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Reasons To Call Schneider After The Storm Hits

What a mess!! A big storm rolls through town and hits your home hard, and your roof took an absolute beating. You’re missing shingles, which are now scattered all over your yard. Maybe, you’re facing an even more difficult situation, such as a hole in your roof and water is leaking into your home…

At Schneider Roofing and Remodeling, we’ve been serving our community for a long time. We have seen too many homeowners “take on” their insurance company after a big storm causes damage. They never seem to be satisfied with their claims or the repair to their home. Here are five reasons to give us a call and prevent the frustrations we have seen with so many others:

1. You Get a Thorough Evaluation! We won’t spend just a few minutes walking around your home or snapping pictures from a car to evaluate the damage of your roof and attic. Instead, you will get a complete 17-point inspection and diagnostic of your roof. We will get on your roof and in your attic to evaluate everything closely. That’s the best way to find hidden damage. The last thing you want is for an undiscovered problem to cause massive damage to your home months later!

 2. You’ll Know Your Options! After you’ve received a 17-point inspection and diagnostic of your roof, you will be given a variety of options. Hopefully, your roof only needs a simple repair. But if you require a new roof, you may be able to choose from a variety of shingles. Sometimes the insurance company will “adjust” your claim by calling for the lowest (and cheapest) grade roofing materials. After our inspection, you will know exactly what your roof needs.

3, You’ll Get Insurance Help! Once you’ve selected the best option for your home, your job is done! It’s time to let Schneider Roofing and Remodeling go to work for you! That means contacting your insurance company and explaining the work you would like (and need) performed on your home! We’ve been working with insurance companies for years, and we know how to get the roof that you want.

4, You Get Roofing Professionals! You will get the repair or new roof you want because we have experience dealing with insurance companies. They trust us because we’re licensed, insured, and all work is performed up to code. They also know that we’re customer service experts, and only the best people work for us. All employees are highly trained, drug tested, and background checked. You only get the best people and the best products when working with us!

5. You Get Long-Term Support! You also get roofing professionals that will be here to stand behind our work! We offer the absolute best guarantees and warranties! And should you have a question or issue, you can give us a call at any time, and we’ll be there immediately! This is our community, too! We take pride in making sure everyone is completely satisfied!

Roof Inspection

20 Point Roof Inspection Services in St. Charles

At Schneider Roofing and Remodeling, we are committed to providing you with the most cost-effective roof repair or roof replacement solutions. That is why, in many cases, we recommend investing in our 20-Point Roof Inspection before making any big decisions about your roofing repair. As an expert roofing company, we can help you understand the exact condition of your roof and what the best decision is for you. To learn more about our services or to schedule a roof inspection, contact us today.

The Value of a Thorough Roof Inspection

Roof Inspection in St. CharlesReplacing a roof that only really requires light patching or limited shingle replacement is a financial mistake – but so is pouring money into patching a roof that has deteriorated beyond repair. With our 20-Point Roof Inspection, you get an in-depth analysis of your roof’s condition (with digital photographs for visual confirmation), so you know exactly what the problem is, where it is, and what your repair choices are.

During the roof inspection, we will analyze your roof section by section and component by component, trace out for you just where roof leak repair is needed, identify any missing, damaged, or improperly installed components, and lay out a prioritized plan of action, starting with emergency roof repairs and ending with a long-term maintenance plan. Then, one of our expert technicians will walk you through our roof inspection findings, so you can decide just what is right for you and your budget.

