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Cleaning Your Siding in Preparation for Fall

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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 …

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Shingles for Your Home

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When you decide to start a Lake of the Ozarks roofing project, you have a lot of decisions to make. Not only do you want to make sure you find a reputable roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, but you want to choose the right shingles for your specific project and needs. In today's blog, we'll discuss a few tips for choosing the right shingles.

1. Think About Your Budget. 
A roofing project is a big investment. Before you get started, think about the budget you have for the project and keep that in consideration when you're choosing a shingle. Asphalt tends to be the most popular and also the most affordable roofing shingle choice. However, if there's room in your budget you could consider another option like tile.

2. Contemplate Your Home Style.
The type of home you have will help you determine the best type of shingles to use for your roofing project. Look for a shingle that suits your home's architectural style. Consider the surface area, pitch and angle …

3 Common Roof Installation Mistakes

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Installing a new roof on your home is a major project and a big investment. It's important that you make sure the Lake of the Ozarks roofing job is done right, for the safety and protection of your home and your family. In today's blog, we'll take a look at a few of the most common roof installation mistakes and what consequences each of those situations could have.

1. Installing a New Roof Over an Old One. 
One of the most common roofing mistakes revolves around cutting corners to save time and work. Not only is it harder to get the shingles on correctly, which can lead to blow offs during a storm, but its also more likely that moisture will penetrate the surface and cause issues inside the attic and the home. Failing to remove the old roof before installing the new one could lead to more roofing issues down the road. By removing the old shingles, you're able to inspect the roof deck for fragile areas and look for other underlying issues with your roof. In addition, …

Extending the Life of Your New Roof

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Replacing a roof is an expensive proposition and you’ll want to preserve your investment as long as possible. If your roof is brand new, there are several things you can do to keep it in the best possible condition for the longest possible time. In today's blog, Above & Beyond Roofing offers some advice for extending the life of your new roof.

Remove Leaves
Depending on the slope and design of your roof, or if trees tower over your house top, loads of leaves can collect in the valleys of the roof or around the chimney. It is important to remove them because moisture can get trapped under the decomposing leaves, allowing moisture to collect in your roof. Excess moisture on your roof can lead to a variety of issues and the need for costly roof repairs. Simply grab a roof leaf rake or leaf blower to get the cleaning job done. If the leaves are too wet or deep, causing the need to climb on the roof to remove them, you may want to call in a professional for help.

Clean the …

The Origins of Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day Weekend has arrived! The time has come to sit back, relax and enjoy one last long weekend of the warm summer season. Why is it that we have this three day weekend at the beginning of September each year though? Keep reading as your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company takes a look at the origins of the Labor Day holiday.

What is Labor Day?
Labor Day is often referred to as the unofficial end of summer, especially here at the Lake of the Ozarks. However, the holiday was created to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It is always celebrated on the first Monday of September, and constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

The Origins of Labor Day 
While it was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. At this time, 10,000 workers took …