Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Trivia Fun for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of the busy Summer season at the Lake of the Ozarks. Luckily, its just the beginning of our fall free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks!  You want to make sure your Lake of the Ozarks roof will make it through the coming Winter.  In celebration of the end of the Summer though, we wanted to bring you some fun Labor Day Trivia and put you to the test!

Labor Day Trivia 


1. In what year did Congress make Labor Day a federal holiday?

A. 1894
B. 1924
C. 1944
D. 1904

2. What state was first to make Labor Day a state holiday?

A. Oregon
B. Pennsylvania
C. Colorado
D. Massachusetts

3. What group organized the original parade on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City?

A. The Knights of Labor
B. Central Labor Union
C. The Knights of Columbus
D. United States Congress

4. Since 1966, what annual telethon, which raises tens of millions of dollars each year for research, has been held on Labor Day Weekend?

A. American Cancer Association
B. United States Heart Association
C. Muscular Dystrophy Association
D. Alzheimer's Association

5. Which US President signed the bill making Labor Day a national holiday?

A. William McKinley
B. Benjamin Harrison
C. Chester Arthur
D. Grover Cleveland

6. What nickname was assigned to 19th-century labor activist Peter McGuire?

A. Disturber of the Public Peace
B. The People's Spokesperson
C. The Voice of Multitudes
D. Rabblerouser

7. When was the first labor strike in US history believed to have occurred?

A. 1872
B. 1886
C. 1636
D. 1829

8. In what year was the Adamson Act that made the 8-hour work week official?

A. 1916
B. 1906
C. 1886
D. 1914


**ANSWERS**


1. A - 1894
2. A - Oregon
3. B - Central Labor Union
4. C - Muscular Dystrophy Association
5. D - Grover Clevland
6. A - Disturber of the Public Peace
7. C - 1636
8. A - 1916

Above & Beyond Roofing moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2004 for the potential to do work all year round. We pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7-days per week, and we turn the average roofing job in one day!  Be sure to call the best Lake of the Ozarks roofing company to schedule your free roof inspection this fall before the snow gets here!

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, August 19, 2014

26th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Above & Beyond Roofing owners love the Lake of the Ozarks area, not only because of the ability to do work year round, but also due to the many family-friendly events they can participate in! The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is one of those great, annual events and it's happening this weekend.  Pre-racing events have already begun, so be sure to take a look at the schedule so you don't miss out!

Tuesday, August 19

  • 8 am to 11 am - Captain Ron's open for breakfast.
  • Shootout Volleyball Tournament
    • 4 - 8 p.m. - Shootout Volleyball Tournament at Captain Ron's
    • 6:00 p.m. - Live Entertainment with Pearl at Captain Ron's
  • Border Xpressions presents the 1st annual Shootout Pontoon Poker Run

Wednesday, August 20

“Performance Boat Center" presents – "Shootout in the Park”
  • 8:00 a.m. to Noon - Vendor Booth set-up.
  • Noon to 10:00 p.m. - Race Boats lines up and located throughout the Park for meet and greet.
    • Location at the Fair Grounds in Laurie.
    • Vendors, Beer Garden, bounce houses for the kids and much more.
    • Enjoy the day at the Shootout in the Park.
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Vendor Booth set-up at Buccaneer Bay
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Racer Village set up at Buccaneer Bay
  • 6:00 p.m. - Live Entertainment with Jazz West at Captain Ron's

Thursday, August 21

  • Shootout PWC Dam Run
    • $150.00 entry/shootout registration fee to benefit charities
    • 9:00 a.m. - Registration at Surdyke Yamaha
    • 10:00 a.m. - Start from Surdyke Yamaha to Truman Dam and back to Shorty Pants
    • 5 - 6:00 p.m. - Post Party at Shorty Pants
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Vendor Booth set up at Buccaneer Bay
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Racer Village set up at Buccaneer Bay
  • 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Captain Ron's open for breakfast
  • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - First National Bank "Make-A-Wish"  Powerboat rides - Dock 3
  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Racers can pick up registration packets
  • 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Poly Lift Poker Run Registration at Captain Ron's
  • 4:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. - Meet - and - Greet with racers
  • Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner
    • 6:00 p.m. - Doors open.  7:00 p.m. - Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner at the Stables at Cannon Smoked Saloon
  • 6:00 p.m. - Stereo Shootout presented by Waves and Wheels at Camden on the Lake
  • 8:00 p.m. Live Entertainment with Soca Juke Box at Captain Ron’s

Friday, August 22

  • 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Poly Lift Poker Run - Registration and start at Backwater Jacks
  • 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Captain Ron's open for Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Racer Village open to public at Buccaneer Bay
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Vendor booths open to public at Buccaneer Bay
  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - On-Site Registration on Cannonball Beach
  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Safety Inspections & Class Identifications on Dock 4 and Cannonball Beach
  • 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Live Entertainment with Soca Jukebox at Captain Ron's.
  • 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. -  Benefit Auction at Captain Ron’s (following the Poker Run)
  • 11:00 p.m. -  Close - Music with DJ Kyle at Captain Ron’s

