Barker & Son – Your Trusted St. Louis Roofing Contractor
Most of the time, replacing a roof is not an option. Once your roof is old and damaged, you have no choice but to replace it. What you do have a choice in, however, is what roofer you will hire to repair or replace your roof. A new roof is a big investment, so you want to go with a roofing company you can trust.
Barker & Son – Design/Construction is your trusted St. Louis roofing contractor. We work with all the major roofing manufacturers, and we have the knowledge and experience needed to help you determine the best product – and best plan – for your new roof, whether it be metal roofing, exterior additions or any other renovation you desire.
“You guys did a beautiful job on the siding and roof, it looks and feels brand new!” Chris and Elizabeth, Oakville, MO
There are 3 important questions to ask when roofing your home:
- What’s the shingle warranty? Most shingle manufacturers offer warranties that start out at 20 years. However, they usually also carry products with a full lifetime warranty.
- Should I remove my old roof first? A roof performs better when it is freshly laid down on new underlayment and has optimal ventilation. However, if the existing roof’s base is stable, then you may be able to overlay it.
- What is ventilation, and why is it important? Ventilation is a key component to a high-performing roof system. It reduces attic heat build-up, moisture, and condensation; prevents weather infiltration; and prevents ice dam build-up.
No matter if you need a repair or an all-out replacement, for all your roofing needs, call Barker & Son – Design/Construction for a roof consultation. We are your trusted St. Louis remodeling contractor.
Siding – A Facelift for Your Home
If your home is in need of a facelift, professionally installed siding is a fashionable and affordable option. Whether it’s wood, aluminum or vinyl siding, hiring a professional St. Louis remodeling contractor to renovate your exterior will increase the value and refinement of your home. Re-siding your home offers many benefits:
- Lower maintenance costs – Most modern siding products are maintenance free.
- Energy savings – Insulated siding can increase your home’s energy efficiency. Plus, you may be able to take advantage of tax credits and energy saving federal programs.
- Eliminate mold and mildew – Mold and mildew are common issues with older siding products. Not so with new siding materials. A new siding job can eliminate your exterior mold and mildew problems.
Materials – When it comes to siding, there are numerous materials to choose from.
- Vinyl siding is certainly the most popular siding product available today. It is relatively inexpensive to install and will usually last longer than you will own the home.
- Cement fiberboard is a top-of-the-line product that will last forever. Its only downside is the price. However, many people who buy cement fiberboard say it is worth it.
- Aluminum siding is another inexpensive option; however, it is more susceptible to denting and weather damage.
- Wood siding is probably the least attractive option available. It can cost more than vinyl siding, and it will need to be painted or stained every few years.
At Barker & Son – Design/build/remodel, we offer professionally installed siding at low prices. Call the experienced design team at Barker and Son Construction for a siding consultation today.
Upgrade Your Home with Custom Windows and Doors
If you want to upgrade your home and increase its curb appeal and value, custom windows and doors from Barker & Son – Design/Construction may be just the thing you’re looking for.
Windows can be ordered in any size and shape, whether they’re single hung, double hung, bay, casement, or sliders. The most important thing to consider when choosing a window frame is whether to go with wood, vinyl, or aluminum. Vinyl is the most popular choice for modern St. Louis homes. The combination of high-quality material and reasonable cost makes vinyl a high-value window option. Older or more expensive homes generally have wood windows. The only downside to installing wood windows is the maintenance required. Aluminum windows are less expensive, but they are often not as energy efficient. Their low thermal transfer can be an issue, depending on where you live.
Doors When it comes to doors, your options for materials include wood, engineered composite, steel, and fiberglass. Steel and fiberglass doors are the best for exterior security, with fiberglass being the most energy efficient. For front entry doors, you’ll want to add a transom and some sidelights to complement the architecture of your home. Wood and composite doors work best for interior use where weather won’t be as much a factor.
Window and Door Grading – Each door and window manufacturer assigns a grade, or level, to all its products.
- Builder grade is typically less energy efficient. The joints where the product is held together will not be as firm as higher grades. You will also have fewer finishing options in builder grade doors and windows.
- Premium grade is a step up from builder grade in all categories. Premium grade doors and windows have more finish choices, higher thermal performance, and more attention to detail at the corners.
- Custom grade is the highest quality of all three.
At Barker & Son – Design/Construction, we specialize in all types of window and door grades, styles, and materials. When you’re ready to upgrade your home with custom windows or doors, give us a call and we’ll set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.