Monday, April 30, 2018



Today Lon Smith Roofing was honored to welcome our friend, Congressman Marc Veasey, to one of our Dallas work sites.

We first met Congressman Veasey last year when he took part in our Roof for Vets program where we build a free roof for a worthy veteran.  At the event, we talked to Congressman Veasey about our business and about the fact we are not only the largest residential roofing contractor in Texas but we are headquartered in his Congressional District.

Since that time we’ve been talking to Congressman Veasey about taking part in his “Marc Means Business” program.  This is where Congressman Veasey selects a business in his district and then joins them for a day on the job.

Today, Congressman Veasey is on top of a house in Dallas as we build a new roof for a customer.   He noted that he chose Lon Smith as a way to celebrate Small Business Week.

“Kicking off #SmallBusinessWeek with the folks at Lon Smith Roofing,” he said as he was fitting for safety gear so he could get on top of the roof. “Excited to spend April's Marc Means Business' work day with them.”

We are excited, too, Congressman Veasey.  And we join you in celebrating Small Business Week.  At Lon Smith, we are proud to offer good jobs and wages to 150 employees.  And we are proud to serve each and every one of our customers by giving them the best roofing service possible.

Check out the photos of Congressman Veasey’s day at Lon Smith Roofing below.


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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Different Roof Types for Your Business

One of the things that reflect your business appearance is the roof, because it is probably the first detail you notice about a building.

There are several options when it comes to choosing a commercial roof: various sizes, shapes, materials and colors, depending on your budget and preferences.  Most commercial roofs are flat or low slope, which means that they require reinforcement and waterproofing layers, to add resistance, strength and stability.  A Dallas roofing contractor can give great advice for your area and building specifics.

The most common materials include:

Single-ply membrane - this is probably the most popular material used on commercial roofs, due to being affordable and reflective (energy-efficient). It comes with 20-25-year warranty.

EPDM is a type of single-ply roofing membrane that performs great on flat roofs with a positive pitch. It can be reinforced with glass fiber or other materials and has a life expectancy of 20-5 years.

TPO - this is another roofing option in the single-ply family, resistant to most chemicals, reflective and sustainable. Life expectancy is 20-25 years.

Metal - one of the most durable and resistant option, not just for residential buildings, but also for commercial ones. Life expectancy is very long (50+) and maintenance will be minimum, typically consisting in cleaning and applying an elastomeric coating, in order to prevent rust.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018



Kicking off another year of “Roof for Vets” events, Lon Smith Roofing today installed a new roof at no charge to a local military veteran.

James Portlock lives in White Settlement and serves as a school bus driver.  Prior to that, he served in the US Navy for 26 years.  His service took him to Vietnam, Lebanon and even the Bay of Pigs.

But these days, he’s fighting a different kind of battle—his roof.  His roof is leaking and he and his wife have resorted to using buckets to catch the water that is leaking through his roof. Now, he has a new roof thanks to the “Roof for Vets” program.

“Today, we are honored to present a new roof installation to Mr. James Portlock,” said Lon Smith Vice President, Scott Hamilton.  “Mr. and Mrs. Portlock, it’s time to put your buckets away.  Today, you will have a new roof.  It’s the least we can do to thank you for all you have done for our country.”

The Roof for Vets program selects a worthy veteran each quarter of the year and installs a new roof at no charge.  Nominations are currently open for the second quarter.


Friday, February 23, 2018

The Benefits of Metal Roofing

When it comes to finding a suitable roof replacement material, metal is among the best options – here is why:

  • Variety – metal roofing panels come in a wide array of colors and they are varied in terms of the alloys used as well. The most common materials for metal roofs are tin, aluminum, zinc, galvanized steel and copper, so you can easily choose the alloy that fits the climate of the region where your property is located.
  • Longevity – metal roofs can last for 40-70 years, much longer than other roof types.
  • Durability – metal roofs are resistant to rust, corrosion, winds, impact and fire, so you can trust your metal roof to withstand whatever weather comes along. A knowledgeable Fort Worth roofing company like Lon Smith can help you sort through the options of metal roofing.
  • Energy efficiency – metal roofs reflect solar heat and insulate the top of the buildings they are installed on, thus contributing significantly to reducing energy costs, cooling and heating bills as well.

Low weight – metal roofing panels are much lighter than other roofing materials, making metal roofing systems a great option for lightweight constructions that could not support the weight of heavier roofing.

  • Low maintenance – metal roofs also need to be inspected and cleaned at times, but they don’t need expensive professional maintenance.

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Friday, February 16, 2018


Due to the increased demand for onsite carrier specific training classes the 2018 Roof Expo will not be held this year. To schedule your onsite training class please contact Jordan White at for available dates. Onsite classes can be held for 5 to 300 students. Classes can also be designed to meet your specific needs.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Why Get Gutters With Leaf Guards

Gutter guards are great, modern inventions that prevent debris such as leaves or twigs, from reaching into the gutter, thus improving the gutter’s ability to direct water away from the roof and from the walls of the house. Enhanced gutter protection is the principle benefit offered by leaf guards, but there are a few, less obvious, but not less important benefits that you should also know about:

  • Guarded gutters need much less maintenance than conventional gutters, even if you choose guards that block only larger pieces of debris.
  • Gutter guards prevent not only the accumulation of debris in the gutter pipes, but they also prevent birds and rodents from building nests inside the pipes, thus being efficient against gutter clogging of this type as well as against pest infestations in the house.
  • Guarded gutters live longer than gutters that are not protected against the accumulation of debris, so they are definitely worth their price.
  • Leaf guards come in many different shapes and sizes, so you can easily choose the type that best suits the climate in the region where your home is.
  • If you live in an area where ice building is a problem, you can buy heated gutter guards that will not prevent the accumulation of the ice inside the gutter pipes as well as in the adjacent areas.

For all the reasons above - and to save yourself from time consuming messy gutter clean up every fall, contact veteran Fort Worth roofing company Lon Smith professionals to update your roofing system with guarded gutters.

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Friday, January 19, 2018


Lon Smith Roofing Promotes Shawn Michael to Vice President of Sales

Largest residential roofing contractor in Texas promotes 25-year employee

Fort Worth, Texas—Lon Smith Roofing and Construction, the largest residential roofing contractor in Texas, today announced that Shawn Michael has been promoted to Vice President of Sales.

“Shawn Michael has done a great job these last few years in recruiting, training and representing our company at industry associations,” said David Cox, President of Lon Smith.  “He has demonstrated his ability to lead.”

Michael will take over all corporate sales activities, including Agency Services.   Previously, he served as Sales Manager and has been with the company since 1992.

“I’m honored to be named Vice President of Sales and look forward to continuing to help Lon Smith grow,” Michael said. “This is a great company that not only does great work for our customers, but also does good things for our community.”

Founded in 1974 in Fort Worth, Lon Smith Roofing and Construction has worked in 14 different Texas cities and seven different states.  Lon Smith consistently ranks as one of America’s top 25 roofing contractors by leading industry trade publications.

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