Wednesday, June 21, 2017

4 Things to Know When Preparing for a Roof Installation

Installing a new roof on your home can be an overwhelming project. There are a lot of decisions you will need to make, and a new roof is a big investment. Today's blog from the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a few things you should be aware of before starting a roof installation:

1. It's Important to Choose the Right Installation Team.


The most important step in preparing for a new roof is to find the right contractors for the job. You want an experienced, trustworthy company that's going to make everything run smoothly. Shop around, get quotes and be sure to check references! You can find testimonials and references for Above & Beyond roofing right on our website - check them out here:

2. Purchase the Best Quality Material You Can Within Your Budget.


While you want your roof to last, you also don't want to break the bank. Start by creating a budget. Keeping a healthy budget will help you make informed decisions as you go and help you love the finished product. It's hard to enjoy a new roof with an empty bank account or a low quality roof. Find a balance between what you can reasonably afford and the quality of material.


3. Schedule the Installation Outside of Rainy Season.


When undergoing a new roof installation, your home is a construction site. While experienced roofers are great at getting the job done quickly without cutting corners, they can't control the weather. If you want to avoid delays, try to schedule your roof installation for a season when you're likely to avoid rain, snow or other weather that would prevent roofers from being able to work.

4. Get a Contract in Writing Before Work Begins.


If you've done your research and hired a reputable roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, then you'll likely not have to worry about them keeping their word. However, it's still a good idea to get everything in writing before the work begins. Have your roofer provides a detailed estimate and contract, outlining what work will be done and how long it's projected to take. Knowing what to expect will help ease your mind throughout the process.

Are you in need of a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks? Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for a free roof estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks today! We specialize in residential and commercial roofing around the entire Lake area and have more than 100 years'combined experience in the industry. Trust Above & Beyond Roofing for all your roofing needs!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

18 Quotes About Dads to Share For Father's Day This Weekend

In honor of Father's Day this weekend, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company put together a list of some of our favorite quotes about dads. Enjoy! 

"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad." - Anne Geddes

"It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons." - Johann Friedrich von Schiller

"To her, the name of father was another name for love." - Fanny Fern, Fresh Leaves

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." - Unknown

"My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it." - Clarence Budington Kelland

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." - Unknown

"A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow." - Unknown

"I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom." - Umberto Eco

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." - Sigmund Freud

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song." - Pam Brown

"It's only when you grow up and step back from him - or leave him for your own home - it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it." - Margaret Truman

"The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family." - Reed Markham

"A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father." - Frank Abgnale

"The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." - Theodore Hesburgh

"Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person." - Naveen Jain

"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." - Ruth E. Renkel

"I've had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started." - Bartrand Hubbard

Happy Father's Day from Above & Beyond Roofing! We hope you enjoyed these quotes. If you have a favorite of your own that you would like to share with us, leave it in the comments! Remember, if you're in need of Lake of the Ozarks roofing services, we're the company to call. If it needs a roof, we can do it, from the doghouse to your house!

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Your Roofing Specialists at the Lake of the Ozarks

Above & Beyond Roofing is your locally owned residential and commercial roofing specialist! The company originally started in Madison, Wisconsin in 2000, but moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area in 2004. If you're looking for an experienced roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, look no further. The owner alone has 20+ years of experience, while the team combined has more than 100 years experience.

Roofing Services at the Lake of the Ozarks


From free roof inspections to new construction and everything in between, Above & Beyond Roofing is the company to call. There's literally no roofing job too big or too small. Some of the roofing services we offer include: three-tab shingles, architectural shingles, cedar shake shingles, tile roofs, metal roofs, new construction, complete re-roofs, tearoffs and flat roofs. Our services don't stop there though; we also offer siding, soffit, fascia and gutter installation. We guarantee high quality work, along with professional and personal service. 


Your Preferred Contractor 


Don't just take our word for it, we have certifications to prove that we are your preferred roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks! What does that mean? Owens Corning picks the best of the best to be a part of their Platinum Preferred Contractor Network. These contractors represent less than 1% of the roofing contractors in the industry. Above & Beyond Roofing is one of the few to meet all the criteria of becoming an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred contractor. This includes: being in good standing with the BBB, undergoing a Dun & Bradstreet credit rating, not having filed bankruptcy in the past 7 years, holding at least $1,000,000 in general liability insurance, having operated under the same business name for a minimum of 3 years, carrying all state and local licensing and insurance. To learn more, check out our blog on being an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. We are also a Weatherbond Preferred Contractor and Tamko Pro Certified Contractor. 

