Don’t Fret: The Snow Doesn’t Stop Home Improvement in Greater St. Louis

RRSABlog Greater St. Louis Weather

The Greater St. Louis area got a really good taste of spring with the high temperature reaching 64 degrees on Thursday. However, a strong cold front moving through the area today, Friday, February 15, 2019, has brought gusty northwest winds and below freezing temperatures once again. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for St. Louis and most of the surrounding region from 9 a.m. to midnight Friday. The snowfall on Friday is expected to end by around midnight, leading to a roughly 24-hour snow-free period before another system comes through our area with a roughly 50 percent chance of bringing light snow late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. This shift back to cold weather brings …

The Importance of Proper Ventilation of Your Home

RRSABlog Roof Ventilation

As a Greater St. Louis homeowner you should be aware of how very important it is that your home is properly ventilated. One of the problem RRSA St. Louis runs into as home ventilation specialists is when homeowners don’t realize how poor the air quality of their home is until someone in the family gets sick. Ventilation is needed to provide oxygen for metabolism and to dilute metabolic pollutants (carbon dioxide and odor). It is also used to assist in maintaining good indoor air quality by diluting and removing other pollutants emitted within a space but should not be used as a substitute for proper source control of pollutants. Ventilation is additionally used for cooling and (particularly in dwellings) to …

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How Did Your Greater St. Louis Roof Handle Our Single Digit Weather?

RRSABlog Greater St. Louis Weather

This past week in the Greater St. Louis area saw temperatures plummet down into the single digits. We hope all of our blog readers stayed safe during this extremely cold weather. Fortunately, the forecast calls for temperatures to be in the 50s and 60s next week, which after what we have experienced will feel very warm! But what kind of affect did the single digit temperatures have on your roof? In this article from Buildings.com, experts discuss how winter can wreck roofs. We have posted below a quote from a roofing expert in that article: Why Winter Can Wreck Roofs The temperature changes and¬†precipitation¬†winter brings can cause a number of problems on your roof. “Changing temperatures can be especially tough …