JH Exteriors reports on how roofs can provide beauty and energy efficiency as well as keep the rain out
Imperial, MO -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/14/2014 -- Many people take roofs for granted, but in reality, they do far more than keep the rain out of a house. A custom roof can greatly add to the beauty of the entire structure, lower fuel costs, and add stability. JH Exteriors has announced its custom roofing service to address these needs and raise awareness of all of the things roofs really do.
"One of the most often overlooked benefits a roof can provide is energy efficiency," said Josh Hudson, owner of JH Exteriors. "This efficiency doesn't just come from the insulation in the attic or under the shingles. Some shingle types and colors are themselves extremely energy efficient, especially when it comes to keeping summer heat outdoors."
Heating can be a significant problem with some types of roofing because the sun beats on the top of a house or building all day long. If the shingles are too dark, they absorb the sun's rays and turn it into heat. For this reason, the most efficient shingles are light-colored. The use of certain materials and coatings gives them even more reflectiveness.
"Home remodeling is also greatly enhanced by redoing the roof," Hudson said. "A standard roof is boring, and while it won't outright detract from a home, it doesn't really enhance it, either. As an exterior home remodeling contractor in St. Louis, we recommend that changing the roof be part of any major project. Adding more peaks and other points of interest changes the roof from being a simple cover into being the focal point such a large area should be."
Sometimes, the need for roof replacement services in St. Louis stems from something far more mundane and far less fun: storm damage. Sometimes, this damage is catastrophic. News images of trees going not only through the roof, but down through the first story of the house, are staples of major storms.
"In these cases, it's important to remember that the damage usually isn't confined to the roof. The roof will need to be rebuilt, but so will at least one of the walls and maybe even the floor of the top story. That's why it's important to hire a full-service exterior remodeler to fix catastrophic damage. A company like ours can take care of that floor and wall damage as part of the restoration project."
Whether a customer wants to remodel or needs to have a new roof put on in a hurry, it's a good idea to make getting a free roofing estimate in St. Louis the first step. This will let the person know what prices to expect. The company's inspector will also be able to discuss the job and answer preliminary questions, which can make the job go more smoothly once work starts.
About JH Exteriors
JH Exteriors is a family-owned business that prides itself on the quality of its work. It is affiliated with the BBB, has a drug-free workplace policy, and provides a 10-year warranty.