Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fireworks and Your Roof

One tradition many people partake in each year for the 4th of July is shooting off fireworks! While fireworks can provide great enjoyment, they also bring an increased risk of damage to your roof. Quality roofing material has been treated to be fire resistant, but some conditions can still lead to fires. We see it happen year after year. Today's blog from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers a few tips on how to stay safe while lighting fireworks this weekend.

1. Clear Your Roof of Any Debris. 


Before shooting off any fireworks near your home, be sure there's no debris sitting on your roof. Dry leaves, sticks and other debris tend to gather in roof valleys and gutters. These types of material can quickly turn a small spark from a firework into a blazing fire. By clearing your roof ahead of time, you'll decrease the risk of a house fire if a firework does accidentally land on your roof. Regular cleaning of your gutters, not just around the 4th of July, will help you avoid roof issues throughout all the seasons. 

2. Trim Back Any Overhanging Trees. 


Not only can dry debris on your roof catch fire, but tree branches can also catch fire. If that branch is hanging over your house when it catches fire, it can break off, falling on your home and catching your roof on fire. Avoid that possibility by trimming back your trees away from your home. This is a good roofing maintenance tip even if you aren't shooting off fireworks, as summer storms can cause tree branches to fall on your roof and cause damage. 

3. Get a Roof Inspection. 


If you haven't already had your semi-annual roof inspection, now's the time to get one done! Above & Beyond Roofing offers FREE roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. If your roof is missing shingles or is damaged in any other way, it is more vulnerable to catching fire from fireworks. Exposed roof felt paper for example, can catch fire easily and spread quickly. Make sure your roof is in tip top condition to avoid any further damage. 

4. Don't Shoot Fireworks Toward a Home. 


If you live in an a neighborhood with homes close together and very little yard space, you might want to avoid shooting off fireworks at home. Some cities and states actually have laws against fireworks. Try to find a spot with plenty of open space, as it's very difficult to control where a firework is going to go once it's lit. If you are near any buildings, be sure to shoot away from them. You want to avoid fireworks landing on your roof altogether. 


5. Clean Up Firework Trash. 


When you are done with the fireworks, be sure to clean up your trash. Don't leave the smoldering firework debris to just sit, especially if it's anywhere near your home. While it may seem the fire is out, tiny sparks could still be inside. If firework debris is not properly disposed of, there's a chance it could re-ignite at a later time. To be safe, soak the debris in a bucket of water. 

If you're in need of Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs or a roof inspection, give us a call at 573-302-0354. Above & Beyond Roofing offers high-quality work, professional and personal service, and competitive pricing. Our staff has more than 100 years' combined experience, so you know your roof is in good hands!

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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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