Above & Beyond Service Areas 


At Above & Beyond Roofing, we specialize in commercial roofs and residential roofs. Our office is located in Osage Beach, MO and we focus on work in the Lake of the Ozarks area. However, we also service Jefferson City, Lebanon, Warsaw and Fort Leonard Wood. If it needs a roof, we can do it... from the dog house to your house!

For more information, check out our website at: www.LakeOzarkRoofing.com. There you will find testimonials and references, as well as pictures of our work. We are your trusted roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks! For all your roofing needs, give us a call at 573-302-0354. Remember that we offer free roof estimates and free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

4 Summer Roofing Maintenance Tips

A new season means new reasons to make sure your roof is still in proper working condition. With summer underway, it's time for some summer home maintenance and that includes your roof. A couple weeks ago we discussed some common summer roofing problems. Today's blog offers some tips on what you can do to prevent some of those issues from occurring:

1. Look for Signs of Exterior Damage 


Many roofing problems go unnoticed until they begin affecting the interior of the home. By that time, as small repair has turned into a much bigger and more costly issue. Therefore, it's important to start your summer roofing maintenance by walking around your home and observing the roofing area - or better yet have Above & Beyond Roofing come out for a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. Fixing damaged shingles or broken gutters early can help you avoid costly roof and home damages down the road.

2. Clean Your Gutters and Drains


Keeping your gutters and drains clear of debris is one of the most important roofing maintenance tips you can follow. You should be sure to clean them out regularly, not just in the fall after all the leaves has fallen. Debris can get stuck in there any time of the year. This can lead to blockage of water flow, which can cause water to back up on your roof, causing water damage to the roof decking and sometimes even inside your attic. When cleaning out your gutters, look for accumulation of shingle granules, as that could signal your roof requires immediate attention.

3. Check Your Ventilation System 


Proper ventilation is critical in ensuring the integrity of your roof. Start by analyzing your utility bills from month-to-month. While changes in cost will fluctuate some with the change of seasons, any large changes within the same season could indicate an inefficient home roofing ventilation system or insufficient insulation. By addressing ventilation issues early on, you'll not only save on electricity costs, but also the costs of major roof and home repairs.

4. Trim Back Tree Branches


Summer storms can be just as damaging as those in the winter months. Be sure to trim back any large trees overhanging your roof, especially any dead trees and/or branches. If not removed, they can pose a threat to your roof in the event of any major wind or rain storms. In addition, the removal of branches can help cut back on the amount of debris that ends up in your gutters and downspouts. 

The team at Above & Beyond Roofing is here to ensure your roof is in proper working condition this summer! When you choose our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company, both inspections and estimates are FREE. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule an appointment today!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Test Your Knowledge This Memorial Day Weekend

The long weekend we've been waiting for, the unofficial kick off to summer, is finally here. However, let's not forget the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day, to honor those who've fought and died in the war. How many of these Memorial Day trivia questions do you know the answer to? Add some entertainment to your holiday weekend by testing the knowledge of your friends and family as well. 

1. When was Memorial Day first celebrated? 


A. May 29, 1777
B. May 30, 1868
C. May 28, 1804
D. May 30, 1835

2. Who started the custom of wearing red poppies on Memorial Day? 


A. Moina Michael
B. John McCrae
C. James A. Garfield
D. Francis A. Walker

3. Who ordered the Memorial Day holiday to be observed by decorating the graves of those who died in war? 


A. General James Garfield
B. Jefferson Davis
C. Abraham Lincoln
D. General John A. Logan

4. Memorial Day was first known as what day? 


A. Civil War Day
B. Decoration Day
C. Honor Day
D. It's always been called Memorial Day.

5. What song is often played at ceremonies on Memorial Day?


A. The Star Spangled Banner
B. America the Beautiful
C. Taps 
D.  My Country 'Tis of Thee

6. Which state was the first to officially recognize Memorial Day? 


A. New York
B. Maryland
C. Pennsylvania
D. Connecticut

7. In what year was Memorial Day declared a federal holiday? 


A. 1951
B. 1971
C. 1915
D. 1868

8. Memorial Day started because of those who died in which war? 


A.World War I
B. World War II
C. The Korean War 
D. The Civil War

9. Who gave the speech at the first Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery? 


A. James A. Garfield
B. Ulysses S. Grant
C. Robert E. Lee
D. John A. Logan

10. Some Southern states still observe a Confederate Memorial Day. How many states do this? 


A. 9
B. 6
C. 4
D. 2



TRIVIA ANSWERS


1. B - May 30, 1868
2. A - Moina Michael
3. D - General John A. Logan
4. B - Decoration Day
5. C - Taps
6. A - New York
7. B - 1971
8. D - The Civil War
9. A - James A. Garfield
10. B - 6

