A Note From the Owner

Dear Home and Business Owners,

Remodeling and repairing your property after a storm can be stressful, costly and time-consuming. At Ameristar Exteriors, we recognize the challenges you are facing, including choosing a reliable roofing contractor.  In an effort to answer your questions and address your concerns, we feel it is important for our customers to gain knowledge about the background of our company and outline the procedures we use to achieve consistent superior work and excellent service.

Our Company– Locally established and closely monitored by management to maintain consistency and high standards in both quality and service.  A family owned and operated business, built upon a foundation of ethics and integrity.  We are an experienced company that has been in business since 2004 specializing in insurance restoration.

Our Proposal– Designed to take the guesswork out of choosing a contractor.  Your field representative will gladly provide you with company documentation detailing our policies, workmanship, and services.  Your proposal will detail the work we will perform and define your project in writing.

Our Field Representatives– Qualified and trained professionals who will assist you throughout the entire insurance claim process, from filing a claim to finalizing the construction of your home or business.  Capable of addressing your concerns and answering your questions, our field representatives will provide impeccable customer service, helpful advice, and reliability.

Our Production Manager– Acting as a liaison between our field representatives and our labor crews, his job is to make the whole production process run smoothly and efficiently from beginning to end.

Our Crews– Experienced, knowledgeable, qualified and loyal professionals.

Our Warranty– All of our work is guaranteed 100% and backed by our craftsmanship warranty and manufacturers’ warranties as well. Ameristar Exteriors is an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor.  “Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors are hand selected by Owens Corning™ as the top tier of the Owens Corning™ Roofing Contractor Network. Platinum Preferred Contractors represent less than 1% of the roofing contractors in the industry.”

Our Qualifications: Licensed, bonded and insured. We will protect our customers against the unexpected.

Do not hesitate in contacting us at 1-888-US-ROOF-1 with your questions, or to request a no-obligation inspection of your storm related damage.

We sincerely thank you for considering Ameristar Exteriors for your exterior improvement needs.

Best regards,
Anthony Chiovari, Owner
Ameristar Exteriors, Inc.
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Commercial Roofing

Replacing your business’ roof, or other exterior components, is an extremely important step to take in order to protect the integrity and life expectancy of your investment. At Ameristar Exteriors, we are committed to providing property owners with solutions that offer unparalleled protection from destructive exterior elements. As exterior restoration specialists, we focus on the removal and replacement of all types of commercial exterior projects, as well as aid in the recovery from storm damage. Our experienced, competent, and reliable field representatives are dedicated to meeting your exterior improvement needs in the most professional manner. Whether the integrity of your roof and/or siding system is past its peak, or has been recently damaged from destructive storms, rest assured that no stone will be left unturned in an effort to restore your property back to its previous condition.

At Ameristar Exteriors, it is critical that our specification driven installation standards meet or exceed the manufacturer’s recommendations for optimum performance upon every job we perform. This approach provides you, our valued customer, with the greatest performance value and maximum system service life for your roofing investment.

Our products are the most “tried and true” as well as the most innovative available today.

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Hail Stones

A storm is defined as, “any disturbed state of an astronomical body’s atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather.” Severe storms are capable of producing heavy winds that transport substances through the air, such as frozen bits of precipitation with fast updrafts, commonly known as hail. Hail producing heavy thunderstorms generally lead to negative impacts to lives and property, capable of destroying anything within it’s path of destruction.

How are hail stones formed?

Hail is a large frozen raindrop produced by intense thunderstorms, where snow and rain can coexist in the central updraft. As the snowflakes fall, liquid water freezes, forming ice balls that will continue to grow as more and more droplets are accumulated. Upon reaching the bottom of the cloud, some of the ice balls are carried by the updraft back up to the top of the storm.

As the ice balls once again fall through the cloud, another layer of ice is added and the hail stone grows even larger. Typically the stronger the updraft, the more times a hail stone repeats this cycle and consequently, the larger it grows. Once the hail stone becomes too heavy to be supported by the updraft, it falls out of the cloud toward the surface. The hail stone reaches the ground as ice since it is not in the warm air below the thunderstorm.

Recent Storms in Saint Louis, MO:

Several waves of severe thunderstorms left a swath of wind and hail damage across not only the St. Louis metro area, but adjacent parts of Downtstate Illinois and eastern Missouri on April 28, 2012. Hail was reported in size from golf ball to tea cup diameter.  Homeowners who suspect that they have sustained hail or wind damage should contact a trained roofing contractor who can assess your property and represent your best interests.

