Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year's Eve Events at Lake of the Ozarks

New Year's Eve is just 2 days away! Do you have dinner plans yet? The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place to celebrate the beginning of a new year!  From family fun to champagne toasts at midnight, the Lake area has something for everyone to participate in on New Year's Eve. Start the new year off right at one of these Lake area events!

"Ring in the Noon Year" on The Ice at Old Kinderhook


Join us on The Ice at Old Kinderhook December 31 for a family fun New Year's celebration! The ice rink opens at 10 am and you'll enjoy a complimentary cookies and milk toast at Noon. Admission is $12 and includes skate rental, session fee, S'mores, Hot Cocoa and the complimentary toast.


New Year's Eve Bash at Old Kinderhook 


Starting at 9:30 pm, we will have a New Year's Eve Bash for the adults featuring an Elvis impersonator. The event will run until 12:30 am. Dinner and drink features will be available prior to the event. Room features are $99 per bedroom and $79 for each additional night. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Contact 573-317-3560 for reservations.


New Year's Party at the Lodge 


Join us at The Lodge of Four Seasons on December 31st for a New Year's Celebration!  The event includes a Live Band, Dancing, Cocktails and Dinner.  The theme is Around the World and tickets are $249 per couple. Call 800-843-5253 for reservations. Room reservations for the night are available for an additional charge.

New Year's Eve at H. Toad's 


Bring in the New Year at Camden on the Lake & H. Toads with free party favors and live entertainment. Special room packages are offered to include dinner on New Year's Eve and breakfast the next morning. Special after bar party with DJ for registered guests from 1 - 3 am. Make New Year's Eve a night to remember at Camden on the Lake and H. Toads!


New Year's Eve Gala at the Country Club 


Celebrate the New Year at the Country Club & Spa with the Lake Ozarks Swing Dance Club from 8 pm to 12:30 am. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members, which includes 2 drinks, party favors and champagne at Midnight. Bring a snack to share and there will be a cash bar. Special dinner and room options are available through the Country Club Hotel.


New Year's Eve Dinner at Seven Springs Winery


Join us for a delightful New Year's Eve dinner, music and fireworks on December 31! Seating begins at 5 pm and tickets are $99 per couple. The menu includes: Caesar Salad, 10 oz. KC Strip with 6 oz. Lobster Tail, Asparagus, Baked Potato, Dinner Roll and Sweet Potato Maple layered Cheesecake. Advanced reservations are required, call 573-317-0100.

Above and Beyond Roofing wishes you and your family a very Happy New Year! If you're New Year's resolutions include some home improvement projects, contact your Lake of the Ozarks roofer about a new roof for your home.  Call us at 573-302-0354 for a free quote!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Do You Know the Words to These Popular Christmas Songs?

Christmas Carols have been a tradition for some time now. Each year, you start hearing them earlier and earlier. Whether you're singing about Grandma getting run over by a reindeer or the birth of Christ, these classic songs get you in the Christmas spirit. Do you know the words to some of the most popular Christmas songs?  Above and Beyond Roofing is here to test your knowledge with this song lyric challenge!

We will get you started with a couple lines of the song and then you finish it out. Good Luck!

1. Jingle Bells


Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O're the fields we go
_____________________

2. Joy to the World 


Joy to the World, the Lord has come!
Let earth receive her King;
___________________________

3. Carol of the Bells


Hark! how the bells
Sweet silver bells
All seem to say,
________________

4. Feliz Navidad


Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
_________________

5. Deck the Halls


Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
______________________

6. All I Want for Christmas is You 


I don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about presents
_________________________

7. Silent Night 


Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
___________________________

8. Away in a Manger


Away in a manger,
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
____________________

9. Frosty the Snowman


Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
___________________________

10. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen


God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
___________________________________________

11. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer


Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there's no such thing as Santa
____________________________________

12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
_________________________________

13. Here Comes Santa Claus 


Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
______________________________________

14. Jingle Bell Rock


Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing n jingle bells ring
________________________________

15. Winter Wonderland


Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
In the Lane, snow is glistening
______________
_________________



**ANSWERS**

1. Laughing all the way
2. Let every heart prepare Him room
3. "Throw cares away"
4. Prospero ano y felicidad
5. 'Tis the season to be jolly
6. Underneath the Christmas tree
7. Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
8. Laid down His sweet head
9. And two eyes made out of coal
10. Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas day
11. But as for me and grandpa we believe
12. Our troubles will be out of sight
13. Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
14. Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
15. A beautiful sight, We're happy tonight

For complete song lyrics to all your favorite Christmas songs, visit: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/christmas_songs/

Your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company wishes you a very Merry Christmas! If you find you need your roof repaired this Winter, give us a call at 573-302-0354. The Winter weather can really take a toll on your roof. Don't forget about our FREE roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks.

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Beware of Holiday Fire Hazards this Season!

