Wednesday, June 21, 2017

4 Things to Know When Preparing for a Roof Installation

Installing a new roof on your home can be an overwhelming project. There are a lot of decisions you will need to make, and a new roof is a big investment. Today's blog from the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a few things you should be aware of before starting a roof installation:

1. It's Important to Choose the Right Installation Team.


The most important step in preparing for a new roof is to find the right contractors for the job. You want an experienced, trustworthy company that's going to make everything run smoothly. Shop around, get quotes and be sure to check references! You can find testimonials and references for Above & Beyond roofing right on our website - check them out here:

2. Purchase the Best Quality Material You Can Within Your Budget.


While you want your roof to last, you also don't want to break the bank. Start by creating a budget. Keeping a healthy budget will help you make informed decisions as you go and help you love the finished product. It's hard to enjoy a new roof with an empty bank account or a low quality roof. Find a balance between what you can reasonably afford and the quality of material.


3. Schedule the Installation Outside of Rainy Season.


When undergoing a new roof installation, your home is a construction site. While experienced roofers are great at getting the job done quickly without cutting corners, they can't control the weather. If you want to avoid delays, try to schedule your roof installation for a season when you're likely to avoid rain, snow or other weather that would prevent roofers from being able to work.

4. Get a Contract in Writing Before Work Begins.


If you've done your research and hired a reputable roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, then you'll likely not have to worry about them keeping their word. However, it's still a good idea to get everything in writing before the work begins. Have your roofer provides a detailed estimate and contract, outlining what work will be done and how long it's projected to take. Knowing what to expect will help ease your mind throughout the process.

Are you in need of a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks? Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for a free roof estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks today! We specialize in residential and commercial roofing around the entire Lake area and have more than 100 years'combined experience in the industry. Trust Above & Beyond Roofing for all your roofing needs!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

18 Quotes About Dads to Share For Father's Day This Weekend

In honor of Father's Day this weekend, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company put together a list of some of our favorite quotes about dads. Enjoy! 

"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad." - Anne Geddes

"It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons." - Johann Friedrich von Schiller

"To her, the name of father was another name for love." - Fanny Fern, Fresh Leaves

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." - Unknown

"My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it." - Clarence Budington Kelland

"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." - Unknown

"A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow." - Unknown

"I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by the little scraps of wisdom." - Umberto Eco

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." - Sigmund Freud

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song." - Pam Brown

"It's only when you grow up and step back from him - or leave him for your own home - it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it." - Margaret Truman

"The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family." - Reed Markham

"A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father." - Frank Abgnale

"The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." - Theodore Hesburgh

"Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person." - Naveen Jain

"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." - Ruth E. Renkel

"I've had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started." - Bartrand Hubbard

Happy Father's Day from Above & Beyond Roofing! We hope you enjoyed these quotes. If you have a favorite of your own that you would like to share with us, leave it in the comments! Remember, if you're in need of Lake of the Ozarks roofing services, we're the company to call. If it needs a roof, we can do it, from the doghouse to your house!

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Your Roofing Specialists at the Lake of the Ozarks

Above & Beyond Roofing is your locally owned residential and commercial roofing specialist! The company originally started in Madison, Wisconsin in 2000, but moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area in 2004. If you're looking for an experienced roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks, look no further. The owner alone has 20+ years of experience, while the team combined has more than 100 years experience.

Roofing Services at the Lake of the Ozarks


From free roof inspections to new construction and everything in between, Above & Beyond Roofing is the company to call. There's literally no roofing job too big or too small. Some of the roofing services we offer include: three-tab shingles, architectural shingles, cedar shake shingles, tile roofs, metal roofs, new construction, complete re-roofs, tearoffs and flat roofs. Our services don't stop there though; we also offer siding, soffit, fascia and gutter installation. We guarantee high quality work, along with professional and personal service. 


Your Preferred Contractor 


Don't just take our word for it, we have certifications to prove that we are your preferred roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks! What does that mean? Owens Corning picks the best of the best to be a part of their Platinum Preferred Contractor Network. These contractors represent less than 1% of the roofing contractors in the industry. Above & Beyond Roofing is one of the few to meet all the criteria of becoming an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred contractor. This includes: being in good standing with the BBB, undergoing a Dun & Bradstreet credit rating, not having filed bankruptcy in the past 7 years, holding at least $1,000,000 in general liability insurance, having operated under the same business name for a minimum of 3 years, carrying all state and local licensing and insurance. To learn more, check out our blog on being an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. We are also a Weatherbond Preferred Contractor and Tamko Pro Certified Contractor. 

