With winter around the corner, it’s time to get your house ready to withstand the colder temperatures. Getting your house prepared starts with your roof, especially since it’s what keeps your home warm and dry inside. Don’t neglect this important step this season; winterize your roof–your family and pocketbook will thank you!
Winterize Now, Keep Warm Later
We’re starting to get a taste of cooler weather, which means the chance of snow and ice is increasing. This is the time to winterize your roof. Without proper preparation, your roof could collapse and end up ruining your winter vacation. Focus on these ways to protect the roof of your home this season.
- Inspect your Houston roof
- Trim the tree limbs
- Empty the gutters
- Replace caulking
- Watch out for pests
1) Inspect your Houston roof
The first step of getting prepared is to perform a roof inspection.
- On the exterior, check for damaged shingles, mold, or rotted wood that could worsen with cooler weather. If you have a chimney, schedule a cleaning and ensure that it has proper ventilation.
- After you’ve checked the outside of the house, don’t forget to inspect the inside. Subtle leaks in the ceiling or problems with the attic insulation could be a sign of a bigger problem from the roof.
2) Trim the tree limbs
The next step is to look at the trees that might surround your house. In the case of a severe storm, overhanging trees can snap and the tree branches might land on your roof. Without taking this step beforehand, your house might be exposed to the wind and rain.
3) Empty the gutters
You should be cleaning your gutters throughout the year, but it’s important to ensure they’re empty and working properly as you’re winterizing your roof. If you have clogged gutters, melting snow and ice won’t have a place to drain and will end up causing water damage.
Pro Tip: Avoiding damage to your home’s exterior starts with a gutter system. It’s a good idea to clean them every 3 months to keep your foundation and roof in the best shape.
4) Replace caulking
If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably familiar with caulk. It’s used to seal joints, seams, and every other corner imaginable. As the temperatures start to drop outside, it’s important to make sure the caulk throughout your house hasn’t become wrinkled or cracked. Replacing the caulk will prevent air leaks and improve your energy efficiency.
5) Watch out for pests
As the winter season approaches, be aware that pests might build nests or create holes in your roof to stay warm. From squirrels to birds to rats, you’ll have stay on watch throughout the season. Consider hiring a pest control expert to help you look for signs of damage before your roof needs repair.
Have you winterized your Woodlands home yet?
If you don’t have the time or resources available for preparation, consider hiring a professional service to inspect and clean your roof. There shouldn’t be any reason your home isn’t ready for the cold weather. The longevity and durability of your roof depend on it.
Contact us today for more information about winterizing your roof and how to keep your home in the best shape this season.
At Royal Crown Roofing, we strive to provide the best service and experience possible for our clients. In fact, we’re so confident that you’ll love your new roof that you can’t help but brag to your friends and family. Better yet, if your friends hire us based on your recommendation, we have a few special ways of thanking you!
Our referral rewards program offers different levels of compensation for referring us to your friends, family, or even other properties you own. Not only will your referred friend get a new roof, but you’ll be rewarded for your efforts! If you’re interested in having us talk to your friends and taking advantage of our generous reward system, here’s what you need to know.
The Referral Process
If you have a friend who would like a new or replaced roof, start the referral process by submitting the Referral Form. After we receive your form, our representatives will contact your referral to schedule a roof inspection at no charge. If your friend receives a new roof, you will receive your reward once the roof has been installed and the Certificate of Completion has been signed.
Pro Tip: If your friend contacts Royal Crown Roofing before you submit the referral form, you are not guaranteed to receive credit for their installation. Submit the Referral Form before any inspection or estimate is scheduled.
From gift cards to a round-trip for two, the rewards from our referral program don’t disappoint! Gift cards range from $250-$1000 and can be redeemed anywhere from Amazon to Bass Pro Shops. The amount of qualified customers you’re able to refer determines the final reward. For those who are able to reach the master level, a $3000 travel voucher for two is available to be used toward any destination of your choice.
Due to the range of this rewards program, there are a few restrictions that apply. Make sure you are able to meet these qualifications by checking the following list:
- Whoever you refer must be a homeowner that contracts with Royal Crown Roofing for a new or replacement roof of at least 1,500 square feet.
- You cannot refer yourself if you’re replacing the roof of your primary residence. However, you can refer yourself if you have a second home or rental property.
- Your referral submission count resets one year after your first referral.
- If your referral contacts Royal Crown Roofing before the Referral Form is submitted, it will not be counted toward your submission count.
- You can’t use redeem the reward amount as a VISA gift card or as store credit toward any outstanding balances with Royal Crown Roofing.
- Only one person can be used as the contact when referring to others.
You already give recommendations of stores, brands, and restaurants to your friends and family after you’re particularly pleased with a new discovery. Why not get rewarded for your efforts? Get a friend in touch with us and start earning great incentives!
Connect with us for more details of our program and to get started.
Is your family preparing to sell your house and move? Are you a real estate agent looking to improve a property? Alternatively, are you just feeling particularly motivated to do some extensive home renovations? Whatever the case, one of your biggest goals is probably increasing your home’s curb appeal.
Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior
Whether you’re covering up damage or just upgrading, working on curb appeal gives your house a facelift and lets you enjoy your residence that much more. Depending on your budget and time commitment, you can take curb appeal pretty far and accomplish a good amount. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Repaint the outside
- Care for your lawn
- Get a new mailbox
- Clean your gutters
- Upgrade your roof
1) Repaint the Outside
Over the span of time, hail damage and normal aging can cause the external sides of the house to look drab and dreary. A fresh coat of paint can give the outside of your house a new life by covering up the damage and extending the life of the exterior walls. Deciding what color to paint the outside is a big decision.
