Showing posts from October, 2013

Building a Solid Foundation Through Professional Networks

There are many factors that play into building a successful business.  One of the most important things is to solidify your business with a solid network of business partners.   Being locally owned and operated, owners Ben & Melissa understand the importance of playing an active role in their community. Along with the many charitable donations made throughout the community, Above & Beyond Roofing is involved with several business organizations as well.  These are a few of the organizations that have helped them build the Best Roofing Company at Lake of the Ozarks Better Business Bureau (BBB) - Above & Beyond Roofing holds an A+ rating with the BBB and has been an accredited business with BBB since 2008. Chambers of Commerce - Above & Beyond Roofing holds membership in several area Chambers of Commerce in the community they serve.  Those include:  Camdenton, Lake Area, Lake West and Warsaw Chambers'. Business Networking International (BNI) -  Through

The Time to Winterize is Here!

Dropping temps, turning leaves and shorter days means it is time to winterize your home.  This "honey-do" is never at the top of the list but it is a necessary maintenance.  By doing a few simple things you can save a ton of money through the winter months. Block the leaks!   Find the leaks on a breezy day by walking around inside holding a lit incense stick to the most common drafty areas.  Be sure to check recessed lighting, window and door frames and electrical outlets. Fill the leaks with caulk or whatever treatment is appropriate. Clean the Gutters! Once the leaves fall, be sure to get all of the debris out of your gutters.  Clogged drains can cause an ice dam to form causing all sorts of problems.  If you see what looks like damage while cleaning you can request an inspection of your gutters and roof from a Lake of the Ozarks Roofer . Insulate to keep heat in.  At least 12 inches of insulation is recommended in your attic for maximum benefit.  You will not only f

Above & Beyond Roofing Goes Pink for October

Breast cancer awareness Month  is time devoted to to  raise awareness   of  breast cancer  through education on symptoms and treatment. Supporters hope that greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of breast cancer. Early detection of breast Cancer has been associated with higher long-term survival rates.  Money raised for breast cancer research is hoped to produce a reliable, permanent cure. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month , the crew of Above & Beyond Roofing have went PINK to help the cause.  Increasing awareness will help to keep fundraising efforts strong.  Funding is needed both by people battling the illness as well as research for a cure.   In addition to going pink, owners Ben & Melissa Krokson are donating $1000 to the Lake Regional Cancer Center to help ensure that we have top notch facilities and physicians close to home. Melissa also serves on the Totes for TaTa's committee, which is an annual fundraising event for breas

Make Your House Spooktacular this Halloween

The way we feel about Halloween around here is - Go Big or Go Home!  Think BIG when planning your outdoor Halloween scheme.  Use large items that are mounted on your roof or hanging from it to make a huge impact.  Many are very affordable!! Nothing is creepier than looking up and seeing a ghoulish figure looking back at you!  Or a creature that makes you think you are in a cave from Lord of the Rings!   Here are some things to think about when making your plan. Use common sense when mounting and attaching items so they don't cause damage. Consider the best way to attach things so the decoration is stable. Especially if attaching to the gutters make sure the piece isn't too heavy. Consider complimenting with white or colored lighting that can add some great effects! Be sure not to block any drainage or exhaust areas. Compliment what is up high with lawn decorations too.  Create a theme from the top down! Use music to play eerie music that will automatically put visi

Easy Preventive Maintenance for Your Home This Fall

Limited daylight and cooler temps act as a gentle reminder that fall is here and winter is not far behind.  That means time to knock off those honey do's - especially those of an outdoor nature. With simple preventative maintenance you will save hundreds if not thousands of dollars in the long run.  Here are some things to check off the list while weather still permits!! Clean your gutters and downspouts .  Make sure the canals and spouts are debris free. If you have a lot of trees surrounding your home, consider gutter guards. Inspect windows and doors to insure the seal is tight and not letting air through.  If air is seeping in either caulk the area to seal it or replace the molding if budget allows.  At minimum consider lining with plastic before the temp drops to low! Hire a Lake of the Ozarks Roofer for a  free inspection .  If shingles are curling or cracking, they need to be replaced.  Depending on how many repairs are needed will determine if a patch will do o