Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Trust Your Roof to Inspire Roofing Products

At Above & Beyond Roofing, there's no job too big or too small for us. Over the past 16 years, we've become quite familiar with the variety of roofing shingles on the market. One of our most popular brands to install is Inspire. Learn more about their great roofing products in today's blog.

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Inspire Roofing Products 


Protect your most valuable asset, while adding authenticity, beauty and quality, by choosing Inspire! From the carefully engineered designs to the 100% virgin resin material, Inspire's synthetic slate and synthetic shake roofing systems will perform even under the most extreme weather conditions. The products are backed by an industry leading 50 year Limited Lifetime material and labor Warranty.

Features and Benefits


Why choose Inspire for your roofing needs? Here's a list of features and benefits that show just how great Inspire roofing products are:

Slate Features: 
  • Product camber design provides tight surface contact at the leading edge against wind and rain
  • Won't ‘‘flap in the wind’’, crack or delaminate and is low maintenance
  • Spacer tabs and center mark eliminate the need to estimate keyway spacing
  • Nail target provides fastener support to the deck surface
  • Roof tile dimensions are consistent from tile to tile
Shake Features:  
  • Alignment tabs aid in staggered or straight application
  • Compatible with 36" felt
  • No need for 18" Interlay for roof pitches 4/12" and above
  • No need for chemical treatments
  • Advanced color process provides natural color variation within each piece
Ratings: 
  • Ratings include Class A & C - Fire; Class IV - Hail; TAS 100-95 Wind uplift - 110 mph minimum
  • 4 CRRC rated energy saving cool roof colors that can reduce energy costs up to 15%
  • Certifications with: Texas Department of Insurance #RC155, Florida Building Code #7409, ICC #2745, & CCRR 0188
Installation:
  • No pre-blending of the same color, see Cost Savings Calculator
  • No bending required, see Cost Savings Calculator
  • Certifications with: Texas Department of Insurance #RC155, Florida Building Code #7409, ICC #2745, & CCRR 0188
  • Easy installation
Special Features:
  • Inspire Roofing Products has Specification listing with ARCAT, to include CAD drawings and BIM Modeling
  • Inspire Roofing Products provides Technical Bulletins for certain roofing applications
  • Inspire offers custom mixes that feature a variety of beautifully balanced color
  • Homeowner Insurance discounts through State Farm Insurance Company

About Inspire


Above all else, Inspire focuses on innovation. This aim has allowed the delivery of artistically beautiful, authentic and durable roofs over the years. Their industry-leading color palette and unmatched quality is the secret behind their success. Roof tiles are crafted to mirror the natural detail of slate and cedar in all their charm, delivering memorable elegance, stunning color and unparalleled toughness. 

To learn more about Inspire roofing products, visit their website at www.inspireroofing.com

Look to Inspire for the highest level of authenticity, quality and lifetime cost savings to protect your top investment. If you're interested in learning more about installing Inspire roofing products on your Lake of the Ozarks roof, give us a call at 573-302-0354. We offer free quotes, as well as free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday Festivities at the Lake of the Ozarks

Are you sticking around the Lake of the Ozarks for the holidays? Maybe you have friends and family coming into town to see you. Keep everyone entertained with these holiday festivities happening now through New Year's Day!

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Enchanted Village of Lights

Date: Now through January 1
Time: 5 pm - 9 pm (10 pm on Weekends)
Place: Laurie Fairgrounds

St. Patrick's Festival of Lights

Date: Now through January 1
Time: 6 pm - 10 pm
Place: Shrine of St. Patrick

Christmas Village and Ice Skating at Old Kinderhook

Date: December 23-25
Place: Old Kinderhook
Information: 573-317-4314

Versailles Unity Circle of Lights

Date: Now through January 1
Time: Dark until Midnight
Place: Versailles City Park 

Osage Beach Holiday Lights

Date: Now through December 31
Time: Evenings
Place:  Osage Beach City Park & Along Osage Beach Parkway

Christmas Dinner at J. Bruner's

Date: December 24 - 25
Time: 5 pm Christmas Eve, 3 pm Christmas Day
Place: J. Bruner's Restaurant
Reservations:  573-348-2966

Christmas Day Buffet at Tan-Tar-A

Date: December 25
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
Place: Tan-Tar-A
Reservations: 573-348-8619

