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Spring Is The Time for Cleaning Gutters and New Gutter Guards

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After the beating Old Man Winter gave Greater St. Louis, nothing was more welcome than our new spring season! But along with the joy of spring comes one very important tasks for homeowners, and that is cleaning gutters and having new gutter guards installed. The fact is, the gutters of your Greater St. Louis home plays a much more important role in protecting the whole of your home than you might think. The primary job of gutters and downspouts is moving water off your roof and away from your home’s foundation. This may not sound like a big issue, but the fact is that one inch of rain washing off the roof of a typical 2,000 square foot home can …

RRSA St. Louis Supports Autism Awareness: April is World Autism Month

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Many people are confused about exactly what Autism is and is not. If you are one of those people, below is a definition of Autism from the Autism Speaks website: “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today. We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with …

RRSA St. Louis Needs Commercial Project Managers and Door to Door Salesmen

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Working for RRSA St. Louis comes with many perks. For one thing, our team is like a family. We work and play together. We are also backed by the national brand, RRSA, a respected name in the roofing industry. RRSA St. Louis uses only the best quality GAF roofing products and is recognized as a GAF Certified Master Elite Contractor. But those things are just the tip of the iceberg. Successful RRSA employees easily make six figures and go on company-sponsored trips. For example, we recently traveled to Guatemala, courtesy of sponsors. If this sounds good to you and you are considering a career in the roofing industry, RRSA St. Louis is currently hiring for the following positions–with descriptions of …

Why You Need a GAF Master Elite Contractor to Replace Your Roof

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As you can see from the image above this blog post, RRSA St. Louis is a GAF Master Elite Contractor. But what exactly does that mean? Well, first off, it has a lot to do with the type of warranty you receive when you have a new roof installed on your Greater St. Louis home. But it goes much deeper than that. Let us explain: A few shingle manufacturers have a certification program that allows contractors to offer better warranties and in turn offer more protection than your everyday roofer. These programs are great but there are still some holes in your overall protection. Standard certification program for major manufacturers only requires you to use 3 of their system components (felt, ice …

Is It Time to Replace the Siding on Your Greater St. Louis Home?

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If your Greater St. Louis home has siding and you are thinking it is time to replace it, RRSA St. Louis wants you to know that we are siding installation experts. Below we have listed 14 signs to look for which will tell you that it is time to replace your siding. If you have experienced any of these signs, call us today to set up an appointment for your FREE inspection and let us help you choose new siding and install it for you. 1. Bubbles Bubbles occur when moisture becomes trapped beneath your siding. Whether you notice many small bubbles or a single large bulge, your siding has likely already sustained significant water damage. 2. Buckling When siding …

RRSA St. Louis Steps Up Its Game With Drone Technology

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RRSA is constantly educating our employees and staying on top of the industry’s newest technologies. This past week our RRSA St. Louis staff members passed their FAA Part 107 and became certified drone pilots! We are excited about the future as we use drones to better serve homeowners and commercial property owners in the Greater St. Louis area. If you are a homeowner or commercial property owner in the Greater St. Louis area and would like to understand exactly how drones can help us better serve you, take a look at this article from Property Casualty 360 titled How Drones Are Transforming the Roofing Industry. For your reading convenience, we have posted a few important points about drones from that …

Has Your Greater St. Louis Home Experienced Wind Damage?

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In the Greater St. Louis area, we’ve experienced very strong wind gusts of up to 66 miles per hour, causing damage to homes and leaving thousands without power.  RRSA St. Louis received a lot of calls from homeowners last weekend after the gusty winds we received in the Greater St. Louis area. Most of the calls were concerning missing shingles and damaged soffits and fascia caused by the high winds. If your home experienced damages due to last weekend’s high winds, call us today at 636-542-4816 for a FREE inspection and let us help you decide whether you need repairs or maybe even a new roof. Your homeowner insurance policy should cover these damages, and we can assist you in …

Attic Condensation Can Cause Winter Roof Leaks

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With the extremely cold weather that brought snow and ice to the Greater St. Louis area over the last few weeks, most homeowners would expect a roof leak to be caused by such situations as water getting under shingles of your roof, or ice dams that form around gutters and downspouts. But there is another culprit to consider if you have a winter roof leak and that is attic condensation. Warm and moist air rises up from the living space of your Greater St. Louis home and gets trapped in your attic space.  In the winter when it is much colder outside and that warm moist air comes in contact with the cold underside of your roof deck, you get …

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

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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

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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 …