Christmas is just 8 short days away and many of you have already at least started putting up your holiday decorations. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Winter months are the leading time of year for home fires. Above & Beyond Roofing wants to ensure your home is safe from fire hazards this holiday season with these holiday safety tips from the NFPA!

Holiday Decorations


One of the most common holiday traditions is decorating your home for Christmas. Be sure to use caution when decorating your Christmas tree, hanging lights and burning candles. The NFPA estimates that from 2007-2011, decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 920 reported home structure fires per year. Check out this video on Fire Safety Tips from the NFPA.

By carefully decorating your Christmas tree this year, you can help make your holiday safer.  Here are some facts and figures on Christmas tree fires and holiday light fires from the NFPA: 
  • Between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires per year that started with Christmas trees. These fires caused an average of 6 deaths, 22 injuries and $18.3 million in direct property damage annually. 
  • On average, one of every 40 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in death, compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home fires. 
  • Electrical problems were factors in 32% of home Christmas tree structure fires. 
  • Christmas tree fires are more likely after Christmas than before the holiday. 
  • The risk of fire is higher with natural trees than artificial ones. However, researchers found that those kept moist are unlikely to catch fire unintentionally. 
  • Holiday lights and other decorative lighting were incolved in an estimated average of 150 home structure fires per year.
  • Electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in 64% of the fires involving holiday or decorative lights. 
  • The top three days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year's Day and Christmas Eve.
 

Holiday Cooking 


During the holidays, many increase the amount of cooking they do.  While Thanksgiving is the leading day for cooking fires, you should be careful each holiday and all year round. Cooking is and has been for some time now, the leading cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries. Take a look at these cooking related fire statistics from the NFPA:
  • From 2007-2011, fire departments responded to an estimated average of 156,600 home structure fires in which cooking equipment was involved.
  • These fires caused an average of 400 civilian deaths, 5.080 reported civilian fire injuries and $853 million in direct property damage per year. 
  • Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in these fires. 
  • Two-thirds of home cooking fires started with the ignition of food or other cooking materials. 
  • Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1% of these fires, but these incidences accounted for 15% of the cooking fire deaths. 
  • Ranges accounted for the largest share, 57% of home cooking fire incidents, while ovens accounted for 16%. 
  • More than half of  reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves. 
  • Overall, cooking related fires accounted for two of every five reported home fires, 38% of reported home fire injuries, 16% of home fire deaths and 12% of the direct property damage resulting from home fires. 

Heat Sources 


During the Winter months, be sure to keep fire safety in mind as you're heating your house. December, January and February are the leading months for home heating fires. Overall, heating equipment is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire deaths according to the NFPA.  Check out these heating equipment fire facts and figures from the NFPA:
  • Space heaters, whether portable or stationary, accounted for 33% of home heating fires and 81% of home heating fire deaths. 
  • The leading factor contributing to home heating fires was failure to clean, principally creosote from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys. 
  • Placing things that can burn too close to heating equipment, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattresses or bedding, was the leading factor contributing to ignition in fatal home heating fires and accounted for 53% of home heating fire deaths. 

Here are some tips from NFPA for getting ahead of the winter freeze:
  • Make sure your furnace has been inspected and serviced by a qualified professional during the last 12 months. 
  • Have your chimneys and vents cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional. Be sure to check for built up creosote.  
  • Be sure to only use dry, seasoned wood in your fireplace or wood stove. 
  • Check your fireplace screen to ensure it is in good condition and secure in its position in front of the fireplace. Make sure the screen is made of metal or heat-tempered glass. 
  • Dispose of cooled ashes in a covered metal container. The ash container should be kept at least 10 feet from teh home and any nearby buildings. 
  • Make sure your children know to stay at least 3 feet away from the fireplace, wood/pellet stove, oil stove or other space heaters. 
  • Only use portable space heaters that have an automatic shut-off. Plug them only into an outlet, rather than an extension cord and place them at least 3 feet from anything that can burn. 
  • Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to make sure they are working properly. 

Your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company urges you to keep these facts in mind when decorating, cooking and heating your home this holiday season.  Happy Holidays from the crew at Above & Beyond Roofing!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lake Area Christmas for Kids this Sunday

'Tis the Season of Giving and a great way to give back is by helping children in need. One of the most exciting Christmas events at the Lake of the Ozarks is this weekend. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast and Lake Area Businesses, Christmas for Kids will be celebrating 25 years! Join us Sunday, December 14 at the Lodge of Four Seasons Campana Hall to take part in this great charity event. Here are the details:

Christmas for Kids Event

You must be 21 to enter the Christmas for Kids event.  While at the event, you will enjoy the following: 
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Cash Bar 
  • Entertainment
    • Spontaneous Serendipity
    • Captain Geech & the Shrimp Shack Shooters
  • Silent Auction