New Year's Eve at the Inn at Grand Glaize

Date:  December 31
Time: Starts at 6pm
Place: Inn at Grand Glaize
Reservations: 800-348-4731

New Year's Eve at Old Kinderhook 

Date: December 31 - January 1
Time: 8 pm - 1 am
Place: Old Kinderhook 
Reservations:  573-317-3500

New Year's Eve Dinner & Party at H. Toad's 

Date: December 31
Time: 5 pm - 3 am
Place: H. Toad's Bar and Grill at Camden on the Lake
Reservations: 573-365-5620

New Year's Eve at The Lodge of Four Seasons

Date: December 31
Place: Lodge of Four Seasons
Reservations: 800-843-5253

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New Year's Eve Grand Ballroom Celebration

Date: December 31
Time: 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Place: Tan-Tar-A Resort
Reservations: 573-348-3131

Timber Falls Family Fun New Year's Eve 

Date: December 31
Time: 10 am - 1 am
Place: Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark at Tan-Tar-A Resort
Reservations:  573-348-3131

New Year's Eve at Redhead Lakeside Grill 

Date: December 31
Time: 4 pm - 11 pm 
Place: Redhead Lakeside Grill 
Reservations: 573-693-1525

If one of your holiday wishes is for home improvements in the new year, give Above & Beyond a call at 573-302-0354. We're here for all your roofing, siding and gutter needs! No project is too big or too small for our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company. Contact us about a free inspection or a free estimate today! Happy Holidays from Above & Beyond Roofing!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Protect Your Roof from Ice Dams this Winter

Winter is upon us, and that means the season for snow and ice. Winter weather can really take a toll on your roof. One of the biggest roofing concerns during the winter months is ice dams. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers some advice for protecting your roof from ice dams this winter season.

What are Ice Dams? 


Ice dams are the result of an accumulation of ice and water on the roof and under the shingles. They form when the upper areas of a roof are at above-freezing temperatures and the lower-hanging areas are below-freezing. Melting snow and ice runs down the roof and then re-freezes on the edge of the roof and in the gutters. This causes excess water from melting snow to back up and pool behind the "ice dam" and work it's way up under the shingles, leading to the possibility of a leak. If not addressed early on, ice dams can potentially cause major water damage to your home. In addition, the sheer weight of the ice dams can also damage gutters, downspouts and fascia boards. 

How to Prevent Ice Dams


While it would be very difficult to prevent snow and ice from getting on your roof altogether, there are a few things you can do to help prevent the formation of ice dams. First and foremost, make sure your gutters are in proper working condition. Make sure they are free of debris and at the right angle to allow melting snow and ice to drain off your roof. The less snow and ice on your roof, the less likely ice dams are to form. Since ice dam formation is often caused by heat escaping your home, it's important that your attic is well insulated and your home offers proper ventilation. If you do get a heavy snow, consider carefully removing the snow before it gets a chance to melt. We advise using a roof rake, a broom or other long-handled devices to remove snow before it has a chance to melt. Please avoid climbing on your roof, especially during the winter months as ice and snow make it more likely for you to slip and fall.

Addressing these issues now and doing everything you can to prevent ice dams will help you avoid costly home and roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you do find yourself in need of roof repairs this winter season, give us a call at 573-302-0354. We offer free roof inspections and free estimates! When it comes to your roofing needs, there's no job too big or too small for Above & Beyond Roofing!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lake Area Christmas for Kids

Holiday spirit is in the air! This weekend is the Annual Lake Area Christmas for Kids. All proceeds from the event benefit underprivileged children in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be an angel sponsor for this event. Keep reading to learn how you can help Lake area children enjoy Christmas this holiday season.

Christmas for Kids Event


This year's event will be held on Saturday, December 10 in the Granada Room at the Lodge of Four Seasons. The cocktail party will begin at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. Without a table sponsorship, dinner is $60 per person, plus an unwrapped toy. General admission starts at 7:30 pm and is $20 per person plus an unwrapped toy. Entertainment for the night will feature Shawn C, Elite Lighting & Sound and KC Groove Therapy!

How You Can Help 


Give back to our local community by attending this wonderful annual event this weekend! You can also consider joining the Kiwanis Club of the Ozark Coast. Even if you can't attend the event, they need volunteers after! Monday, December 12th at the Lodge of Four Seasons, they will be setting up a "toy store" with all the donations and will also be shopping for additional toys needed to fill the wishes. On Tuesday, December 13 at the Lodge of Four Seasons, they will be distributing the gifts. This is when families will come pick up the gifts, and some gifts may also need to be delivered. Without your support, Christmas for over 1,600 Lake area children would not be possible!

