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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.

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 w…

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!

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:  5…

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 …

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. Ev…

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 yearsHold at least $1,000,000 in general…

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, a…

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 comp…

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. To…

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 resu…

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 of…

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 l…

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!

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 appealDouble-layer random-cut design - adds beauty and prevents unsightly zipper patternsSelf-sealing strip of asphalt on bottom side - for added wind resistance Moisture-resistant weathering-grade asphalt coating - provides years of protectionAsphalt laminate adhesiveDouble-layer fiberglass mat - adds strength Pr…

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 damag…

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 …