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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 What Christmas decoration was originally made from strands of silver?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…