Sponsorship

The $450 Table Sponsorship includes: 
  • Reserved Seating for 10 
  • Entry for 10 to Exclusive VIP Party at 6 PM
  • 10 Drink Tickets at VIP Party 
  • Continual Media Recognition
  • Logo on Event Sponsorship Slideshow

Needed Toys 

Please bring a NEW unwrapped today to the event.  Below is a list of toys needed this year:

  • Legos
  • Books
  • Thomas the Train 
  • Ninja Turtles
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Dinosaur
  • Pokemon
  • Elmo
  • Star Wars
  • Trucks
  • Littlest Pet Shop 
  • Uno
  • Country Music CDs 
  • Electric Shaver
  • Harry Potter
  • Transformers
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Mizzou T-Shirts
  • Princess
  • Make-Up and Hair Accessories
  • AXE Cologne & Body Wash
  • Football, Basketball and Soccer Ball
  • Crayon, Markers and other Art Supplies
  • Barbies, Frozen, Monster High and other Dolls & Accessories

The VIP Party will start at 6 PM and general admission is at 7 PM. Admission is $15 per person, plus a new unwrapped toy! All proceeds benefit underprivileged children in the Lake Area, and CADV, Wonderland Camp, Hope House, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Lake Regional Pediatrics, YMCA, Share the Harvest Food Pantry & Kid's Harbor.  Hope to see you there! 

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12 Tips for Lowering Your Energy Bill this Winter

The season of below freezing temperatures is here. In Missouri, we are bound to see a variety of temperatures throughout the Winter, but many of those nights are sure to get quite cold. In addition to winterizing your roof, there are other aspects of the home you should consider checking as well. Although it is impossible to completely avoid an increase in your utility bills during the winter months, you can use these tips to keep that increase in cost to a minimum. 

1. Lower Your Thermostat


Your furnance uses the most energy during the Winter months and accounts for nearly half of your energy bill. By reducing your thermostat by 10-15 degrees while you're away at work, you can save 5%-15% on your bill. You should also consider bundling up in comfortable sweaters and socks, purchasing flannel sheets and keeping throw blankets handy, so you can keep your thermostat lower while you're home and asleep too.
  

2. Regularly Replace Your Furnace Filter


Depending on the type of furnace filter you purchase, you should change them as often as monthly. You can get filters for as little as a couple bucks, but they do not keep the air as clean. The more expensive filters will do a better job of removing particles from the air and should last a little longer.

3. Check Your Water Heater


Set your waterheater thermostat to 120 degrees to decrease the amount of heat lost into the surrounding area. You can also cut costs by wrappig your old waterheater in an insulation jacket and insulating your hot water pipes.

4. Fill Cracks and Gaps


Check the inside and outside of your home, especially around windows, doors, electrical outlets and chimneys, for cracks and gaps where the warm air can escape and cold air can creep in. Use caulk to fill small spaces and spray foam insulation for larger ones. Prevent cold drafts from blowing in by installing door sweeps on your exterior doors.
  

5. Increase the Amount of Insulation


Although your attic is probably already well insulated, one spot that can be overlooked is the attic door. Adding an extra layer of insulation to it will stop the heat from rising into your attic. While you're in the attic, you should check your ducts for places that need sealed as well.    

6. Treat Your Windows


According to the Department of Energy, windows can account for 10%-25% of heating loss. To decrease this heat loss, you can install window film on the interior side of your windows that is easy to remove when Spring rolls around.  

7. Close Your Chimney Damper


Keep the damper closed when your fireplace is not in use. Chimneys create drafts and pull your warm air up and out of your house.

8. Reverse Your Ceiling Fans 


When you reverse your ceiling fans, the rotated blades push the air that's near the ceiling down toward the floor. Most ceiling fans have an easy to use switch that will reverse them.

9. Utilize the Sun


When the sun is shining, be sure to open your curtains and blinds to take advantage of that heat. Keep the curtains closed at night or when the sun is not shining to reduce heat loss by up to 10%.

10. Close Off Unused Rooms


If you have a spare bedroom, office or other room that doesn't get much use, close it off so you have less house to heat. Seal off the vents in those rooms to direct the flow of air to the rooms you are using and increase your energy efficiency.

11. Get a Humidifier


During Winter, the air inside your home can get very dry. By purchasing a humidifier, you can easily add moisture to the air which makes the air feel warmer and hold heat better. You can then lower your thermostat and still feel comfortable. 

12. Decorate with LED Lights


New LED lights use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than the older incandescent lighting. However, be sure to unplug your Christmas lights before you leave the house and before you go to bed. Just like your other appliances and electronics, the lights will continue to draw power even when not in use. This adds an unnecessary expense to your utility bills.  

By following these simple, low-cost tips, you can save on your energy bill this Winter. If you have any doubts or questions about your roof, contact your Lake of the Ozarks Roofer for an free roof inspection and quote. By taking the time now to prevent Winter damages to your roof, you can save yourself money on monthly bills and avoid costly repairs later. Contact Above & Beyond Roofing today at 573-302-0354.

