Showing posts from October, 2015

13 Halloween Superstitions

One of the spookiest days of the year is here. This weekend people all around the world will be celebrating Halloween. The young and the old will dress up in costumes and dance the night away. For the superstitious though, Halloween might not be their favorite holiday. Let's take a look at some of the common superstitions associated with this holiday. 1. Black Cats are Bad Luck. The black cat's bad reputation dates back to the Dark Ages, where there were witch hunts. Elderly, solitary women were often accused of witchcraft and their pet cats were said to be gifts from the devil. Another Medieval myth suggests that Satan turned himself into a cat in order to talk with the witches. Today, black cats aren't considered bad luck all around the world; in Ireland, Scotland and England it is actually considered good luck if a black cat crosses your path. 2. Seeing a Bat on Halloween is an Ominous Sign. Bats were also considered the devils gift to witches. One of the myt

4 Tips to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

You may not want to hear it, but winter is on it's way. While you're busy enjoying the crisp fall air and the beauty of the leaves changing color, the cold weather, with it's snow and ice, is going to creep up on you. Now is the time to start preparing your home for winter, especially your roof. If any Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs are needed, now is the time to get them done before the snow and ice arrive. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your roof for winter: 1. Seal Any Roof Leaks.  Before winter hits, you'll want to check the ceiling and interior walls for any signs of leaks, such as stains. Take the time to seal all roof leaks possible before the weather gets too bad. Once the rooftop becomes covered in snow and ice, it will be nearly impossible to find those little annoying roof leaks. Plus the added weight and moisture can only make those leaks worse. It will save you a lot of money in repairs if you can catch them soon after they develop inste

The Effects of the Seasons on Your Roof

While your shingles are made to withstand normal changes in weather, it doesn't come without some roof maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks to keep them in tip top shape. From the moment they're installed on your roof, they begin their aging process and it's important to have them inspected regularly to make sure they are properly working to protect your home. Let's take a look at how each of the different seasons can impact your Lake of the Ozarks roof .  1. Fall Fall is here and that means the leaves are starting to fall. While the leaves may look beautiful, they can also cause problems for your roof. Clogged gutters is one of the top roofing concerns during the fall months. Debris that gets stuck in the gutters will restrict rainwater flow when not addressed immediately. This can cause both roof and gutter damage to occur. In Missouri you never know what kind of weather to expect this time of year, with the fluctuations from hot to cold, hot to cold that we&

Join us at the 6th Annual Totes for Ta-Tas!

Totes for Ta-Tas is an annual fundraising event that Above & Beyond Roofing  is always a part of. Each year the event raises more money for Lake Regional breast cancer patients. Last year, the event raised over $10,000! Come on out to the Inn at Grand Glaize, next Tuesday, October 13 to help support your community in these great efforts! Above & Beyond's Owner, Melissa Krokson (far left) helping present the event proceeds to Lake Regional Cancer Center. Photo From: Totes for Ta-Tas Facebook Page What is Totes for Ta-Tas?  Totes for Ta-Tas is a community fundraising effort where all year long gently used bags, totes, purses, wallets, etc. are collected to be auctioned off the night of the event. During the annual October event, attendees enjoy dinner, drinks, raffles, door prizes and of course the silent auction of items collected throughout the year. All of the proceeds are donated to the Lake Regional Cancer Center to help patients suffering from breast cancer.