If your roof suffered from our Houston area’s incredibly hot summer of 2022, or our more recent, lower-than-freezing temperatures, it may need replacing. Its age may also give an indicator that its time has come.
For most of us, our home is our biggest investment, and we need to protect that investment. Not only will you improve its curb appeal, but you will also improve its value when you give it a new roof. And it also will offer you and your family greater protection against any windstorms, hailstorms, rain storms, or hurricanes in our future.
If your roof has been damaged, water can leak into your house and appear in your attic, in bedrooms, in the kitchen, in the garage — in other words, anywhere under your roof. It can even hide inside the roof, and do amazing damage without you even knowing it.
Contact Royal Crown Roofing for their expert assistance. They will check it out and make recommendations about putting a new roof on your home. They will make sure you get the protection you need against whatever Houston area bad weather that’s on its way.
Well, it isn’t the kind of flashing done by lights on your roof. We’re talking about the kind that holds things together, and keeps water from leaking into your home — it’s thin pieces of sheet metal that keep water from seeping into the places where chimneys, vents, and skylights meet the roof itself.
If the flashing isn’t there on your roof, in rainy weather, you’ll have gigantic leaks into your house, as water runs into the roofing materials and then into your home in the unprotected crevices. Flashing is in danger when we have a freeze and ice builds on the roof, and pushes the flashing out of place, leaving holes in the roof. Another danger is from ice dams that can build up when gutters aren’t working properly. They can let ice melt in puddles on your roof and seek places to run to, like underneath the flashing.
Wind, hail, rain, and ice can destroy the snugness and safety of any home. It can destroy the roof. Wind can lift up the flashing, rain can pour into the gaps, ice can freeze inside them and wait for warmer weather to melt, and water to crawl down your walls in your home.
It’s a good idea to have your flashing (as well as your entire roof) checked out before expensive repairs result from what seems like small problems.
Royal Crown Roofing can do this for you. Contact them!
If you haven’t, take care. Try not to do it yourself, unless you have the strength and agility to avoid injury on that high ladder. Here are a few tips:
1)Make sure the ladder is clean, and has no slippery substances on it that can cause you to lose your step.
2) Wear the right shoes — no flip-flops or house slippers. Avoid shoes that cause you to slip or lose your balance.
3)Make sure the ladder is set up on firm, dry ground that’s level and without debris.
4)Avoid dangerous moves on the ladder, like leaning in different directions, or trying to turn around to get something that’s out of reach. Instead, climb down and move the ladder to the right position to accomplish what you want.
5)Never climb up to the highest rung on the ladder. This will topple you to the ground quicker than anything else.
6)Don’t climb onto the roof. Roofs are easily damaged, and so are you if you fall off.
And if you spot something on your roof that’s out of order or needs repairing, call Royal Crown Roofing for their expert assistance, and get it fixed before the next winter storm.
Gutters are pathways for water to flow off and away from your roof to protect it and your home. They lead the water to predesignated destinations that save your home from the damage the water can do to it, if the water is left there. If not for the gutters, the water can settle in your roof and eat away at it, causing rot and mold growth. Not only that, but animals and insects will make their homes in such spots, creating further damage.
Clean gutters that function properly are a must for a clean, dry home. If they are filled with leaves, twigs, birds’ nests, or any other debris, water will be left to pool on the roof and all this debris will rot and eventually fall off your roof in lumps, and do damage to the sides of your home. As this happens, the value of your home will decrease, as will its curb appeal.
But, perhaps worst of all, when water can’t drain off the roof, it will find its own pathways through your roof, rotting it and causing crevices where it can drain through your ceilings and down the walls inside your home. Of course, repairing all this will cost a pretty penny.
Don’t underestimate the value of your gutters. Be sure to keep them in good shape and contact Royal Crown Roofing when they are in need of repair or replacement.