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

14 Turkey Day Trivia Questions

Thanksgiving Day is almost here! Soon we'll all be surrounded with family, friends and delicious food.  Do you ever think about the first Thanksgiving celebration, how this whole tradition started?  In celebration of Turkey Day, Above & Beyond Roofing brings you these fun trivia questions to test your knowledge!

1. In what year did the first Thanksgiving celebration occur? 

A. 1492
B. 1567
C. 1621
D. 1777

2. Which president made Thanksgiving an annual holiday at the end of November? 

A. Abraham Lincoln
B. George Washington
C. James Madison
D. Zachary Taylor

3. Which of America's founding fathers believed a turkey would make a better national symbol than the bald eagle? 

A. George Washington
B. John Adams
C. James Madison
D. Benjamin Franklin

4. Turkey pardoning has become a holiday tradition as presidents spare certain turkeys from becoming a main course. What did President George W. Bush do with two turkeys pardoned in 2007? 

A. He controversially ate them anyway.
B. He gave them to a cousin, who still cares for them on his Texas ranch.
C. He sent them to Disney World.
D. He used Air Force One to fly the birds to New Hampshire, where they were released.

5. What was the main dish served on the very first Thanksgiving dinner? 

A. Turkey
B. Ham
C. Fish
D. Chicken

6. What other country besides the United States celebrates Thanksgiving? 

A. None, only the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving.
B. Canada
C. Germany
D. Mexico

7. The Detroit Lions played against which team in the first Thanksgiving Day NFL game in 1934? 

A. The Chicago Bears
B. The Green Bay Packers
C. The Minnesota Vikings
D. The San Fransisco 49ers


8. Which Native American tribe joined the Pilgrims on the first Thanksgiving? 

A. Choctaw
B. Arapaho
C. Sioux
D. Wampanoag

9. The Native Americans introduced cranberries to the Pilgrims.  At that time, cranberries where used for what? 

A. Food
B. Medicinal Purposes
C. Dye
D. All of the Above

10. In the United States, approximately how many turkeys are sold for Thanksgiving celebrations each year? 

A. 700 thousand
B. 280 million
C. 60 million
D. 980 thousand

11. Which state consumes the most turkey? 

A. Missouri
B. Ohio
C. California
D. Florida

12. What is the average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving? 

A. 20 pounds
B. 25 pounds
C. 10 pounds
D. 15 pounds


13. At maturity, turkeys will have how many feathers? 

A. 3,500
B. 2,000
C. 2,500
D. 1,500

14. Male turkeys gobble, but what sound do female turkeys make? 

A. They gooble too.
B. Clucking sound
C. Chirping sound
D. They do not make noise.



**ANSWERS**

1. C - 1621
2. A - Abraham Lincoln
3. D - Benjamin Franklin
4. C - He sent them to Disney World.
5. C - Fish
6. B - Canada
7. A - The Chicago Bears
8. D - Wampanoag
9. D - All of the Above
10. B - 280 million
11. C - California
12. D - 15 pounds
13. A - 3,500
14. B - Clucking sound

Your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving this year!  With the holidays, comes that unpredictable Winter weather.  Make sure that your roof can withstand the harsh Winter weather by scheduling a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks today!  Contact your Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 today!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Prevent Your Roof from Collapsing this Winter

The first snow of the Season has made its way to the Lake! Although that fluffly white blanket seems like a beautiful gift of nature, the snow can cause major problems for your roof. To avoid a roof collapse and costly roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, take the time to remove the snow now.  Here's a breakdown of Winter roof protection from HomeSessive.com:

Snow-Covered Roof Dangers


Snow may seem light, but it actually holds a lot of weight.  Think about when you make a snow ball or snowman, that packed snow can be quite heavy.  The weight increases when rain, ice and sleet are added to the snow mixture.  On an average sized roof, just two feet of snow can be the equivalent of 38,000 lbs or 19 tons!  That massive amount of weight puts stress on your roof, weakening its structure.  In addition to the weight, the melting of the snow can cause water seepage, leading to rot, destruction of insulation, attic flooding, ruined gutters and even damage to your home's interior.

Is Your Roof About to Collapse? 


Sagging is the most obvious sign that your Lake of the Ozarks roof is about to collapse.  If you hear any creaking, cracking, or popping sounds, you should leave your home immediately because these are all strong indicators your roof is going to soon collapse.  Other warning signs you should look for include:
  • Severe roof leaks
  • Bowed pipes attached to the ceilings 
  • Cracks in the walls or masonry
  • Doors that pop when open
  • Doors or windows that are difficult to open
In addition to your roof, beware of snow damage to your decks and docks.  These areas of your home are also highly susceptible to collapse from the added weight of snow and ice during the Winter. 


