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St. Patrick's Day Trivia to Share

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, the Irish holiday full of luck and everything green! How are you celebrating the holiday this weekend? Are you headed out with family and friends? To add to the entertainment, share some of these fun trivia questions with them and see who knows the most about St. Patrick's Day and the Irish!

1. What does Erin go Bragh translate to? 
A. Happy St. Patrick's Day
B. Ireland Forever
C. Good Luck
D. Go Ireland

2. The very first St. Patrick's Day Parade was not held in Ireland. Where was it held? 
A. Boston
B. Philadelphia
C. New York City
D. Savannah

3. The traditional color of St. Patrick's time was not green, but what color? 
A. Orange
B. White
C. Blue
D. Gold

4. Ireland's national symbol is what? 
A. The Shamrock
B. The Celtic Harp
C. The Celtic Cross
D. The Leprechaun

5. St. Patrick was not actually born in Ireland, but kidnapped and taken there. Where was he born? 
A. England
B. Germany
C. Belgium
D. Wales

6. Why is St. Patrick's …

Repairing Your Gutters Before Spring

The official start of spring is less than two weeks away! The winter season can take a toll on your gutters. Ice dams are a major cause of gutter damage. Make sure you're gutters are properly installed and repairs are made if needed before the spring rains roll in. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of properly maintained gutters from your favorite roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Importance of Gutters
The proper installation and maintenance of a home gutter system cannot be stressed enough. It's a part of your home that often gets overlooked until major problems arise. Spring rains can wreck havoc on your home if not properly controlled by rain gutters. Gutters provide many benefits to homeowners including: avoiding foundation problems, preventing flooding under the house and in basements, preventing erosion around the home, preservation of landscaping and turf, preventing water damage to siding, preventing water staining on brick and stone masonry, pre…

Finding the Right Roofer for the Job

When it comes to your roof, you want to make sure the job is being handled by a professional, who is knowledgeable and experienced. You want someone you can trust. Today's blog from your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company offers a list of questions you want to ask a roofer before hiring them.

Question #1: Do you have the necessary licenses and insurance required for a roofing contractor in this area?
Roofing can be a dangerous job, that requires the proper training, licenses and insurance. You want to make sure they have a current license, general liability insurance and workman's comp insurance. Be sure to ask for the relevant paperwork as proof. At Above & Beyond Roofing, we carry $2 million in insurance and workman's comp for all employees.

Question #2: How long have you been in the roofing business? How much experience do your employees have? 
Your roof is the part of your home that protects everything else and the home's contents. You want to make sure that wh…

Above & Beyond Roofing: Roofers You Can Trust

At Above & Beyond Roofing, we strive to give you the best roofing project experience by going above & beyond what other Lake of the Ozarks roofing companies would do. Not only do we provide high-quality work and great customer service, but we are dedicated to proving to you why we're the best! Keep reading to learn about our achievements in the roofing industry.

We are proud to have several different designations in the roofing industry. These achievements set us apart from the competition in our area. Learn about what we did to become an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor and a TAMKO Pro Certified Contractor below.

Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor 
Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors are part of an elite membership group that must meet Owens Corning's highest standards for professionalism, business stability and customer service. They provide the peace of mind that comes from having quality shingles installed by local expert…

Join Us at the Home, Business and Lake Living Expo

The place to be for the latest innovations, offerings, and ideas in the home building, landscaping and remodeling industries at the Lake of the Ozarks is the 2018 Home, Business and Lake Living EXPO. Join Above & Beyond Roofing, as well as many other local businesses, on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the Lodge of Four Seasons for this spectacular event. Keep reading to learn more.

About the Home, Business and Lake Living EXPO
At the EXPO, you will find wall-to-wall displays and exhibits from local businesses. Friday night from 3-8 pm, enjoy a social night featuring hors d’oeuvres from local vendors. On Saturday the show will run from 9 am to 5 pm. At the EXPO, you will have the opportunity to speak with experts and get advice on turning your dream home into a reality. Learn about the latest trends in design, product offerings and maintenance tips. See kitchen and bath remodeling, roofing, flooring, home security, water conditioning, insulation, windows and exte…

The Importance of Cleaning Your Roof

Your Lake of the Ozarks roof is one of those things you don't think about until there's a problem with it. Many people wait until there's a roof leak to have it inspected. However, the roof is one of the most vital pieces of your home; it protects your home, it's contents and you from the elements. Therefore, it should be cared for like any other part of your home. In today's blog, your favorite roofer at the Lake of the Ozarks discusses the importance of roof cleaning.

