Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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 this organization they have helped to generate 1200+ referrals among member businesses and over $13 million in revenue passed between member businesses in the Lake Community in the last year. 
On top of offering top notch products & services (they are Platinum Contractor with Owens Corning) they also offer free roof inspections.  Above & Beyond Roofing considers it a privilege to serve the community that they love.

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!"


CALL 573-302-0354 or 573-280-7159

1212 Spring Valley Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

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 the room temperature but also in your wallet!
  • Check your furnace now to make sure it is working properly. You will also have time to get repairs done if needed before the really cold weather hits.
  • Get your ducts in a row.  They aren't always easy to see, but you can often find them exposed in the attic, the basement and crawlspaces. Repair places where pipes are pinched and fix gaps with a metal-backed tape (duct tape actually doesn't stand up to the job over time).  You should also vacuum ducts periodically to clean out all the dust, animal hair and other particles that accumulate to breathe easier.
  • Reverse the ceiling fan so it is pushing warm air down and keeping it circulating.
  • Ensure window seals are tight and you aren't losing heat and letting in cold.  If you need to put plastic on them be sure to do it before it gets too cold for the seal to adhere tight.
By taking time to do a few simple things you can save yourself money on monthly bills and avoid costly repairs.  We hope you find this information helpful!

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!"


CALL 573-302-0354 or 573-280-7159

1212 Spring Valley Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Above & Beyond Roofing Goes Pink for October

Breast cancer awareness Month is time devoted to to raise awareness of 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 Lake Regional Cancer Center.  It is a silent and live purse auction which raised several thousand dollars earlier this month.


You can also go by T Lafata's Salon in Lake Ozark and see Brittany Leavens, Melissa's stylist.  Brittany is putting pink streaks in your hair for only $6.  One dollar of every "streak" will be donated to help breast cancer patients at Lake Regional Cancer Center.

Their community spirit is just one of the things that sets Above & Beyond Roofing apart from their competition!

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!"


CALL 573-302-0354 or 573-280-7159

1212 Spring Valley Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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.

  1. Use common sense when mounting and attaching items so they don't cause damage.
  2. 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.
  3. Consider complimenting with white or colored lighting that can add some great effects!
  4. Be sure not to block any drainage or exhaust areas.
  5. Compliment what is up high with lawn decorations too.  Create a theme from the top down!
  6. Use music to play eerie music that will automatically put visitors in the mood! 
While you are decorating, glance over your roof to see if you see any damage that has occurred over the year.  If notice damage (or you cause it) be sure to get your roof get a roof inspection from a licensed Lake of the Ozarks Roofer.

These are just some ideas of how to make your home absolutely Spooktacular this Halloween.  Be the talk of the neighborhood and do it up big!!

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!"


CALL 573-302-0354 or 573-280-7159

1212 Spring Valley Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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 needed.  
  • Examine flashing around chimneys, skylights and pipes to make sure no gaps exist for water to find a way through.
  • Exterior painting should be done in the Fall with cool - not cold - temps and lower humidity.  If that is on your list - pick your color and go!
  • Unscrew your garden hose to prevent cracking and a flood this spring when you turn it on.  Drain the hose and store inside to be avoid cracking.
  • Schedule an inspection for your chimney if you have a wood burning fireplace.  
  • Check the battery in your smoke alarm.  For the safety of you and your loved ones - never forget this quick test!
These are just a few of the many things you can do to prepare your home for winter.  Saving money is a great reinforcement not to blow them off!

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!"


CALL 573-302-0354 or 573-280-7159

1212 Spring Valley Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Get Directions