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Test Your Knowledge with this Fun Christmas Trivia

Christmas is almost here, and with it falling on a Monday this year, we have a long weekend to celebrate! Why not grab the family and sit down for some Christmas trivia? See who knows the most answers to these fun holiday trivia questions!

Christmas Trivia Questions 
1. What Christmas decoration was originally made from strands of silver?
A. Tinsel
B. Stockings
C. Ribbons

2. From this recent holiday fad, what “Spy” hides around the house, reporting back to Santa on who has been naughty and nice?
A. Frosty
B. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
C. The Elf on the Shelf

3. What Christmas edible is known for a long shelf life?
A. Eggnog
B. Fruitcake
C. Gingerbread

4. What was Mr. Scrooge’s first name?
A. Bob
B. Ebenezer
C. Jacob

5. The first gingerbread houses were inspired by what famous fairy tale?
A. Hansel and Gretel
B. Little Red Riding Hood
C. The Gingerbread Man

6. In “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Linus says the snowflakes need what when he catches them on his tongue?
A. Vanilla

How Snow & Ice Affect Your Roof

Snow and ice can cause a multitude of problems for people, including roof damage. It's important for homeowners to understand how snow and ice can affect roofing structures so that they can try to prevent costly roof repairs. Keep reading to learn about how snow and ice can impact your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Excess Weight on Your Roof
One of the most common issues with snow and ice on your roof is the added weight. That excess weight can put a great deal of stress on your roof. Overtime, that stress weakens the integrity of your roof. While it is unlikely to happen in Missouri, where extremely heavy snowfall is minimal, the possibility of a roof collapse is also possible. This is usually the result of an already weakened roof, and that's why it's important to have your roof inspected regularly by a Lake of the Ozarks roofing professional. Invest in a snow rake to easily remove excessive amounts of snow when necessary.

Melting & Freezing Cycles 
Snow can damage…

Residential Roofing FAQs

Most homeowners don't have a lot of knowledge about their roof, or roofing in general. Today's blog from your Lake of the Ozarks roofer offers the answers to some frequently asked questions about residential roofing.

1. How Do I Know if I Need a New Roof?
Roofs are designed to last a long time, if they're properly taken care of, and it can be difficult to tell if you need a new roof. The great thing is, you don't have to know. Above & Beyond Roofing can tell you if you need one after you schedule your free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. If your roof is over 15 years, you should definitely have an inspection! However, it's advised that you have your roof inspected twice a year. By catching any small repair issues early, you can prevent the need for a premature re-roof.

2. How Do I Know What Type of Shingle is Best?
People can argue all day long about what type of shingle is best. Finances, aesthetics and climate all come into play when determining whi…

The 411 on Ice Dams

The winter season is upon us and with it comes possible damage from winter weather. One of the most common winter roofing problems experienced by homeowners across the Midwest is ice dams. Keep reading to learn all about ice dams from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer.

What is an Ice Dam? 
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms along the edge of your roof. Ice dams form when the upper portion of the roof is a temperature higher than freezing, while the lower section of the roof is below freezing. The snow at the top of the roof melts, runs down the roof and then re-freezes along the roof line. These temperature differences on your roof are often caused by improper ventilation of your home. Frequent use of wood stoves and fireplaces, as well as inadequately insulated or leaky duct work, can all be factors contributing to the heat that can cause ice dams.

Problems Associated with Ice Dams
The layer of ice prevents melting snow or rain water from properly draining off your roof. T…

How to Properly Hang Christmas Decorations

It's that time of year again! Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it's time to start preparing for Christmas. That means getting out the Christmas boxes (or heading to the store) and decorating the house, from inside out. Today's blog from your Lake of the Ozarks roofer discusses how to properly hang Christmas decorations without damaging your roof. Before you start attempting to make your home seen from outer space, follow these precautions for your safety and the safety of your roof.

Protecting Your Roof 
When securing your outdoor holiday lights, never use tacks or nails. These can damage your roofing material, and compromise the integrity of your roof. Forget staples, clothespins or any other contraption you’ve used in the past for mounting lights to your house. Instead, you should use light clips to secure holiday decorations. Be sure not to put too much weight on your gutters when hanging Christmas decorations from your roof. It's very important that your gutters…

9 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just one day away! In celebration, Above & Beyond Roofing has gathered some fun facts about this holiday revolving around giving thanks and eating turkey. Share these with your family and friends as you gather for a delicious feast this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Fun Facts
1. The first Thanksgiving was held in 1621. However, Thanksgiving did not become a national holiday until over 200 years later! Sarah Josepha Hale (writer of "Mary Had a Little Lamb") convinced President Lincoln in 1863 to make Thanksgiving a national holiday, after 17 years of campaigning through letters.

2. Historians believe that no turkey was served at the first Thanksgiving. Deer, ducks, geese, oysters, lobster, eel and fish were likely served instead. While they probably ate pumpkins, there definitely wasn't any pumpkin pie.

3. At the first Thanksgiving, they did not use forks; all they had was spoons and knives. Forks weren't introduced until 10 years later, and wer…

Do I Need a Roof Inspection?

Your roof is an integral part of your home. It protects your home, it's contents and you from the outside elements. Therefore, it's important that you keep it in tip-top shape. While it can be difficult for you to know if your roof has issues, a professional roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks knows what to look for. Below are some questions to ask yourself when deciding if you need a roof inspection or not.

1. How long has it been since my roof was last inspected? 
It is recommended to have your roof inspected twice per year. This is because both winter weather and summer weather can affect your roof differently, and here at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can have some weather on both extremes. If you don't know when your roof was last inspected, it's probably a good idea to have it looked over by a professional. Small issues can lead to costly problems down the road. If addressed early on, you can save a lot of money and frustration.

