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Holmes on Homes: Window Pain

  Today I would like to begin a short series of blogs related to Holmes on Homes, a show on HGTV.   Holmes on Homes is a show that goes into homes where contracting or construction work has been done poorly and corrects the issues that the poor work has […]

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Deciphering Your Roofing Contract

Contracts are confusing and sometimes scary things. Often, modern contracts will befuddle even the most levelheaded of shoppers. But it is important to keep in mind that contracts were originally made to protect the consumer, and they still serve that purpose today.

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HGTV's Green Home 2012 – A Metal Roof?

Here at Lone-Star Roof systems we enjoy HGTV’s Green Home series. This year, HGTV’s Green Home used a standing seam metal roofing product. Why? Metal is an extremely eco-friendly option for roofs. The material lasts for a lifetime! When you install a metal roof, the expectation is that you will […]

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Home Inspections

Buying and maintaining a home can be a scary proposition, especially for first-timers, but with a little preparation you can be on top of the process and buy with confidence. When buying a home it is always important to insist on a total-home inspection – and most buyers won’t pay for […]

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Annuitized Tile Roofs – A Look at Expense and Value

In previous blogs we have talked about the beauty and durability of tile roofs for many types of homeowners. But what about the expense?  It is true that these roof tiles can be much more expensive than a traditional shingle-style roof. However, in this context annuitized means that the price […]

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Soy-Based Insulation

  Recently we have done several posts about how to improve energy efficiency in your home. One new product that can help with “going green” is soy-based insulation. There has been a lot of hype from different companies about this product and sometimes all that information can be confusing. Allow […]

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Exerpt from The Dallas Morning News: Avoid Roofing Scams

Here is an excerpt from an article in The Dallas Morning News about how to avoid a bad roofing contractor, in blue are some extra tips based on the experiences of Lone-Star Roof Systems. To read the full article, “Follow these tips to stay away from roofing scams”, click here. […]

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Think Before You Sign: What is Saving Your Deductible Really Costing You?

Why do some roofing companies claim they can “save your deductible”? The simple answer is because they want you to sign and they are willing to cut corners and help you defraud your insurance company. The long answer has three parts: your insurance; the roofing contractor; and how it affects […]

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Curb Appeal, How Important is your Roof when Buying or Selling?

Whether you are buying or selling a home, a good roof can help you and a bad roof can hurt you. Most people think the biggest draw for home buyers is a great kitchen, but this is not true. A great kitchen can be icing on the cake but basics […]

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What's in a Roof? Metal System Components

  Metal Roof systems are very durable, the expectation when installing a metal roof is that you will never have to replace it. There are many colors, finishes, and profiles to choose from, some of which can help reduce heating and cooling costs by reducing radiant heat transfer. You can […]

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What's in a Roof?: Composite Shingle System

  Last week I outlined the components of a Composite Shingle Roof System and their basic functions. Each component comes in several brands and some in different styles from the same brand. Several manufacturers of shingles also carry their own accessories such as GAF and Certainteed. If you are looking […]

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What's in a Roof?

A good roof is more than shingles or tiles, it is a system with several components which work together to protect your home from the elements. Without quality products and proper installation a roof will not be as durable or as functional. Depending on the type of roof, certain system […]

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