How to Add Value to Your Home

When you sell your home there are a few things that can help to increase the value of your investment. The most important thing is having a home that is in good repair, and a good roof is part of that. At CLC Roofing we can help you make sure your home is in tip top shape before you sell, so you get the most money out of your investment.

After your home is in tip-top shape there are a few other things that can add value to your home. Here are some design tips from country living that buyers are looking for right now.

In: Stainless Steel

This material has been a popular home feature for more than five years now, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

In: Freestanding Tubs

Though it’s not a bathroom necessity, it is a little piece of luxury that interests many buyers. “It’s somewhat of a bonus if a home has a freestanding tub,” Maller said, “because that usually means the home was recently remodeled. That’s a plus for homebuyers who don’t want to have to do work on the bathroom once they move in.”

In: Smart Home Features

Home buyers want a house that’s smartphone friendly. The ability to access security systems, heating and cooling systems, and various devices throughout a residence via app makes it even more sell-able.

In: Minimalism

Open floor plans and neutral colors are big with buyers right now—especially millennials. Simple designs also allow potential buyers to better envision themselves in the home, which can make a place sell faster. read more at countryliving.com
For more assistance with questions on roofing and repairs please contact Dallas roofing experts. We are here to serve you.

Stock Show Kick Off February 9

The San Antonio Stock show is coming to town and we don’t want you to miss it. If you are staying in our corporate housing at Dwelling Suites, between February 9-26 make sure you find some time to strap on some boots and check out this Texas tradition.

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The rodeo kicks off on Thursday, February 9 when the grounds open at noon.

There are many events happening on opening day to help kick off Rodeo 2017 from the Cutting Horse Show to Carnival to the concerts.

Cody Johnson will kick off the entertainer lineup Thursday night at 7 p.m. Following him, this weekend will be Little Big Town on Friday, a Sam Hunt double-feature on Saturday and finish off with Maddie & Tae on Sunday.

For the full list of entertainers, you can click HERE.

For Thursday’s opening day schedule, you can click HERE.

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How to Find the Best Roofing Company in Dallas

At Lon Smith Roofing we know that we are the best roofing company in Dallas but we want you to know that too. We also don’t think you should just take our word for it.

Choosing a dependable contractor, that will be responsible for your roof is an important decision. You need to KNOW that you are getting quality materials, installed by industry professionals at a fair price.

Check out these 8 Pro Tips on how to Hire a contractor from thisoldhouse.com

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares eight tips to selecting and working with a qualified contractor

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Make the Most of Your Extended Stay in San Antonio

So you’ve made it to San Antonio and you are all moved and ready for your extended stay in your fully-furnished, suite at Dwelling Suites. Now it’s time to go out see all of the great things that San Antonio has to offer.

Our friends over at Thrillist put together a list of 18 awesome free things in San Antonio, here are a few of our favorites.

 

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Free fun on the museum grounds
Revel in the the McNay’s beautiful scenery every second Thursday of the month. Each event features a local band and beer courtesy of Crispin Ciders. If you happen to have a few bucks, you can purchase something delicious from an array of SA’s best food trucks. The options are pretty endless on Second Thursdays.

Go for a run on the Riverwalk
Maybe you’ve had three weekends of Whataburger honey butter chicken biscuits. If so, run off your regret on the Riverwalk. Start at the Pearl and run until you hit Houston St — turn around and grab a michelada from La Gloria when you’re done. San Antonio is literally the best.

Visit the missions
They were recently declared a World Heritage site so give them your admiration! Any self-respecting San Antonian has already checked out these historical landmarks, but in case you haven’t, this is your last warning. Go now.

Check out more ideas via thrillist.com

 

A view of Dallas

Maybe we are a little bit biased here at CLC Roofing in Dallas, but this footage is way too cool to not pass on.

It’s a lot of fun to watch and see all of the places you have been and recognize. Not to mention the drone gets right up to roof level which is, for obvious reasons, our favorite part about it.

The video was shot by a guy named Brian Aiken using a DJI Phantom quadcopter — basically a camera-equipped drone. You’d think that might make people nervous, but Aiken says that wasn’t the case.

“No one stopped me,” he writes on Vimeo. “People usually are too interested in the chopper to give me any grief.”

