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Don't Let Your Christmas Tree Become a Fire Hazard!

Tis' the Season and everyone is in the full holiday swing!  The lights are on the tree and and the final decorations are in the perfect place.  

If you have chosen a real Christmas Tree for your home, be aware while it is beautiful with an awesome aroma, it can also be a fire hazard if not cared for properly.  Don't forget, artificial trees and burning candles can also be a hazard. 

Here are some facts about home holiday fires:
One of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems.Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 40 reported home structure Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home structure fires.  A heat source too close to the tree causes roughly one in every six of Christmas tree fires.  More than half (56%) of home candle fires occur when something that can catch on fire is too close to the candle.…

Christmas Parade on the Bagnell Dam Strip This Saturday!

Holiday festivities are in full swing!  One of our favorite family events is the Lake Ozark Christmas Parade.  This year marks the 29th year of this annual favorite that begins at 1pm on Saturday, December 14th.

Lead by the Marine Corp League Honor Guard, the parade will depart from Hwy 242 and proceed down Bagnell Dam Boulevard to the Dam.  Following the Grand Marshall, Santa and Mrs. Claus along with their adorable elves will arrive via Santa's awesome sleigh. 

Casper the semi-truck, lit with over 2,000 lights pulls the sleigh through the route as all the helpers through treats to the kiddos lining the streets.

Many other favorites are expected to return again this year including the Corvette Club, School of the Osage Marching Band, various civic groups, dance troupes and more! 

Santa will arrive at the White House following the parade to hear all of the wish lists and hand out stockings filled with goodies.  Like many events in the Lake Area this is free to attend so get out soak u…

Celebrate Christmas While Helping Children in Need!

Everyone seems to be getting in the Christmas Spirit around the Lake!  But if you aren't quite there yet, we have the perfect suggestion that is sure to put you in the mood.  
One of the most exciting parties of the year is the Lake Area Christmas for Kids Benefit which is this Sunday, December 8th at the Country Club Hotel & Spa.  The party kicks off to the general public (21 & over) at 7pm and no reservations are needed.  Just bring $15 and an unwrapped gift per person to get in the door.  ($20 additional without toy)

There is a huge silent auction featuring items at all price points, as well as a live auction that follows.  You can enter to win huge wine and liquor baskets along with lottery trees filled with tickets!  All of this plus entertainment - there is so much going on all night long you just won't want to miss it!

The Ozark Coast Kiwanis Chapter partners with the Christmas for Kids committee to host this event that helps hundreds in the area.  All proceeds ben…

Thanksgiving Holiday Happenings at Lake of the Ozarks

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends no matter where you are.  If your Holiday plans bring you to the Lake, you can find plenty of fun events for the whole family!  

Here are a few things to consider:
Thanksgiving Feasts Galore!  If you are in town visiting and don't want to cook or don't have the kitchen to do it in - no problem!  Many area resorts and restaurants are offering fabulous buffets:  Country Club Hotel & Spa, Camden on the Lake, The Lodge of Four Seasons, Tan Tar A Resort and the Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook all are having scrumptious  buffets.  If you prefer a sit down dinner with all the traditional fixin's head over to J. Bruner's for all the tastes of home!Take part in the Turkey Trot 5k at Tan Tar A Resort Saturday, November 30th at 9am.  This is a great way to get rid of that extra piece of pie!  Entry is a non-perishable food item or unwrapped toy to go to those in need this Christmas season.Bluegrass Festival at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard i…

6 Easy Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill This Winter

The winter months are upon us and with old man winter comes escalating heating costs! Although there is no way to completely avoid the increase, there are some easy ways that you can cut monthly bills without too much effort.  

Check out these helpful energy saving tips!
Seal up windows. Ideally you will have well insulated reinforced windows.  If not, take time before the temperatures drop too much to seal any leaky windows with caulk or plastic.Know where your power is going.  Power-strips also exist that will monitor how many kilowatts of electricity are being pulled from specific outlets.  A device like this can help you visualize where the extra costs are coming and cut them back.Examine your roof and gutters.  Check for obstructions or areas in need of replacement before they are covered in snow and ice!  If you find anything out of the ordinary call the best Lake of the Ozarks Roofer for a free roof inspection.Unplug charges not in use.  You can simply unplug anything that is not…

Is Your Roof Ready for the Elements of Winter?

