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 …

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 …

How to Prepare for Your Greater St. Louis Roof Replacement

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One thing RRSA St. Louis knows for sure, when homeowners decide to get a new roof it is an exciting time for both of us. The RRSA St. Louis team gets excited because roof replacement is the wheelhouse of our company and we love the look on a homeowner’s face once their new roof is installed. Homeowners get excited due to the fact that this is a major home improvement and one that will increase the beauty, curb appeal, safety, and value of their home. If you are a homeowner who is getting ready to have us install a new roof on your Greater St. Louis home, there are some steps you can take before the job starts to make …

Why Summer Is The Best Time For a New Roof in Greater St. Louis

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RRSA St. Louis uses our blog to educate and inform Greater St. Louis homeowners and commercial property owners about things affecting your roof. One question we get asked all the time is this one, What time of year is the best to replace the roof on your home or commercial building? To help answer that often asked question, RRSA St. Louis has listed below what happens in each season and why Summer is the best time to replace your Greater St. Louis roof: Winter: The winter season is the least popular option for roof replacement in Greater St. Louis due to frigid temperatures, as well as snow, sleet, and ice, all of which can sabotage a roofing job in short order. …

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The 10 Major Benefits of Having a New Roof Installed

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RRSA ST. Louis hopes that all of our blog readers are having a wonderful weekend. Not only is it a wonderful time to relax and enjoy yourself, this is the perfect weekend to call us and have one of our professional team members come out and inspect your roof for free. And after reading the following information, you could easily decide that it is time to have a new roof installed. Today we would like to share with you what we consider the 10 major benefits of having a new roof installed on your Greater St. Louis home. These are listed below: The 10 Major Benefits of Having a New Roof Installed Property Value: It is a fact that the instant …

Welcome Spring and Preparing For Your New Roof

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RRSA St. Louis is so happy that Spring has finally arrived! As the Beatles stated so well, “it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter.” Ok, maybe not lonely, but certainly long and cold here in the Greater St. Louis area. But we can pretty much put winter behind us now as we listen to the birds celebrating Spring and watch as flowers begin to bloom. This is a glorious time of year. If you are preparing for the new roof you are now having installed since winter is over, first let us say CONGRATULATIONS on the purchase of your new roof!  This is one of the best investments you will ever make when it comes to the maintenance and structure of your …

5 Common Types of Roof Hail Damage & How to Spot Them in Greater St. Louis

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It is a well-known fact that 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 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, …

Add Value to Your St. Louis Home With a New Roof

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Your St. Louis home is your most valuable asset. Of all the things you will buy in your lifetime, the biggest investment is your home. No matter whether you are paying a mortgage, or own your home outright, you have a financial stake in your home that makes it worthwhile to spend money on improvements. A major improvement, like having a new roof installed, can quickly add value to your St. Louis home. A New Roof Instantly Makes Your Home and Property Increase in Value The financial value of having a new roof installed on your St. Louis home can vary widely based on a number of factors. But in general, a new roof can add an astronomical 15-40 % …

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Homeowner Checklist for Roof Replacement

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Getting a new roof installed on you home-though often necessary due to storm damage is also a great way to update your home and increase curb appeal. Once you have made the decision to replace your roof and chosen a preferred roofing and restoration contractor like RRSA St. Louis, there will be a lot going on at your residence once the work starts. Below are steps to help you as a homeowner make sure the job of replacing your roof runs smoothly for you and your roofing contractor. HOMEOWNER CHECKLIST FOR ROOF REPLACEMENT  The delivery of the shingles will arrive a few days before the start of the project (these will be placed in your driveway or in a specific …

What Happens During a Greater St. Louis Roof Inspection?

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According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, homeowners should inspect their roofs twice a year. This free PDF supplied by the organization is a great tool for homeowners to use as a template for regular roof inspections and maintenance. Though you may feel as a homeowner that roof replacement is not something you can afford right now, you should be aware that your homeowner’s insurance will cover the cost of replacing your roof if it has been inspected by a roofing professional and deemed in need of replacement. Also be aware that there are financing options available. You may very well come out ahead if you have your roof replacement financed, allowing you to keep your insurance payout. A truly professional roofing company knows …