Pro Tip: If your home is monitored by a homeowner’s association (HOA), contact them for approval before painting. Failing to get approval from your HOA may create future problems or unwanted fees.
2) Care for Your Lawn
There’s nothing more eye-catching than a front yard with green grass and blooming plants. Keep your lawn healthy by regularly trimming the grass, picking the weeds, and keeping all of the plants watered. If your area is particularly shaded, be sure to choose plants that don’t require too much sunlight. Be sure to care for your yard regularly so that you can prevent brown spots.
3) Get a New Mailbox
Did you know you can customize your mailbox? Unless your neighborhood has certain restrictions, the options are endless for what mailbox you could choose. From different materials like metal or plastic to different grains of wood, your mailbox is one of the first things seen when pulling up the driveway. Buying a new mailbox could be the one element that makes your house stand out from your next-door neighbor.
4) Clean Your Gutters
If you’re preparing for heavy rain, cleaning your gutters is an important maintenance step. Removing leaves and sticks from your gutters can help prevent roof leaks and in turn, can enhance your curb appeal by lessening the messy appearance.
5) Upgrade Your Roof
Depending on the age and type of roof, its recommended for homeowners to replace their roof every 20-30 years. Currently, asphalt shingles are the most popular and are offered with a number of different color options that can help accentuate the style of your home. If you’re not able to replace your roof entirely, consider having it repaired or cleaned to keep it in the best shape for you or any future homeowner.
Give Yourself a Newly Renovated House
Even a few changes or a few hours spent on restoration work can make a big difference in your home’s appearance and curb appeal. Once the job is done, you’ll have given yourself a house that’s at least partially new! Your home improvement efforts will not go unnoticed.
Connect with us to learn more about increasing curb appeal and your home’s value.
It’s easy to find advice and information regarding your house’s roofing materials and maintenance. But what about your business? If you own the building your business operates from, you’re responsible for its upkeep. Do you need a new roof for your business?
Similar to a residential roof, a well-built roof made from quality materials is an important addition to your business’s location. When was the last time you considered the roof as you upgraded your workplace? Check out a few reasons why you can’t afford to neglect your business roof in your plans or expenses.
Protection from the Elements
A leaky or worn-down roof does no one any favors. Rainwater seeping in through cracks and weak spots can damage your business space and annoy your customers, not to mention damage the structure of the building itself. Even on rain-free days, holes in your roof will let in the Houston heat and make working indoors unbearable. For comfort and longevity, a quality roof is crucial to your business.
Part of running a quality business is maintaining a pleasing appearance. Whether you prefer to spend your aesthetics attention on landscaping, your building, or the interior, you can’t deny the importance of having a rooftop that looks as professional and well-maintained as the rest of your building. Maintaining an eye-catching rooftop will encourage your customers to regard your business as a quality business and, hopefully, attract new ones who feel the same way!
Pro Tip: A roof is one of the most prominent exterior features of your business. Make sure yours looks good to potential customers.
In addition to protecting you from bad weather, an excellent roof can also help keep your power bills balanced. The proper roofing and insulation materials will keep heat out and your climate-controlled air inside, balancing out the temperature and ensuring that you and your customers remain comfortable. Best of all, sealing up leaks will ensure your air conditioning doesn’t work overtime to cool everything down and cost you even more money. The initial investment in a new roof will eventually pay for itself!
We Can Help!
Our team of roofing experts can help you assess your business’s needs, draw up a plan, and construct a brand new roof to enhance your business location and make your competitors jealous. Get started with a new roof to protect your workplace and put you on the path to success!
Connect with us to start planning your workplace’s new roof.
Let’s face it: home renovations are expensive! And many homeowners don’t plan for significant renovations like replacing a roof until damages make it necessary. The sudden time-sensitive requirements and the money needed to pay for them can come as a shock. Fortunately, homeowners have a few good options to cover the cost of their work.
One of the best options you have for paying for your roofing project is financing. Through a trusted financing group like GAF, it’s easy to get approved and start your project quickly. Let’s take a look at how roof financing can help speed your project along!
Why Choose Financing?
How much money do you have available at a moment’s notice? If you’re like most Americans, probably not enough to cover all the expenses of repairing a roof. Financing not only helps you out with immediate payment, but it also gives you time to spread out your long-term expenses as you pay back the loan. You can immediately hire a roof repair company to get started and protect your home again!
When you apply for roof financing through our partnership with Hearth, a leader in the financing industry, you’ll only have to complete a simple three-step process:
- Answer a few questions to see which loan plans you’re eligible for. This step does not affect your credit score.
- Review your options and find one you like.
- Receive your money! The funds will be sent to you in 1-5 business days.
That’s it! The whole process is very quick and simple so you can get started on restoring your home immediately.
Why Not Wait?
It’s true that you don’t have to choose financing for your project. In theory, you could just perform temporary repairs and save for the full amount. But considering the importance of having a reliable roof to protect your home, the risk simply isn’t worth it. Temporary fixes like tarps are only designed to work in the short-term until your roof is back in shape. Don’t count on them to protect your home and belongings while you wait.
Pro Tip: Once you’ve been approved for financing, choose roofing materials designed to survive severe weather. The more durable your new roof is, the fewer repairs you’ll need in the future!
Pay for a New Roof
You deserve to have your roof fixed quickly to avoid any further complications or damages to your house. If financing is the best option available to repair your roof, why not take advantage of it? Pay in amounts that fit your budget in a timeframe that fits your schedule. Don’t wait too long!
Connect with us to learn more about our financing options for roof repairs.