Gutters are important to take care of before storm season arrives since they do the important job of diverting water away from your house. They funnel rain to downspouts so it stays off the walls of your house and empties into drainage areas away from the foundation and your landscaping.
All of this can’t happen if the gutters are clogged with twigs, leaves, bird nests, dirt, grime, mold, algae, or other debris. They need to be cleared for rain to move quickly and effectively without overflowing into the wrong places.
If you clean the gutters yourself, you can use a scrub brush or power washer on a low setting to wash away the debris. You also need to check out the condition of the hardware attaching the gutters to your roof and make sure they are strong enough to withstand the strong winds and heavy downpours that are coming. It’s also a good idea to install gutter guards, which will prevent debris from being washed through the gutters, into the downspouts, and making a mess on your landscaping below. And check out the downspouts to make sure they are secured properly and are strong enough to do the job.
Finally, if you are not up to all of this ladder climbing and maintenance work on your gutter system, another solution exists. Contact Royal Crown Roofing for their assistance in making sure everything is in good order.
Roofs need to be cleaned regularly to keep off all the debris that collects there and makes homes for critters, insects, and mold. But, remember that hundreds of people in the USA–people who get paid to work on roofs–die each year from falling off the roof. It’s dangerous work for a number of reasons.
If you don’t know what you are doing and you step on a weak spot in the roof, off you go. Or, if you don’t place the ladder properly on the ground, you might end up on the hard ground. And then there’s the weather–unexpected rain or a sudden wind that can throw you off balance. Finally, for those of you who fear heights or have an inclination to misjudge where to step, you are in trouble. Let the professionals do the jobs safely.
You need to take good care of your roof and preserve its life for as long as possible. Not only does this save you the expense of a new roof, but taking care of it improves the aesthetic appearance of your house. And last of all, a roof in good shape helps keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
So what happens if some night, the wind blows fiercely, and a branch falls on your roof right over your bedroom, and you expect rain? You might push everything in the room away from the gaping hole in the ceiling and then grab a tarp (if you have one) and cover everything all up—including the bed, so you can’t sleep in it that night, of course. Maybe you get large pans from the kitchen to catch the rain when it comes. You think about climbing up onto the roof to try to cover the hole, but you wisely rule that out.
All kinds of emergencies come to us throughout life and we aren’t always prepared or able to take care of what needs to be done. A fire, a tornado, a hurricane, a windstorm that knocks branches or even a tree on your house can each cause immense damage, costing thousands of dollars.
What you need is someone to show up as quickly as possible to take care of the problem. Contact Royal Crown Roofing to come to the rescue the first thing the next morning. Their experienced team will inspect the damage–at no charge–and come up with a plan to repair it.
Your roof may be the key to a comfortable summer when the triple-digit heat is upon us. When the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays beat down on our homes and heat builds up in our roofs and attics, lasting damage can be done and it may not be apparent until it’s extensive.
Unless you have lots of shade trees around your home, your roof is unprotected from the intense heat. When the temperature gauge says the temperature is over a hundred degrees, your roof’s temperature is significantly higher—maybe up to 30 to 40 degrees higher. Imagine what that does to your comfortable home, when the roof weakens and no longer protects you from the heat. Your energy bill will skyrocket.
If the roof is reaching the end of its life—10 to 15 years in our climate—you won’t keep cool no matter how much you spend on air conditioning. Because of these high temperatures, high humidity, and the sun’s UV rays, our Houston roofs show damage much more quickly than more moderate parts of the USA. That means a shorter lifespan and more frequent replacement.
You need a free inspection! Royal Crown Roofing’s experts wait to hear from you and will schedule an appointment to evaluate the condition of your roof and determine where to go from there.