Removing Snow and Ice From Your Roof


Before attempting to remove the snow and ice from your roof, think twice!  Jumping on your roof with a shovel in hand is not a good idea.  Not only can the extra weight of a person lead to increased chances of a roof collapse, but one wrong step can send you sliding to the ground.  Hiring a professional is always a great option, but if you're going to attempt to remove the ice yourself, you'll want to purchase a roof rake.  This type of rake has an extended handle, allowing you to stay safely on the ground while removing the snow from your roof.  Follow these steps to use your roof rake effectively:
  1. Start from the edge and work your way into the roof. 
  2. Use downward strokes. 
  3. Try to scrape the snow along the bottom of the roof, shaving 2 or 3 inches off. 
  4. You don't need to scrape the roof entirely clean, as this can risk damage to your shingles.
Be careful around powerlines because the metal rakes conduct electricity if they come into contact with the lines.  You'll also want to avoid using a ladder as the rungs can freeze and cause you to slip.  You can buy extension poles or longer rakes instead of risking the use of a ladder in the freezing temperatures.

Preventing Ice Damage 


One major problem the snow can cause is a roof collapse, but Winter weather can also cause other problems.  Here are a few extra tips to help you prevent ice damage this season:

  • Get Snow Off the Roof - When the snow starts to melt, due to heat escaping your home, ice dams can form.  The metled water runs down the roof, refreezes and clogs up your gutters.  Since the gutters are now blocked, excess water from the snow continuing to melt is forced under the shingles and can leak into the house. 
  • Add Insulation to Attic Floors - To prevent heat from escaping your home and causing the ice dams mentioned above, make sure your attic is properly insulated and your roof is well ventilated.  
  • Clean Your Gutters Twice a Year - Ice dams are caused by blocked gutters and downspouts. Therefore, its important that you clean your gutters regularly.  Rot and other water-based damage to your home are also issues that can arise from clogged gutters.  You should do this in the Fall before the snow falls (if you haven't already done this, do it now before it snows again) and then again in the Spring to remove all the debris from the Winter weather.  During the Winter months, be sure the downspouts are cleared at ground level from snow and ice.  

By taking these tips into consideration and keeping your roof free of snow and ice,  you can sleep easy knowing that your roof isn't going to collapse over your head.  Trying to prevent damages that Winter weather can cause will save you money on costly repairs down the road.  If you do notice any damage to your roof though, contact the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Above & Beyond Roofing is here to help with all your roof repair needs!  

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks!

The Holidays are a beautiful time at the Lake!  To kick off the holiday season, the Lake of the Ozarks has many events for families to enjoy.  Thanksgiving is just two weeks away and all the best restaurants at the Lake are gearing up for the best Thanksgiving dinners possible. Check out these great places to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast this year!

Thanksgiving Grand Buffet at Old Kinderhook  

Join us for The Trophy Room's Thanksgiving Grand Buffet on Thursday, November 27th from 11 am - 4 pm. The menu includes turkey, prime rib, pork loin, mashed potatoes, dressing, pumpkin pie and more!  Tickets are $31 for adults and $27 for seniors.  Kids ages 5-10 can get tickets for $12, while children 4 & under are free.  For reservations, call The Trophy Room at 573-317-3560.

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Inn at Grand Glaize 


Enjoy this All-You-Can-Eat experience with a panoramic view of the Lake!  Tickets for adults are $16.95, while seniors' are $15.95.  Children from 3-12 are $9.95 and under 3 are free.  The buffet will be served from 11 am to 3 pm.  Please call for reservations.

Thanksgiving Day Feast at HK's


Join us for a fine dining experience this Thanksgiving.  Tickets for adults are $39.95, while children 6-12 are $14.95 and those under 6 are free.  Dinner will be served from 11 am to 3:30 pm.  Please call for reservations.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Tan-Tar-A


Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet in the Grand Ballroom at Tan-Tar-A Resort.  The menu will feature Turkey, Ham, London Broil, Salmon & Shrimp.  Tickets for adults are $27.95, Seniors 55+ are $18.95, Children ages 4-12 are $14.95 and under 3 are free.  Reservations in advance are required. Other Thanksgiving activities going on at Tan-Tar-A include a Tailgate Party from 11 am to 10 pm, a Bonfire & Sing Along with Santa at 6 pm and Lighting of the Christmas Decorations Extravaganza at 6:30 pm.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Camden on the Lake 


Come on in this Thanksgiving and enjoy a delicious meal including slow roasted turkey, peppercorn crusted roasted strip loin, green bean casserole, smoked cheddar mashed potatoes and much more! Enjoy Spontaneous Serendipity as our live entertainment. There will be plenty of food, fun, and family at Camden on the Lake's Thanksgiving Dinner!  Dinner will be served between 11 am and 3 pm.