Peace of mind is priceless. Especially going into the Christmas Season you want to have as little extra stress as possible!  Set aside a few minutes to examine your roof to avoid unwanted surprises when after the first round of round of winter precipitation falls. Here are some guidelines to help make sure your roof is ready for the elements ahead.  
Examine the framing for any sags or uneven areas.  This could be the sign of damage to the foundation under the shingles.Clean the gutters if you haven't already.  Also make sure they are tightly fastened for proper flow.  Water standing on your roof with no way of escape is a disaster waiting to happen!If you have any natural dips or valley in your roof make sure the area(s) are free of debris.  The additional weight combined with ice or snow could be too heavy for the roof to maintain.Look over the flashing to ensure it is all tightly fastened and no tears or gaps have occurred. Scan the shingles to make sure they are all in place and…

15th Annul Signature Chef's Auction is Tonight!!

The 15th Annual Signature Chef's Auction to benefit the March of Dimes is tonight! This premiere event pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs while raising money to help more healthy babies come into this world.

Both live and silent auctions will take place throughout the evening.  The silent auction will be ongoing while you are sampling the delectable offerings form the various restaurants and caterers.  Later in the evening the live auction takes place offering incredible dining, vacation and entertainment packages of different styles.

Every year a local family who has received help from the March of Dimes is chosen as the Ambassador Family. This year it is Robert and Kristine Sills with baby Kensey who came into this world 8 weeks early.  As she was arriving she received life saving treatment that was a result of research by the March of Dimes.  After a rough beginning, Kensey and her family are happy to be celebrating her first birthday later this month.

This eve…

Building a Solid Foundation Through Professional Networks

There are many factors that play into building a successful business.  One of the most important things is to solidify your business with a solid network of business partners.  

Being locally owned and operated, owners Ben & Melissa understand the importance of playing an active role in their community. Along with the many charitable donations made throughout the community, Above & Beyond Roofing is involved with several business organizations as well.  These are a few of the organizations that have helped them build the Best Roofing Company at Lake of the Ozarks
Better Business Bureau (BBB) - Above & Beyond Roofing holds an A+ rating with the BBB and has been an accredited business with BBB since 2008.Chambers of Commerce - Above & Beyond Roofing holds membership in several area Chambers of Commerce in the community they serve.  Those include:  Camdenton, Lake Area, Lake West and Warsaw Chambers'. Business Networking International (BNI) - Through their membership in …

The Time to Winterize is Here!

Dropping temps, turning leaves and shorter days means it is time to winterize your home.  This "honey-do" is never at the top of the list but it is a necessary maintenance.  By doing a few simple things you can save a ton of money through the winter months.
Block the leaks!Find the leaks on a breezy day by walking around inside holding a lit incense stick to the most common drafty areas.  Be sure to check recessed lighting, window and door frames and electrical outlets. Fill the leaks with caulk or whatever treatment is appropriate. Clean the Gutters! Once the leaves fall, be sure to get all of the debris out of your gutters.  Clogged drains can cause an ice dam to form causing all sorts of problems.  If you see what looks like damage while cleaning you can request an inspection of your gutters and roof from a Lake of the Ozarks Roofer.Insulate to keep heat in.  At least 12 inches of insulation is recommended in your attic for maximum benefit.  You will not only feel this in …

Above & Beyond Roofing Goes Pink for October

Breast cancer awareness Month is time devoted to to raise awarenessof breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. Supporters hope that greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of breast cancer. Early detection of breast Cancer has been associated with higher long-term survival rates.  Money raised for breast cancer research is hoped to produce a reliable, permanent cure.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, the crew of Above & Beyond Roofing have went PINK to help the cause.  Increasing awareness will help to keep fundraising efforts strong.  Funding is needed both by people battling the illness as well as research for a cure.  

