Monday, December 18, 2017

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 What Christmas decoration was originally made from strands of silver?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
B. Cinnamon
C. Sugar

7. How many reindeer usually pull Santa’s sleigh on a clear night?

A. 8
B. 9
C. 7

8. Who was the star of the movie “Jingle All the Way”?

A. Tim Allen
B. Jim Carrey
C. Arnold Schwarzenegger

9. How many ghosts are there in “A Christmas Carol”?

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5

10. What is the name of the skin that hangs on a turkey’s neck?

A. Beard
B. Gizzard
C. Wattle

11. Which state was the first to recognize Christmas as an official holiday?

A. Alabama
B. Tennessee
C. New York

12. What ornament is on the tip of elves shoes?

A. Candy Canes
B. Bells
C. Baubles

13. What would you be drinking if you had ‘Gl├╝hwein’?

A. Beer
B. Rum
C. Mulled Wine

14. Who stole Christmas?

A. The Bumble
B. The Grinch
C. Scrooge

15. On the tenth day of Christmas, what does my true love give to me?

A. Drummers drumming
B. Lords a-leaping
C. Maids a-milking

**Christmas Trivia ANSWERS**

1. A - Tinsel
2. C – The Elf on the Shelf
3. B – Fruit Cake
4. B – Ebenezer
5. A – Hansel and Gretel
6. C – Sugar
7. A - 8
8. C – Arnold Schwarzenegger
9. B - 4
10. C – Wattle
11. A - Alabama
12. B – Bells
13. C - Mulled Wine
14. B - The Grinch
15. B – Lords a-leaping

Merry Christmas from Above & Beyond Roofing! As we get underway with the winter season, keep us in mind for all your roofing needs. From roof inspections to repairs, we've got you covered. We're your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks! Happy Holidays! 

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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 your shingles by melting and then re-freezing into ice. When snow melts and then freezes again to form ice, it expands. This wears out the shingles much faster than what normal wear and tear would do.

Formation of Ice Dams 

Ice dams are created when snow and ice melts on your roof, and before it's able to drain through the gutters and downspouts, it re-freezes along the edges and eaves of your roof. When other melting snow or rain water doesn't have a way to properly drain because your gutters are blocked with ice, it's easy for water to make it's way under the roof shingles and eventually into your house.

Damaged Gutters and Downspouts

Serious ice dams can cause more problems than just a roof leak. The added weight of ice can result in rain gutters and even the flashing to be torn right off the roof. One of the best things you can do to prevent this is to ensure your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris before winter weather hits.

If you're in need of a roof inspection or roof repairs this winter, trust Above & Beyond Roofing to get the job done right! We're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs, from inspections and repairs to complete re-roofs and new construction. We even do commercial work! For more information about our roofing services, visit us online at

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Friday, December 15, 2017

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 which roofing shingle is "best." At Above & Beyond Roofing, we install a variety of different materials and can help you, the homeowner, choose what's best for your unique situation, taking into account your budget, what your house looks like and what you're trying to accomplish.

3. How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

Several factors are used to determine the cost of a new roof. The type of roofing material you choose for your roof will be a large determining factor. For example, asphalt shingles are less expensive than metal roofing. The physical costs aren't the only thing you should be concerned with though. Keep in mind the saying, "you get what you pay for." The size and shape of your roof also come into consideration when determining the price of your new roof. For a free roofing estimate at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-302-0354.

4. Does a Roof Leak Mean I Need to Replace My Entire Roof?

A leak is obviously a sign of a roofing problem. Fortunately, a leak does not mean that you need to get a completely new roof. In many cases, the roof can be repaired in just the areas showing issues. The best way to determine if your roof can be repaired or needs to be entirely replaced is to talk to a professional. After inspection, the roofer will be able to give you an assessment of what needs to be done.

5. Can a New Roof Be Installed Over the Old One?

While it's technically possible to install a new roof on top of the old one, it's not advised. While it is cheaper, faster and requires less labor, roofing problems are likely to occur down the road when this is done. One of the biggest issues is that any defects, vulnerabilities and potential problems in the plywood deck or truss system will go unnoticed unless you remove the old shingles first.

Have more questions? Give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. We are your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. From free roof inspections to roof repairs and new construction, we've got it all covered.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

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. That water then backs up on your roof behind the dam, and can cause a roof leak. Water damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas is possible. In addition, moisture entering the home can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. The presence of mold and mildew can cause respiratory problems for your and your family.

How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Roof 

To start, remove excess snow from your roof. Without snow to melt, there won't be water to re-freeze and form the ice dam. You can use a roof rake or push broom to remove heavy snow from your roof. (Use caution and never climb onto an icy roof.) The next step is to avoid heat loss from your home's attic area. By controlling heat loss, you can prevent the likelihood of ice dams forming on your roof. Make sure the ceiling of your home is air tight so no warm, moist air can flow from the house into the attic space. In addition, consider increasing the ceiling/roof insulation to cut down on heat loss by conduction. Natural roof ventilation can also help maintain uniform roof temperatures.

Our Lake of the Ozarks roofing company is here to ensure your roof isn't compromised by the winter weather. We provide free roof inspections as the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as free estimates for any repairs that may need to be completed. Give us a call at 573-302-0354 for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs!

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