Above & Beyond Service Areas 


At Above & Beyond Roofing, we specialize in commercial roofs and residential roofs. Our office is located in Osage Beach, MO and we focus on work in the Lake of the Ozarks area. However, we also service Jefferson City, Lebanon, Warsaw and Fort Leonard Wood. If it needs a roof, we can do it... from the dog house to your house!

For more information, check out our website at: www.LakeOzarkRoofing.com. There you will find testimonials and references, as well as pictures of our work. We are your trusted roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks! For all your roofing needs, give us a call at 573-302-0354. Remember that we offer free roof estimates and free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

4 Summer Roofing Maintenance Tips

A new season means new reasons to make sure your roof is still in proper working condition. With summer underway, it's time for some summer home maintenance and that includes your roof. A couple weeks ago we discussed some common summer roofing problems. Today's blog offers some tips on what you can do to prevent some of those issues from occurring:

1. Look for Signs of Exterior Damage 


Many roofing problems go unnoticed until they begin affecting the interior of the home. By that time, as small repair has turned into a much bigger and more costly issue. Therefore, it's important to start your summer roofing maintenance by walking around your home and observing the roofing area - or better yet have Above & Beyond Roofing come out for a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. Fixing damaged shingles or broken gutters early can help you avoid costly roof and home damages down the road.

2. Clean Your Gutters and Drains


Keeping your gutters and drains clear of debris is one of the most important roofing maintenance tips you can follow. You should be sure to clean them out regularly, not just in the fall after all the leaves has fallen. Debris can get stuck in there any time of the year. This can lead to blockage of water flow, which can cause water to back up on your roof, causing water damage to the roof decking and sometimes even inside your attic. When cleaning out your gutters, look for accumulation of shingle granules, as that could signal your roof requires immediate attention.

3. Check Your Ventilation System 


Proper ventilation is critical in ensuring the integrity of your roof. Start by analyzing your utility bills from month-to-month. While changes in cost will fluctuate some with the change of seasons, any large changes within the same season could indicate an inefficient home roofing ventilation system or insufficient insulation. By addressing ventilation issues early on, you'll not only save on electricity costs, but also the costs of major roof and home repairs.

4. Trim Back Tree Branches


Summer storms can be just as damaging as those in the winter months. Be sure to trim back any large trees overhanging your roof, especially any dead trees and/or branches. If not removed, they can pose a threat to your roof in the event of any major wind or rain storms. In addition, the removal of branches can help cut back on the amount of debris that ends up in your gutters and downspouts. 

The team at Above & Beyond Roofing is here to ensure your roof is in proper working condition this summer! When you choose our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company, both inspections and estimates are FREE. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule an appointment today!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Test Your Knowledge This Memorial Day Weekend

The long weekend we've been waiting for, the unofficial kick off to summer, is finally here. However, let's not forget the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day, to honor those who've fought and died in the war. How many of these Memorial Day trivia questions do you know the answer to? Add some entertainment to your holiday weekend by testing the knowledge of your friends and family as well. 

1. When was Memorial Day first celebrated? 


A. May 29, 1777
B. May 30, 1868
C. May 28, 1804
D. May 30, 1835

2. Who started the custom of wearing red poppies on Memorial Day? 


A. Moina Michael
B. John McCrae
C. James A. Garfield
D. Francis A. Walker

3. Who ordered the Memorial Day holiday to be observed by decorating the graves of those who died in war? 


A. General James Garfield
B. Jefferson Davis
C. Abraham Lincoln
D. General John A. Logan

4. Memorial Day was first known as what day? 


A. Civil War Day
B. Decoration Day
C. Honor Day
D. It's always been called Memorial Day.

5. What song is often played at ceremonies on Memorial Day?


A. The Star Spangled Banner
B. America the Beautiful
C. Taps 
D.  My Country 'Tis of Thee

6. Which state was the first to officially recognize Memorial Day? 


A. New York
B. Maryland
C. Pennsylvania
D. Connecticut

7. In what year was Memorial Day declared a federal holiday? 


A. 1951
B. 1971
C. 1915
D. 1868

8. Memorial Day started because of those who died in which war? 


A.World War I
B. World War II
C. The Korean War 
D. The Civil War

9. Who gave the speech at the first Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery? 


A. James A. Garfield
B. Ulysses S. Grant
C. Robert E. Lee
D. John A. Logan

10. Some Southern states still observe a Confederate Memorial Day. How many states do this? 


A. 9
B. 6
C. 4
D. 2



TRIVIA ANSWERS


1. B - May 30, 1868
2. A - Moina Michael
3. D - General John A. Logan
4. B - Decoration Day
5. C - Taps
6. A - New York
7. B - 1971
8. D - The Civil War
9. A - James A. Garfield
10. B - 6

