Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Above & Beyond Roofing: Proud Sponsor of Duck Drop 2015

When owners Ben & Melissa moved to the Lake of the Ozarks for the potential to do work year-round, they had no idea how much they would fall in love with the community. Above & Beyond Roofing has become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations to support the community. One of these charity events is coming up this weekend, the 7th Annual Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company has all the details on the event right here:

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Golf Tournament

We're calling all golfers to a one-of-a-kind quacky golf tournament at The Cove golf course this Friday, July 31. Golf Tournament details:
  • 4-Person Scramble with a Ladies Flight this year!
  • 7:00 Registration & Hot Breakfast
  • 8:30 Shotgun Start
  • $125 Entry Fee per Player includes: 
    • 10 Duck Drop Tickets ($50 Value) for the Duck Drop Event on August 1 at Noon. 
    • Breakfast at the Cove prior to the tournament. 
    • Admission to the awards party at Savannah Grille immediately following the golf tournament. Appetizers included and cash bar available. 
    • Tournament Goody Bag
  • Awards Party at Savannah Grille after tourney
  • Golf Tournament Prizes include: 
    • 3 flights with top 3 teams in each flight receiving prizes + Ladies flight this year! 
    • Hole In One Contests for CASH by Spieler's Inc. 
    • $5,000 Putting Contest by Ellerman Construction
    • Closest to the Pin and Long Drive Contests
    • Other on Course Contests and Special Events
Register online for the tournament here:

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Family Fun Zone & Duck Drop

10:00 AM Saturday - Bring the kids (ALL AGES) down to the Dam Bait & Campground for a family fun zone with games, dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food, and lots of prizes and goodies!
  • FUN ZONE WRIST BANDS ARE $5 per child and include all Fun Zone events, games, and prizes.
  • Purchase Duck Drop tickets at the Fun Zone until 11:00AM for $5 each for your chance to win $5000 (plus 11 other GREAT prizes!)

11:45 AM Saturday - Head from the Fun Zone over to the campground area river access to watch the ducks drop from the helicopter and boats into the Osage River.

NOON Saturday - The helicopter will arrive and the ducks will fly! Let the race begin!!! The first 12 ducks to cross the finish line will win prizes, including a $5000 cash prize and a $1000 cash prize!

12:30 - 1:00 Saturday - Head back to the Fun Zone and enjoy more games while we await the winners! Winners will be announced at the Fun Zone by 1:00. You do not need to be present to win!

Join us this weekend for a charity event you won't want to miss! All funds raised will remain local & are distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis Organization. Above & Beyond Roofing hopes to see you there!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Soffit and It's Importance to Your House

When getting a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, there's more to it than just a few shingles. Other important aspects of your roof include soffit, fascia and gutters. What exactly is soffit you may ask? Above & Beyond Roofing is here to explain it to you!

What is Soffit? 

A soffit is technically the underside of any element of an architectural structure, such as an arch, a balcony or overhanging eaves. The word originates with the Latin suffigere, meaning "to fix underneath." While soffits can be found on ceilings, stairs and even cornices, the most common type is found in the area under the eaves on the exterior of a house. The soffit extends from the side of the house to the edge of the eave and closes the space beneath the eave. It serves both an aesthetic and functional purpose for your Lake of the Ozarks roof.


Soffit could be considered the "skin" that covers your eaves. Without it, your rafter beams would be fully exposed and that's not a pretty sight. By using soffit, you can cover it in the style and color that you want. It's an easy way to add some personality to your home.


Soffit protects your rafters from the weather elements. If your rafters are exposed, you'll likely have to replace them due to mold or rot. Soffit also helps your building to breath. Vented soffit allows air to flow through the vents to provide regular attic circulation. Air flow is important for your entire home. Soffit is the easiest way to protect your roof frame and achieve proper air circulation.

Weather Vulnerability 

The soffit is more vulnerable to weather damage than any other part of the house. The underside of your roof can repeatedly be soaked by water from torn shingles, damaged or rusting flashing, ice dams or poorly functioning gutters. This excess water creates wet material that is highly susceptible to rot. Squirrels, birds and other small critters can also damage the soffit by using it as a nesting place when not able to find a point of entry into the home.

Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company can handle all your roofing needs, include soffit installation! Contact us today at 573-302-0354 about a free inspection or free roofing quote at the Lake of the Ozarks. We pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7 days a week and turning the average roofing job in one day. If it needs a roof, we can do it...from the dog house to your house!

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Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Monday, July 13, 2015

12 Signs Your Roof Could Collapse Soon

You've heard of roofs collapsing under the weight of snow in the winter, but a roof collapse can happen anytime of the year. If your roof is damaged at all, you take the risk of a possible roof collapse by not getting it fixed. Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs can let you rest easy knowing that your roof isn't going to come down on top of you. Use these warning signs to determine if you're roof could be about to collapse!

Warning Signs of a Roof Collapse

The older the roof, the weaker it becomes. If your roof is more than a few years old and you haven't had it checked out anytime recently, it's probably a good idea to scheducle a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. However, call a roofing professional immediately if you see any of these signs:
  • Sagging Sections of the Roof or Ceiling
  • Cracks in Ceiling or Interior Walls
  • Leaky Roof
  • Creaking, Popping or Cracking Sounds Coming from Roof
  • Sprinkler Heads that have Dropped Below the Ceiling 
  • Bent Utility Pipes or Conduits that are Attached to the Ceiling
  • Doors or Windows that are Hard to Open or Pop Open on their Own
  • Bends or Ripples in the Roof Supports
  • Framing Screws that are Bent or Missing
  • Deformities in the Roofing Structure
  • Cracked or Split Wood Components
  • Cracks in the Exterior Masonry

Preventing a Roof Collapse 

The best way to avoid a roof collapse is to have your Lake of the Ozarks roof inspected twice a year. It is also a good idea to have it inspected additional times if a severe storm comes through your area. While there may not be anything extreme like a tree falling through the roof, just the wind and water alone can do a lot of damage to your roof if not addressed immediately. Some basic roof maintenace to keep in mind includes: 
  • Fixing Damage Before Leaking Occurs 
  • Cleaning off Roof Debris 
  • Removing Mold, Moss, Mildew, Algae, Etc. from Roof
  • Keeping Roof Drains, Gutters and Downspouts Clear of Debris

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on the fact that we are locally owned and operated, open 7 days a week and turn the average roofing job in just one day! We provide high quality work, professional and personal service and competitive pricing. Contact us today at 573-302-0354 for a free inspection or roof repair quote!

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Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

7 Summer Roof Maintenance Tips

While many of us are concerned for our roofs during the winter weather, summer can take it's toll on our roofs as well. It's important to maintain your roof year round, not just when you experience severe weather. As your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company, we've put together this summer maintenance to-do list for you:

Summer Maintenance To-Do List

1. From the safety of the ground, check your roof for any cracked/loose shingles, debris or mold and algae growth. Binoculars can come in handy for this step. Mold damage happens quickly, especially in the summer, and can be a real hassle if not addressed immediately. Be sure to clear any debris or fungal growth that you may find.

2. Examine all items that protrude from your roof, including chimneys, skylights and plumbing vents, to make sure they are properly sealed. If you have skylights, be sure to clean around them regularly. Debris and water could pool on top of a skylight and cause major problems if not dealt with. Check any metal stripping to make sure it has not come loose during the winter or spring storms. Contact your Lake of the Ozarks roofer if you need flashing to be repaired or replaced.

3. Clean your gutters and downspouts! Birds nests, debris, and more can accumulate after a summer storm. Make sure the water can flow through without blockage. Beware of wasps though as they tend to build their nests around gutters and roof protrusions. You'll also want to make sure the gutters are stable. Unstable gutters cannot do their job correctly, leading to potential foundation damage. Be sure to have them tightened or replaced if needed.

4. Check your eaves and overhangs for staining. Staining could be a sign of holes in your roof. No sunlight and little air circulation can cause these areas of your roof to often times be in worse shape than the roof itself. If you need your soffit repaired or replaced, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call.

5. Be sure there are no places where small creatures could enter your home through the roof. If you find any openings, be sure to block them. Just as they like to get in out of the cold during the winter, they could try to use your attic as a shade from the hot summer sun!