Thanksgiving Buffett at Country Club Hotel & Spa


Enjoy all of the traditional Thanksgiving favorites alongside family and friends without lifting a finger. Make your reservation today and rest assured we'll do the rest. From hand carved roasted turkey, to salads, casseroles, desserts, and more. Reservations will be seated first. Seating begins at 11 am and the final seating will be at 3 pm. Under 5 eat free, children 6-12 are $12.95, seniors 65+ are $19.95 and adults are $21.95.

With the holidays, comes dropping temperatures and weather changes.  Make sure that your roof is prepared for the harsh Winter weather by scheduling a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks today!  For some things you can do yourself to prepare for the snow and ice, check out our blog on winterizing your roof. Contact your Lake of the Ozarks roofer at 573-302-0354 today!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Winterize Your Roof Before the Snow & Ice Appear

Winter weather in Missouri can vary drastically, you never know what to expect. However, you're sure to experience some type of sleet, snow and ice this Winter season.  The moisture from this Winter weather can take a toll on your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Take some time to examine your roof before the Winter weather kicks in. Here are a few guidelines to help you ensure you're roof will hold up through the Winter.

Winterizing Your Roof

  • Eliminate any low hanging tree branches and other vegetation near your roof.  Ice and snow can accumulate on trees and branches, weighing them down until they snap.  Save yourself some stress and even possibly money by trimming back your branches before a Winter storm hits. 
  • Check your roof for signs of pest infestation and check for weak spots that an animal might exploit in order to stay warm.  Mice, squirrels and raccoons might see your home as a shelter from the cold winter weather and they can cause major damage if they get inside. 
  • Remove leaves and other fallen debris from your roof and gutters.  During the Fall season, your roof can quickly become covered in leaves, acorns and branches.  This debris can help trap moisture on your roof, which can lead to other problems.  It can also clog your gutters.  To ensure that water flows away from your home so it can't cause any damage, its important to clean out your gutters.  If your gutters are clogged, they can't do their job.  
  • Once you have the roof cleaned off, carefully inspect it for any damages. Look for loose or missing flashing around the chimney and vent stacks. Check the shingles for any tearing, curling or missing ones.  Keep your eyes out for shingle granules because they are a sign of serious wear and tear.  If you notice any damages or would just prefer a professional opinion, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. 
  • Check your attic insulation because it plays an important role in protecting your home and roof throughout the winter.  As the sunshine heats the roof and melts the snow and ice, the moisture can cause damage and possible ice dams.  Having sufficient attic insulation will help prevent excess changes in temperature and reduce the risk of damaging your roof. 
  • If your home is in an area that typically sees a lot of snow and ice, you might consider purchasing heat cables.  Heat cables help your roof and gutters perform their best even in the freezing Winter temperatures.  The cables are strategically placed on your roof to help melt away snow and ice without damaging your roof.  

If you have any doubts about your roof lasting through the Winter, give your Lake of the Ozarks roofer a call at 573-302-0354.  We'll come out and inspect your roof for FREE!  By taking the time to check your roof now, you can save yourself money on monthly bills and avoid those costly repairs.

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

10 Halloween Candy Fun Facts

When you think about Halloween, I'm sure costumes is the first thing that pops into your head. However, candy is right up there with them!  For years, children have been dressing up and knocking on doors in search of candy to fill up their buckets with.  Here are some fun Halloween candy facts that you may not know!

Candy Sales


1. American's purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy each year for Halloween.

2. Over 10% of annual candy sales happen in the days leading up to Halloween, at nearly $2 billion in sales.

3. October 28th is the day of the year with the most candy sales, and the top 5 candy selling days all fall in October.

Chocolate


4. In comparison, more chocolate candy is sold during Halloween Week than those weeks leading up to other holidays.  For Halloween, 90 million pounds of chocolate candy is sold, while only 65 million pounds leading up to Easter and 48 million leading up to Valentine's Day.

5. Chocolate is the most popular choice of candy.  Of the $1.9 billion sold in Halloween Candy each year, $1.2 billion is on chocolate and only $680 million on sugar candy.

6. When 3 Musketeers was introduced in the 1930's, it consisted of separate chocolate, vanilla and strawberry pieces.

7. Only 10% of kids prefer to recieve gum for Halloween, while 50% prefer chocolate.

Candy Corn


8. The top selling candy is Candy Corn with over 20 million pounds purchased each year, followed by Snickers, Reese's, Kit Kat and M&M's.

9. Candy Corn is the most searched-for candy term in Google, even more popular than candy apples, gummy works and candy pumpkins.

10. If Branches laid out the candy corn kernels it sells each year end to end, they would wrap around the Earth 4.25 times.

Above & Beyond Roofing wishes you a fun and safe Halloween this weekend!  Don't forget that Halloween means the start of temperatures dropping and weather changing.  Make sure that your roof can withstand the harsh Winter weather by scheduling a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks today!  Contact your Lake of the Ozarks roofer at 573-302-0354 today!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

14 Common Roofing Method Terms

When it comes to putting on a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are many different methods you can use.  The size and shape of your roof will determine what type of methods will work best. Luckily, you can leave the hard work up to your Lake of the Ozarks roofer! However, it might be nice to check out some of the below methods and terminology so you understand what your roofer is talking to you about.