Above & Beyond Roofing hopes you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! For all your roofing needs, we're your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. We offer free roof inspections and free estimates. Give us a call at 573-302-0354.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

3 Common Summer Roofing Problems

While the winter season may be the harshest in concern with your roof, the summer season presents its own problems. Today's blog from your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks focuses on a few common roofing problems experienced during the summer season:

1. Deteriorating Shingles. 


Over exposure to UV rays from the sun can cause your asphalt shingles to deteriorate faster. Super dry shingles can eventually fall off, leaving your roof deck exposed to the elements. If you notice any loose shingle granules in your gutters or downspouts, your shingles may be reaching the end of their life. Be sure to have your Lake of the Ozarks roof inspected regularly so you're aware of the condition of your roof and how soon you may need to budget for a new one. The roof adhesive can also melt and require repair during extremely high temperatures and intense sun exposure.


2. Storm Damage. 


Summer storms can bring about conditions just as bad as those during the winter. While snow and hail may not be involved, strong winds and heavy rains can take their toll on your roof too. If your roof is already in poor condition, i.e. loose shingles, cracks, or sagging areas, these storms can bring about major issues, such as leaks, resulting in costly roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks.

3. Moss and Algae Growth. 


The summer season is prime time for moss and algae growth. Moss coverage on your roof can cause moisture damage and rotting of the wood underneath your roof surface. Overtime, moss can become more attached and require pressure washing to remove it. It's important to have a professional complete this task as high water pressure on your roof can cause damage and other moisture issues, which is what you're trying to avoid.

As summer approaches, if you're concerned with the integrity of your roof, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. We offer FREE roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. We focus on both residential and commercial, and we guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

7 Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just two days away. Did you forget to get something special for your mom, grandma or wife? Don't worry, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to help you out with a list of great last-minute gift ideas for mom!

1. DIY Bookmark. 


Does mom love to read? Make her something special to stick in her book to mark the page. Each time she sees the bookmark, she'll think of you. You can use pictures, colorful paper, stickers, yarn or any other craft supplies you already have around the house. This is a great project for dads to do with their kids.   

2. Breakfast in Bed. 


A tried and true Mother's Day present option is breakfast in bed! There's something super sweet about serving mom breakfast in bed. When she typically gets up early to make breakfast for the rest of the family, today is the day to make her feel special. Let her relax while you take care of the food, and let her enjoy the morning from the comfort of her own bed.

3. Flowers, Chocolate and Wine. 


While it may seem cliche, almost every woman loves flowers, chocolate and wine! You can't go wrong with this gift. Grab a bouquet of her favorite flowers from the store, or better yet, pick some flowers yourself. Find a gourmet chocolate shop and get her something special, more than just a typical bag of Hershey's kisses. Add a bottle of her favorite wine and you'll be the best husband or child ever.

4. The Perfect Subscription. 


Does mom love reading magazines? Does she enjoy trying new foods and snacks? Does she love pampering and beauty products? There's a subscription service out there for just about anything these days. While she may not have something fancy to open on Mother's Day itself, she'll get to continue receiving gifts for months to come. Find the perfect subscription for her and make a card that let's her know something awesome is on the way for her.

5. A Memorable Experience. 


If mom's more about making memories and experiencing things than getting gifts, consider purchasing theater or concert tickets. Gift certificates for her favorite restaurant, a spa day, a painting class or a wine tasting tour. Think about what mom enjoys most and plan an experience she'll remember for a lifetime!

6. A Clean House. 


If mom typically does all the chores around the house, let her have a break for the day. From doing the laundry to washing the dishes, every little thing you can do to help mom out goes a long way. This doesn't just have to be on Mother's Day either; show your appreciation and love for her by regularly helping out around the house. 

7. A List of Reasons You Love Her. 


Sometimes simple is best. You don't need to spend a lot of money to show mom how much you love and appreciate her. Sometimes she just needs to hear it from you. Make a list of reasons you love her. You could write them in a book, with accompanying pictures or write them down on slips of paper to put in a jar, so she can read a new one each day.

Another wonderful gift to give mom is peace of mind, peace of mind that the roof over her head is protecting her and her family. Schedule a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks today by calling 573-302-0354. Happy Mother's Day from Above & Beyond Roofing!

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