Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How to Evaluate the Best Schools in Dallas

Dallas surely has the best schools in the entire state and the best Dallas roofing companies with years of experience too, but each school is different, each has its own specialty. To make sure your kid receives the education that is most suitable for his or her abilities and interests, you need to evaluate local schools carefully, a task that can be daunting. To make it all easier for you, here are a few tips how to find the most suitable school for your child:

  • Consider your child’s abilities and interests – check the curriculum and the performance statistics of the schools you have in mind. If your child seems to be interested in science subjects, try to find a school that excels in that field. Similarly, if the child takes an interest in arts or literature, help him develop in that area by choosing a suitable school,
  • Practical aspects – commuting to and from school, school meals, the quality of the facilities the school has, the types of extra-curricular activities your child can engage in are all very important,
  • Visit the schools and talk to the principal and the teachers – there is no better way to find out what a school is really like than seeing it yourself. When you meet the principal, ask whatever questions you can have from testing and discipline to the qualification of the teachers and financial aspects.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Roofing products can be classified based on many different criteria, the length of their lifecycle being among the most important ones – if durability is what you are really concerned about, which is true for a trustworthy affordable Fort Worth Roofing Company, here are the most long-lasting roofing products available today:

  • Clay tile, concrete and slate – one of the more expensive solutions and a material that easily lasts for five decades or longer (some products are rated to 100+ years). However, the roofs made from these materials do require regular maintenance to live for over half a century


  • Metal roofing – another durable material rated to last between 30 and 80 years, six decades being the norm


  • Wood shakes and wood shingles – wooden roofs are rated for about 20 years, but with proper maintenance and installed in areas without too much moisture or harsh sunshine, they can easily last for three or four decades without developing any major problems


  • Architectural asphalt – attractive looks, reduced maintenance needs, easy installation and low cost is paired with longevity of around 25-30 years with architectural asphalt


  • Asphalt shingles – the cheapest solutions of them all and also the material that is the easiest to handle, asphalt shingles are warranted to last for about 20 years, but if proper attention is paid, they can last for four or five decades just as well.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

How to Hire a Trustworthy Contractor – Tips to Make the Task Easier

Finding a trustworthy professional for your building or home repair projects is not easy, but our tips about how to hire a trustworthy contractor will hopefully make the process easier:

  • Get recommendations – find out whether there is someone in your family, among your friends and coworkers who worked with a contractor that they found reliable and professional.  When it comes to your roof, look for experts with experience in roofing Dallas TX homes, ask a neighbor for a recommendation.


  • Do a search engine query to find more contractors in your area – check previous clients, service type and reputation, too


  • Interview potential contractors on the phone or talk to them in person, depending on the nature of your project, it might be a good idea to invite the contractor to take a look at the future job site


  • Request written quotes from them that you should compare in terms of the services included, material price, labor fees, warranty and proposed deadlines,
  • Make the final decision based not only on the price, but on the service quality offered as well


  • Get everything in writing at the end – the agreement with your contractor should include every major aspect of the job you will be paying for, including details of the materials to be used, the composition of the team that will work on your project, the final completion date and payment scheduling.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

DIY Roof Repair Tips – Easy Jobs that You Can Do On Your Own

It is generally recommended to turn to a professional roofer whenever you encounter a roofing issue, but if you are comfortable working at heights and you are the owner of a large set of mechanical and electric repair tools, you will probably be able to fix a number of small-scale problems – with these DIY roofing repair tips:

  • Replacing asphalt shingles – if you notice that one or several shingles on your roof are damaged, you can easily replace them. Cut the damaged shingles with a utility knife, then pry them up using a flat bar, slip the new shingles into place and fix them with 7/8” roofing nails.  However if you need a whole roof replacement hire a Dallas roofing contractor to do the job for you.


  • Tile replacement – if you have tiles with nibs, free the nails that keep the damaged tiles in place, and then fix the new one into place with a new nail; if you have interlocking tiles, your job is even more simple.


  • Finding a leak – water can do a lot of damage to roofs, so it is a good idea to try and fix leaks the second you notice them. They usually appear around skylights, chimneys, vents and in places where there is a sharp angle in the roof, so start looking in these place first. Examine the roof very carefully because hairline cracks might escape the untrained eye. After you identify the leak source, you need to decide whether you have the tools and the knowledge necessary for the repair – if you don’t, call an expert right away.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trends in Construction in Texas – Materials and Aspects

Construction trends are shaped by numerous factors such as the available resources, buying power as well as the climate of a specific area and the trends in construction in Texas are no different – here are some of the most important tendencies right now:

  • Energy-efficient construction – even though some areas are less hot than others, Texas is generally considered a hot and dry state, so one of the aspects that has been defining construction trends and will continue to do so in the future is energy efficiency. More and more properties use alternative energy resources such as solar panels to supply their heating, cooling and energy needs


  • Sustainability – natural materials and sustainable building technologies are becoming more and more the trend.  Some of the best Dallas roofing companies have put a demand on using sustainable products.


  • Modular constructions – modular building take shorter to build and require much less energy and resources to complete, but these aspects do not compromise durability and reliability. Modular buildings are manufactured in factories, then transported to their final location and fixed in place – a quick, easy and cost-efficient way to get a perfectly decent house


  • Metal buildings – steel constructions are becoming more and more popular and they are no longer used only for storage and for industrial or commercial purposes, but as residential buildings and office buildings as well.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017


Lon Smith Roofing Honors WWII “Hellcat” Pilot with New Roof

Dallas, Texas—Lon Smith Roofing, the largest residential roofing company in Texas, today honored another veteran with another free roof as part of its “Roof for Vets” program.  The program was begun in 2015 and installs a new roof at no charge once a quarter for a worthy veteran in need. Today, the recipient was James Hurst, a 91-year-old veteran of World War II and Korea who flew F-6 “Hellcats” in combat.

“Thanks to men like this, our freedom was secured,” said Scott Hamilton, Vice President for Sales at Lon Smith Roofing.  “Thanks to heroes like this, America remains the greatest country in the world.”

“I’m so honored Lon Smith Roofing is doing this for me,” said Mr. Hurst as the roof was being installed on his house in Dallas.  “The roof has been leaking and I really had no way to pay for a new roof.”

Mr. Hurst was a US Naval aviator in World War II and Korea.  He flew the F-6 “Hellcat” and became an ace pilot.  After one of the many flights he made, he was landing the plane on the aircraft carrier and the nose gear collapsed.  A fire ensued and he suffered broken bones.  But he survived and continued to serve.

Today, the 91-year-old lives in Dallas and is 100 percent disabled with his military service being the leading cause of his disability.

“Mr. Hurst, on behalf of Lon Smith Roofing, we want to thank you for your valiant service to our country,” Hamilton said as the ceremony in front of the Hurst house concluded. “Providing you with a new roof is the least we can do to say ‘thanks.’”

For more information about “Roof for Vets” and about Lon Smith Roofing, go to www.lonsmith.com.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017


The entire Lon Smith Roofing family is praying for our friend, Congressman Roger Williams, after this morning's shooting.  Congressman Williams is a principled leader and we have been proud to have him take part in several of our Roof for Vets events.  We are grateful he was not seriously injured this morning.  But we pray for him as well as the others who were wounded.  We ask everyone to join us in praying for all the victims.