Showing posts from March, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Different Roofing Materials

Whether you're building a new home or just re-roofing your current one, you have several decisions to make. One of those important decisions involves the type of roofing material you want to use. Above & Beyond Roofing wants to explain some of the pros and cons to different types of roofing materials. Let's take a look at 4 of the most common types of roofing materials that we use for our Lake of the Ozarks roofing projects.

Asphalt Roofs 
Probably the most commonly used type of roofing material is asphalt. Asphalt roofs comprise over 80% of the residential roofing market. Asphalt shingles are easy to work with and are typically very economically priced. Some of the pros and cons of asphalt shingles include:

Relatively inexpensive Most economical of roofing optionsPlenty of product choices for various styles, color selections and budgetsRelatively easy to installDamage is easily repaired Low maintenance
Asphalt shingles degrade over time due to sun exposure and…

Easter Egg Hunts at Lake of the Ozarks

When you think of the Easter holiday, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? For many children, that answer would be Easter egg hunts! Who doesn't love finding candy, money and other little treats hidden inside colorful eggs that you have to search for? It's a great tradition, but have you ever thought about how it started? Lake of the Ozarks' best roofing company brings you a little history on the Easter egg hunt, as well as a list of places you can take your children to hunt for eggs this weekend!

History of Easter Egg Hunts
Folklore suggests that Easter egg hunts arose in Europe during "the Burning Times," when the rise of Christianity led to the shunning of the followers of the "Old Religion." Instead of giving the eggs as gifts, the adults made a game of hiding them, gathering the children together and encouraging them to find the eggs. Some believe that the authorities seeking to find the "heathens" would follow or bribe the…

What Do You Know About St. Patrick's Day?

Today is the day you break out your green attire, possibly enjoy a green beverage and eat some traditional Irish food. All across the country and even around the world, people are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. In celebration of this March 17th holiday, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company has come up with 17 fun trivia questions for you to test your knowledge of St. Patrick's Day!

1. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated to commemorate what?
A. The birth of St. Patrick.
B. The death of St. Patrick.
C. The day St. Patrick drove snakes out of Ireland.
D. The day a pot of gold was found at the end of the rainbow. 

2. What does the Shamrock symbol signify?
A. The number three.
B. The coming of Spring.
C. The Luck of the Irish.
D. It's just a plant.

3. Where does the Blarney Stone come from?
A. A cave.
B. A hilltop.
C. A castle.
D. A cliff.

4. When were the customs of St. Patrick's Day brought to America?
A. 1787
B. 1776
C. 1747
D. 1737

5. What was the first US…

Are Your Gutters Ready for the Rainy Season?

The purpose of gutters is to keep water away from your home. If your gutters aren't working properly, water damage can occur. Your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to help you prepare for the spring rainy season so you can prevent water damage. Avoid costly repairs by following these gutter tips:

Cleaning Your Gutters. 
Routinely cleaning your gutters can help you avoid water damage to your home. Clogged gutter systems will send cascading water down the side of your home, possibly damaging both your siding and foundation. In addition to water damage, gutters full of decaying debris create a nice home for carpenter ants and mosquitoes.
Rake or power wash any debris off your Lake of the Ozarks roof before attempting to clean your gutters; otherwise, after the next rain, all that debris will run down into your nice clean gutters.  Scoop out any leaves and debris from the gutters with either gloved hands or a gutter scoop.  Don't use anything metal to scoop…