Above & Beyond Roofing hopes you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! For all your roofing needs, we're your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. We offer free roof inspections and free estimates. Give us a call at 573-302-0354.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

3 Common Summer Roofing Problems

While the winter season may be the harshest in concern with your roof, the summer season presents its own problems. Today's blog from your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks focuses on a few common roofing problems experienced during the summer season:

1. Deteriorating Shingles. 


Over exposure to UV rays from the sun can cause your asphalt shingles to deteriorate faster. Super dry shingles can eventually fall off, leaving your roof deck exposed to the elements. If you notice any loose shingle granules in your gutters or downspouts, your shingles may be reaching the end of their life. Be sure to have your Lake of the Ozarks roof inspected regularly so you're aware of the condition of your roof and how soon you may need to budget for a new one. The roof adhesive can also melt and require repair during extremely high temperatures and intense sun exposure.


2. Storm Damage. 


Summer storms can bring about conditions just as bad as those during the winter. While snow and hail may not be involved, strong winds and heavy rains can take their toll on your roof too. If your roof is already in poor condition, i.e. loose shingles, cracks, or sagging areas, these storms can bring about major issues, such as leaks, resulting in costly roof repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks.

3. Moss and Algae Growth. 


The summer season is prime time for moss and algae growth. Moss coverage on your roof can cause moisture damage and rotting of the wood underneath your roof surface. Overtime, moss can become more attached and require pressure washing to remove it. It's important to have a professional complete this task as high water pressure on your roof can cause damage and other moisture issues, which is what you're trying to avoid.

As summer approaches, if you're concerned with the integrity of your roof, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. We offer FREE roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. We focus on both residential and commercial, and we guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

7 Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just two days away. Did you forget to get something special for your mom, grandma or wife? Don't worry, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to help you out with a list of great last-minute gift ideas for mom!

1. DIY Bookmark. 


Does mom love to read? Make her something special to stick in her book to mark the page. Each time she sees the bookmark, she'll think of you. You can use pictures, colorful paper, stickers, yarn or any other craft supplies you already have around the house. This is a great project for dads to do with their kids.   

2. Breakfast in Bed. 


A tried and true Mother's Day present option is breakfast in bed! There's something super sweet about serving mom breakfast in bed. When she typically gets up early to make breakfast for the rest of the family, today is the day to make her feel special. Let her relax while you take care of the food, and let her enjoy the morning from the comfort of her own bed.

3. Flowers, Chocolate and Wine. 


While it may seem cliche, almost every woman loves flowers, chocolate and wine! You can't go wrong with this gift. Grab a bouquet of her favorite flowers from the store, or better yet, pick some flowers yourself. Find a gourmet chocolate shop and get her something special, more than just a typical bag of Hershey's kisses. Add a bottle of her favorite wine and you'll be the best husband or child ever.

4. The Perfect Subscription. 


Does mom love reading magazines? Does she enjoy trying new foods and snacks? Does she love pampering and beauty products? There's a subscription service out there for just about anything these days. While she may not have something fancy to open on Mother's Day itself, she'll get to continue receiving gifts for months to come. Find the perfect subscription for her and make a card that let's her know something awesome is on the way for her.

5. A Memorable Experience. 


If mom's more about making memories and experiencing things than getting gifts, consider purchasing theater or concert tickets. Gift certificates for her favorite restaurant, a spa day, a painting class or a wine tasting tour. Think about what mom enjoys most and plan an experience she'll remember for a lifetime!

6. A Clean House. 


If mom typically does all the chores around the house, let her have a break for the day. From doing the laundry to washing the dishes, every little thing you can do to help mom out goes a long way. This doesn't just have to be on Mother's Day either; show your appreciation and love for her by regularly helping out around the house. 