For more information about this year's event and how you can help, please visit: www.LakeAreaChristmasforKids.com.

Over the past 12 years, Above & Beyond has become heavily involved in a variety of charity events and organizations to support this community. While the decision to move the company to the Lake of the Ozarks area was based on the potential for year-round business, the owners have fallen in love with the community. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, you can trust Above & Beyond! 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Above & Beyond Roofing - Handpicked by Owens Corning

Owens Corning has been a leader in the building materials industry for over 70 years now. At Owens Corning, they know your home is an important investment that deserves only the best. That's why they handpick the best roofing contractors to be a part of their Platinum Preferred Contractor Network. These contractors represent less than 1% of the roofing contractors in the industry, and Above & Beyond Roofing is one of them!


Complete Confidence


If you're new to the roofing process, you may have concerns about hiring the right contractor for the job, and you should! Unlike the competition, Owens Corning doesn't endorse just any contractor. To become a member of the Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor Network, our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company had to meet the following criteria:
  • Be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau 
  • Undergo a Dun & Bradstreet credit rating 
  • Not have filed bankruptcy in the past 7 years
  • Hold at least $1,000,000 in general liability insurance
  • Have operated under the same business name for a minimum of three years
  • Carry all required state and local licensing and insurance

Select Status


Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors are the top tier of a premier network of roofing professionals chosen specifically for their commitment to service, reliability and professional craftsmanship. They meet the highest standards and satisfy the strictest requirements - all to give you peace of mind that you've chosen the right contractor for the job. Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors are the only contractors who can offer the Owens Corning Platinum Protection Roofing System Limited Warranty. The warranty not only provides the strongest coverage, it also covers workmanship for Life. If Owens Corning trusts us enough to guarantee our work for life, so can you!

Platinum Preferred Contractor


Make your decision for a roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks with confidence by choosing an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor. Just like Owens Corning, we are committed to excellence! Above & Beyond Roofing has been in the business for over 16 years. The company's staff has more than 100 years' experience in the roofing industry, while the owner alone has 15+ years of experience. We pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open 7 days a week and turning the average roofing job in one day. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, give us a call at 573-302-0354. We offer free roof inspections and free roofing estimates!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

5 Tips for Hanging Christmas Decorations Without Damaging Your Roof

Now that Thanksgiving is over, many of you are ready to start putting up your Christmas decorations. As you're decorating the exterior of your home, you want to be careful not to damage your roof or your gutters. Keep reading for a few outdoor Christmas decorating tips from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company:

1. Don't Hang Decorations from the Shingles. 


To properly put up Christmas lights, you need to attach them to something other than the shingles. Making even the tiniest holes in your shingles will let moisture in and can lead to leaks or roof rot.

2. Use Plastic Clips Rather Than Staples. 


You don't ever want to put staples in your shingles or any other part of your roof. Instead, use plastic clips to attach lights to either your gutters or the eaves.

3. Be Careful Not to Put Too Much Weight on the Gutters. 


While you can attach lights to the gutters, be sure not to put too much weight on them. Your gutters protect your roof during the winter months, and damaging them could lead to roofing problems.

4. Avoid Electrical Shock.


Make sure to keep all exterior Christmas decorations away from power lines, and areas where the decorations could blow over into the power lines. In addition, make sure all your decorations are made for outdoor use and be sure not to overload a breaker.

5. Avoid Walking On the Roof. 


To increase the life of your roof, you want to avoid walking on it. Instead of climbing on the roof, use a tall ladder to hang your Christmas decorations. It is also wise to work with a partner when using a ladder.

If your roof has already been damaged from Christmas decorations in the past, call Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 for a free estimate on the repairs. We're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing, gutter and siding needs. Happy Holidays from Above & Beyond Roofing!


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

7 Winter Energy Efficiency Tips for Your Home

Temperatures are now starting to get cooler and winter is quickly approaching. Along with winter comes an increase in utility bills and a struggle to keep them as low as possible without freezing. In today's blog, Above & Beyond offers a few energy efficiency tips to help you keep your home warm and your electric bill low this winter.