Our 20 Point Roof Inspection includes checking for:

  1. Roofing Inspection & RepairCorrectly aligned shingle overhangs on all gutters and eves
  2. Proper attic ventilation
  3. Blockages in attic intake vents
  4. Moisture damage to interior drywall, insulation, etc.
  5. Correct attic or crawlspace insulation thickness, possible displacement, or water damage
  6. Rust or other damage on gas pipe vents and connections
  7. Cracks, nail punctures, or deterioration at seams between eaves and other low points of the roof
  8. Roof liner cracking, deterioration, or gaps
  9. Leaking seams, improperly installed or degraded fasteners, and blockages in gutters
  10. Damaged or degraded soffits and fascia
  11. Loose or missing flashings at chimney, walls, and other connecting points
  12. Loose, split, or missing shingles
  13. Wind, hail, or other weather damage
  14.  Damaged or improperly sealed plumbing vent flashings and air vents
  15. Blockage and torn screens on gable vents and related openings
  16. Protruding or sunken nails and nails that have punctured shingles
  17. Curled, brittle, or deteriorated shingles
  18. If there are any tuck pointing requirements with chimney and chimney cap (in brick construction)
  19. Wood degradation on deck and other add-ons
  20. Deterioration, splitting, and proper attachment at hip and ridge cap shingles

Choosing the Right Roof Inspection Company

Whether you are in the market for minor roof repairs, a whole new roof, or simply are not sure what you need, we strongly recommend having a complete roof inspection performed before committing to any repairs. Often times, customers come to us believing that they have no choice but to replace a roof completely only to discover, after the roof inspection, that the damage is much more limited than they thought.

St. Charles Roof InspectionUnlike some dishonest roofing contractors, we do not shy away from small jobs and we will not try to upsell you simply to make more money. As a local company, serving St. Charles and the surrounding areas, we do not believe in trying to sell you a product that you do not need. We want to create lasting relationships with our clients, and that means providing you with the best possible value.

So if you are searching for a roofing company in the St. Charles area that you can trust to be straightforward and honest about the condition of your roof, contact us today to schedule your roof inspection!

Siding Repair

Siding Repair Services

Though vinyl siding is known for its durability, every once in a while Mother Nature throws a curveball. High winds and hail can damage your siding, leaving you with unsightly loose paneling and exposed insulation. Fortunately, Schneider Roofing and Remodeling can help with all your vinyl siding repair needs.

Siding Repair in St. CharlesThe three most common types of vinyl siding repair jobs we see include the repair of cracked panels, chipping, and holes gouged in the material from impacts with hail and other debris. These may seem like easy DIY fixes, but with siding repairs attempted by those other than licensed siding contractors, you run the risk of invalidating your manufacturer’s warranty or homeowners’ insurance policy. Therefore, all siding repairs are best handled by the professionals.

To learn more about how we can help, contact us online or by phone at 314-378-6623.

Vinyl Siding Repair: How Siding Damage Happens

Vinyl siding is one of the hardiest, most weather-resistant finishes on the market. Unfortunately, once damage is done, the elements begin to work against you. High winds push and pull loose panels in different directions, creating a kind of ‘peeling’ effect. As the winds creep under the loose paneling, they gradually pull compromised pieces further and further off of the house, damaging fastenings, underlying insulation, and weather-sealed liners in the process.

Vinyl Siding Repair: What To Do When Damage Occurs

St. Charles Vinyl Siding RepairThe most important thing to know about siding repair is that it is crucial to address damage as quickly as possible. Minor cracks and chips can be sealed, but if the vinyl siding begins to pull away from the house, it can bend and warp. This may damage the panel beyond repair and can necessitate a replacement. Additionally, it will slowly pull other panels away from their fastenings, causing the damage to spread throughout the siding and possibly even compromising the underlying wrap or insulation.

Having a certified siding repair contractor out to inspect and repair the damage as soon as possible is your best bet when it comes to minimizing damage and saving money.

Roof Boot Leaks

roof bootsThere is a potentially dangerous and costly problem lurking in our neighborhoods. It has to do with what we call a “roof boot.” They are the coverings that go over the vent pipes that stick out of your roof. Many of them have been allowing rain and melted snow to leak into homes.

Every home has plumbing vent pipes. These pipes run up from a kitchen or bathroom and out through your roof. The problems arise when the coverings around these pipes peel up or get shifted with the natural movements that occur on your roof from expansion and contraction. Some roof boots can move with your roof – but not the type that most builders put on homes. In fact, the ones used on many are the cheap, ineffective kind. That means that it’s not a matter of “if,” but “when” these roof boots fail and water starts leaking into your home.