7. A List of Reasons You Love Her. 


Sometimes simple is best. You don't need to spend a lot of money to show mom how much you love and appreciate her. Sometimes she just needs to hear it from you. Make a list of reasons you love her. You could write them in a book, with accompanying pictures or write them down on slips of paper to put in a jar, so she can read a new one each day.

Another wonderful gift to give mom is peace of mind, peace of mind that the roof over her head is protecting her and her family. Schedule a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks today by calling 573-302-0354. Happy Mother's Day from Above & Beyond Roofing!

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

3 Problems Heavy Rain Can Cause For Your Roof

The Lake of the Ozarks area experienced some heavy rain this past weekend. While many people think of roof leaks associated with heavy rain, there are other roofing issues that can arise as a result of too much water on your roof. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer focuses on the potential roof damage that heavy rains can cause.

Heavy Rain and Roof Damage 


While roof damage is often associated with severe storms involving hail or tornadoes, even just heavy rainfall can cause problems for your roof. The intensity and amount of damage will generally be tied to the current condition of your roof. Therefore, if your roof is already in poor condition, heavy rains could cause it to fail. On the other hand, if your roof is in great condition, heavy rains alone probably won't cause any damage.

Roof Leaks 


Weak spots and cracked tiles or broken shingles create a path in which rain water can seep through and start leaking into your home. This is a slow process that can happen over time, and become worse if not addressed quickly. The design of your roof can also come into play when determining the cause of a roof leak. Inversions in your roof can lead to pooling of water. If you have cracked tiles or rusting metal roofing, having a pool of water build up on your roof can lead to further weakening and eventually a possible leak. In addition, the added weight of water pooling could cause sagging or damage to your roof frame.

Weakened Shingles 


In addition to water entering your home, heavy rainfall can cause further damage to already damaged shingles and cracked tiles. Asphalt shingles that have lifted, moved or ripped can be further moved by heavy rain leaving the roof underlayment exposed to water damage. While tiles are designed to withstand water damage (when fully intact and sealed), excessive water running through cracks and gaps can cause progressive damage and weakening. They could break apart from the inside, making them a hazard for future storms. Therefore, it's important after heavy rains and storms to have your roof inspected by a professional roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Mold Growth 


After heavy rainfall, damaged shingles can soak up water and remain moist for days. This, as well as the pools of water mentioned before, can trigger mold growth on your roof. Depending on the condition of your roof, it's even possible for the mold to penetrate the roof surface and grow in your home. The presence of mold on your roof and in your home can lead to illness for people and pets.

To decrease the chances of water damage from heavy rains on your roof, be sure to keep your gutters clear of debris and have your roof inspected at least twice a year. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we offer FREE roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks! Give us a call at 573-302-0354 to schedule an appointment.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Asphalt vs. Metal Roofing Products

When investing in a new roofing project at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll have to make a decision on what type of material you want to use. Two of the most common types of roofing choices are asphalt and metal. In today's blog, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing specialists address some of the benefits of each type. Understanding these benefits will help you make the right decision for your home or business.

The Importance of a Roof 


Your roof is arguably the most essential piece of your home, and it's also the most exposed piece. It's under constant abuse from the weather, and it's something we often don't think about until that severe weather hits. That's one of the reasons it's important that you choose the right material for your next roofing project. Below you can compare the benefits of asphalt roofing with those of metal roofing and decide which is best for you. 

Benefits of an Asphalt Roof


Over the years, asphalt roofing has come in #1 in roofing products. It's arguably the most popular among homeowners because it's a proven material that they are comfortable with. Take a look at some of the benefits of asphalt roofing vs. metal roofing:
  • Lower initial cost than metal roofing 
  • Easier installation  
  • Easier to repair
  • Better soundproofing 
  • Good at keeping in heat during the winter 
  • Offered in a variety of styles

Benefits of a Metal Roof


While asphalt roofing may have been the most popular roofing material, metal roofing is working it's way up there. While the initial cost may be much higher than asphalt roofing, the benefits may prove to outweigh those costs. Here are just a few of the benefits of a metal roof vs. an asphalt one: 
  • Lower cost over time, as it requires less maintenance 
  • Better longevity, lasts 2-3 times longer than asphalt
  • Very durable, often backed by 50 year to lifetime warranties
  • Holds up well in most weather conditions 
  • Lighter weight than asphalt
  • Better at keeping your home cooler in the summer
  • Environmentally friendly & energy efficient

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we specialize in both residential and commercial roofing. No job is too small nor too big. We guarantee high quality work along with professional and personal service. As your #1 roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here to insure your roof is of the best quality and that it's properly installed. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for a free roofing estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Are Your Gutters Prepared for Spring Showers?

