Friday, May 29, 2015

5 Common Mistakes People Make When Purchasing a New Roof

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 the smartest option. Think about why that bid is lower than the others and remember that you get what you pay for. Don't compromise quality for price, especially with something as important as your roof. Make sure that you know everything that is included in your quote, from materials to service and removal of the old roof. Purchasing a roof is not a decision that should be made in a hurry. Take the time to compare quotes, research companies and decide on the type of roof you want.

3. Not Asking About Warranties.


With all the details involved in getting a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, one thing often overlooked is the warranties. A new roof is a large investment and you want to make sure you're covered if something goes wrong, with either the materials or installation. Reputable contractors will use materials from manufacturers that fully warranty their products from defects. In addition, they should also provide a warranty on their installation services.

4. Not Following Up on References.


While many companies will provide references of their work, it is important that you actually follow up on them. A reputable roofing company at Lake of the Ozarks will welcome the opportunity for you to talk to their past customers and will be delighted to show off their good work. Don't just assume the references provided will be good, go ahead and check them out. You should also consider checking with the Better Business Bureau, local area Chambers and other reputable sources for recommendations of the company.

5. Not Checking Insurance Coverage.


While all businesses need to carry insurance, the roofing industry, with all its dangers, needs to be at the top of the list for having insurance. Check the insurance of each roofing company you're considering hiring. The company should carry both workers compensation and liability insurance. Due to the challenges of working on a roof, the insurance required can be costly. Some companies cut corners and do not carry the proper insurance for this reason.

By steering clear of these mistakes, you'll avoid dissatisfaction and avoid having to replace your roof again. Since roofing is a much larger investment than your typical home maintenance project, it's important that you receive reputable service from a Lake of the Ozarks roofing company like us! Contact Above & Beyond Roofing today at 573-302-0354 to request a free roofing quote at Lake of the Ozarks!

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks

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 their opponents during military engagements. Two hundred years later, they learned how to fire these explosives into the air, creating the first rockets. Outside of battle, this technology was used to put on the first aerial fireworks displays. In the 13th century, the gunpowder made its way to Europe & Arabia, where powerful weapons such as cannons and muskets were created. Meanwhile, fireworks became increasingly popular, first to commemorate military victories and later to enhance public celebrations and religious ceremonies.

Memorial Day Fireworks at the Lake


Bear Bottom Resort
Date: Saturday, May 23rd
Time: 9:45 pm
Hwy 5 to 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 Mile Marker.
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-6905

Tan-Tar-A Resort 
Date: Sunday, May 24th
Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hwy KK to 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
Viewing by land on the Tan-Tar-A property reserved for resort guests only.
View by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131

Tropic Island Cruises
Date: Sunday, May 24th
Time: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
View the Tan-Tar-A Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 Mile Marker, aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht.
Call for reservations and details: 573-348-0083

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Date: Sunday, May 24th
Time: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
View the Tan-Tar-A Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 Mile Marker, aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht.
Call for reservations and details: 573-348-0083

Celebration Cruises
Date: Sunday, May 24th
TIme: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
Adult $22, Children $12, 5 and under Free
BBQ and Carnival held prior to the fireworks event (weather permitting).
Paid Non-Hotel Guests must be on the Lodge of Four Seasons property before 8:00 pm.
View by water at the 13 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-365-3000

Above & Beyond Roofing hopes you enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend! If you're a second homeowner and this is your first weekend back at the Lake, be sure to checkout your roof to see if there's been any damage over the winter. We offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks! Contact us at 573-302-0354.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

3 Steps to a Successful Roofing Project

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 Questions.


Once you've determined your objectives, its time to start searching for a roofing contractor that can meet those needs. The best way to learn about a company is to ask specific questions. Here are some ideas of important questions to ask your prospective roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks:
  • Can I have a list of references? 
  • Do you warranty your work and does the manufacturer offer a warranty on the products? What are the details of what is covered and what is not? 
  • Do you carry liability and workers compensation insurance and can I get copies of them?  
  • Are you certified by the manufacturer and can you show me your certification certificates? 
  • Are your employees background checked and regularly drug tested? 
  • Are your employees paid hourly? 

3. Get a Written Quote.


Once you have it narrowed down to the honest, competent professional roofing companies, invite them to your home for a free roof estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks. Get your quotes in writing and then compare them. A written quote gives you the assurance that you know exactly what the job will cost, with no surprises. If one company comes in alot lower than the others, ask them why. While getting a great price is typically a good thing, you don't want to compromise quality to save a few bucks.

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we can provide you with numerous references. We have been doing residential and commercial roofing projects here at the Lake since 2004! Our staff has more than 100 years' combined experience in the roofing industry, with the owner having 15+ years of experience alone.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

12 Fun Facts About Mother's Day

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 that have passed away. 

8. Studies and research now show that giving a bouquet of flowers has many positive health and psychological benefits. 

9. More people purchase fresh flowers and plants for Mother's Day than for any other holiday except Christmas/Hanukkah. 

10. In 2015, the National Retail Federation estimated that U.S. consumers would spend nearly $21.2 billion celebrating Mother's Day. 

11. Approximately $126 Million is spent on Mother's Day gifts each year. 

12. According to Insure.com's 2014 Mother's Day Index, various tasks performed at home by Mother's would be worth $62,985 a year in the professional world. 

Above & Beyond Roofing wishes every mother out there a very Happy Mother's Day! To all the children out there, be sure to show your mom how much you care this weekend. Whether it's by getting her a gift, doing chores around the house, taking her to dinner or even just simply saying "I love you," make Sunday a special day for her.

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