If your roof boot covering fails, rain water will leak into your home and travel along the vent pipe. This is where the problems begin. The average amount of damage to homes from water is about $5,000! Damage can occur to expensive hardwood floors, walls and ceilings, and to “hidden” areas behind walls, such as insulation and drywall. Not only could this run in the tens of thousands of dollars to clean up and repair, but it promotes the growth of mold and mildew, which can have dangerous health consequences.

Routine roof inspections will identify the health of your roof boots and allow for replacement before leaking occurs. This is an inexpensive proactive measure to save you lots of worry and potentially money. Give us a call to schedule an inspection. Let us make sure your roof boots are functioning properly, as well as inspect the entire roof.

Roof Repairs

Roof Repair

Roof Repair

As a homeowner, realizing that you need major roof repairs, or even a full replacement, can be intimidating and overwhelming. Roof repair is one of the largest investments you will ever make in your home, and the pressure to select the right roofing contractor can be intense. As leading St. Louis roofers we value our reputation above all; much more than earning an easy buck, so when you work with us you can rest easy with the knowledge that we will go above and beyond to provide you with the best possible work at the best possible price.

Our Roofing Repair Services

We offer a variety of roof repair services, including:

  • Metal Roof Installation and Repair
  • Flat Roof Repair and Installation
  • Total roof replacement
  • Roof leak detection and repair
  • Temporary patching
  • Storm and hail damage repair
  • And emergency roof repair

When you call us with roof repair questions, we can send out an experienced technician to conduct a 20-point roof inspection. We will then go over our findings with you so that you can make the best roof repair decision for your home, family, and budget.

Whatever you decide, roofing repair or replacement, you can rest easy knowing that all of our repair technicians are local, experienced, and have been subjected to both drug testing and thorough background checks for your protection.

The Importance of Timely Roof Repair

Different kinds of shingles react differently to the pressures received from weather and age. Tile, for example, is particularly vulnerable to hail damage, but also heat and cold, which can cause cracks in the felting below. Slate shingles weak point lays in the flashing, and early and effective maintenance to metal edging can make all of the difference in the world. Standard three-tab shingles are vulnerable to “peeling” effects caused by heavy wind gusts around the edges, but timely repairs can keep the damage from spreading the more-secure center areas.

While all of these different types of shingles come with their own challenges, bringing in a roofing renovation expert sooner rather than later can drastically extend the life of your roof. As roofing professionals, we can offer you a range of options that will set you up for the longest, most financially advantageous roof repair and maintenance program, one that is customized for your home and needs.

Learn More About Roofing Repairs from Our Professionals

Whether your roof is peaked or flat, and no matter what kind of shingles you have, our 20+ years of experience serving the St. Charles community and 100% satisfaction guarantee stand as a vivid illustrations of the quality and standard of performance that we at Schneider Roofing & Remodeling hold ourselves to. Contact our roofing company today online or by phone at 314-378-6623 to speak with one of our experts and learn more about how our St. Charles and St. Louis roof repair company can help.

 

Helpful Hint: A Roofer You Can Trust

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Satisfaction is guaranteed at Schneider Roofing and Remodeling.

Find a roofer you can trust!

Our Pledge: Our roofing company is founded on a pledge to promise only what we can provide, and provide what we promise. Your complete satisfaction is always our goal, and that is why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and so much more.

When something breaks in your home, it catches you off guard. You’re irritated and upset. You immediately start looking for a service company to help you. Maybe you ask a friend or family member for a reference. You hope that the service technician is truthful and won’t take advantage of you, but how can you know for sure?

Be sure the technician provides you with an upfront price BEFORE work begins—and there shouldn’t be any “convenience” charges that they don’t tell you about upfront. Sticker shock should never be something you experience, especially after your project is complete and you’re stuck with an outrageous bill!