Along with your roof, another part of your home that often gets overlooked is the gutters. While they are there for a purpose, to keep water away from your home, we often don't think about them or their importance. In today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company, we discuss gutters and how they affect your roof:

The Importance of Gutters


If not controlled properly, rain water can wreak havoc on your home. That's where your gutter system comes in. The purpose of gutters on a home is to collect rain water as it runs off the roof and transport it away from the foundation of the home. This not only helps you avoid water damage and leaks involving your roof, but can prevent foundation issues and possible basement flooding. The benefits of properly installed and maintained gutters include:
  • Avoided foundation problems 
  • Prevention of basement flooding 
  • Prevention of landscape erosion 
  • Soil stabilization around the home
  • Avoided water damage to siding, brick, etc. 
  • Lessened settling and cracking of sidewalks, patios and driveways
  • Preservation of doors and windows 
  • Reduced roofing problems, such as leaks and water damage 
  • Prevention of mold development 
  • Prevention of rot and rusting of building materials 
  • Avoided mosquito infestation, associated with standing water
They are a very important aspect of your home, protecting more than just your roof. Proper gutter installation at the Lake of the Ozarks will help you avoid costly home repairs down the road.   

Keeping Your Gutters Maintained


Maintaining your gutters is relatively easy. The most important thing you can do to ensure they're working properly is to regularly clean out any debris that may have built up. This is particularly important to do before winter hits, as the leaves fall off the trees during the fall season and can easily clog gutters. However, its important that you clean your gutters about every 3 months. In addition to keeping them clean, it's important that you make sure they remain in the correct position. Strong storms can easily dislodge gutters, making them unable to properly drain water away from the foundation of your home. If your gutters are bent, punctured, etc., consider having them repaired or replaced by a professional.

Spring has sprung and you want to make sure your gutters are up to the task of dealing with spring showers. If you're in need of new gutters, trust Above & Beyond Roofing to get the job done. While the majority of our Lake of the Ozarks home improvement projects focus on roofing, we also install gutters and siding. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for an estimate on your next gutter, siding or roofing project at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Trivia to Enjoy with Family and Friends

Spring has sprung and Easter weekend is here! Whether you're planning an Easter egg hunt for the kids or a delicious dinner with friends and family, this weekend is sure to be a time of fun. For some added excitement this weekend, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company has gathered some fun Easter trivia questions for you to share this weekend!

Easter Trivia


1. From which country does the tradition of Easter eggs come? 


A. Germany
B. France
C. Ireland
D. China

2. In what year was the first Easter egg roll at the White House? 


A. 1894
B. 1913
C. 1921
D. 1878

3. Which flower is associated with the Easter holiday? 


A. Daffodil
B. Lily
C. Lilac
D. Iris

4. What are the traditional colors for Easter? 


A. Blue & Yellow
B. Pink & Purple
C. Yellow & Purple
D. Pink & Yellow

5. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how much does the world's largest chocolate bunny weigh? 


A. 9,359 lbs
B. 2, 473 lbs
C. 5, 264 lbs
D. 1,392 lbs

6. Approximately how many marshmallow Peeps are eaten each year in the United States? 


A. 300 million
B. 700 million
C. 100 million
D. 900 thousand

7. What type of bread is associated with the Easter holiday? 


A. French Bread
B. Sticky Buns
C. Hot Cross Buns
D. Rye Bread

8. Where is the world's largest collection of Easter eggs located? 


A. Poland
B. Germany
C. France
D. Turkey

9. What part of the chocolate bunny do most American's eat first? 


A. Tail
B. Ears
C. Arm
D. Feet

10. What type of meat is typically associated with Easter? 


A. Pork
B. Beef
C. Chicken
D. Lamb

11. What color is most commonly used when dying Easter eggs? 


A. Red
B. Yellow
C. Blue
D. Green

**Scroll Down for Answers**

**ANSWERS**

1. A - Germany
2. D - 1878
3. B - Lily
4. C - Yellow & Purple
5. A - 9,359 lbs
6. B - 700 million
7. C - Hot Cross Buns
8. A - Poland
9. B - Ears
10. D - Lamb
11. A - Red

Happy Easter from Above & Beyond Roofing! We hope you have a wonderful weekend with friends and family. If you haven't had your spring roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks yet, schedule it today! Give the best roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call at

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Friday, April 7, 2017

What Does Hail Damage Look Like?

