Gutters do more than look pretty as they line our roofs, or do they?

Gutters do more than look pretty as they line our roofs, or do they?

Gutters do more than look pretty as they line our roofs, or do they?

If you are a new homeowner and think that gutters are there mainly to line your roof and add to the aesthetic curb appeal of your house, you are in for a surprise when they begin to fall apart. Not only can they hang off the roof in places, ruining the beautiful lines of your house, they can refuse to protect it from water that runs down the walls, damaging them and your landscaping, even causing leaks into your house. 

But, don’t despair, help is coming. Royal Crown Roofing will clean your gutters, get rid of leaves, sticks and debris that clog them, and repair any leaks and broken attachments to the roof. Just as with every part of your house, if things aren’t cleaned and kept up to date, they will begin to fall apart and eventually become very costly.

Now, if by any chance you are wondering if you can save a little money and do it yourself, beware the consequences. We’ve heard many stories of people who fell and broke bones while trying to hang on to the roof as the ladder slipped out of place. We don’t recommend that. There’s more to cleaning the gutters than getting rid of the leaves and debris. 

Contact us at Royal Crown Roofing. We have the experience and knowledge to do the job correctly and fix your gutter problems expeditiously and safely.

Are you aware of the dangers involved in cleaning your roof?

Are you aware of the dangers involved in cleaning your roof?

It’s not too wise to take on a project you don’t know much about, especially when it involves something as important as the roof on your house. There are dangers involved, both to you and your roof, not to mention your pocketbook.

Some homeowners may think they can clean the roof with their new power washer. But, blasting away at your roof can cause damage to asphalt shingles, for instance. Asphalt shingles have tiny granules that protect your roof from the weather and UV rays, and power washing will wash them away, leaving your home unprotected in our Houston storms and summer heat. 

More damage to your roof will occur if you haul heavy equipment onto it. In fact, damage can occur simply by walking on it. You need special footwear and the knowledge of where you can safely walk on it. You could accidentally step in an extremely hot spot and cause punctures or even rip loose shingles. All of this is not to mention the damage to yourself if you fall while doing the job.

Finally, in our hot, humid summers, our roofs attract algae, lichen and moss buildup that will damage your roof. Special chemicals along with just enough water pressure will clean them away.

Royal Crown Roofing has the expertise and the right tools to do the job effectively. We can keep your roof safe and in good shape for years to come. Contact us!

Roofs can be tricky places when it comes to finding leaks.

Roofs can be tricky places when it comes to finding leaks.

The problem with roof leaks comes from the way gravity leads water along a tricky path far from where the leak begins. The roof leak might begin above the garage but show itself in the bedroom, above your bed, while you’re sleeping. After moving the bed, putting a bucket under the leak and tearing the ceiling apart to find it with no luck, you might feel you have to tear the whole roof apart to find it. That could be the case unless you have help from someone like Royal Crown Roofing with their thermal imaging equipment.

In the old days, a hundred years ago, if the leak was hard to find and it wasn’t too obvious, people might have decided to live with it rather than tear up the roof. If so, the result must have been mold growth and unhealthy buildings. Today we are lucky! We have thermal imaging cameras that can spot problems on the roof quickly, not only saving time, but also money.

We at Royal Crown Roofing will use our specialized equipment to examine both your roof’s interior and exterior for any weak points, producing images that tell us which points allow in more heat from outdoors, also indicating a potential leak. This method can pinpoint active leaks as well as weakened areas that could collapse during a storm. Once we have an accurate picture of your roof’s condition, we can plan repairs. Contact us today!

Make your house picture perfect!

Make your house picture perfect!

When you need a new roof, you can’t beat the GAF Roofing Wizard for helping you create a beautiful, new version of your home. It lets you see what your home would look like on a computer screen showing your home with each of the various choices you are considering. You don’t have to wait to see the roof on your home to decide whether you like it or not.

GAF–the country’s leading producer of residential roofing materials–offers multiple styles from wood shakes to slate in architectural designer shingles and colors that complement every home. GAF’s American Harvest shingles come in styles with the look and appeal of Saddlewood Ranch, Appalachian Sky, Golden Harvest, Cedar Falls, Amber Wheat, and Nantucket Morning. Their Ultra HD shingles have the appeal of Birchwood, Charcoal, Barkwood, Shakewood, Hickory, Slate and Weathered Wood.

GAF’s Advanced Protection® Technology ensures their shingles are the toughest around as compared to other shingles with their great weather resistance, flexibility and granule adhesion. They are made of fused layers of asphalt, reinforced with fiberglass, have wind ratings from 110 mph to 130 mph and are Class A fire-rated. All this means that for a beautiful and resilient choice for your roof, GAF shingles can’t be beat.

Royal Crown Roofing is happy to meet with you and discuss your new roof. Contact them!

Have you had your gutters checked lately?

Have you had your gutters checked lately?

Here in Houston we are likely to have temperature changes from below freezing—maybe only a couple of times a year—up to over 100 degrees in the summer. We also have tremendous rainstorms and turbulent winds all year around. Our homes are susceptible to damage caused by these extreme temperatures, blasting rain and winds. So, we have to deal with the needed repairs.

Your gutters may not be surviving all this Houston weather. They need to be checked, cleaned and repaired periodically to avoid possible damage to your home and property. Clogged gutters after a heavy downpour can dump water on your landscaping (destroying it), do damage to your foundation, cause water to stream down walls both outside and inside your home and create puddles on the floors. On top of that our Houston atmosphere is unusually high in humidity, and humidity alone can do damage to both roofs and gutters.

Gutters are a crucial component of the roofing system of any home or building. You need one that is strong enough, the proper size, and in good shape to resist our heavy downpours and extreme winds and temperatures. An efficient gutter system will protect your property and save you from costly repairs.

Royal Crown Roofing has the professionals with the expertise to come up with a plan to remedy any gutter problems you may have. We look forward to meeting with you and serving you.