How is a new shingle roof installed?

How is a new shingle roof installed?

How is a new shingle roof installed?

This is what we do.

First, we tear off the old roof—that’s necessary to install the new one properly. Some roofers offer to put the new one over the old one, but that’s asking for trouble.

Next, we install what’s called a drip edge to the eaves, both giving the roof a polished look and keeping water from running down the fascia boards.

Third, we put down underlayment, which prevents ice dams and strong winds from letting water seep into your home. Over the underlayment, we staple rolls of tar paper that help keep water out and add fire protection. Then comes another step in waterproofing: we install another layer of underlayment of felt paper to cover the valleys.

Fourth, we install starter shingles, which lay under the regular shingles, and provide more weather protection by preventing water from seeping down in between shingle seams. We then install the top layer of shingles in an overlapping fashion.

Finally, it’s time for the finishing touches. We install flashing around chimneys, skylights, and whatever else is on the roof. Then we put the cap on the peak of your roof with specially designed shingles. We also seal the roof with a specialized formula that will protect it for years to come. And, of course, we do the cleanup work.

Creating a roof that’s both beautiful and lasting requires roofing experts. You can find them at Royal Crown Roofing. Contact us for help.

Does your house’s exterior need a little something?

Does your house’s exterior need a little something?

Have you noticed lately that, when you pull into your driveway after a hard day’s work, you don’t like what you see? Does it need a little something?

If so, and you are in the mood for a roofing change, there’s a way you can see all kinds of possibilities on your computer. With GAF roofing shingles, you can try their many shingle styles, colors, and roofing accessories on your house before you buy.

But, when you consider a new look for your home, you want to be a smart homeowner and focus on quality as well as looks. As a matter of fact, if the product isn’t high in quality as well as high on looks, your home won’t retain it’s beautiful new look for all those years to come. GAF’s shingles are of the highest quality, built of fiberglass-reinforced asphalt that’s fused together in layers that provide great resistance to rain, wind, impact, cracking, and cupping. Installed properly by Royal Crown Roofing’s experts, a GAF roof can withstand wind ratings between 110 mph and 130 mph.

GAF roofing products are found on more homes in the USA than any other type and they are extremely affordable. Not only that, GAF offers its customers the best roofing warranties in the industry. Royal Crown Roofing is a Certified GAF Master Elite® Contractor and is available to help you get the look and quality you want. Just contact them.

Roof replacement—one of the best investments you can make.

Roof replacement—one of the best investments you can make.

Not only does a first-rate, attractive roof add curb appeal and financial value to your home, but it also brings a comfortable feeling of protection from the elements and the world outside. The right home can be the place where the heart is.

A good roof protects the world inside the home–the furniture, appliances, rugs, curtains, media equipment, and most of all you, your family, and your pets. If the roof is old and needs repair or replacement, it can destroy all this when water leaks into corners of the house and causes rot and mold in the walls and roof. Not only is all this uncomfortable, but it’s also unhealthy and leads to allergies, asthma, etc.

When the roof’s in good shape, well-insulated, and properly ventilated, it will save you money on energy bills by helping to regulate the temperature inside your home. It will aid in keeping you comfortable all year round, a protection from the heat and cold of our interesting Houston weather. Another plus of a well-insulated roof is that it can act as a noise barrier—keeping outside noises outside the house.

You and all you love who live in your home depend on a safe, appealing and comfortable place to live, protected by one of your most important investments—your roof. So, contact Royal Crown Roofing for their assistance in making sure all is in order on your roof. And replace it when the time comes.

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.

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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.

Financing Your New Woodlands Roof

Financing Your New Woodlands 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!

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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!

The Process

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:

  1. Answer a few questions to see which loan plans you’re eligible for. This step does not affect your credit score.
  2. Review your options and find one you like.
  3. 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 Woodlands 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.

Roofing Insulation to Block the Houston Heat

Roofing Insulation to Block the Houston Heat

When you think about insulation for your home, you probably think of keeping the heat inside during cold weather. While this is certainly one application of insulation, a different type of material can actually help keep heat out. Believe it or not, using the right kind of insulation in the right places can actually repel heat and keep your home cool in the summer.

If you’re looking for the best insulation to keep heat out, you can’t go wrong with the two most popular and effective choices: weather stripping and radiant barrier insulation. Properly used, both will seal your air conditioning inside and repel the heat outside. How can these help your house as the weather stays warm?

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Weather Stripping

Some of the most common places for climate-controlled air to escape is around your windows and doors. A crooked window or door could be raising your energy bills significantly by providing a constant slow leak. Fortunately, this is an easy fix. Strategically placing weather stripping around the edges will block most leaks and allow your home’s climate to balance itself out again.

Pro Tip: Be skeptical of any window company that claims to be able to reduce your energy bills with replacement windows. These claims are borderline illegal, often incorrect, and have gotten several companies sued. Save your money and install weather stripping instead.

Radiant Barrier

Radiant barrier insulation does more than just keep cool air inside. This reinforced layer of aluminum lines the inside of your attic roof and reflects heat back outside. Even this thin layer of insulation is surprisingly effective–a study shows that proper installation of a radiant barrier could save between 10-15% on energy costs. Just make sure your roof builder knows how to properly install insulation!

A Few Mistakes to Avoid

Of course, insulation material should be handled with care and isn’t effective in every place in the house. Keep these common errors in mind as you plan your insulation project:

  • NEVER put insulation on or near active knob and tube wiring–that’s a great way to start a fire. Have the hazardous equipment professionally removed first.
  • Avoid insulating spaces that won’t affect the transfer of heat much, such as exterior walls. You’ll just end up spending a lot of money for very little change.
  • Don’t block any ventilation or HVAC ductwork with insulation–this will only make the problem worse.

Stay Cool!

Your air-conditioned home is your refuge against the high temperatures of any Houston day. By researching and installing the best insulation to keep heat out of your house, you’re sure to continue enjoying the comfort of a climate-controlled house for years to come.

Connect with us to learn more about preparing your roof and house for hot weather.