Why Attic Ventilation is SO Important

There are numerous reasons that an attic needs to have proper ventilation ranging from minimizing moisture and preventing mold to protecting the life of the roofing system.  The detrimental effects of improper or inadequate attic ventilation can be both unattractive and structurally compromising over time, so it is paramount that homeowners understand the importance of proper attic ventilation.  Inadequate attic …

What to Expect During a Home Insurance Repair Claim

As a general contractor, there isn’t really much that Advanced Restorations can do in the way of helping homeowners through an insurance claims process.  In the entire process, we are a third party and are strictly limited in what we can and cannot discuss with a homeowner and with their insurance company. Missouri, as do most states, has legislation in …

COVID Impacts on the Construction Industry

We’re sure that most people are experiencing the same fatigue around the topic of Covid-19 by this time and the staff at Advanced Restorations are no different. However, Covid-19 presented some unforeseen problems in the construction industry, many that are still present today and are worth discussing. As the pandemic started and many areas were going into some form of …

Vinyl Siding Maintenance and Cleaning

We often have homeowners call to ask us about the best way to care for their existing vinyl siding. Typically, homeowners will see a build-up of algae or grime/dirt on their vinyl siding over time. While this doesn’t typically impact the functionality of the siding, it can be an eyesore to homeowners and it’s natural to want solutions to that …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Vinyl Siding Installation - Advanced Restorations Blog

The Do’s and Don’ts of Vinyl Siding Installation

At Advanced Restorations, we’ve had the opportunity to see many vinyl siding projects during the time we’ve been in business.  Sometimes we’re called upon to review work completed by another contractor, many times we’re attempting to replace a lone damaged wall for a property, and many times we’re called upon to replace siding for an entire house.  Through that time …

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Cold Weather Roofing Installation

We’re quickly finding ourselves amid Fall weather and despite how much we all want to avoid it, that means we’ll quickly be dealing with Winter and everything that comes with it.  If you’re in a geographic area that doesn’t deal with temperatures below 50 degrees, this doesn’t change much for your process but if you live anywhere that dips lower, …

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To Enforce or Not Enforce – Building Codes

Outside of extremely rural areas, many cities and counties choose to adopt sets of building codes to be applied in their given jurisdiction.  In most cases, this involves the use of the International Residential Code and the largest variation will be upon which edition has been adopted – the IRC is typically updated about every three years so a person …

Landscape Protection – Expectations Vs. Reality

Advanced Restorations has had the pleasure of completing projects for homeowners that owned immaculate properties.  We’ve seen amazing landscaping, beautiful architecture, and breathtaking views.  On the other hand, we’ve also completed projects for homeowners that were, without being too unkind, a bit behind on their upkeep.  But all those homeowners had the same thing in common, they wanted to be …

High Risk Leak Areas

Whether you are purchasing a new home, planning to renovate your current home, or attempting to diagnose water stains that are appearing inside your home – there are several areas on the roofing system that have the potential to be problem areas.  A surefire way to diagnose possible problems is to have a professional review your property and below are …

Top Four Signs that it is Time for New Vinyl Siding

Quality siding is an important aspect of any home’s health and provides protection from the outside elements. With constant exposure to the sun, rain, snow, pests, falling tree limbs and erosion with time, your home most likely has experienced some of these common siding issues already. When it comes to siding, the top four issues to be on the lookout …