That’s why with Schneider Roofing and Remodeling you will know what the investment is for your repair or new system before a single tool is touched! That’s just one helpful consumer hint you deserve to know!

Safe Winter Driving

Winter DrivingSchneider Roofing and Remodeling isn’t just concerned with your safety in the home – we want you to be safe all the time! With all the cold temperatures and plenty of precipitation during these winter months, driving the roads can be treacherous! Be prepared if you get stranded for any period of time by having a winter driving kit. Here are some suggested items that your kit should contain:

  • Bag of sand or salt (or kitty litter)
  • Traction mats
  • Snow shovel
  • Snow brush
  • Ice scraper
  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight and portable flashing light (and extra batteries)
  • Warning devices such as flares or emergency lights
  • Fuel-line deicer
  • Extra windshield washer fluid
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Blanket
  • Extra warm clothing and blanket
  • First-aid kit
  • Snack bars or other “emergency” food and water
  • Matches and emergency candles (only use candles with a window opened to prevent build-up of carbon monoxide)
  • Road maps

If you have any other items to add to our list, send them to us! We would love to update our list to help keep everyone as safe as possible!

Extend the Lifespan of Your Roof

Roof VentilationYou count on your roof to protect your family from the nasty weather, and it seems to be doing its job…. After all, you don’t notice any leaks! What you may not realize is your roof is prematurely aging. The roof you expected to last several years may be withering away… and you just haven’t noticed it yet. In fact, your roof’s lifespan could be cut in half!

In the fall and winter months, the temperatures outside begin to drop, and so does the temperature inside your attic. At some point, it will get cold enough that you’ll turn on your furnace. The warm air from your furnace will rise from your home into your attic. When it hits the cold attic air, it forms moisture. If your attic is properly ventilated, moisture isn’t a problem. The natural flow of air through your vents will quickly dry it. However, if your home is one of the 90% that aren’t ventilated properly, moisture can’t dry! Instead, it sits and festers in your attic. The moisture can attract insects like termites. Eventually, the moisture will cause your roof to rot! Before you know it, you may need to replace your roof that’s only five or six years old! But this premature-aging process isn’t the only thing your roof might be suffering from….

Moisture in an attic is an absolute breeding ground for mold. If you have an asthma or allergy sufferer in your household, they could experience severe agitation from this mold growth. In fact, maybe they’ve been enduring this for years—this could definitely be the case if you have an older roof and you have NOT had your roof inspected in a long time.

Experts recommend homeowners have their roofs inspected at least once annually. It’s the best way to avoid any large problems from developing—by eliminating potential issues immediately. Give Schneider Roofing and Remodeling a call today at 314-378-6623 for an inspection today! Don’t hesitate and let your roof waste away, or worse, become a breeding ground for mold.

This Will Help You Keep Warm!

With all this cold weather, I can’t help but put this out there for all of you! Here’s a great winter recipe that will take less than an hour to make and will definitely keep you warm!

Ingredients
Soup 1 3 ½ cups potatoes, peeled and diced
• 1/3 cup diced celery
• 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
• ¾ cup diced cooked ham
• 3 ¼ cups water
• 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon ground pepper
• 5 tablespoons butter
• 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
• 2 cups milk

Directions
1. Combine potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as to not allow lumps to form. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, about 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Stir milk mixture into the stockpot and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

Schneider Roofing and Remodeling Customer Service

When it comes to making choices about your roofing contractor, do not trust the work to amateurs. Schneider Roofing and Remodeling is one of the most trusted roofing contractors in St. Charles and the surrounding areas – and with good reason. With a knowledgeable, upstanding management staff, a reliable, experienced team of skilled craftsman, and a company culture that values customer satisfaction above all else, it just does not make sense to hire a different roofing contractor. We use only the highest quality materials, and all of our techniques have been thoroughly field-tested, so that we can be sure that we are delivering exactly what we promise: quality.

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