2. Is it possible I have hail or wind da…

The Issues with Moisture and Your Commercial Roof

With winter quickly approaching, the likelihood of moisture affecting roofs increases. In today's blog, your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to inform local business owners of the problems associated with moisture on commercial roofs. Keep reading to learn about what you need to watch out for when it comes to your commercial roof.

Commercial Roofs
Just like your residential roof protects your home and its contents, a commercial roof is designed to protect your business from the elements. The roof is a commercial building's first line of defense against wind, rain, snow, sleet, ice, etc. It is also the most vulnerable part of your building, and therefore, must be continuously inspected, maintained and repaired. Leaks and roof collapse on a commercial building can lead to the shut down of your facility and a lot of lost income. Taking care of your commercial roof will make it easier for  you to take care of your business.

Moisture Related Commercial Roof I…

3 Common Reasons Some New Asphalt Roofs Fail

You just got a new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks. You expect it to last for years to come, right? Unfortunately, there are several circumstances where a new roof fails prematurely. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company discusses some of the reasons this could happen.

1. Improper Installation by the Roofing Contractor.
No matter if you purchased the best shingles on the market, poor installation by the roofing contractor could lead to a premature roof failure. Therefore, it's important you hire a well-experienced, knowledgeable roofing contractor at the Lake of the Ozarks to do the job. Be sure to check their reviews and references, and see how long they've been in business. When you do have a new roof installed, be sure to ask the roofer if they offer any warranty for their installation work, as the manufacturers warranty only covers defects with the material, not the installation.

2. Issues with the Manufacturing of the Roofing Material.
All as…

4 Characteristics of a Great Roofer

As you've probably seen by now, Above & Beyond Roofing was recently recognized at the best roofer in Missouri! How did we get there? Keep reading to learn about some of the characteristics that make a roofer great.

1. Comes Highly Recommended for Quality Work. 
Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company prides itself in high quality work. Don't just take our word for it, ask our customers. We have an entire page on our website dedicated to reviews and testimonials from our clients. We also include a list of professional references. When it comes to your roof, you want to make sure you're hiring a company that will do the job right, so be sure to do your research first.

2. Provides Professional and Personal Service. 
Roofers come to your house to complete the work. Therefore, aside from quality work, you want quality service. You want to hire a company that shows professionalism, and provides great, personal service. Find a roofer that will answer their phone, be there when …

8th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas at Lake of the Ozarks

Above & Beyond Roofing is proud to be a sponsor of the 8th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas at the Lake of the Ozarks. This event is one of our favorites to participate in each year. Owner Melissa Krokson has been involved for numerous years. Keep reading to learn more about this annual event that supports breast cancer awareness.

About Totes for Ta-Tas 
Founded in 2010, Totes for Ta-Tas is an event that raises funds to provide support to local breast cancer patients at Lake Regional Cancer Center, including wigs, counseling, transportation, childcare and other specific patient needs. In 2016, a check for $8,300 was given to the Lake Regional Cancer Center. Each year volunteers help gather and sort donated purses for the annual event held in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over the past 8 years, the event has raised over $52,000, money that has all stayed local.

2017 Event Details 
Totes for Ta-Tas is celebrating it's 8th year in 2017! This year's event will be held at the …

3 Tips for Selecting the Best Roofing Color for Your Home

When installing a new roof on your home, you have a wide variety of color choices. Not only do you want to pick a color you like, but you need to consider resale value. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofer offers a few tips for selecting the best roofing color for your home.

1. Consider Heat Retention. 
The color of your roof can have a significant effect on heat retention. During the summer months at the Lake of the Ozarks, outdoor temperatures can get quite high. Studies have shown that the wood under black shingles can get up to 10 degrees hotter than the wood under white shingles. Darker roofs tend to attract more heat. Therefore, you might want to consider something a little lighter. You'll be thankful when you get that summer utility bill.

2. Compliment Your Siding. 
While you want your roof to compliment the siding on your home, you don't want them to match. Choosing the exact same shade for your shingles and your siding won't look as good a…

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Gutters this Fall

The fall season is upon us, and that means more opportunities for debris to clog up your gutters. The falling leaves can easily gather in the gutters prevent water from being able to drain off your roof property. With the change of seasons, it's important to clean and maintain your gutters. Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to help you make sure they're ready for the winter ahead.

Cleaning Your Gutters
One of the most important fall home maintenance tasks is cleaning out your gutters. It's also one that could easily be overlooked. Removing debris from your gutters and downspouts is critical to preventing water damage to your home. If water cannot drain off your roof properly, it can pool up. Those pools of water will cause wear and tear on your roof that can eventually cause a roof leak. Once water gets into your home, even more damage can occur. Cleaning your gutters twice a year is one of the best things you can do to protect your roof. When cleaning your gut…

Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017

Pumkin Chunkin Palooza is happening this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! This family-friendly fall festival was established by the 4 Lake of the Ozarks area Rotary clubs and their members. The event showcases how the clubs are working together to better serve the lake area charities, clubs and non-profit organizations. Above & Beyond is proud to be this year's main event sponsor! Keep reading to learn more about this year's event.

Event Details 
Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017 will take place on Saturday, September 30th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton. Event activities include food vendors, craft beers, Missouri wine tastings and a largest pumpkin contest. Family events include face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, corn crib pit, on-site pumpkin decorating and other kids activities. Musical entertainment throughout the event will be provided by the i-Berrys and the Norman Jackson Band. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for chi…