In addition to going pink, owners Ben & Melissa Krokson are donating $1000 to the Lake Regional Cancer Center to help ensure that we have top notch facilities and physicians close to home.

Melissa also serves on the Totes for TaTa's committee, which is an annual fundraising event for breast cancer patients of the La…

Make Your House Spooktacular this Halloween

The way we feel about Halloween around here is - Go Big or Go Home!  Think BIG when planning your outdoor Halloween scheme.  Use large items that are mounted on your roof or hanging from it to make a huge impact.  Many are very affordable!!

Nothing is creepier than looking up and seeing a ghoulish figure looking back at you!  Or a creature that makes you think you are in a cave from Lord of the Rings!  

Here are some things to think about when making your plan.

Use common sense when mounting and attaching items so they don't cause damage.Consider the best way to attach things so the decoration is stable.Especially if attaching to the gutters make sure the piece isn't too heavy.Consider complimenting with white or colored lighting that can add some great effects!Be sure not to block any drainage or exhaust areas.Compliment what is up high with lawn decorations too.  Create a theme from the top down!Use music to play eerie music that will automatically put visitors in the mood! Whi…

Easy Preventive Maintenance for Your Home This Fall

Limited daylight and cooler temps act as a gentle reminder that fall is here and winter is not far behind.  That means time to knock off those honey do's - especially those of an outdoor nature.

With simple preventative maintenance you will save hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the long run.  Here are some things to check off the list while weather still permits!!
Clean your gutters and downspouts.  Make sure the canals and spouts are debris free. If you have a lot of trees surrounding your home, consider gutter guards.Inspect windows and doors to insure the seal is tight and not letting air through.  If air is seeping in either caulk the area to seal it or replace the molding if budget allows.  At minimum consider lining with plastic before the temp drops to low!Hire a Lake of the Ozarks Roofer for a free inspection.  If shingles are curling or cracking, they need to be replaced.  Depending on how many repairs are needed will determine if a patch will do or if a new roof is …

2013 Fall Festivals at Lake of the Ozarks

The cooler temperatures make it the perfect time to get out and enjoy many of the area fall festivals.    Over the next couple of months many communities will offer a variety events in their downtown areas that are perfect for all ages!  Whether you're looking for a parade, car show, homegrown goodies or crafts, you will not be disappointed with the variety of things you will find at these Lake Area Festivals!!  

Here are a few of our favorites coming up soon!
28th Annual Eldon Turkey Festival - Saturday, September 28 - all the action is in downtown Eldon. Music, car show, parade, music, food,vendor booths, and a small midway are all part of the fun and so much more!34th Annual Versailles Old Tyme Apple Festival - Saturday, October 5 - This award winning festival is enjoyed by thousands of festival goers from all over the state and beyond.  The 2013 theme is "A Taste of the Country" which will lend well to many homegrown goodies!Big Bass Bash - October 5-6 - if fishing pea…

From Your House to Your Dog's House

Everyone knows that dog owners will do just about anything for their adopted kiddos.  Making an outdoor home for the pooch with all the comforts of their indoor home is very important.  

There are several things to consider when choosing and placing your pet's humble abode. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

The size of the dog will ultimately determine the interior size needed for comfort of the animal.  Make sure there is plenty of room for him to turn around and stretch out comfortably inside the structure.  The entrance needs to be appropriate for the dogs height and jumping capabilities as well.Elevate the dog house so it is not sitting directly on the ground to avoid water from coating the floor of the house.  Also having a slanted roof that is properly built will help to keep out the elements.  The material used in the roof is important to consider as well to help with naturally heating and cooling.  Consider insulation, depending on your climate, which helps in both hot an…

7 Tips For Keeping Your Gutters Debris Free

Preventive Maintenance Is Key! Any homeowner can tell you that keeping the honey do's checked off is very important and can save you costly repairs in the long run.  

