Colorado Springs Still High Fire Danger

We know we have been harping on fire safety for a while but the fires keep happening and the conditions continue to be warm, dry, and windy; perfect for fires.

At Interstate Roofing in Colorado Springs, we are always concerned for our neighbors and friends. With higher fire danger we must all do what we can to prevent fires. Fire danger expected to remain high around Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Gazette, News
The Colorado Springs area is expected to get a weather break Monday before things heat up.

According to Gazette news partner KKTV, regional temperatures are forecast to be in the 50s and 60s on Monday – a day after El Paso County and surrounding communities were under a red flag warning because of strong winds, warm temperatures and dry conditions.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicts that Colorado Springs could see a high near 59 degrees on Monday with relatively light winds throughout the day.

After that, temperatures are forecast to creep into the 70s.

“A very mild, dry stretch of weather continues midweek through the weekend as temps are primarily in the 60s and 70s across the lower elevations,” KKTV said in a weather report. “Fire danger will remain high with breezy afternoons throughout the week.” See more…


Books to Guide Your Garden Design and Plant Choices – Midwest Home Magazine

Spring is in the air and the season is almost upon us. These books in the link below will help any midwesterner feel prepared and ready for a beautiful home garden. Whether you like bright colors and tall stems or subtle tones and short bunches, these will give you tips to grow something you are really proud of. Gardens and plant life add so much character to a home, it’s also a great way to share and work together!

Serious gardeners have already ordered their plants, and started this year’s crop of annuals and lettuces. The rest of us? Feeling inspired perhaps, thanks to the record warmth and bounty of cut daffodils in storefronts everywhere. I get additional motivation (and great ideas) from the gardening books that land on my desk. Read more…


Stylish Window Treatment Ideas

Styling windows in your home can be a daunting process because of the many options you can choose from. The design and use of the room can identify the right kind of window treatment so your home flows smoothly inside and out. Using this guide can help you generate ideas for your own home and help you go room by room to complete the personality of your home’s overall design.

The longer the curtains, the more dramatic and elegant the design. In this master suite sheer loose linen drapes frame the queen size bed as well as the bay window. When trying to design a casual and more informal space, try using shorter curtains. Take the Dream Home 2009 Tour>>See more…


Keep your home attractive for buyers

When you’re selling your home, the aesthetic value of your roof is often considered before an inspection will take place. For that reason, it’s important to get any damage repaired before you put it on the market.

Luckily, we’re prepared to fix any amount of damage – big or small.

Boosting curb appeal: Our top 5 tips for the power of your home’s first impression – Chicago Tribune Whether you plan to sell your house this year or after your last child leaves the nest, being a homeowner includes keeping the house in tip-top shape.

Every house needs curb appeal. You want your house to say “welcome” to prospective buyers, not, as Oz said in the “Wizard of Oz,” “Go away!”

Buyers will notice if your house needs a new roof or siding. These are costly, but they can make or break the sale. Long-term warranties tell the buyers they don’t have to worry about re-doing these projects. See more…

All of your Chicago roofing needs can be handled by the damage and claims experts here at Neighborhood Restoration Company.

Spring Is Coming And It’s Time To Plan Your Garden

Spring is on its way and if you are like us, at Expert Roofing, you are excited about starting your vegetable garden. There are a lot of decisions to make like what seeds should you start and where should you plant them. Gardening can be therapeutic and also add a natural beauty to your home.

No matter how much room you have there are all sorts of ideas to incorporate planters and other containers to make your backyard beautiful. Stunning Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas & Tips | Balcony Garden Web Create a Container Vegetable Garden that gives you a bountiful harvest of fresh homegrown vegetables and herbs in limited space and also looks appealing and aesthetic!  See more…


We’re ready to help with repairs

At Neighborhood Restoration Company, we’re fully prepared to respond to any damage caused by strong winds.

If you’re worried about the state of your roof and think you need roof repair in the Chicago area, be sure to contact us right away.

Chicago Weather: Reports of glass, debris falling from Loop buildings |

 Wednesday was a blustery day, with gusts up to 60 mph some parts of the Chicago area.

Heavy winds on Chicago’s North Side Wednesday morning tossed a chain link fence like it was paper. Gates opened and closed on their own and stoplights swayed above intersections.