Roof Discoloration from Moss, Algae and Lichen
If you notice your roof has some green spots or some black streaks, chances are you have an issue with moss, algae or lichen. Not only do these microorganisms look bad and hurt your curb appeal, they can cause serious damage to your home. They attack your roof, making it more vulnerable to the elements. If left untreated, they will eat away at your shingles, creating the opportunity for moisture, mold or insects to take up residence - or worse, cause st…

3 Causes of Overflowing Rain Gutters

Your gutters and downspouts are an important and underappreciated part of your roof at the Lake of the Ozarks. Overflowing gutters can lead to more problems than one. If you're gutters aren't working properly, water damage could occur both on the exterior and the interior of your home. Keep reading to learn about some of the common reasons rain gutters overflow, and what you can do to avoid that from happening.

1. Improperly Installed or Damaged Gutters. 
While you can't control the weather and avoid heavy rains altogether, you do have some control over what happens to that water once it rains down on your home. You can do so by making sure you have high-quality gutters that are installed properly. They need to be at the correct slant to be able to drain off excess water and lead it away from your home. Damaged gutters should be repaired or replaced to ensure that water is being removed from your roof properly (not overflowing out of the gutters), reducing the likelihood o…

Your Premier Roofing Company at the Lake of the Ozarks

Above & Beyond Roofing is your premier roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. We've been serving the Lake of the Ozarks area for over 13 years now. From inspections and repairs to tear offs and new construction, we've got you covered. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about why we are THE company to call for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing needs.

Residential and Commercial Roofing 
Our work focuses both on commercial and residential roofing in and around the Lake of the Ozarks area. There's no job too big or too small for Above & Beyond Roofing. We guarantee high quality work, along with professional and personal service. Some of the products we offer include three-tab shingles, architectural shingles, cedar shake shingles, tile roofs and metal roofs. Our services include new construction, complete re-roofs, tear offs and flat roofs. In addition, we also install siding, soffit, fascia and gutters. Our crews can turn around most jobs in a single day.


7 Roofing Myths Debunked

Your roof is a very important part of your home, and therefore, it's important that you understand how it works. Just like with any other subject, there are a lot of myths floating around about roofs. Today, your Lake of the Ozarks roofing company addresses several of these common roofing myths.

Myth #1 - You Don't Have to Remove Your Old Roof When Replacing It. 
One of the most common roofing myths out there is that you can just place your new shingles right on top of the old ones. While it seems like an easier and less expensive solution, it'll end up costing you more in the long run. By not removing the old shingles, you could be just covering up problem areas that need to be addressed. There could be damage to more than just the old shingles.

Myth #2 - Metal Roofing is Noisy. 
Many people believe that metal roofing is extremely noisy when precipitation hits it. This is actually not true. In fact, metal roofing is actually much quieter when compared to other roofing mat…

Advantages of Metal Roofs

There are a variety of different roofing materials for you to choose from, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. To help you make an informed decision about the roofing material for your new roof at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here to explain the advantages of metal roofing.

1. Metal Lasts a Lifetime. 
When comparing roofing materials, metal wins on the longevity front. Most metal roofs will last a lifetime, even though they are usually warrantied for 50 years. Asphalt shingles typically need replaced every 25-30 years or so. While metal roofing is a larger expense upfront than asphalt shingles, when you spread the cost over the life of the material, a metal roof could end up being less expensive in the long run.

2. Metal is Extremely Durable. 
When it comes to durability, you can trust a metal roof to hold up. Metal roofing can withstand harsh weather conditions better than other types of roofing material. Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per …

The 411 on Soffit and Fascia

You know that the roof of your home protects the structure itself and the contents inside from the elements. While pretty much everyone knows what shingles are, there's more to roofing than that. Today's blog from your Lake of the Ozarks roofer discusses soffit and fascia, what they are and why they are important.

Soffit and fascia keep water and debris out of your home. In addition, they give your roof a finished look. Keep reading to learn more about these important pieces of your roofing system.

What is Soffit?
Soffit is the exposed surface beneath the overhanging section of a roof eave. The term can also refer to the horizontal underside of similar architectural structures, such as archways or staircases. Soffits protect the area underneath a roof's overhang from the weather. If water, snow or ice weren't blocked by the soffit, beams could rot and become vulnerable to mold buildup. A vented soffit lets air circulate in an attic. This helps to keep the roof cool by …