by TeamFFE

April 3, 2024

Protecting Your Home: The Fine Art of Roofing in St. Louis

When it comes to safeguarding your home against the whims of St. Louis weather, the roof over your head plays a pivotal role. At Family First Exteriors, we understand that it’s not just about having a roof; it’s about ensuring every shingle, seal, and gutter works in harmony to protect your home. It’s the finer details that make all the difference, turning a good roofing job into a great one. Let’s dive into why those details are crucial for St. Louis homeowners.

The Unpredictable St. Louis Weather and Your Roof

In St. Louis, we experience the full spectrum of weather. Scorching summers and frigid winters are just the tip of the iceberg. Our roofs face hail, strong winds, and sudden storms, each posing unique challenges. It’s essential for roofing materials and construction techniques to be resilient against these elements. That resilience starts with a focus on the finer details – from the type of shingles used to the installation process itself.

Finer Details Matter: A Closer Look

Ventilation and Insulation: A well-ventilated and insulated attic can significantly extend the life of your roof by preventing ice damming in winter and reducing heat buildup in summer. It’s a detail that also impacts your energy bills and overall home comfort.

Flashing and Sealing: The areas around chimneys, vents, and skylights are notorious for leaks. Proper flashing and sealing are paramount in preventing water damage, a detail that cannot be overlooked.

Shingle Quality and Installation Techniques: High-quality shingles and the right installation techniques are vital. It’s not just about covering your roof; it’s about ensuring each shingle is correctly aligned and secured to withstand high winds and driving rain.

Why Family First Exteriors Stands Out

We once worked on a home that had suffered from repeated leaks. The previous contractor had overlooked the flashing around a chimney. Our meticulous approach to replacing and sealing the flashing not only solved the leak but also prevented potential mold and structural issues. This story exemplifies our belief in doing things right the first time. Our team’s expertise, backed by industry-leading certifications, ensures that every detail, no matter how small, is given full attention.

Preventative Measures and Regular Maintenance

Regular inspections and maintenance are key to a long-lasting roof, especially in St. Louis. Simple actions, like cleaning gutters and inspecting for missing shingles, can prevent major issues down the line. We encourage homeowners to be proactive and not wait for a problem to become apparent before acting.


In roofing, as in life, the devil is in the details. Overlooking small issues can lead to big problems, particularly in a city with weather as varied as St. Louis. At Family First Exteriors, we believe in a comprehensive approach to roofing, where every detail is considered to ensure your home is protected for years to come. If your roof needs a check-up or you’re considering a new roof, reach out to us. Let’s ensure your home is ready to face whatever the St. Louis weather throws its way.