1. Dress Warm. 


One of the simplest ways to save money on your electric bill is to just turn down the heat. Rather than walking around the house in shorts and a tank top, find a nice warm pair of sweat pants and a sweatshirt. Keep blankets on the couch and you can even add an area rug for extra insulation on the floor. For every degree you lower your heat in the 60°-70° range, you can save up to 5% on energy costs.

2. Let the Sunshine In. 


When the sun is shining, you can take advantage of free heat! Open the curtains on your south-facing windows to allow the rays to come in and heat your home. Now we're not saying you can turn your heat completely off and rely on the sun, but you can lower your thermostat a few degrees and let the sun compensate for that. When the sun goes down, be sure to close your curtains to help keep the heat inside!

3. Adjust the Thermostat. 


Another easy way to decrease your electricity usage is to adjust the thermostat with your schedule. Turn the heat down while you're away at work and turn it back up when you get home. There's no sense in having it running all the time while no one is there. While you don't want to turn it completely off, because it will take longer and make your unit work harder to get the temperature back up when you get home, you can turn it down a few notches before leaving the house. Many of the newer thermostats are programmable so you can set the times and not have to remember to change it each day.

4. Maintain Your HVAC. 


Having a proper working HVAC system is key to energy efficiency. Be sure to replace or clean your filters as recommended. Dirty filters will restrict airflow and cause your unit to work harder, which in turn increases energy usage. Consider having your HVAC checked out by a professional before the temperatures drop anymore so you can be sure you'll stay warm this winter. In addition, you also want to make sure your vents are unblocked so they're not restricting airflow and causing your HVAC to work harder.

5. Seal Leaks and Drafts. 


One of the main causes of heat loss is the presence of leaks and drafts. By simply adding caulking or weather stripping around your windows and doors, sealing leaks around chimneys and recessed lighting, and sliding draft guards under your doors, you can save up to 20% on electricity costs.

6. Invest in Proper Insulation. 


Is your home properly insulated? Hundreds of dollars in heating costs are lost each year due to escaping heat in homes that aren't insulated properly. By investing in insulation now, you'll be able to save money on energy costs for years to come. Consider having a professional come out and take a look at your insulation to see if it's adequate to keep the heat inside your home this winter.

7. Have Your Roof Inspected. 


If your home is in need of roof repairs, heat from inside could easily be escaping through your roof. Not only does this cause an increase in your electric bill, but it can also cause minor roofing issues to turn into major roofing problems. Heat escaping through the roof can lead to ice dams and other water damage risks. Schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks today!

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we've got all your roofing needs covered! From roof repairs and complete re-roofs to gutters and siding, we're here to make sure your roof and home are in the condition needed to keep the elements out and yourself, as well as your personal belongings, safe inside. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule a free inspection or get a free roofing estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

6 Signs Your Roof Needs Repaired

By making necessary roof repairs when they appear, you can greatly reduce the costs associated with roofing problems. Replacing your entire roof is something you don't want to deal with, so making necessary repairs early can help you avoid this large expense. How do you know if your roof needs repaired though? In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers a few signs to look for.

1. Curling Shingles


Curled shingles are a sign of both aging and excessive heat. These shingles are highly susceptible to wind uplift and ice damage. If just the corners of the shingles are curling, you won't need to replace the entire roof yet. Sometimes the south-facing side will be the only one with heat damage, and therefore you can just replace or repair the one side.

2. Damaged or Missing Shingles


A few cracked shingles should be replaced before the problem expands. Replacing missing or damaged shingles is relatively easy and inexpensive compared to a complete re-roof. Torn or damaged shingles that are limited to a specific area can be removed and new ones can be installed in their place. 

3. Buckling Shingles 


Buckling shingles are visible waved distortions that typically run vertically up a roof slope. They are highly susceptible to wind and ice damage, and can be easily torn off. Wet or poorly installed underlayment is often the culprit in these situations. If you notice buckled shingles in just one area, your Lake of the Ozarks roofer can repair the spot for you to avoid further damage that could lead to a re-roof.

4. Missing Granules


As asphalt shingles age, they begin to lose some of their granules. While this is normal, if you see an excessive amount of granules in your gutters, there might be more of an issue than just aging. Look to see if the bare spot is limited to a certain area, maybe physical damage such as a tree limb scraping across the roof is the cause of granule loss. If this is the case, you might be able to replace just the shingles in that area that are missing granules. Shingles without granules are weaker and can become an entry point for water.

