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11 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

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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

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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

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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

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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…