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What Makes Ameristar Exteriors, Inc. Your Preferred Contractor

7 reasons Ameristar Exteriors, Inc. is the #1 choice for your exterior improvement needs:

Reason #1- Peace of mind

We pride ourselves on the knowledge and expertise we have gained on developing and performing the right roofing solutions for each and every one of our customers. Expect the best decisions with quality work and impeccable service.

Reason #2- Integrity

Built upon a foundation of ethics and integrity, Ameristar Exteriors is a locally established, family owned and family operated business. We understand that the trust and faith that our customers place in our company is not to be regarded lightly. Our objective is to provide impeccable honesty and integrity to all of our customers while surpassing their expectations.

Reason #3- Experience

We are an experienced company that has been in business since 2004 specializing in insurance restoration. Closely monitored by management to maintain consistency and high standards in both quality and service, we are your complete roofing, siding, and gutters contractor.

Reason #4- Knowledge

We strongly believe in educating our team with the knowledge that our experience and expertise has taught us throughout the years, as well as exploring new technologies and proven professional practices within our field of business. Our on-site installers come to us with years of experience and we believe that they are the best in the business.

Reason #5- Training

Qualified, professional training is paramount to our business. We have completed certified training courses and work intimately with our team of field representatives and labor crews to verify that all precautions are practiced.

Reason #6- Communication

Capable of addressing your concerns and answering your questions, our field representatives will provide impeccable customer service, helpful advice, and reliability. We tailor our communication method for each and every customer, finding the right balance that keeps you informed, satisfied, and comfortable.

Reason #7- Service

We believe that each customer deserves the highest quality attention and expertise. It is our pleasure to serve you and we truly appreciate your business. As dedicated professionals, we are intimate with each and every project we take on. Our philosophy is to embrace every exterior project with the same concerns and priorities a homeowner would have. This philosophy is one of the keys to our customer’s satisfaction…and ours.

“We are with you from start to finish! It’s more than just a promise, it’s our guarantee!”

Ameristar Exteriors, Inc.
(888) US ROOF-1
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Attic Ventilation

A critical component of any good home design is proper attic ventilation. Improper attic ventilation affects energy consumption, and roof life. It also causes water damage, and mildew and mold problems.

Roofing contractors report that 56% of homes they check have poor ventilation, meaning if you are thinking of getting your roof replaced then you’re likely to have poor attic ventilation. The temperature inside a poorly ventilated attic can reach 165 °F during the summer. In the winter, a poor ventilated attic will fail at removing moister from the roof and allow mold and mildew to grow. In addition during the winter, it also increases the likelihood of an ice dam forming on your roof.

Proper attic ventilation on your roof will help you save money on your energy bill during the summer by keeping the attic temperature at about 105 °F. Proper Ventilation will extend the life of your roof while protecting it from algae and mildew damage.

We encourage you to watch an informative video on Attic Ventilation by clicking on the link “Attic Ventilation.”

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Roof Longevity

At Ameristar Exteriors, we truly believe in the power of knowledge. The foundation and success of our company is highly credited to the knowledge and experience that our expertise has taught us throughout the years. We are committed to a standard of excellence in all that we do. As one of the top leading roofing, siding, and gutters contractors nationwide, we understand that it is our priority to spread the knowledge about how homeowners can protect their greatest investment and preserve the integrity of their exterior home systems, i.e. roof, siding, gutters, etc.

Occasionally, we come across articles that we feel will be beneficial to our readers. John D’Annunzio has written a series of articles for FacilitiesNet discussing factors that determine roof longevity. Below is a brief description and link to each article.

Part 1: Proper Design Improves Roof Longevity

This first article discusses key components to proper design that include wind uplift calculations, drainage design, thermal factors, perimeter edge design, and existing building conditions. It also discusses the selection of materials and systems that are compatible with existing building conditions. Proper design should always focus on providing a long-term roofing system.

Part 2: Focus On Roofing Materials And Workmanship To Improve Longevity

The second installment explains that not all roof materials are the same and not all materials are suitable for all buildings. Applied materials should be new, free of all excess moisture, and manufactured in compliance with ASTM standards. Proper material storage at the project site is also required.

In addition, the roof is one of the only major building components that is partially or fully constructed on-site. A large percentage of premature roof failures occur due to improper workmanship.

Part 3: How Weather And Maintenance Impact Roof Longevity

Finally, the third article describes how applications of roofing materials in conditions not suitable to the material’s constraints (too hot, too cold, in wet weather) will contribute to premature failure.

No matter the roof type, all roofs require a certain level of attention. Roofs are exposed to the elements 24 hours a day, every day of the year. One of the most important reasons to implement an annual roof maintenance program is to extend the service life of the existing roof system.

 

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