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 …

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 …

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

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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 …

Is Your Greater St. Louis Home Ready for Upcoming Bitterly Cold Weather?

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One of the most reliable sources of weather predictions, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, has been depended on, especially by farmers, since 1792. Their prediction is that the Greater St. Louis area is going to experience bitterly cold weather come mid-February, 2019. Actually, the exact wording The Old Farmer’s Almanac uses is, “most of Missouri can expect “teeth-chattering cold and plentiful snow.” RRSA St. Louis wants our blog readers to know that we are ready to help you get your home prepared for this upcoming very cold weather. Now is the perfect time to have our experts repair or replace your roof, install new siding, install gutters and downspouts, or handle any other major home improvement project you have in mind. If you …

Tips for Protecting Your Greater St. Louis Home This Winter

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With the Greater St. Louis forecast calling for cold temperatures all this coming week, many nights predicted to be below freezing, the team at RRSA St. Louis decided today would be the perfect time to offer our blog readers some helpful tips for protecting your home this winter. Many homeowners are off all weekend, due to the Thanksgiving holiday, (and we hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving yesterday!) so what a great time to take advantage of the following tips courtesy of Kiplinger for protecting your home this winter: Keep your pipes warm. Some of the most expensive winter damage comes from burst pipes. Even if the rest of your house is warm, the water in the pipes in your …

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How Fluctuating Winter Temperatures Affect Your Greater St. Louis Roof

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When the RRSA St. Louis team checked out the upcoming weather forecast for the next few days in Greater St. Louis, we decided it was the perfect time to discuss how fluctuating winter temperatures can affect the roof of your home. What many homeowners might not understand is that it’s not so much cold weather, but the ups and downs–the fluctuating extreme temperatures, going from pleasant in the daytime to below freezing at night, as is predicted for the next few days in Greater St. Louis–that can adversely affect your roof. During these extreme up and down temperature conditions, your Greater St. Louis roof is prone to fall victim to the freeze-thaw cycle. Let’s say it rains during the day …

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Hurricane Florence Affects Greater St. Louis in Unexpected Ways

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Even though Greater St. Louis is not in the direct path of Hurricane Florence–which as of today, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, has decreased to a Category 1 storm but is moving slowly and constantly pounding the Carolinas with heavy rain and damaging winds–the effects of this hurricane are being felt in several unexpected ways in Greater St. Louis. This news report from St. Louis news station KMOV4 titled St. Louis Area Sending Help, Canceling Plans Ahead of Hurricane Florence just goes to show how far ranging the effects of a hurricane can be. Below is the gist of the news report: “ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — More than a million people along the East Coast are under evacuation orders due to Hurricane Florence, …

Is Your Greater St. Louis Roof Ready For Flash Flooding?

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The National Weather Service has issued this flash flood warning for our area this weekend. RRSA St. Louis wants to make sure our blog readers are prepared in case we get the predicted rain and possible flash flooding. Below is a portion of the NWS alert:   * The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Gordon will interact with a cold front stalled across Missouri and Illinois. Rich tropical moisture from Gordon will produce very heavy rainfall across the watch area today through Saturday night. Additional rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are likely with locally higher amounts. Very heavy rain is possible on both Friday morning and afternoon as well as Saturday. * Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low …

Is Your Roof Ready for Today’s Severe Weather in Greater St. Louis?

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The above image is courtesy of Weather.Gov RRSA St. Louis wants to be sure our blog readers are aware of the weather that is predicted for our area today.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected today as a cold front moves through the region. Some of the storms in southeast MO and southern IL could be strong to severe and capable of producing large hail and damaging wind gusts. Storms will end this evening after the front has moved through the area. Storms like these are very tough on roofs. Whether from high winds, heavy rain, or even hail, when your Greater St. Louis roof takes a beating from Mother Nature, the damage can be almost as severe as the …

How Severe Heat in Greater St. Louis Can Damage Your Roof

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RRSA St. Louis does our level best to keep our blog readers in the Greater St. Louis area educated and informed. As the premier roofing and siding contractor in the area, our company provides the highest quality GAF roofing and siding material and the most professional service you will find. On our blog today we would like to discuss what the forecasted severe heat coming our way in the month of June 2018 to can do to your roof. Weather Underground predicts temperatures as high as 108 degrees before the month is over. Not only will we as individuals suffer from this extreme heat, our Greater St. Louis roofs will also. How Severe Heat in Greater St. Louis Can Damage …