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 

Photo From: www.Tamko.com
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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