Roofing Method Terms

  • American Method - application of very large individual shingles with the long dimension parallel to the rake.  Shingles are applied with a 3/4-inch space between adjacent shingles in a course. 
  • Bridging - a method of reroofing with metric sized shingles. 
  • Closed Cut Valley - a method of valley treatment in which shingles from one side of the valley extend across the valley, while shingles from the other side are trimmed two inches from the valley centerline.  The valley flashing is not exposed. 
  • Concealed Nail Method - Application of roll roofing in which all nails are driven into the underlaying course of roofing and covered by a cemented, overlapping course.  Nails are not exposed to the weather. 
  • Double Coverage - application of asphalt roofing such that the lapped portion is at least two inches wider than the exposed portion, resulting in two layers of roofing material over the deck. 
  • Dutch Lap Method - application of very large individual shingles with the long dimension parallel to the eaves.  Shingles are applied to overlap adjacent shingles in each course as well as the course below. 
  • Exposed Nail Method - application of roll roofing in which all nails are driven into the cemented, overlapping course of roofing. Nails are exposed to the weather. 
  • Low Slope Application - method of installing asphalt shingles on roof slopes between two and four inches per foot. 
  • Nesting - a method of re-roofing with new asphalt shingles over old shingles in which the top edge of the new shingle is butted against the bottom edge of the existing shingle tab. 
  • Normal-Slope Application - method of installing asphalt shingles on roof slopes between 4 inches and 21 inches per foot.
  • Open Valley - method of valley construction in which shingles on both sides of the valley are trimmed along a chalk line snapped on each side of the valley. Shingles do not extend across the valley. Valley flashing is exposed. 
  • Racking - roofing application method in which shingle courses are applied vertically up the roof rather than across and up. Not a recommended procedure. 
  • Steep-Slope Application (Mansard) - method of installing asphalt shingles on roof slopes greater than 21 inches per foot. 
  • Woven Valley - method of valley construction in which shingles from both sides of the valley extend across the valley and are woven together by overlapping alternate courses as they are applied. The valley flashing is not exposed.

Above & Beyond Roofing is your local residential and commercial roofing specialist!  The owner has over 15 years experience in the industry and the staff has more than 100 years combined.  If you're in need of a roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-302-0354.  Above & Beyond Roofing can help with all your roofing needs from the dog house to your house!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time to Clean Out the Gutters!

Now is the time to be making sure everything is ready to go for whatever weather the Winter season throws your way.  In order to keep your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks in good condition, you'll need to clean out your gutters. Snowmelt needs a place to go or it can cause damage to your roof. Cleaning the gutters is a job that's easily put off, but its important to start now rather than waiting until the last leaf falls!

Clogged Gutter Problems


The problem goes beyond the annoying waterfalls pouring off the roof or the pretty icicles in the winter. Excess water can wreak havoc on your home and cause major damage.  Gutters are designed to properly drain water from the roof down away from the home and its foundation.  If the gutters are clogged, they cannot work properly.  Here are just some of the many problems clogged gutters can cause:

  • Weight - gutters filled to the brim with leaves, twigs and other debris get even heavier when water comes into play.  This stress on the gutters and hanging brackets can pull the gutters off the house.  Falling gutters can also cause damage to lights, windows or anything else they hit when coming down. 
  • Paint/Siding Damage - overflowing water from gutters can damage the paint and siding on a home.  Not only are watermarks unsightly, but if water gets inside a wall the wood rots and loses its integrity.  This type of damage can often go unseen behind the siding until its too late. 
  • Ice-Damming - another major issue with clogged gutters is when blocked water freezes and backs up in the gutters.  This pushes against the roof structure and works its way under the shingles destroying the wood and causing leaks. 
  • Flooded Basements/Cracking Foundations - water that isn't drained away from the house can pool up around the foundation and will expand when frozen.  This expansion can cause cracks which lead to floods in your basement or crawl space. 


Gutter Cleaning Tips


The Lowe's Home Improvement video above does a nice job of explaining how to clean out your gutters, what tools you might need and how to perform minor repairs.  Here are few other tips for preparing your gutters before Winter arrives:

  • Remove Debris - when removing the leaves, twigs and other debris that has built up in your gutters, pay special attention to the downspout.  If debris along with mildew and mud are clogging the downspout, it won't drain properly. 
  • Check Gutter Spikes - check all the spikes that are supposed to go through the gutter, through the fascia board and into the rafter behind it.  It's a good idea to invest in new gutter spikes so the gutters are securely fastened once again. 
  • Watch for Leaks - look for holes in the gutters and cracked caulking in the seams.  Use a chisel to remove the old caulking and replace with new bead silicon sealing to keep water from getting behind the gutters and causing the boards to rot. 
  • Pressure Wash - once you've removed everything, you can start cleaning with a pressure washer.  If you've secured the gutters properly, a pressure washer won't hurt them as long as you follow the pressure washer instructions.  

