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!

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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!

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 ...
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CALL 573-302-0354 or 573-280-7159

1212 Spring Valley Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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