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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!

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

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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Samples Of Our Completed Roofing Projects

Over the last two decades, we have completed many roofing and siding projects throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles area. From roof replacement to simple siding or roofing repairs following storm damage, we can handle it all. Here are just a few samples of projects completed by our company.

foristell-project1Roofing Project in Foristell, MO

For this project, the original roofing on this two-story home was replaced due to severe damage from a hailstorm. We used a limited lifetime landmark shingle from Certainteed.

The homeowners said, “When we chose Schneider Roofing and Remodeling we were very pleased. The guys were all nice and took great care of the house. They did break a small bush, but the owner was quick to fix the problem. It was very hot when they did the job; however, they kept the roof cool and prevented damage with water. Thanks for the roof!”

church-project6Church Roof Installation in O’Fallon, MO

The original roof on this O’Fallon church was heavily damaged in a hailstorm. This was a fairly large project, as the entire roof had to be replaced. The church says, “Thanks for installing the new roof after a hail storm.”


roof-replacement-2Brentwood Roof Replacement

This historic Brentwood home needed a new roof, and we worked to find a roofing material that would match the historic look and feel of the home. The steep slope of the roof was an additional challenge, but our expert contractors handled this with no problem.

A REPAIR May Be All You Need

Save thousands of dollars by pushing off a new roof and instead repair your old roof, allowing it to last years longer!

It’s an all too common occurrence. You know there’s something wrong with your roof. Maybe you have discolored patches, algae or moss buildup, loose or missing shingles, exposed nail, or maybe even a loose gutter. You search online and call a roofer and schedule an appointment. The contractor says he’ll send someone by to take a look at it.

A few days pass by, and you don’t hear anything. Then, when getting the mail, you notice that you have a letter from the roofing company. Inside it, you find an estimate for a brand-new roof—plus, it has a note from the contractor asking you to call him. Great! You just wanted an evaluation!

You make the phone call only to find that the contractor insists that the only option for you is to replace your roof. It’s the only way to fix your problem…. Well, that’s not what you called for. But now, he’s thrown a quote in front of you for thousands of dollars worth of work. You were just hoping for a repair!

Many Roofing Contractors HATE Doing Repairs—NOT Schneider Roofing and Remodeling!

You may not realize this, but many roofing contractors absolutely hate doing repairs! They see it as a nuisance—in some situations, they’ll just try and sell you a new roof so they don’t have to deal with the “headaches” of repairing your roof! (Even more frightening, many roofs that are installed today don’t even meet manufacturer’s specifications. As a result, your warranty is voided before you even have your roof for a day… but that’s for another discussion!)

That’s not how we conduct business at Schneider Roofing and Remodeling.

First and foremost, when you call us to evaluate your home, you will know when our roofing specialist comes by. You won’t receive some impersonal piece of paper in the mail. Secondly, you are never told what you should do. Instead, you will be given a number of options. You will be able to choose the option that best fits your situation. Among your options will likely include several repairs! At Schneider Roofing and Remodeling, we love performing roofing repairs! It’s our specialty. Where some contractors may see a roof that needs to be replaced, Again, you get to decide your home’s future… not us!

You’ll Always Be Thrilled with Schneider Roofing and Remodeling’s Customer Service Experience!

It’s our goal at Schneider Roofing and Remodeling to make sure that you rest well at night knowing that you have a solid roof over your head. It’s also our goal to make sure you feel absolutely thrilled with the service experience you receive from us. That’s why we go through these extra steps. If you’re receiving this newsletter, it’s highly likely you’ve experienced our brand of customer service. If that’s the case, thank you! Please, be sure to refer us to your friends and family. If you’ve not seen us in action, and you would like to have your roof evaluated, we will be happy to perform our thorough roofing inspection right now!

Remember, most manufacturers recommend that your roof is looked at annually—to check for any little holes or issues that can develop due to extreme weather. Call us today at 314-378-6623 to discover the Schneider Roofing and Remodeling difference!

Gutter Repair and Installation Services

gutter-repair-2Damaged and sagging gutters are not just unsightly. Neglecting your gutter repair needs can actually cause long-term damage to your roof, vinyl siding, and foundation. That is why it is so crucial to take care of your gutter issues when they start, rather than waiting until minor issues turn into big problems.

