your home if not addressed early on.

3. Icicles. 


In addition to ice dams, icicles can also form. Icicles are often a result of clogged gutters and downspouts. With nowhere for the roof runoff to go on warmer, sunny days. It pools up at the roofs edge and then refreezes into icicles. These icicles present a danger to both people and pets because they have the potential of breaking off and falling onto whatever is beneath. The weight of icicles can also lead to roofing and gutter damage. Before winter arrives, be sure to clean out your gutters of all debris so the melting snow and ice will have a place to go. 

4. Tree Limbs. 


During the winter months, trees can also pose a threat to your home. Under the weight of snow and ice, branches can easily snap and fall onto your roof. In some cases the damage might be minor, but you run the risk of having a branch puncture you roof, creating an opportunity for major leaks and damage inside your home. To protect your home and your family this winter, be sure to trim back trees and branches that come within 6 feet of your roof. This will also help keep critters from trying to seek warmth in your attic. 

If you're concerned with how your roof will hold up this winter, or if you're unsure of the condition of your roof, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call to schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. We'll be able to let you know if your roof is in good shape or if you should consider some repairs before the snow and ice arrive. 

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Friday, October 28, 2016

11 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? Are you struggling to find a costume before that Halloween party this weekend? Your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help! In today's blog, we offer some quick solutions to your Halloween costume problems.

Ghost 

You can never go wrong with the tried and true ghost costume! Grab an old white sheet, cut out some eyes and draw a mouth on if you choose. 

Bubble Gum Machine

Head to the store and grab yourself a bag of multi-colored pom-poms! Glue them onto a white shirt and affix a 25¢ sign underneath the "gum balls." Consider adding some pom-poms to a headband to wear on your head.

Bread Winner

Grab a bright colored shirt and a fake medal, then carry around a loaf a bread and there you have it - you're the bread winner!

Smarty Pants 

Grab an old pair of pants and glue on some smarties candies. Find a pair of black reading glasses or toy glasses, and wrap some tape around the center. To finish off the costume, attach a bow tie around your neck.

Crazy Cat Lady

Grab a bathrobe and attach some cat stuffed animals to it. Then do up your hair in curlers and you've become one of those crazy cat ladies!

Party Animal

Throw on your favorite animal print clothes, add some animal ears if you have a pair. Then run to the store and grab some party hats and party horns to complete the party animal costume.

Tacky Tourist

Rummage through your closet to find that old Hawaiian button-up shirt, or swing through a local thrift shop to find one. Find a straw hat or a floppy beach hat. Add a lei and a camera around your neck and your costume is complete!

Bulletin Board 

Dress in a solid brown shirt. Then take a stack of post-it notes, write down a few reminders and to-dos, and then stick them to yourself!  Carry around some extra post-its and a pen so others can leave messages on you all night.

Movie Theater Floor

All you need for this costume is a black shirt and some candy wrappers! Glue movie theater candy boxes, candy wrappers, a plastic lid and straw, and maybe some napkins to your black shirt and there you go! You could even pop some popcorn and glue a few pieces of that to your shirt as well.

Spider 

For any easy spider costume, dress in all black. To make the extra legs, get some pairs of black panty hose and add some stuffing from the craft department.

Grapes

Grab a bunch of either purple or green balloons and attach them to your shirt. Then add some greenery around your head for the leaves, and you're now a bunch of grapes.

Happy Halloween from Above & Beyond Roofing! We hope these costumes ideas some in handy while you're scrounging around for something to wear this weekend. Keep in mind that Halloween marks the middle of fall, and means that winter is quickly approaching. Now is the time to get your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 today!

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