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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 $7…

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

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…

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'oeuvresCash Bar EntertainmentSpontaneous SerendipityCaptain Geech & the Shrimp Shack ShootersSilent Auction
Sponsorship The $450 Table Sponsorship includes:  Reserved Seating for 10 Entry for 10 to Exclusive VIP Party at 6 PM10 Drink Tickets at VIP Party Continual Media RecognitionLogo on Event Sponsorship Slideshow
Needed Toys  Please bring a NEW unwrapped today to the event.  Below is a list of toys needed this year:


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…

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 g…

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

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.


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 $9.9…

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 RoofEliminate 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. R…

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.

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…

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 TermsAmerican 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 na…

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 gutt…

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 landfillOffsets need for newly mined asphalt and aggregateCreates jobs for recycling locationsReduces the cost for pavingHomeowners 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…

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, 2014Time: 5-8 PMLocation: The Resort at Port Arrowhead 
Cost: $20 per person, which includes:
Drink TicketSoup, Salad, Potato Bar and DessertEntertianmentDoor Prize Entry 
Charity: Lake Regional Cancer Center to assit with breast cancer treatment/services including:
WigsTransportationMammogramsNutritional SupplementsOther 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 at…

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 …