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
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2. Joy to the World 


Joy to the World, the Lord has come!
Let earth receive her King;
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3. Carol of the Bells


Hark! how the bells
Sweet silver bells
All seem to say,
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4. Feliz Navidad


Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
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5. Deck the Halls


Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
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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
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7. Silent Night 


Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
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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
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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
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12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
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13. Here Comes Santa Claus 


Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
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14. Jingle Bell Rock


Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing n jingle bells ring
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15. Winter Wonderland


Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
In the Lane, snow is glistening
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**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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"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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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!

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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