by royalcrownroofing | Mar 7, 2023 | Financing, Homeowner Questions, Roof Inspection, Roof Maintenance
Investing in a new roof is a major expense, which is why it’s crucial to take care of your roof to extend its lifespan. Proper roof maintenance is the key to achieving this goal, as it can effectively lengthen the lifespan of your roof. By following some simple steps, you can keep your roof in tip-top condition and avoid costly repairs or replacements down the road.
One of the most important aspects of roof maintenance is regular inspections. Professional inspections are essential as they can detect issues before they escalate and necessitate premature replacement. Roofing experts are trained to look for signs of damage such as broken shingles, improper ventilation, mold, and other problems that could worsen over time.
Another important aspect of maintaining your roof is gutter cleaning. Regular gutter cleaning and maintenance helps preserve your roof by ensuring that water is properly directed away from it. This can help prevent deterioration from water saturation and help prevent ice dams in the winter, which can wreak havoc on your roof.
Insulation and Ventilation
Proper insulation and ventilation are vital for increasing your roof’s life expectancy. Improper insulation and ventilation can cause your roof to heat up more quickly, which causes it to deteriorate faster. Ensuring that your roof is properly insulated and ventilated can help prevent this from happening.
Replacing broken or missing shingles is another essential step in maintaining your roof’s integrity. This helps prevent leaking, which can cause water damage to the underlying sheeting and structures in your attic. Replacing shingles can also prevent further damage to the roof from strong winds, hail, or other weather events.
Roof cleaning is another important way to protect your roof. Moss, algae, dirt, and debris allow moisture to sit longer on the roof, which can cause it to age more quickly. You should have your roof professionally cleaned when you notice discoloration or signs of mold and mildew.
Royal Crown Roofing can take care of all your roof maintenance needs, so contact us today!
by royalcrownroofing | Feb 27, 2023 | Financing, Homeowner Questions
If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint and saving money on energy bills, installing solar panels on your roof is an excellent option. But before you invest, there are some things you should know. Here are some key considerations when it comes to installing solar panels on your roof, with the help of a trusted roofing company like Royal Crown Roofing.
Roof Condition and Orientation
Before installing solar panels, it’s important to assess the condition of your roof. Solar panels require a sturdy and durable surface to be installed on. Additionally, the orientation and angle of your roof can impact the efficiency of your solar panels. A professional roofing company like Royal Crown Roofing can assess the condition of your roof and advise on the best placement for your solar panels.
System Size and Energy Needs
Determining the size of your solar panel system and your energy needs is crucial in ensuring you get the most out of your investment. A reputable solar installation company can help you assess your energy usage and recommend a system size that will meet your needs.
Permits and Regulations
Installing solar panels on your roof may require permits and compliance with local regulations. A trusted roofing company like Royal Crown Roofing can help you navigate the permit process and ensure your solar panel installation meets all necessary regulations.
Maintenance and Repairs
Like any part of your roof, solar panels require regular maintenance and occasional repairs. It’s important to choose a reputable solar installation company that also offers maintenance and repair services. A roofing company like Royal Crown Roofing can provide ongoing maintenance and repair services to ensure your solar panels are functioning at their best.
Cost and Return on Investment
While installing solar panels can be a significant investment upfront, it’s important to consider the long-term return on investment. Solar panels can save you money on energy bills and may even generate excess energy that can be sold back to the grid. A professional solar installation company can help you assess the cost and potential return on investment of your solar panel installation.
Installing solar panels on your roof can be an excellent investment for both the environment and your wallet. But it’s important to consider factors such as the condition and orientation of your roof, system size and energy needs, permits and regulations, maintenance and repairs, and cost and return on investment. By working with a reputable roofing company like Royal Crown Roofing, you can ensure a smooth and successful solar panel installation process.
by royalcrownroofing | May 27, 2022 | Homeowner Questions, Roof Cleaning, Roof Inspection, Roof Maintenance
Whoever said that wasn’t telling the truth. It was sweltering last summer here in the Houston area, but most of us have heard that Death Valley, California, is the hottest place on Earth. And all our rain doesn’t compare with Mawsynrami, India, which is the rainiest place on Earth. But Houston does have interesting weather with its average 90-days-per-year of precipitation, 205 sunny days, average high temperature of 93ᐤ and humidity average level of 75. With all of that, along with our hurricanes, wind, and hail; our roofs and gutters take a lot of beatings.