At Schneider Roofing and Remodeling, we are here to help, no matter how big or small your gutter repair issues. The fall and winter are particularly important when it comes to maintaining and repairing your storm gutters. Falling leaves do not seem heavy, but gutters can easily get clogged with leaves. Then, when it rains, those leaves become heavy and can begin pulling away from the house. Clogs can even cause heavy rains to back up onto the roof, causing pooling and leaking. The same goes for melting snow and ice during the winter. No matter what your concerns, we can help make sure that your gutters are in the best possible condition.

Determining Whether You Need Gutter Repair

Gutter problems can often be difficult to spot until they develop and worsen. Here are a couple simple signs to watch for:

  • Are there shingles missing, or can you see that the edges of your roof shingles are curling up on the ends? This can be a sign that your gutters are flooding and water is flowing back onto the roof, causing damage.
  • Are your gutters or downspouts pulling away from the walls they are attached to? If the attachments are failing, you should have a professional come out as soon as possible to perform and inspection and repair as this relatively minor gutter repair can easily turn into something much more serious if left unattended.
  • Are you seeing excessive staining or mold on your home’s siding, around the gutters, or near the foundation? This can be a sign of inadequate drainage, and may be an early indicator of potentially serious foundation or roofing damage.

Gutter Repair vs. Replacement

St. Charles Gutter Repair CompanyFortunately for St. Charles residents, Schneider Roofing and Remodeling is here for all of your gutter repair and installation needs. If you need complete gutter replacement or new installation, we offer standard and seamless aluminum gutters with a baked enamel finish in a variety of colors. Our standard package offers 5” gutters with 2” x 3” downspouts, or you can upgrade to 6” gutters with 3” x 4” downspouts, which are ideal for larger roofs. If you do not need complete gutter replacement, we can also provide you with a gutter repair estimate where we can patch your existing gutter system.

In additional to gutter repair and replacement we can also install gutter covers on your new or existing gutters. These covers are a good way to extend the life of your gutter system (not to mention your roof, siding, and foundation). This additional layer of protection will protect your gutters from damage and clogs all year round, and can be particularly valuable if your home is heavily tree-shaded or with regards to protecting your gutters from snow during harsh winters.

Learn More About Gutters & Gutter Repair

Learn More About Our Gutter Repair Services

As a local St. Charles roofing company, we are available to provide gutter repair consultations year-round. No need to wait until spring, and, in fact, we encourage you not to. Gutter repair can be a fairly minor expense when handled in a timely manner. However, the damage caused by failing gutters can become major fairly quickly.

To learn more about our roofing company and how we can help with any project on your home, call or contact us online today.

Prepare Your Home For A Harsh Winter

Avoid nasty and expensive repairs – prepare your home for a harsh winter!

Winter means a lot of things! Chilly mornings. Inclement weather. Dressing in layers. And as your friendly roofer, I can tell you that it means roof damage! It’s like clockwork… Every winter we have unfortunate homeowners who need us in a hurry because a leak has unexpectedly sprung.

There’s nothing more aggravating than when a pricey problem pops up. To help you avoid the frustration, aggravation, and concern of an emergency repair, here are six steps to prepare your roof for the harsh winter!

1. Start off by checking the roof-framing structure to make sure it is not compromised. Visually scan the roof for any sagging or uneven areas. If you do see an area that looks uneven, this may mean damage to the roof deck below the shingles.

2. Inspect the gutter systems to make sure they are not clogged with branches, leaves, or other debris. This is important to ensure that rain water and snow have a way off of the roof. If the water or snow is left standing on the roof, there is an increased likelihood of leaking or ice damming.

3. Make sure that gutters are fastened properly and are tight and secure so that they don’t cause overflow or buildup—or fall off the fascia board. Leaking water can end up causing damage not just to your roof, but also to your interior walls.

4. Check the valleys of the roof to ensure that they are free and clear of debris that can add weight to the roof and also act as a barrier to rain and snow. Leaks frequently occur in the valleys so make sure they are well protected by a proper roofing system.

5. One of the most common causes for roofing leaks is due to problems with flashing. Flashing is the aluminum or metal material that is used in roof-to-wall transitions over joints to prevent water from seeping in and causing damage. Metal flashing should be used around roof vents, pipes, skylights, and chimneys. Remember that flashing can be loosened or torn by high winds and heavy rains, so inspect the areas annually.

