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 …

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 …