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5 Common Mistakes People Make When Purchasing a New Roof

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When it comes to major purchases like a Lake of the Ozarks roof, you want to ensure you're making the right decision. You want to make sure your money is being well spent and your new roof will last for years to come. Here are 5 of the most common mistakes that homeowners can make when purchasing a new roof:

1. Purchasing and Installing Yourself.
While you can purchase roofing materials from the local Lowes or Home Depot, some jobs are better left to the professionals. Your roof is the one thing protecting the entire contents of your house from the outside elements. Do you really want to risk it by trying to install a roof yourself? With so many structural concerns and roof ventilation requirements, not to mention safety issues, a lot can go wrong with a DIY roof installation. Leave it up to the professionals at Above & Beyond Roofing to get the job done right!

2. Shopping Around for Lowest Price.
When it comes to a getting a new roof, choosing the lowest bid isn't always …

Memorial Day Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks

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For many Americans, holidays like Memorial Day, Labor Day and especially the 4th of July, just wouldn't be the same without fireworks. Why is that?  How did the concept for fireworks begin and why do we have them on these holidays? Your Lake of the Ozarks roofer has the answers here:

History of Fireworks 
Many historians believe that fireworks originated in China, which continues to produce and export more fireworks than any other country in the world. It is thought that as early as 200 B.C., the Chinese had already stumbled upon the first type of firecracker, roasted bamboo. Due to its hollow air pockets, bamboo explodes with a bang when heated. Sometime between 600-900 A.D., Chinese alchemists created an early form of gunpowder. They began stuffing the substance into bamboo shoots that were then thrown into the fire and voila...the first fireworks were born!

By the 10th century, the Chinese had developed crude bombs and began attaching firecrackers to arrows that were shot at th…

3 Steps to a Successful Roofing Project

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Getting a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks or repairing your current one is a big project to take on. Your home is one of your biggest assets and your roof is what protects it and all of its belongings. Make sure you hire the best roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks by following these 3 simple steps:

1. Create a List of Objectives.
Think about what you want to get out of this roofing project. Why did you decide to replace your roof in the first place? Maybe its because your roof is damaged beyond repair or maybe you're just looking for an updated look. Are you thinking about selling your home in the near future? If so, you're going to want to choose a roofing style and color that is pretty neutral. Some crazy colors might deter a buyer. Are you solely focused on price or are you looking for the best possible service you can get? These are all things to consider before you start the process of looking for a qualified Lake of the Ozarks roofing company.

2. Ask Lots of…

12 Fun Facts About Mother's Day

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Mother's Day is just a couple days away. How do you celebrate your mother each year?  Do you buy her a card or flowers like thousands of other people across the country? In honor of this holiday, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company has gathered a list of fun facts about Mother's Day! Check them out:

Mother's Day Fun Facts 
1. More phone calls are made on Mother's Day than on any other day of the year. These calls often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent. 

2. In the United States alone, around 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother's Day. 

3. Approximately $671 Million is spent on Mother's Day Cards each year. 

4. Approximately 65% of card sales occur 5 days prior to Mother's Day. 

5. Consumers purchase an average of 2.8 Mother's Day cards. 

6. Approximately $1.9 Million is spent on flowers each year for Mother's Day. 

7. Pink and red carnations are given to mothers that are still alive, while white ones are for those tha…