One of the easiest chores to overlook is cleaning the gutters.  Good maintenance is what it takes to keep a waterfall from flowing from your home. 

Here are some easy tips to make cleaning the gutters easier:
Wear gloves if you are digging out debris by hand to avoid cuts and scrapes.Clean in both the spring and the fall so the build up doesn't solidify as much, making it harder to remove.Using a metal scoop will make it easier to remove items wedged tightly in the small space.Have a good ladder of the correct height for your roof so you are above the gutter, providing a more stable base.  A free standing ladder is best but if you must use an extension ladder make sure it is leaning against something stable and not the gutter which will bend under pressure.Get a power washer with a telescopic end that will spray thro…

The 13th Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival is coming up this weekend

The Annual Osage Beach Fall Festival is the City of Osage Beach's main community event and offers a great family-friendly atmosphere that will include free activities for kids!! The festival draws hundreds of kids and adults to enjoy great food, fun, and entertainment

Here is a list of the things you can expect:
Food and refreshmentsBounce houses and other inflatable gamesPetting zooAdopt-A-Pet and pet boothsBow Wow ContestArts and crafts boothsEducational booths and displaysPlease Note:  The FALL FESTIVAL HAS BEEN MOVED TO OSAGE BEACH CITY HALL DUE TO FLOOD DAMAGE AT CITY PARK.
For more information, contact City Hall at 573-302-2000

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being a locally owned and operated Roofing company at Lake of the Ozarks - We are open 7- days a week, and we turn the average roofing job in one day!
Contact Ben or Melissa for a free estimate on your next project - 573-302-0354!
"If it needs a roof we can do it ...
from the dog house to your house!&…

Things to Do at Lake of the Ozarks for Labor Day Weekend 2013

The Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to be for Labor Day Weekend!!  Whether you want to spend the day out on the Lake, get some great deals on shopping, watch the fireworks or just sit back and relax, the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be!!

We have some wonderful local businesses that provide great fireworks displays from land or water.  Check them out and be sure to make your plans to bring the entire family out for a great evening!!  

The following events will take place on September 1st at Dusk:
Lodge of the Four Seasons - 888-265-5500 - www.4seasonsresort.comTan-Tar-A Resort - 800-826-8272 - www.tan-tar-a.comCelebration Cruises - 573-480-3212Tropic Island Cruises - 573-348-0083Bear Bottom Resort - 573-374-6905 - www.bearbottomresort.comThe entire crew at Above & Beyond Roofing hopes you have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!!  

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being a locally owned and operated Roofing company at Lake of the Ozarks - We are open 7- days …

The 2013 Shootout Events are Happening NOW!!!

It's time for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout this week!!  This is a great charity event that draws large crowd to the Lake to watch the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest.  Official speeds of 208mph have been recorded in previous years.  The event has donated $100,000.00 to 22 different organizations in the Lake area!!

Here's a quick glance remaining events!!
August 21- 22 - Shootout in the ParkAugust 22 - Shootout Hall of Fame DinnerAugust 23 - Polylift Poker Run @ Backwater JacksAugust 24-25 Race DayAugust 25 Awards CeremonyFor more information and detail about each of the events, check out the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Website.
Hope to see you at the 2013 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout!!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being a locally owned and operated Roofing company at Lake of the Ozarks - We are open 7- days a week, and we turn the average roofing job in one day!
Contact Ben or Melissa for a free estimate on your next project - 573-302-0354!

Above & Beyond is Proud to be Owens Corning Platinum Prefered Contractors

Above & Beyond Roofing strives to be the Best Roofer at Lake of the Ozarks with high quality work along with professional and personal service.  Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be a Platinum Preferred Contractor with Owens Corning.  

Platinum Preferred Contractors are the top tier of the Owens Corning™ Roofing Contractor Network and meet the following requirements of Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt: 

Be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau Undergo a Dun & Bradstreet® credit rating Not have filed bankruptcy in the past seven 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 We would love the opportunity to improve the roof on your home - give us a call or go online to request a free inspection and quote.
At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being a locally owned and operated Roo…