Leaks and roof problems

Leaks and roof problems

 

A leak in the attic?

After a strong storm or wind-driven rain, take a look in the attic for signs of a leak. It could indicate damaged shingles, inadequate underlayment or deteriorated flashing.

Blistering or peeling interior or exterior paint?

Moisture trapped in the house due to poor ventilation can cause exterior paint to peel and blister.

Stains on interior ceilings and walls – mold or mildew growth?

Stains, or worse, mold, can be caused by leaks from outside the house or moisture trapped inside.

Exterior decay in sheathing and/or siding?

Excess moisture can also contribute to decay, when it first starts it gets rapidly worse

Missing, cracked, or curled shingles?

Dry, cracked, or easily broken shingles have reached the end of their useful life, and it’s time to invest in a new roof.  It’s better to fix the problem sooner than later

Dark, “dirty-looking” areas on your roof?

Vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae growth can cause dark stains on your shingles.

Excessive energy costs?

Inadequate ventilation can possibly drive up your household cooling costs by trapping hot air in the attic. Attic moisture can also drip into your insulation, reducing its effectiveness.

 

If you notice anything which might be a leak, or your just not sure if it’s damaged or not, don’t wait till its to late, call us today at 844-ROYAL-14 or click here to be directed to our contact page

Insurance Companies

Insurance Companies

Q: Will my insurance companies pay for a new roof replacement?

A: Your insurance company should pay for damage that is the result of an act of nature or accident. These include hail storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, falling branches or debris, or other incident if specified on your contract.
**We use the word should because some insurance companies will fight to not pay what you deserve.**

Q: What to do if I think my roof is damaged?

A: Contact a representative at Royal Crown Roofing to inspect your roof and document damage, We offer free inspections and details of how to contact us is here. We can help by inspecting your roof and seeing if there is enough damage to warrant an insurance claim.

Q: What will happen during the insurance inspection?

A: Our dedicated roof inspectors can be on hand when your insurance adjustor arrives to inspect the damage, they will ensure the adjuster can see all the damage the inspector can and make sure all areas of concern are included on the final report. This ensures you get the compensation you deserve from your roofing insurance inspection for quality roof repairs and replacements.

Q: How much money will I get from my insurance company?

A: A final determination of the value of the claim will be made by the insurance company, based on the report from the insurance adjustor. This is where Royal Crown Roofing stands above all else, if we do not believe the adjuster has provided a fair estimate we will request a new adjuster to view the damages on your roof.

Q: I have several estimates to repair my roof and they are all different. Why?

A: Before making a decision, make sure all the estimates are offering the same materials and workmanship. One contractor might propose using 30 year shingles, while another may offer installation of a 50 year shingle.

How to Inspect for Damage

How to Inspect for Damage

Why wait for the drip, drip, drip of a damaged roof It’s a good idea to inspect your roof regularly, particularly in Texas where we get extreme weather.
You can inspect your roof yourself by either climbing on your roof or by using binoculars from the ground.

If you do choose to go up on the roof yourself, remember to always utilize proper safety equipment to prevent any falls or injury.

Here are some things to look for:

  • Check flashing for damage or inadequate coverage
  • Look under eaves and overhangs for damage
  • Examine shingles for any that are missing, cracked, curled, torn, or warped
  • Look for any open seams, joints or popped and rusted nails or stains around nails
  • Look for signs of insects or critter infestation (squirrels love climbing on roofs and they can make holes)
  • Check for sagging or unsound areas
  • Check for rotten fascia and eaves
  • Inspect your sources of roof ventilation to make sure they are not clogged
  • Inspect gutters for sagging or signs of leaks and be sure to remove any leaves or debris
  • Check for dark patches or biological growth
  • Check around pipes and roof penetrations to make sure they are sealed and in good shape
  • Look inside the attic for signs of leaks, dark spots, holes, sagging sheathing or rotting wood

You can do all this yourself, but if you’re uncomfortable with the idea of walking around on your roof, climbing a ladder in the first place, or you just want a professional inspection done, then give us a call at 844-ROYAL-14 or click here to be directed to our contact page.

Remember, we provide a free no obligation inspection of your roof