2 Big Misconceptions About Roofing Contractors

Before you choose a contractor to handle your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, it's important you do your research. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company addresses two of the biggest misconceptions about roofing contractors. This knowledge will help you to make an informed decision and rule out some contractors from the beginning.

1. Choosing the Contractor with the Lowest Price Saves You Money. 
When it comes to making purchases, price is always top of mind for people. It's important to realize though, that with a lower price often comes a lower quality. Applying this principle when hiring a roofing contractor is important. Be sure to ask for estimates from multiple contractors. If an estimate comes in lower than the others, you need to ask yourself what's being left out or what shortcuts are being taken to make this quote lower than the others. While the upfront costs may be cheaper to choose contractor A over contractor B, the quality of the work…

5 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Roof

In the age of DIY-ers, everything thinks they can google a few things and get it all accomplished on their own. However, some things are better left to the professionals. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing experts discuss some of the common mistakes people make when it comes to roofing.

Mistake #1: Power Washing Your Roof
Keeping your roof clean is an important part of roof maintenance. It's important to keep your roof free of debris, algae, moss, etc., as these things can cause damage to your roof. Unfortunately, power washing isn't the best way to accomplish that. Too high of a water pressure can actually cause damage to your roof, forcing water up under the shingles that can then make its way into your home.

Mistake #2: Walking on Your Roof 
Walking on your roof is an easy way to damage your roof. Lake of the Ozarks roofing professionals know how to properly work on your roof without causing damage, but the average Joe usually does not. Not only is climbin…

Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector About the Roof

When buying a home, you want to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. You don't want to close on the home only to find out a bunch of costly repairs are in order. When it comes to the roof, you want to make sure it's working properly, doesn't need any repairs and still has some time left in its lifespan. Here's a list of questions that you should ask your home inspector about the roof of the home you're thinking about buying.

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 Roof Damage 
The other big question you want to ask is if there's any roof damage, no…

Where Did the Easter Bunny Come From?

Traditionally, Easter was a religious holiday. While many people still celebrate it this way, the holiday has become highly commercialized. People around the world celebrate with Easter egg hunts and lots of candy. Where did the whole idea of the Easter Bunny actually come from though? Keep reading to find out.

History of the Easter Bunny
While the exact origins of the "Easter Bunny" remain somewhat of a mystery, rabbits are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life. Many pagan cultures across Europe held spring festivals to celebrate the renewal of life and promote fertility. One of the festivals was in honor of Eostre or Eastre, the goddess of dawn, spring and fertility. The festival was closely linked to the hare and eggs because of their fertility symbolism. Since the Eostre festival occurred around the same time as the Christian's celebration of Christ's resurrection, so the two celebrations became one. In German writings from the 1600s, the pagan rabbit image…

The Pros and Cons of Asphalt Roofing

Of all the possible roofing materials out there, asphalt shingles are the most common among homeowners, especially here in the Midwest. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company presents a list of the pros and cons of asphalt roofs.

Pros of Asphalt Roofs
1. Less Expensive - The biggest pro to choosing asphalt for your roofing material is that it is the least expensive option. The fact that they are the most affordable is why many homeowners choose asphalt shingles. Asphalt is the most economically viable options when it comes to roofing material.

2. Easy Installation - Asphalt roofing shingles are easier to install than other types of roofing materials. This saves both on time and labor costs for the installation. In fact, Above & Beyond Roofing can turn the average roofing job in just one day!

3. Variety of Color Options - The other great thing about asphalt shingles is that they come in a wide variety of colors and styles. You can find the perfect option…

St. Patrick's Day Trivia to Share

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, the Irish holiday full of luck and everything green! How are you celebrating the holiday this weekend? Are you headed out with family and friends? To add to the entertainment, share some of these fun trivia questions with them and see who knows the most about St. Patrick's Day and the Irish!

1. What does Erin go Bragh translate to? 
A. Happy St. Patrick's Day
B. Ireland Forever
C. Good Luck
D. Go Ireland

2. The very first St. Patrick's Day Parade was not held in Ireland. Where was it held? 
A. Boston
B. Philadelphia
C. New York City
D. Savannah

3. The traditional color of St. Patrick's time was not green, but what color? 
A. Orange
B. White
C. Blue
D. Gold

4. Ireland's national symbol is what? 
A. The Shamrock
B. The Celtic Harp
C. The Celtic Cross
D. The Leprechaun

5. St. Patrick was not actually born in Ireland, but kidnapped and taken there. Where was he born? 
A. England
B. Germany
C. Belgium
D. Wales

6. Why is St. Patrick's …

Repairing Your Gutters Before Spring

The official start of spring is less than two weeks away! The winter season can take a toll on your gutters. Ice dams are a major cause of gutter damage. Make sure you're gutters are properly installed and repairs are made if needed before the spring rains roll in. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of properly maintained gutters from your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Importance of Gutters
The proper installation and maintenance of a home gutter system cannot be stressed enough. It's a part of your home that often gets overlooked until major problems arise. Spring rains can wreck havoc on your home if not properly controlled by rain gutters. Gutters provide many benefits to homeowners including: avoiding foundation problems, preventing flooding under the house and in basements, preventing erosion around the home, preservation of landscaping and turf, preventing water damage to siding, preventing water staining on brick and stone masonry, pre…