5. Damaged Flashing 


Damaged flashing creates an easy entry point for water. Inspect flashing areas around skylights, valleys, eaves, rakes, wall details, stacks and chimneys for separation, lifting or dried out caulking. Flashing can lift and separate due to general expansion and contraction. Make sure your flashing is repaired/replaced before winter weather arrives to avoid water damage to your home.

6. Signs of Leaking or Water Damage 


In addition to looking at the condition of your roof from the outside, you should inspect your attic. If you notice any signs that water may be getting in, you'll want to investigate where the problem is originating. Things to look for include: a bowed or sagging roof, water stains, wet insulation, spots where light is shining in, and/or any mold or rotted wood. If you roof is leaking in just one spot, chances are you can have just that area repaired.  

Now is the time to get any necessary Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs completed, before the winter weather arrives! Give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. If you are unsure about the condition of your roof, have us come out for a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

4 Common Winter Roof Problems

While the weather may not indicate winter is coming, it will arrive sooner or later. Now is the time to make sure your roof is ready for the possibility of harsh winter weather. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company addresses several common winter roof problems you should be aware of.

1. Condensation. 


What happens when warm air meets a cold surface? You get condensation. The same thing happens when warm air rises to your attic and meets the cold roof in the winter months. Without proper insulation, condensation can occur in your attic, leading to mold and mildew issues. To avoid damage to the interior of your home this winter, make sure your attic is properly insulated and ventilated before the cold weather hits. In addition to preventing condensation, a properly ventilated attic can help control indoor temperatures and save you money on energy costs.

2. Ice Dams. 


One of the biggest roofing concerns during the winter months is ice dams. An ice dam is the result of an accumulation of ice and water on the roof and under the shingles. They form when the upper areas of a roof are at above-freezing temperatures and the lower-hanging areas are below-freezing. Melting snow and ice runs down the roof and then re-freezes on the edge of the roof and in the gutters. Then water backs up and pools behind the ice dam, causing the possibility of a leak to form. Ice dams can potentially cause major water damage to your home if not addressed early on.

3. Icicles. 


In addition to ice dams, icicles can also form. Icicles are often a result of clogged gutters and downspouts. With nowhere for the roof runoff to go on warmer, sunny days. It pools up at the roofs edge and then refreezes into icicles. These icicles present a danger to both people and pets because they have the potential of breaking off and falling onto whatever is beneath. The weight of icicles can also lead to roofing and gutter damage. Before winter arrives, be sure to clean out your gutters of all debris so the melting snow and ice will have a place to go. 

4. Tree Limbs. 


During the winter months, trees can also pose a threat to your home. Under the weight of snow and ice, branches can easily snap and fall onto your roof. In some cases the damage might be minor, but you run the risk of having a branch puncture you roof, creating an opportunity for major leaks and damage inside your home. To protect your home and your family this winter, be sure to trim back trees and branches that come within 6 feet of your roof. This will also help keep critters from trying to seek warmth in your attic. 

If you're concerned with how your roof will hold up this winter, or if you're unsure of the condition of your roof, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call to schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. We'll be able to let you know if your roof is in good shape or if you should consider some repairs before the snow and ice arrive. 

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Friday, October 28, 2016

11 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? Are you struggling to find a costume before that Halloween party this weekend? Your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help! In today's blog, we offer some quick solutions to your Halloween costume problems.

Ghost 

You can never go wrong with the tried and true ghost costume! Grab an old white sheet, cut out some eyes and draw a mouth on if you choose. 

Bubble Gum Machine

Head to the store and grab yourself a bag of multi-colored pom-poms! Glue them onto a white shirt and affix a 25¢ sign underneath the "gum balls." Consider adding some pom-poms to a headband to wear on your head.

Bread Winner

Grab a bright colored shirt and a fake medal, then carry around a loaf a bread and there you have it - you're the bread winner!

Smarty Pants 

Grab an old pair of pants and glue on some smarties candies. Find a pair of black reading glasses or toy glasses, and wrap some tape around the center. To finish off the costume, attach a bow tie around your neck.

Crazy Cat Lady

Grab a bathrobe and attach some cat stuffed animals to it. Then do up your hair in curlers and you've become one of those crazy cat ladies!

Party Animal

Throw on your favorite animal print clothes, add some animal ears if you have a pair. Then run to the store and grab some party hats and party horns to complete the party animal costume.