If you suspect you need some new gutters at the Lake of the Ozarks, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call! In addition to commercial and residential roofing, we offer siding, soffit, fascia and gutters. We guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service.  Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for all your roof related needs at the Lake of the Ozarks!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Recycle Your Shingles to Pave Roadways

As concern for our environment grows, the recycling of asphalt shingles is becoming more important.
Asphalt shingles removed from homes can be recycled by grinding and using in asphalt pavement, rather than piling up in a landfill.  As America's number one recycler, the asphalt industry reuses and recycles nearly 100 million tons of its own product every year!  Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) actually reduces the amount of virgin asphalt cement needed for constructing new roadways. When choosing a roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks that recycles shingles, you are helping the environment!

Shingle Recycling FAQs


1. What are the benefits of shingle recycling? 
  • Saves valuable resources from being sent to a landfill
  • Offsets need for newly mined asphalt and aggregate
  • Creates jobs for recycling locations
  • Reduces the cost for paving
  • Homeowners feel good knowing their shingles aren't ending up in a landfill

2. What are recycled asphalt shingles used for? 

The number one use of recycled shingles is to pave roads!  Ground up shingles are typically added up to 5% to pavement.  In many cases this process actually improves the quality of the pavement.  Other uses include input to make roofing products, cement kiln fuel and road maintenance products. 

3. Do you have to pull out the nails to recycle the shingles? 

You don't have to remove the nails.  They are actually separated by powerful magnets on the shingle grinder.  Once separated, the nails are actually recycled too! 

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we recycle the shingles that are removed from your home. If you're in need of a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call today at 573-302-0354.  We specialize in residential and commercial roofing.  there is literally no job too big or too small. We guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service!

Sources:
http://www.apac-ksmo.com/environmental-benefits.html
http://www.shinglerecycling.org/

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Get Ready for the 5th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas!

Join us next Tuesday night for the 5th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas event! Each year Above & Beyond Roofing owner Melissa Krokson helps with this wonderful charity event.  Purses, totes, wallets and more will be auctioned off all night long.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 raffle.  This is a fun night and great opportunity to support our local community!

Totes for Ta-Tas


Event Details:
  • Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
  • Time: 5-8 PM
  • Location: The Resort at Port Arrowhead 

Melissa Krokson helping sort through
donations from last year's event. 
Cost: $20 per person, which includes:
  • Drink Ticket
  • Soup, Salad, Potato Bar and Dessert
  • Entertianment
  • Door Prize Entry 

Charity: Lake Regional Cancer Center to assit with breast cancer treatment/services including:
  • Wigs
  • Transportation
  • Mammograms
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Other Specific Needs

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Lake Regional Cancer Center.  Last year the event raised $9,221 with nearly 150 participants.  This year we've set the bar even higher with hopes of at least 200 in attendance.  Come on out and help us meet our goal of raising over $10,000 this year!

For more information about the event, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/totesfortatas

Your Lake of the Ozarks Roofing Company is dedicated to not only our clients, but also the community. Since moving to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2004, Ben and Melissa have fallen in love with the Lake area and have become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations to support this community!  

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Brand Promise of Owens Corning

As your Lake of the Ozarks roofer, we want to make sure you're getting not only the best service, but also the best quality products.  That's why at Above & Beyond Roofing, we use Owens Corning roofing products! Read on to see how Owens Corning has become America's #1 shingle brand!


When you buy Owens Corning Roofing shingles, you can rest assured you're getting the highest quality product.  Their shingles undergo extensive testing to ensure they meet industry standards and certifications so you can feel great about your roofing investment.  You will be delighted with beauty of the products and have the confidence that your home is protected!

Owens Corning History


Since 1938, Owens Corning has had a history of innovation.  Their invention of Fiberglas fibers helped transform many markets such as automotive, recreational and building materials. Their PINK Insulation has been used in millions of homes all across the country.  Their first fiberglass shingle patent was in 1965, and they helped convert the old organic shingle marketplace throughout the 1980's.  Today, the fiber glass and asphalt composition of roofing shingles plays a crucial role in the durability and performance of all asphalt shingles.

For more information on the Owens Corning brand, please visit: http://www.owenscorning.com/roofing/basics/roofing-brand-promise/

Above & Beyond Roofing is an Owens Corning Platinum preferred contractor.  Just like Owens Corning, our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is dedicated to quality.  The company's staff has more than 100 years' combined experience in the roofing industry, while the owner alone has 15+ years of experience.  For professional and personal service at competitive pricing, contact Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354.

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being 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 at 573-302-0354!

Be sure to LIKE us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterConnect with Melissa on LinkedIn and Subscribe to our Blog!!

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