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4 Summer Roofing Maintenance Tips

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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 debr…

Test Your Knowledge This Memorial Day Weekend

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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.

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3 Common Summer Roofing Problems

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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 …

7 Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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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,…

3 Problems Heavy Rain Can Cause For Your Roof

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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 tha…