It’s a breathtaking video. Takes me back to my days as a kid taking those stomach-churning helicopter rides at the Omni Theater in Fort Worth. See more…

 

Is There Too Much Snow on My Roof?

We might not realize it with the dry roofs in Denver, but the roofs in the high-country have been getting pummelled with snow massive amounts of snow this year.

Most of the time we don’t need to worry about the snow on our roofs because they are generally built to withstands the conditions around them, but occasionally we get a storm that brings much more than the typical amount. When that happens, here is a handy guide from RoofersCoffeeShop to see how much snow is too much.

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Ice dams: An ice dam is a layer of ice that forms at the edge of a roof when heat from an attic can cause snow on the roof to melt. When the melted snow reaches the cold overhang at the eave and re-freezes, an ice dam is formed. Large, prevalent icicles can be one indicator that an ice dam has formed. The key concern with ice dams is that water from melting snow can back up behind the dam and fi­nd its way under shingles, then leak into your home. Proper ventilation and attic insulation can prevent ice damming.

Roof Avalanches: In high snowfall areas, some steep sloped roofs could experience avalanches, where snow packed onto a roof releases all at once. The weight and sudden release can be very dangerous to ground areas directly below the eaves. Consider cordoning off the area to prevent injury.

Extreme weight: There are some instances where the snow load on the roof becomes so heavy that roof collapse becomes a concern. Refer to The International Business for Home and Safety’s guidelines to determine when the weight on the roof is in the danger zone. Should you need to remove snow to prevent potential collapse it’s important to call a professional roofing contractor to safely remove the load.   Via rooferscoffeeshop.com

If you any issues with recent snowfall contact our Denver roofing contractors. With many years of experience Interstate Roofing Inc. can help.

 

If you’re in the heart of Denver you might not notice it, but throughout the metro area, down to Colorado Springs, and up to Fort Collins and Greely,  there are a lot of barns. While some of them have been remodeled and restored, others sit unkempt waiting for a little bit of inspiration to restore their rustic beauty.

Colorado is home for us at Interstate Roofing, and we love looking at how these barns have been transformed over the years. We found a beautiful barn transformation from our friends at Homedit if you are looking for a little inspiration. If you are looking for help restoring your barn give Colorado Springs roofing team a call.

homedit.comBarns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, they don’t always look like that. This old barn in England is actually pretty far from that standard image. Not only is the barn huge but it also has a massive design. Old barns are transformed into homes all the time but each time the story is different and special in a way.

This was actually a part of a large complex. It was the biggest structure there, overpowering everything around it. When its new owners purchased the site, the building was in derelict state, just like all the other smaller structures around it. Those were demolished and the wood salvaged from there was used in the reconstruction of this massive barn.

read more at homedit.com

A beautiful exterior is free of weeds

At Exterior Remodel & Design of Omaha we are experts at giving you windows, siding, and gutters that you will fall in love with, but for a picture-perfect exterior, you need the whole package.

Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to keep your garden looking good all summer long. Check out some of these tips from our friends at Houzz on how to keep your garden weed free.

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In spring, gardens burst into life. Weeds do too, and they can be the bane of a gardener’s existence.

While it’s impossible to prevent all weeds, you can use a few simple strategies to keep them to a reasonable amount without breaking your back or resorting to toxic chemicals.

Build rich soil. Many weeds thrive in poor, compacted or disturbed soil, and enriching your soil can do wonders to reduce weeds.

Use some weekly elbow grease. The smaller the weed, the easier it is to get rid of. The key is to do some regular maintenance and remove weeds while they’re still small.

Get to the root of the problem. Be sure to remove the whole plant, especially if you’re removing full-size weeds.

Don’t give them space. As the saying goes, nature abhors a vacuum. Take this truism to heart in your garden.

Try solarizing or smothering weeds. If weeds are a serious problem in your garden, you may need to resort to more drastic measures.

Read more…

 

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My favorite stair guard of all time is below. It was designed by my father, an architect, who did all the designs and drawings for remodels on my Cape Cod style home in New Hampshire

 

My favorite stair guard of all time is below. It was designed by my father, an architect, who did all the designs and drawings for remodels on my Cape Cod style home in New Hampshire

In fact, it is *best* to get a talented architect to create a traditionally-styled home since they are trained in architectural history, they understand the importance of scale and symmetry, and are most likely to create something that not only looks wonderful, but is a joy to live in as well.Via houzz.com