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Choosing A Chicago Roofer

Choosing a reputable Chicago roofer is important because unfortunately, not everyone in this business has your best interests at heart. There are a few things that you should be on the lookout for when you are picking a company.

The first thing you should look for is how long the company has been established in your area. If they are new to town you might want to avoid working with them because there are some companies that pop up and disappear after they have collected your hard earned money.

The next thing that is important is to look at their reviews. See what people are saying about them and get a feel for what kind of work they do. If you see a negative review ask them what happened.

You can also ask the company to show you some of their other work so you can see for yourself what there work looks like before you give them any of your money.

That can help you avoid being taken advantage of like the victims from this story: 9 confronts roofer accused of taking insurance money for jobs not done | WFTV OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Action 9 investigated a roofing contractor who customers claim collected their insurance checks, but never installed new roofs. It’s a company Todd Ulrich first exposed for telling customers that they had hail damage that didn’t exist.

Orange County man says roofing company hijacked his insurance claim

“Why don’t you have a new roof?” asked Ulrich.

“Good question, because they disappeared,” Felix Bermudez said about ELR Restoration.

He said he hired ELR Restoration to replace his roof after the company found hail damage.

Bermudez said he gave ELR control of his insurance claim, and ELR cashed his $5,400 insurance check, but that he never got a new roof. Read more…


Finding Fun In San Antonio This March

We love calling San Antonio our home. There are new and exciting events happening practically every day. No matter what you are into, there is something for you. That’s one of the reasons we love offering extended stay hotels in San Antonio because you are going to need some extra time to take it all in.

This March is no exception, the calendar is packed full of fun events. Take a look at some of these opportunities and get out and see all this great city has to offer! to do in San Antonio in March – San Antonio Magazine – March 2017 – San Antonio, TX

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
March 9

If banjo players only make you think of the movie Deliverance, you’ve never heard this Grammy Award–winning duo. Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, 210-223-8624,

March 10

Gabriel Iglesias, known for making jabs about his weight, is celebrating 20 years in comedy with this tour, which kicks off in Texas. AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Pkwy., 210-444-5000,

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
March 14-19

Watch the story of Carole King—from her beginnings as a songwriter to her solo career—unfold in this Grammy- and Tony-winning Broadway hit. Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., 210-226-3333,



Stunned By The Most Expensive Home In Dallas

At Lon Smith Roofing, we have been roofing Dallas homes for over 40 years and we have seen a lot of beautiful homes all throughout the DFW Metroplex. Having served our community for such a long time we sometimes feel like we have seen it all and then something comes around and takes us by surprise.

The most expensive home in Dallas did just that. This place is magnificent and massive. It comes complete with multiple basketball courts, a bowling alley, and even a waterpark. Yes, you read that correctly, a waterpark. This place is insane.  You have to see the pictures to believe it. It’s definitely time to pick up a lotto ticket because that’s the only way we could ever manage the $32,000,000 price tag! Property: The Most Expensive Home in Dallas – D Magazine I’m not being dramatic. My life has quite literally been altered. Yours will be, too, when you witness the wonder that is 10711 Strait Lane. Designed in 2003 by architect Robbie Fusch (who wowed us last year with his contribution to SMU’s sorority row) and built by Bob Thompson, the French-inspired main home is opulent—the kind of opulence warranted by gilded ceilings and a closet fit for Marie Antoinette. The estate is also vast, handedly fitting eight bedrooms, 17.5 bathrooms, a 10-car garage, and multiple pools within its two, full-sized homes (combined by Dr. Richard Malouf in 2008) and 4.3 acre-lot. See more…



To Call or Not To Call? That is the Question.

Are you wondering if you should contact your insurance company after a storm? The short answer is that information is always helpful. More information means more informed choices, and that could be more money in your pocket.

At CLC Roofing we are proud to be your Dallas roofers and we are always here to help you. If you ever have any questions always feel free to call us at (214) 275-0080. We are here to help you! homeowner use insurance to replace damaged roof? – The Washington Post The reason you have homeowners insurance is specifically for the damage you sustained in the hailstorm. If you have substantial damage, we would urge you to contact your insurance company and have them assess the damage. It could be substantial.

You may find that the cost to replace your roof and the amount your insurance company will cover for the damage may not make the claim with the insurance company worth it, but you should assess all that now. Read more…