So, why clean your roof? Doesn’t it rain enough in Houston to do the job?

So, why clean your roof? Doesn’t it rain enough in Houston to do the job?

So, why clean your roof? Doesn’t it rain enough in Houston to do the job?

With an average of heavy rainfall (at least one inch) for 17 days a year and an annual rainfall of almost 50 inches, why wouldn’t that keep your roof clean?

That’s a good question.

The answer is that rain is part of the reason your roof needs to be cleaned. Rain gets into crevices, under shingles, into weak spots, into the flashing and gutters. Once moisture is there, it causes mold, mildew, moss, and algae growth that can cause damage to your roof’s materials. This leads to leaks and can destroy the shingles’ UV protection, shortening your roof’s life by as much as 10 years. The damage can be further complicated by leaves, branches, birds’ nests, whatever else that blows onto the roof and disintegrats into the crevices.

Royal Crown Roofing uses a process called soft wash roof cleaning that cleans out all of these destructive roof irritants without doing damage to any of the protective elements in the roofing materials—unlike the high-pressure power washing technique some companies use, which can also wash away some of the essential layers that protect the roof.

Your roof does a good job all year long protecting your home, pets, belongings, and family. You need to do it a favor and protect it with an annual soft washing that will extend its life, keep it looking good, and save you money on costly repairs.

Need help filling out insurance claims after a storm?

Need help filling out insurance claims after a storm?

Well, help is ready and waiting when we have a devastating storm in the Houston area this summer. Hurricane season is upon us, and we may be dreading the paperwork after the storm more than the storm itself. But a professional roofing inspector from Royal Crown Roofing can fill out the claim and provide the proof necessary so you don’t have to do it yourself. Just be sure and get a hold of them as soon as possible after the storm.

Professional roofing inspectors know how to do a comprehensive summary of what’s wrong and provide the proof needed so the insurance company can’t decline the claim or require more paperwork and proof—and more of your time and energy. Additionally, Royal Crown will provide a cost estimate that will speed things up. Remember that time is extremely important in getting your roof repaired and your house and the people in it protected from the elements.

And if you are one of those people who thinks they can save money by doing their own roof inspection, you may want to reconsider. A professional knows where to look and what to look for. Unless you have had the requisite training to identify all the problems, you will likely not get everything covered by the insurance and end up spending more in the long run. Contact Royal Crown Roofing if you need help this coming storm season.

Living near the Gulf means roof-destroying weather—at least part of the year

Living near the Gulf means roof-destroying weather—at least part of the year

It’s getting kind of hot here in the Houston area today, and that’s not unusual since summertime is upon us. While you may have been diligent this spring and cut back branches overhanging your roof, that may not be enough when the hurricane season hits us with its high-velocity winds and pelting rain. Remember Hurricane Harvey, our category four hurricane in August 2017? Roofs were actually blown off and branches from trees ended up everywhere, including in people’s living rooms.

One thing we can’t live without is a roof over our heads—shelter is one of the necessities of life. So, if a wind storm, thunderstorm, hailstorm, or hurricane leaves you with a damaged or leaky roof, you need to take care of it as soon as you can to protect your home and the people living in it. Remember that the longer you wait, the worse the problem becomes.

Hopefully, another Hurricane Harvey won’t happen for another 50 years or so, but if it does, you can call on Royal Crown Roofing to help you out. We were there during Hurricane Harvey to help hundreds of people with roof damage and we’re here now should we have another disaster like that.

Does your roof need some TLC?

Does your roof need some TLC?

Have you heard of the man in Miami who has an incredibly beautiful house filled with amazing artwork but deliberately leaves the outside looking like a rundown old mansion? He’s trying to keep burglars from thinking he has anything worth stealing. Most of us don’t agree with this policy. Whether we have anything worth stealing or not, we care more about what our neighbors think of us. We don’t want to have the worst house on the block.

If you’ve recently remodeled or redecorated inside your home, you might want to walk around the outside and take a good look at what needs to be done to make it match the beautiful new inside. Also, go across the street and take a look from there.

What do you see?

If you see dark spots on the roof, dented or missing shingles, torn flashing, sagging gutters, or mold along the edge of the roof, it’s time to do some catchup work and make the outside look as good as the inside. Not only will a beautiful new roof give your house a new attractive curb appeal, but it will add value to your home—the roof is one of the first things appraisers look at when they determine the value of a house.

So, maybe it’s time to give the outside of your house a little TLC. Royal Crown Roofing can help you create the new incredible outside to match the inside.

 

Storm season is on the way. Is your home prepared?

Storm season is on the way. Is your home prepared?

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.