6. Not only should you check your roof, but also check the attic. When it comes to roofing problems, you attic could have mold or be home to small animals. You also want to check the attic for proper ventilation. Hot air rises through the attic and can become trapped without proper ventilation. This leads to moisture problems that can shorten the life of your roof.

7. Make sure to take pictures of your roof to ensure there haven't been any major changes since your last check. Having a professional roofing company inspect your roof each year, preferably twice a year, will allow a peace of mind that your roof is in good shape to do its job, protecting your home and all it's contents.

For a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354. By having routine maintenance done on your roof, you are ensuring that your roof is in good operating condition to get you through the summer heat and storms. You are also making sure it's on track to either meet or extend the life of your roof. For any questions regarding your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

4 Red, White and Blue Treats for 4th of July

The 4th of July holiday is filled with, family, fun, fireworks and of! Having a BBQ is one of the most popular activities people participate in for the 4th of July. From hot dogs to hamburgers, watermelon to popcicles, this holiday weekend is quite the celebration. Your Lake of the Ozarks roofer has put togther a list of red, white and blue treats for you to try out at your 4th of July BBQ celebration this weekend!

Red, White & Blue Chex Mix 

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3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
4 1/2 cups Corn Chex cereal
2 cup pretzels
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup red and blue chocolate candies
1 pound white almond bark
Red and blue gel food coloring

1.  In a large microwavable bowl, microwave the butter uncovered until melted (about 30 seconds on high). Stir in the seasonings and then gradually stir in the cereal and pretzels until evenly coated.

2.  Microwave uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes on high, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool (about 15 minutes). Stir in the mini marshmallows and chocolate candies.

3.  Divide the prepared Chex mix into 3 even portions and spread each portion in an even layer on a foil-lined plate or baking tray.

4.  Heat the almond bark in the microwave or in a double boiler until melted. Divide the almond bark into three equal servings. Color one serving with red gel food coloring, the second with blue and leave the third white.

5.  Drizzle each portion of the Chex mix with one color of chocolate. Then let it cool for at least 15 minutes, or until the chocolate returns to room temperature.

6.  When it's ready, toss together the three colors of Chex mix until combined, and serve.

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JELL-O Frozen Freedom Pops 

1-1/3 cups boiling water, divided
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk

1.  Prepare each flavor of gelatin as directed on the box. Then pour each flavor in separate 8 x 4 in. loaf pans, sprayed with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until gelatin is firm.

2.  Unmold the gelatin and cut into 1 inch cubes.

3.  Prepare the pudding mix as directed on the box. Then gently stir in the gelatin cubes.

4.  Spoon into 8 - 5 oz. paper cups. Insert wooden popsicle sticks in the center of each one. Freeze for 4 hours or until firm.

5.  Remove the cups and enjoy!

Brownie and Berries Dessert Pizza 

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1 box brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
1package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup apple jelly

1.  Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray or shortening.

2.  Make brownie batter as directed on the box and spread in the pan.

3.  Bake approximately 26 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. Cool completely (about 1 hour).

4.  In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Carefully spread the mixture evenly over the brownie base.

5. Arrange the berries over the cream cheese mixture. Stir jelly until smooth and brush over the berries. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.

6. Cut into wedges and be sure to store it covered in the refrigerator.

Strawberry Blueberry Cream Smoothies

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Red Layer:
  • ¾ c. milk
  • 1 c. fresh strawberries
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • handful of ice cubes
White Layer:
  • ½ c. milk
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • handful of ice cubes
Blue Layer:
  • ½ c. milk
  • 1 c. fresh blueberries
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • handful of ice cubes


1.  Put all ingredients for the red layer in a blender and blend. Pour equal amounts into a two large glasses or 4 small glasses. Put the glasses in the freezer for 10 minutes.

2.  Put white layer ingredients into the blender and blend. Remove the glasses from the freezer, pour equal amounts into the glasses and return to freezer for 10 minutes.

3.  Put blue layer ingredients into the blender and blend. Remove glasses from freezer, add the blue layer. They are ready to serve!

Your guests are sure to love these patriotic treats! Above & Beyond Roofing wishes you a Happy 4th of July weekend! With all the rain we've had and that we're still expecting, be sure to keep us in mind for any roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks you may need. With all your family in town for the holiday, you don't want a leaky roof!

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