Saturday, August 23

** Drivers will not be having an official drivers meeting, but will be required to watch the video about the course at the time of the tech inspection
  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Captain Ron's open for Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Registration on Cannonball Beach
  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Safety Inspections & Class Identification
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - PWC Classes Run
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Racer Village open to public at Buccaneer Bay
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Vendor booths open to public at Buccaneer Bay
  • 10:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony / National Anthem
  • 11:00 a.m. – Noon – Manufacturer Classes have priority runs
  • Noon – 2:00 p.m. – Professional Classes have priority runs
  • 1:45 p.m. - Flying Performance
  • 1:55 p.m. - Drag Race
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Non-Professional Classes have priority runs
  • 2:50 p.m. -  Missing Man Flyover For Brad Smith and Jeff Asbell
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Manufacturer/Professional Classes have priority runs
  • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Live Entertainment The Mighty Wheel House on the barge at Captain Ron's
  • 10:00 p.m. to Close – Music with DJ Kyle at Captain Ron’s

Sunday, August 24

** Drivers will not be having an official drivers meeting, but will be required to watch the video about the course at the time of the tech inspection
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Registration on Cannonball Beach
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Safety Inspections & Class Identification
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Racer Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Vendor Booths open to the public at Buccaneer Bay
  • 10:00 a.m. - National Anthem
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Professional Classes have priority runs
  • 11:00 a.m. – Noon – Manufacturer Classes have priority runs
  • 11:50 a.m. - Missing Man flyover in honor of Steve Tripp
  • Noon- 1:00 p.m. – Non-Professional Classes have priority runs
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Professional Classes have priority runs
  • 1:45 p.m. – Flying Performance
  • 1:55 p.m. - Drag Race
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Open for final runs
  • 4:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony
  • 4:00 p.m. - Vendors may start taking down

Above & Beyond Roofing is also largely engaged with community service and giving back.  All the proceeds of the Shootout will be going to benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams and other charitable organizations. So be sure to come out this weekend and celebrate with your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company at one of the largest boat races in the Midwest! 

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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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, August 14, 2014

Maintain Your Roof's Durability with Roofing Accessories from Owens Corning

Photo Courtesy of Owens Corning
Owens Corning makes products that make your home more comfortable, more beautiful, and more energy efficient. Whether you're building a new home at the Lake of the Ozarks or renovating your current one, they have the products for you! Roofing accessories play an important role in maintaining a roof's durability. Underlayment products are the first line of defense for your Lake of the Ozarks roof and provide an extra layer of protection beneath the shingles to help prevent wind-driven rain from reaching the roof deck.

Deck Defense Roof Underlayment


Your roof is a big investment that you'll want to protect.  Water damage in the attic can cause mold growth and rotting deck boards.  Deck Defense High Performance Roof Underlayment from Owens Corning features a durable, synthetic construction that works with your shingles to help shield your home from moisture infiltration.
  • Acts as a non-absorbent, secondary water-shedding barrier
  • Unique bottom surface coating reduces the chance for tears that cause leaks, as compared to other felt underlayment
  • Provides roof deck protection from UV exposure for up to 6 months**
  • Extra-wide rolls cover approximately 5 times more than standard felt rolls
  • Preprinted nailing pattern and overlap lines help speed installation
  • 30-Year Limited Warranty*
Photo Courtesy of Owens Corning

Fiberglas Reinforced Felt Underlayment


Fiberglas Reinforced Felt Underlayment from Owens Corning adds an extra layer of protection under the shingle. This helps prevent moisture from reaching the roof deck.
  • Reinforced with fiberglass to support flat, more uniform shingle application
  • Unlike standard felt, resists curling or pulling away from fasteners when exposed to moisture or wind.
  • Increased tear strength to resist tears when walked on or in windy conditions, as compared to standard felt

Above and Beyond Roofing is an Owens Corning platinum preferred contractor.  As your Lake of the Ozarks roofer, we can help you with everything for your roof from shingles to fascia to gutters.  Consider us for your next roofing project at the Lake of the Ozarks.  There is literally no job too big or too small. Call 573-302-0354 for your free estimate.  

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!!

"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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Friday, August 8, 2014

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Shingle Color

You may think choosing a color for your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks isn't that big of a deal, but remember you'll have to live with that choice for many years to come.  Not only do you want to choose a color that works well with the color of the exterior of your house, but you also want to consider the climate.  Here are 5 things from AngiesList.com to consider when choosing the color of your Lake of the Ozarks roof.

1. Light or Dark 


Besides the way the shingle looks, the shade of it can have a lot to do with heat retention.  Depending on the climate you live in, you'll want to choose a shade that works for the weather.  If you live in a really hot climate, you don't want to do with a black shingle.

2. Paint or Brick 


You can always change the color of paint on your Lake of the Ozarks siding and shutters, however brick color is permanent.  Keep this in mind when choosing shingle colors.  If you have brick, be sure to hold a sample up next to it and see how it looks.

3. Keep It Simple, but Not Boring


Don't try to match your roof color exactly with the color of your home.  You will end up with a monotone and lifeless color scheme. On the other hand, you don't want to create something too busy. Too many patterns and colors can overwhelm the eyes.  If you home is monotone and not very busy, then a vivid shingle can add to the curb appeal.

4. Shade or Sun 


Shingles look different in the shade than they do in the sun. When you are looking at samples keep this in mind and look at them in both situations.  Make sure the color is complimentary to your house in the sun as well as the shade.

5. Reselling 


If you are considering putting your house on the market, you should probably go with a neutral color. You may love bright, bold colors, but not everyone has those same tastes.  The outside of the home is the first thing a buyer sees and if they don't like it, they may not even take a step inside.

If you're considering a roof makeover, contact Above & Beyond Roofing for a free estimate.  We can help you decide on the perfect shingle for your home.  Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks has over 100 years combined experience in the roofing industry.  They provide high quality work, professional and personal service and competitive pricing.

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!!

"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