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.

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.

 

Don’t risk falling off your roof when it needs cleaning! It’s safer to let someone else do the job.

Don’t risk falling off your roof when it needs cleaning! It’s safer to let someone else do the job.

Roofs need to be cleaned regularly to keep off all the debris that collects there and makes homes for critters, insects, and mold. But, remember that hundreds of people in the USA–people who get paid to work on roofs–die each year from falling off the roof. It’s dangerous work for a number of reasons.

If you don’t know what you are doing and you step on a weak spot in the roof, off you go. Or, if you don’t place the ladder properly on the ground, you might end up on the hard ground. And then there’s the weather–unexpected rain or a sudden wind that can throw you off balance. Finally, for those of you who fear heights or have an inclination to misjudge where to step, you are in trouble. Let the professionals do the jobs safely.

You need to take good care of your roof and preserve its life for as long as possible. Not only does this save you the expense of a new roof, but taking care of it improves the aesthetic appearance of your house. And last of all, a roof in good shape helps keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

So, you need a new roof and can’t decide which kind.

So, you need a new roof and can’t decide which kind.

If you are looking for beauty and curb appeal, consider GAF roofing. It’s the US’s leading asphalt shingle roofing product, offering shingles with 110-mph resistance to wind, Class A fire-resistance and the best warranties in the industry.

GAF, the largest manufacturer of residential roofing materials, offers three distinct levels of shingle quality which are made of fiberglass-reinforced asphalt fused in layers that provide great resistance to the elements and any small critters that try to live in them.

GAF’s Lifetime Designer Shingles come in a wide selection of styles and colors that give the appearance of slate, wood shake and various types of wood that add elegance and curb appeal to homes. For instance, their Grand Canyon® collection, the most authentic wood shake looking shingles available come in beautiful styles called Black Oak, Mission Brown, Stonewood, and Storm Cloud. GAF’s Camelot® II style includes slate-mimicking shingles called Antique Slate and Royal Slate. These are but a few of the many GAF possibilities with the added allure of modest prices.

Another advantage of GAF roofing systems comes in the form of their Roofing Wizard, which lets you picture on your computer screen what your house will look like with the many color and style choices they offer.
We at Royal Crown Roofing look forward to assisting you in making the new-roofing decision for your home. Let us help you!

Curb Appeal Goes From the Ground Up! Is Your Roof Up to Par?

Curb Appeal Goes From the Ground Up! Is Your Roof Up to Par?

You always want your home to look good both inside and out, but often you forget about what’s above your head – the roof! Your roof is an important curb appeal item that your neighbors and potential buyers will notice right away. As anyone in real estate can tell you, a beautiful exterior can make or break a home sale. 

Without a well-maintained roof, several potential problems can arise that  really affect the way your roof looks and also impact the curb appeal of your home. Clogged gutters can cause rain and snow to not drain properly, possibly ruining landscape as well as the gutters themselves. Roof algae can prematurely age your roof and cause ugly black streaks. Curled and damaged shingles can give your roof a worn and aged appearance. And there are many more potential problems which can impact your curb appeal negatively. 

Contact Royal Crown Roofing to learn more about the steps you can take now to protect your roof and curb appeal by regular roof maintenance or if necessary, roof replacement. Royal Crown Roofing has years of experience and offers a full range of commercial and residential roofing services, from new roof installation to roof repairs and more. With our expertise we can help you assess the right steps to either maintain or replace your roof and ensure that your curb appeal remains an asset to your entire property.

5 Ways to Increase Your Houston Home’s Curb Appeal

5 Ways to Increase Your Houston Home’s Curb Appeal

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.

A house’s curb appeal plays a huge role in not only its value but also its overall condition and place in the neighborhood. Here’s how to increase your home’s curb appeal! Click To Tweet

Upgrade Your Woodlands 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:

  1. Repaint the outside
  2. Care for your lawn
  3. Get a new mailbox
  4. Clean your gutters
  5. Upgrade your roof

How to Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal, Royal Crown Roofing, Conroe, TX

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.