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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Monday, January 15, 2018

Good Ideas for Getting Your House Ready for Winter

Preparing your home for winter is very important for the comfort and the safety of the interior of your home as well as for the structural integrity of the entire building – here are the most essential tasks to do around the house:
  • Preparing the roof – water from heavy rains and melting snow can seep into the attic and cause extensive damage, especially if you don’t use the attic frequently and you don’t notice the signs. It is very important to schedule qualified Dallas roofing companies, such as Lon Smith Roofing, to go up on your roof before the first snow to check the roof cover for cracks and other signs of damage and to replace the damaged components before it is too late.
  • Preparing the gutters – only healthy and properly fixed gutters are able to hold the weight of the snow and to direct water efficiently away from the walls, so while you are up on the roof, check, clean and fix the gutter pipes, too.
  • Remove water from exterior hoses and fixtures – ice that builds in the interior of sprinklers, hoses and faucets can cause serious damage, such as broken sprinkler heads or burst underground pipes, but you can easily prevent deterioration if you drain the exterior fixtures in time.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

How to Determine a Good Insurance Company

The insurance industry is very large, with the size of the players ranging from small, regional insurance providers to insurance giants that have clients nation-wide. In these conditions, choosing the right policy provider can be very difficult, so here are a few aspects that can make the process easier for you:

  • Check out ratings – a good insurance provider is a company that is in excellent financial health. Insurance companies undergo financial auditing regularly and the findings of these audits are available online or in your local library.
  • Check what other clients say about the company – the opinions of those who actually use the services of the insurer are also important, so check out forum discussions to find out about how the company handles compensation claims.
  • Check out official complaints – the National Association of Insurance Commissioners has a searchable database where you can find out whether there are any complaints filed against the insurer you are evaluating.
  • Get professional assistance – if you feel that the task of evaluating insurance companies is too complex or too time-consuming, you can turn to a professional insurance broker for assistance. Brokers usually work with portfolios that include products from various insurers, so they can help you make the best choice quickly and easily.

If you find yourself in need of new roof repairs or installation, and need help coordinating services and claim information with your insurance company, Lon Smith, an experienced Dallas roofing contractor, will be happy to walk you through the process.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Should I Consider Concrete Siding for My Dallas – Fort Worth Home?

Siding your house means adding extra protection to the walls, as well as enhancing its look. There are many siding materials - stone, brick, vinyl, wood - that provide different levels of durability and affordability, but the right balance can be reached with concrete siding (also known as fiber cement siding).

The answer in the question from the title is therefore obvious: yes, you should definitely consider concrete siding for your home. Here are the main advantages of this material:

  • Concrete siding provides the advantages of masonry: protection against rot, fire and insects, as well as ability to resist to bad weather
  • It can mimic other expensive siding materials, while it costs significantly less (cement siding shingles cost $2-8, while the installation costs about $5,5 per square foot)
  • It is made of water, wood pulp, silica sand or fly ash as a filler and cement made with clay, iron and limestone
  • Warranties for fiber cement siding typically start from 20 years long, in the case of professional installation and regular maintenance. This type of siding has to be painted; the paint comes as a factory finish (in which case, you get a 10-year warranty) or it can be applied by professionals painters who also offer warranty on their work.

Clearly, costs can vary, as can individual homeowner home improvement budgets. Climate may play a critical role in considering if concrete is the way to go in your area as well.

Scheduling an accredited Fort Worth roofing company consultation is recommended to ensure you have the most up to date facts and expertise when making these home renovation decisions.

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