Does Your Greater St. Louis Commercial Roof Need a Snow Retention System?

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As the owner of a commercial building in the Greater St. Louis area–which is known for snowy winters–with a metal roof, we want you to be aware of what Robert Haddock, Director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group, has to say on the subject. Mr. Haddock explains that since metal roofs are widely used in areas where snow is a natural winter phenomenon, unfortunately, one extremely important consideration is often overlooked in the design of metal roofs used in cold areas and that is a snow retention system. How Snow and Ice Depth Translate to Weight on Roofs  According to FEMA’s Snow Load Guide, one foot of fresh, light, dry snow weighs roughly three pounds per square foot. One pound of …

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Cold Weather Survival Guide for Greater St. Louis Homeowners

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The best word to describe our Greater St. Louis weather at night right now is “Brrr!” Temperatures have dropped below freezing on several nights and the forecast calls for more of that for several days of this coming week and into the weekend. Yes, the winter season has definitely arrived in Greater St. Louis. So how do you protect your home during severely cold weather? Below RRSA St. Louis has provided several helpful tips for making sure that both the inside and the outside of your home is protected from Old Man Winter: Inside Your Home Back at the end of the summer, the RRSA St. Louis blog wrote a post to help you prepare for cooler weather. We didn’t …

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Get Your Greater St. Louis Home Improvement Project Financed!

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RRSA St. Louis is the leader in handling home improvement projects for residents of Greater St. Louis. A few of the home improvement services we offer are as follows: Roof Repair Roof Inspection Roof Replacement Siding Commercial Roofing Gutters & Downspouts We are proud of the work we have done for homeowners in the Greater St. Louis area. But what a lot of our blog readers may not know is that RRSA St. Louis offers financing options for your home improvement project.  In the home improvement industry, finding a contractor who does superb work and also offers ways you can finance your project is uncommon, but we at RRSA St. Louis are different as we want to make sure every …

Greater St. Louis Homeowners Visualize Completed Projects with GAF e360

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As a GAF Master Elite Contractor, RRSA St. Louis uses GAF e360 technology to show Greater St. Louis homeowners a visual rendering of what their home would look like after a completed project, such as a new roof, siding, windows, and much more. The GAF e360 is one of the coolest tools available to contractors, as it allows a fully measured, customizable 3D model so we can save time and be more accurate in our estimates. This tool provides helps homeowners easily visualize what their final project will look like. In the above video from GAF, you can watch how e360 works, or if you would rather read about how it works, follow this link. In a nutshell, all our …

Eureka Scarecrow Festival: Vote for The RRSA St. Louis Scarecrow!

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The RRSA St. Louis family, like everyone else in Eureka, Missouri, becomes very excited once October arrives. October not only heralds much anticipated cooler weather but the city’s annual Eureka Scarecrow Festival! We have SO much fun with this event! The below description from the official Eureka Scarecrow Festival website will help explain why: “Nestled in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks, and just 25 minutes west of St. Louis, the city of Eureka will come alive the entire month of October with colorful and artistic scarecrows posing regally in front of businesses, churches, schools and private homes.   These are not your ordinary scarecrows!  Each one is a work of art!  Whether you visit uptown Eureka, along Fifth Street, running …

October Projects for Your Greater St. Louis Home

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The official first day of Fall was September 23rd and for homeowners in Greater St. Louis that often signifies the time to begin preparation for their annual October projects that will enhance and protect their homes. If you are a homeowner is Greater St. Louis and are looking for home projects for you and your family to take care in October, RRSA St. Louis would like to share the following list of 4 easy October home projects from Money Pit. 4 Easy October Weekend Projects for Your Home October is here, and that means it’s time to get your house in tip-top shape for an energy-efficient winter heating season. This also needs to be done in those warmer climates even …

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Why Choose Built-Up Roofing for Your Greater St. Louis Commercial Building?

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If you own a commercial building in Greater St. Louis and are considering upgrades to your flat roof system, RRSA St. Louis provides superior built-up roofing supplies, professional installation, and repairs. Built-up roofing, also called BUR, is the most common roofing material used on low-slope roofs. It is composed of alternating layers of reinforcing fabric and bitumen (asphalt) and is finished with a top layer of aggregate, such as stone or gravel. BUR is preferred for low-slope, or “flat,” roofs because it creates a continuous sealed surface. Built-up roofs tend to provide excellent waterproofing and ultra-violet protection. Thanks to the aggregate top layer, they are also fire-resistant. Built-up roofing is generally low-maintenance and therefore costs little to maintain over its …

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Let RRSA St. Louis Replace Your Gutters & Downspouts

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When summer is over and cooler weather begins to prevail, many homeowners in the Greater St. Louis area have their thoughts naturally turn to home repairs and maintenance. If you have examined your exterior and have decided it is time to replace your gutters and/or downspouts, we’d like you to know that since we are the area’s preferred home improvement specialist, RRSA St. Louis can handle the job. The importance of properly installed and maintained gutters can’t be stressed enough. Every house should have gutters, and in recent years building officials across the land have been recognizing this. Many municipalities around the country are now requiring gutters on all new residential construction. Here’s why rain gutters are so important: The …

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 …

8 Tips for Preparing Your Greater St. Louis Home For Cooler Weather

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Before we broach the subject of how to prepare your Greater St. Louis home for the upcoming cooler weather, the team at RRSA St. Louis would like to wish all of our blog readers a very Happy Labor Day weekend! Labor Day traditionally signifies the end of summer and we can almost hear the huge sighs of relief you are feeling, knowing cooler weather is on the way. To help you prepare your Greater St. Louis home for the upcoming cooler months, we have created a list below of what the RRSA St. Louis team feels are the main things you need to take care of around and inside your home: Get Your Roof Inspected–this is the perfect time to …