Tacky Tourist

Rummage through your closet to find that old Hawaiian button-up shirt, or swing through a local thrift shop to find one. Find a straw hat or a floppy beach hat. Add a lei and a camera around your neck and your costume is complete!

Bulletin Board 

Dress in a solid brown shirt. Then take a stack of post-it notes, write down a few reminders and to-dos, and then stick them to yourself!  Carry around some extra post-its and a pen so others can leave messages on you all night.

Movie Theater Floor

All you need for this costume is a black shirt and some candy wrappers! Glue movie theater candy boxes, candy wrappers, a plastic lid and straw, and maybe some napkins to your black shirt and there you go! You could even pop some popcorn and glue a few pieces of that to your shirt as well.

Spider 

For any easy spider costume, dress in all black. To make the extra legs, get some pairs of black panty hose and add some stuffing from the craft department.

Grapes

Grab a bunch of either purple or green balloons and attach them to your shirt. Then add some greenery around your head for the leaves, and you're now a bunch of grapes.

Happy Halloween from Above & Beyond Roofing! We hope these costumes ideas some in handy while you're scrounging around for something to wear this weekend. Keep in mind that Halloween marks the middle of fall, and means that winter is quickly approaching. Now is the time to get your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 today!

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

The 411 on Gutters

Does your home need gutters? Unless you live in a climate that doesn't see any rain or snow, the answer is yes. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofer discusses the importance of gutters and how to keep them maintained. 

Importance of Gutters


The purpose of gutters is to keep water away from your house to avoid water damage. A properly installed and maintained gutter system will channel water on your roof down and away from the base of your house. This prevents it from pooling up next to your house where its likely to find its way inside the foundation. In addition to protecting your foundation, gutter systems also protect your roof.


How Gutters Relate to Your Roof  


In addition to protecting your foundation, gutter systems also protect your roof. Excess water pooling up in your gutters can lead to roof leaks. When excess water is forced to stay on the roof or roof edge, it can seep into the shingles. Depending on the time of year and temperature outside, this can lead to ice dams forming, which can cause major damage to your roof.

Maintaining Your Gutters 


In order for gutter systems to do their job, they need some regular maintenance. There are a few things you can do throughout the year to keep your gutters in optimum condition. Keep trees cut back to avoid overhanging limbs. This will help keep the amount of debris that falls into your gutters to a minimum. Keep your gutters clean and free of debris so that the water can drain properly. If your gutters are loose or don't drain correctly, be sure to repair them. Make sure that all your downspouts are in place and divert all the water into your drain system. 

In addition to roofing at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can also help you with your gutters, siding, soffit and fascia. We focus heavily on both residential and commercial work. There is literally no job too big or too small. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to discuss your roofing needs and get a free quote!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Heritage Premium Laminated Asphalt Shingles

Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to offer you great quality roofing products, including the Heritage Premium line of laminated asphalt shingles. These shingles are timeless favorites that have captured the admiration of homeowners for years. Keep reading to learn more about these great building products and consider Heritage Shingles for your next Lake of the Ozarks roofing project!

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The Beauty of Heritage 


Heritage Shingles offer striking beauty and excellent roofing protection. Below are just a few of the features you'll find in these shingles:
  • Rugged shake-like appearance 
  • Shadowtone blended shadow line - adds dimension, extra richness and depth of appearance and curb appeal
  • Double-layer random-cut design - adds beauty and prevents unsightly zipper patterns
  • Self-sealing strip of asphalt on bottom side - for added wind resistance 
  • Moisture-resistant weathering-grade asphalt coating - provides years of protection
  • Asphalt laminate adhesive
  • Double-layer fiberglass mat - adds strength 
  • Provides great fire resistance 
  • Provides great wind resistance 
  • Hip and ridge shingles available 
  • Classic Heritage colors are time-honored favorites that create a traditional look 
  • America's Natural Colors add a contemporary flair with dramatic and vibrant hues 
  • Improves the look and value of your home without the high costs or liabilities associated with wood 
  • Ideal for new construction or re-roofing projects 

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Heritage Limited Warranty 


In addition to beauty, these shingles offer great warranties. Shingles begin to age as soon as they are exposed to the elements. Buildings experience aging factors differently, so it's difficult to predict how long shingles will actually last. When comparing warranties, the length of the limited warranty doesn't matter as much as the length of the full start period. The "full start period" is the critical time in which shingles and labor to install them are covered at 100% (labor does not include costs of tear-off, removal or disposal). Heritage Shingles' Limited Warranty offers a 15-year Full Start Period. Learn more about their warranties here: www.tamko.com

Compliment your home's architecture by adding a new dimension to your roof with Heritage Premium Laminated Asphalt Shingles! Talk to your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer about a free quote for your next roofing project. Call 573-302-0354 for more information!    