6. Lastly, you should walk around to carefully inspect the shingles on the roof—look for curling edges, missing granules, and certainly for missing shingles or damage from birds, rodents, or squirrels.

Comprehensive Roofing Services

roof-replacement-2As one of the most trusted roofing contractors in the St. Charles area, you will be joining thousands of satisfied customers when you choose us for roofing service. We take pride in our work, and make it a point never to try to sell you services you do not need. Some of the complete roofing services that we offer include:

Roof Repair

When it comes to roofing repair, our technicians are number one. We have experience working with all types of roofs and roofing materials. Whether your home has a peaked Alpine style roof, a flat roof, or somewhere in between, our experienced roofing contractors will be employing only the highest quality materials and time-tested techniques to your project.

Roof Inspection

Before making any major investments or repairs, take advantage of our roofing contractors’ 50+ combined years of experience in inspections and leak tracing. We will help you determine where the problem lies, and provide honest advice about the most effective, financially sound approach to repairs. Our 20-point roof inspection will provide you with a clear picture of the overall health of your roof and assist you in determining the best path forward.

Roof Leak Detection and Repair

If you notice that your roof is beginning to leak, it is important to locate the source of the problem as quickly as possible. Our roofing technicians are experts at roof leak repair and can locate and repair any leaks, often preventing the need for costly roof replacement. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can sleep easy knowing that you have made a solid investment in the overall condition and value of your home.

Roof Replacement

If you think it is time for a full roof replacement, one of our experienced roofing contractors will come out to your home to provide an estimate for your replacement. All of our technicians are Certified Master Applicators and Schneider Roofing is a Select Shingle Master so you can be sure that your new roof will last for years to come.

Storm and Hail Damage Repair

Hail can cause severe damage your shingles and can result in leaks in your roof. Strong wind in storms can also be just as damaging. Branches can drop and cause catastrophic damage, and high gusts can cause damage to your roofing tiles or shingles as well. If you experience any of these problems, our roofing contractors can work quickly to provide patching and repair services.

Emergency Roofing Repair

Major roof damage, when not dealt with immediately – especially during harsh weather – can quickly compound itself leading to greater problems down the road. Leaks and holes can compromise the immediate habitability of the home, putting your family in a challenging and even dangerous situation. Schneider Roofing and Remodeling is your local roofing contractor, so we are in the best possible position to offer you emergency roofing services quickly whenever you need them.

Commercial Roof Inspection

When it comes to commercial roofs, we understand that any roofing repair project can be a major expense. Our roofing inspections are the first step in helping you make the best maintenance, repair, or replacement decisions. Also, we offer maintenance programs to help keep your roof in the best condition often preventing the need for major repairs and expenses.

Hire a Licensed Contractor

Make sure you are working with a licensed, legitimate contractor!


It’s a shame, but it happens all of the time. There are people passing themselves off as legitimate roofing contractors. They knock on people’s doors or leave flyers. Some unsuspecting homeowner calls these people. They come to the home, and they offer a deal that seems too good to be true on some roofing work. Well, it usually is too good to be true.

Plenty of people can hammer shingles. They can get familiar with the tools and maybe learn how to do a few things. But what happens in five or six months when that cheap work begins to have major trouble? Do you still have the individual’s phone number who did the work? Does that phone number still work? Unfortunately, in the trades, we don’t just hear about these horror stories; we see them too often. By hiring these fly-by-nighters, it may lead to a bad and expensive outcome for the homeowner.

There are ways you can protect yourself. First of all, before allowing anyone to work on your home, do some quick research. Visit the Better Business Bureau® website and see if you can find the company. See if they have an internet presence. Lastly, insist that the contractor supplies you with their licensing and references of past clients—and I recommend asking for addresses and phone numbers. Contact these people on your own. Get the real scoop!

You can avoid all of that trouble and stick with a company that you know has your best interest at heart, Schneider Roofing and Remodeling. You know that we are completely licensed and have an outstanding BBB record. In addition, we insist that all of our roofing technicians are drug tested, background checked, and highly trained. Furthermore, we offer some outstanding guarantees and warranties—and we don’t disappear if you have trouble and need us to come back. We’re here to stay. You can call us at 314-378-6623 any time you have a roofing need and know you are in good hands!