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5 Metal Roof Myths Uncovered

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When it comes to choosing the type of roof for your house, you have so many options to choose from.  If you read our blog from two weeks ago, you've already heard about the many advantages metal roofs provide. However, you may have also heard some things about metal roofs that make you second guess the choice. As your Lake of the Ozarks roofer, we have decided to focus on 5 common myths about metal roofs this week.  MetalRoofing.com has some great information about these myths!  

Lightning
Contrary to popular belief, a metal roof will not increase the likelihood of lightning striking your home. However, if your home were struck by lightning, the metal roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the structure.  Since metal roofing isn't combustible or flammable, its a low risk and desirable option, especially where severe weather such as lightning is concerned.

Rust
Steel metal roofing has a "metallic coating" made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and al…

Memorial Day Trivia

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Memorial Day Weekend is finally here and the season can begin at the Lake of the Ozarks!  In celebration of the holiday weekend, Above & Beyond Roofing wanted to do something fun!  So we have put together some Memorial Day Trivia for you to test your knowledge!  Good Luck!

1. Memorial Day was a response to the loss of American lives in which war? 

a) Revolutionary War
b) Civil War
c) World War I
d) World War II

2. The first Memorial Day celebration was held in which city?

a) Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
b) Waterloo, New York
c) Carbondale, Illinios
d) All of the Above

3. What was the original name of Memorial Day? 

a) Remembrance Day
b) Commemoration Day
c) Decoration Day
d) Dedication Day

4. How many Southern states still observe Confederate Memorial Day? 

a) 9
b) 5
c) 2
d) None

5. In what year was Memorial Day moved from May 30 to the last Monday in May? 
a) 1925
b) 1946
c) 1971
d) 1980

6. What city hosts the oldest Memorial Day parade? 

a) Douglaston, New York
b) Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Consider a Metal Roof for Your Lake of the Ozarks Home

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At Above & Beyond Roofing our work focuses heavily on commercial and residential in and around the Lake area – there is literally no job too big or too small. We guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service.  We can do everything from repairs to new construction, shingles to tile roofs at the Lake of the Ozarks.  So today we want to talk to you about metal roofs and why you might want to consider this option for your home or business.  MetalRoofing.com has a lot of great examples of why you should choose metal over other roofing materials.

Valuable Investment
Although the initial cost of a premium metal roof is higher than most other roofing materials, you'll end up saving money in the long run.  Materials such as asphalt require re-roofing every 10 to 20 years, whereas a metal roof can last a lifetime!  A metal roof can also increase the resale value of your home and in some places can even reduce your homeowner's insurance.  

Energy Efficie…

10 Easy Ways to Show Your Appreciation on Mother's Day

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Mother's Day is just a few days away!  A day to celebrate mother's everywhere and show them how much you care about them.  As many of you may know, Above and Beyond Roofing owner Melissa Krokson is a mother to a beautiful little girl Devin, as well as 4 dogs!  In celebration of Mother's Day, we would like to share some easy ways to show your mother your appreciation this weekend!

1. Make her a homemade card. 

Mom's don't care about how much money you spend on them for Mother's Day.  You can show how much you care by taking some time out of your busy schedule to make her something homemade such as a card.

2. Bake her some cookies. 

Mom's love sweets, but typically don't have time to make them for themselves.  If they do get a chance to make them, the kids usually gobble them down in minutes.  Make her something delicious that is just for her to enjoy!

3. Spend the day with her. 

Many of you reading this have probably already left home and moved on to livi…