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fall Maintenance to Protect Your Roof Through the Winter

The fall season is in full swing and winter will be here before you know it. Is your roof in a condition to make it through whatever weather the winter season decides to throw at us this year? Follow these fall maintenance tips provided by your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer to ensure your roof lasts through the winter without any major issues.

1. Clean Out Your Gutters. 


The leaves have started to change color and soon they'll be falling from the trees and into your gutters. Cleaning out your gutters in preparation for the winter months is one of the most important fall maintenance tasks, especially when it comes to protecting your roof. Clogged gutters can lead to water buildup on your roof, which can cause leaks and possibly even damage to the roof deck. Ice dams are an issue in the Lake area and clear gutters that allow for proper drainage of melting snow and ice can prevent ice dams from forming. In addition to cleaning your gutters, you'll want to check for any damage that could cause water not to drain properly as well.

2. Trim Close Hanging Trees. 


Another important aspect of fall home maintenance is tree trimming. It's important to remove any dead trees to prevent the possibility of falling limbs. Winter weather increases the chances of tree limbs falling on your home and damaging your roof. Be sure to trim back any branches that hang over your roof, as the added weight from snow can cause them to break.  

3. Schedule Your Fall Roof Inspection.


When you choose Above & Beyond Roofing, your roof inspection is FREE! If it's free, why wouldn't you choose to have your roof inspected before the winter weather hits? If your roof has any damage already, the winter weather is only going to make it worse. By catching minor issues with your roof early, you'll prevent costly repairs in the future. Now is the time to have your roof inspected so you aren't dealing with a caved-in or leaky roof this holiday season.

Call 573-302-0354 to schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks today! At Above & Beyond Roofing, we pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, being open seven days a week and turning the average roofing job in one day. For all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, we're here to help!

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Cleaning Your Siding in Preparation for Fall

Cleaning your siding every year and keeping it in good repair will extend the life of your siding. With some preventative maintenance, you won't need to replace your siding as often. Dirt and mildew can shorten the life of your siding, so cleaning it regularly is critical to maintaining your home. No matter what type of siding you have, Above & Beyond Roofing is here to help you understand the benefits of annually cleaning your siding.

1. Inspect for Damage Before Cleaning. 


All types of siding are vulnerable to water infiltration, especially where it butts against windows, doors and corner moldings. You'll want to check for caulk that has cracked due to age or has pulled away from the surface, leaving a gap. If you have wood siding, check for chipped or peeling paint, as well as cracked wood and trim. For stucco, look for cracks and chips, and for brick, look for crumbling mortar joints.

2. Use Warm, Soapy Water. 


The best way to clean your siding is by hand with a bucket of warm, soapy water. Use a soft-bristled brush attached to a long handle. You'll want to work from bottom to top in order to avoid streaking. Be sure to rinse often as well so the soap doesn't dry onto the siding. It's advised to divide the work into 10-foot sections; don't try to do your whole house all at once.

3. Removing Mildew. 


Stubborn, black spotty stains are probably mildew. If warm, soapy water doesn't do the trick, dab the area with a little diluted bleach. If the spots come off, you're dealing with mildew. Clean the entire area with a solution of one part bleach to four parts water. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the area with clean water.

4. Use Caution with Power Washing. 


Whether you have a power washer or choose to rent one, use it with caution. If you don't have experience with power washing, you could cause damage to your siding. Power washers can strip paint, gouge softwoods, loosen caulk and eat through mortar. In addition, the pressure can force water under horizontal lap joints, resulting in moisture accumulating behind the siding. If you don't have the experience or just don't have the time, consider having it professionally cleaned. A professional has the expertise to prevent water penetration at joints, seams around windows and doors, and electrical fixtures.

If you find that your siding is in disarray, consider having it replaced. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we handle more than just shingles. We can also install brand new siding at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to get a quote and schedule your home improvement project this fall!

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