RRSA St. Louis Offers Free Hail Damage Inspections

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Today the RRSA St. Louis blog would like to let our readers know that we offer free hail damage inspections, and in this post, we will get into that further, but first let us offer our condolences to the people of the Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian literally destroyed the Bahamas this past week. Below is a before and after image from the New York Times: We are extremely saddened by this horrific situation, but can’t help but feel blessed that we do not live in an area of the US known for hurricanes. Hurricane Dorian was the strongest category 5 hurricane since 1935. It calmed down to a category 1 before it hit North Carolina, although it still caused a tornado …

RRSA St. Louis Handles Home Improvement Projects Even On Stormy Weekends

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Chances are good that you have seen one of our RRSA St. Louis trucks as pictured above in your neighborhood if you live in Greater St. Louis. What you may not be aware of is that our team of home improvement specialists does not let a little thing like stormy weather stop us from getting the job done. With this weekend’s forecast calling for storms and possible flash flooding in the Greater St. Louis area, many home improvement companies close up shop. Not RRSA St. Louis. With safety considerations taken strongly into account, there are some interior home improvement projects that can still be taken care of in spite of stormy weather. We have listed just a few of such …

RRSA St. Louis Can Help After Tornado Damage

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There was a time when the title of our blog post, RRSA St. Louis can help after tornado damage, might have seemed misplaced. After all, Greater St. Louis and the Midwest in general, up until now, have not been considered a major target for tornadoes. But a new study published in the Journal of Climate and Atmospheric Science suggests Tornado Alley, which has traditionally only included Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, with a trajectory moving straight up the US map, is on the move, shifting east, a potentially alarming development for our area. The above video from 23 News covers this new development and the study in detail. The lead author of the recently published study, N.I.U. Professor of Atmospheric Science Dr. …

How Flooding Can Affect Your Greater St. Louis Home

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The last week or so has seen some crazy dangerous weather across the US. Tornadoes, hail, and flooding have ravaged many parts of our country. The Greater St. Louis area has been mostly spared the ravages of this extreme weather, although there have been a few tornadoes, hail and damaging winds, nothing compared to what is going on in other major areas, like Texas. The problem the Greater St. Louis area is experiencing and looks like will continue to experience over the next week, is flooding. The Elm Point levy in Kampville, Missouri broke on May 6, 2109, forcing evacuations. Below is an image of the severe flooding in that area. With the flooding we are experiencing, the bad news is …

Steady Rain is Good For The Soul, But Is It Good for Your Roof?

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Today the RRSA St. Louis blog would like to turn a bit philosophical. With the steady rain predicted for the Greater St. Louis area over the next few days, we wondered about how that type of rain affects us as humans. This article from Ambient Mixer describes the fascinating ways that steady rain affects our minds and souls. The article asked the question of why the sound of steady rain is so relaxing. One suggestion from that article is that the sound of rain is due to the womb element. From the moment of conception, we are surrounded in our mother’s womb by water. Another cause of steady rain being so relaxing is due to rain operating on certain stress-relieving …

How to Spot the 5 Types of Roof Hail Damage

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Welcome to Hail Season! The Greater St. Louis area and all of Missouri are among the top places in the United States for hail to occur. The second-costliest hailstorm in U.S. history happened in 2001 and ran from Kansas City to St. Louis, doing some $2 billion in damage. When a hailstorm happens in Greater St. Louis, your roof will usually suffer the most. That is when you need to call RRSA St. Louis to give you a free roof inspection and decide whether you need a roof repair or a total roof replacement. Is damage immediately noticeable? Not always. Hail impact may cause latent damage that can, over time, result in premature aging of the shingles. Without obvious visual damage, …

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 …