While spring has just arrived, we've already experienced several storms, bringing heavy rains and even some hail. While rain itself can take a toll on your roof, hail can cause some major damage. When not addressed in a timely fashion, that hail damage can lead to other roofing problems. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses hail damage and how to identify it.


Hail Damage


According to the Federal Alliance of Safe Homes, hail causes more than $1.6 billion dollars in roof damage nationwide each year. While many hail storms can be quite destructive, the amount of damage can vary greatly. In addition, hail damage is subtle in nature and may not physically cause leakage for years after a hail storm. By identifying and repairing hail damage now, you can avoid more costly repairs down the road.

Degrees of Hail Damage 


During a hail storm, the wind speed and direction can greatly affect the degree of hail damage. Changes in wind condition can affect the location and severity of hail impacts. The size and density of the individual hailstones can also affect the degree of damage. In addition, most hailstones do not have smooth edges, which can also impact the type of damage caused. Hailstones can range anywhere from pea size to softball size, and those softball sized hailstones can be dense enough and strong enough to puncture a roof. The age and condition of your Lake of the Ozarks roof can also affect the degree of damage caused by a hail storm.

Identifying Hail Damage


Hail will typically dent soft metals on your roof before it affects the actual shingles. These areas include vents, exhaust caps, skylights, etc. Check the vinyl trim around your windows and the flashing to see if you notice any hail damage. When struck by hail, different shingles react differently. Damage to asphalt shingles will look very different than damage to wood shingles. It's important to know these differences in order to identify if you have hail damage or not. Below you will find a list of what damage can look like for different types of shingles:

Asphalt & Composition Shingles 
  • Spots that are black in color 
  • Loss of granules
  • Exposed roof felt 
  • Spots that are soft to the touch
Wood Shingles
  • Splits that are brown/orange in color
  • Splits that have sharp corners or edges  
  • Splits that have little to no deterioration at the edges
  • Impact marks or dents along the splits 
Metal Shingles
  • Small indentations
  • Chipped paint 
  • Rusting

The best way to determine if your roof has experienced hail damage is to consult a professional. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we offer FREE roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. Let us come out and take a look at your roof. We'll determine if you have hail damage, the severity of the damage and can even provide you with a free estimate on any repairs needed. Give us a call today at 573-302-0354. 

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Most Realistic and Durable Composite Slate and Shake Shingles on the Market

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we offer our customers only the best in roofing products. One of the products we are proud to offer is DaVinci Roofscapes. Today's blog focuses on these great roofing systems. Keep reading to learn more about DaVinci Roofscapes products and how our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company can help with all your roofing needs!

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About DaVinci Roofscapes


Your roof is an integral part of your home's elevation and curb appeal. That's why DaVinci Roofscapes develops and manufactures superior polymer roofing products. They deliver a degree of luxury, performance and satisfaction that continues to make them the preferred choice for owners, installers and designers alike.

Quality is crucial in the roofing industry. DaVinci's composite slate shingles are carefully engineered to provide the authentic look and durability of natural slate roofs. Their composite shake shingles are reminiscent of the texture of natural cedar, but with unsurpassed durability and a life cycle savings of up to 50% compared to natural shake roofing. DaVinci utilizes a proprietary state-of-the-art engineered polymer to deliver both durability and beauty for years to come.

The authentic appearance, durability, and lifetime cost advantages of DaVinci synthetic roof tiles, plus a Lifetime Limited Material Warranty, add up to an exceptional value for any discerning homeowner. DaVinci Roofscapes, offering the most realistic and durable composite slate and shake shingles on the market.

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DaVinci Roofscapes Products


Inspired by the natural beauty of cedar shake roofs and slate roof shingles, DaVinci composite roofing tiles enhance the appearance of any property. There are 50 standard colors available, offering homeowners a variety of options. All of their products are virtually maintenance free, come with a Lifetime Limited Material Warranty, and are more cost-effective than natural cedar or slate products. Choose from a variety of styles, including the traditional multi-width or single-width slate or shake, as well as the single-width Bellaforte Slate and Bellaforte Shake. To view these products, click here.

To learn more about having these beautiful roofing products installed on your home, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. We're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, from free inspections to roof repairs and complete re-roofs! If it needs a roof we can do it, from the dog house to your house!

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