Gutters and downspouts perform years of faithful protection against all kinds of weather for our Houston area homes, but eventually they need replacement. So how do you know when it’s time?
Here are a few hints:
If your gutters have large, extensive holes, cracks, rust spots, or damage to the seams that connect sections of the gutters, it can mean leaks both outside and inside your home. Leaking gutters also cause peeling and bubbling up of excess moisture under the paint on siding and wood trim, eventually leading to rotting of the wood and mildew damage to your home. They can also destroy the landscaping close to the house.
If you have noticed any of these problems, it’s probably time to replace the gutter and downspout system. Royal Crown Roofing can help you figure out what to do next. Let them help you.
by royalcrownroofing | May 20, 2022 | Homeowner Questions, Roof Cleaning, Roof Inspection, Roof Maintenance
Spring means high winds, wind-borne debris, and lashing rainstorms are on the way with hurricane season. Our roofs are in danger. Hopefully, no unwelcome floods will destroy our landscapes, too.
Preparation is the key. Even small leaks can expand into disastrous ones in heavy rain and wind storms. What seems like a small problem with your roof today can expand into a huge one and even bring a need for a new roof.
Getting a roof inspection will detect any weaknesses in your roofing structure. Fixing them is what Royal Crown Roofing does to protect you this hurricane season and in the future. We may only have to replace a rubber gasket, repair flashings or a few damaged shingles—but if they are not taken care of promptly, it may mean an entirely new roof is in the works for the near future.
Regular inspections and maintenance of your roof also include checking out the insulation materials inside the roof, which prevents mold from growing inside it and water from seeping into your house. Any weakness in the insulation will reduce your roof’s effectiveness in protecting you, your family, and your property from the elements.
Royal Crown Roofing’s trained project managers will be glad to help you with a full inspection and any repairs that are needed. Contact them soon!
by royalcrownroofing | May 13, 2022 | Homeowner Questions, Roof Cleaning, Roof Inspection, Roof Maintenance
An interesting range of critters, birds, and a variety of insects may be living on your roof. Squirrels, raccoons, and opossums all love to hang out on roofs, burrowing into them, and seeking to create homes. Birds, bats, and insects like to nest in troublesome areas like roof vents, blocking the flow of air into and out of the attic spaces that protect the roof during extreme weather and temperatures. We can all love nature without wanting it to live inside our homes.
You might be thinking that you have never seen an animal scampering across your roof, but some dark night when you are up visiting your attic, you might just hear little feet pitter-patter on the roof. And they aren’t reindeer feet. But, if you don’t hear them, realize it’s not likely you will. These visitors are sneaky at being unobserved and unheard, and they may just move into your attic when you aren’t looking.
As for insects, they are less noticeable. Wasps and hornets are known to build nests inside shingles. Bees have hollowed out sections of roofs, intending to build hives. And of course, there are the dreaded termites that eat away at your roof’s timber.
All of these visitors to your roof need tending to unless you want a full-roof replacement. Royal Crown Roofing recommends you get a roof inspection to seek out any problems and take care of them early. Contact them for their expert advice.
by royalcrownroofing | May 6, 2022 | Homeowner Questions, Roof Cleaning, Roof Inspection, Roof Maintenance
You may not yet be aware that the year 2022 is charted to bring one of the worst hurricane seasons in years. We’ve had an average of 14 plus hurricanes for the past few years, but this year’s season is predicted to bring 19. As the highest part of your home, your roof will be beaten upon by the extreme winds and rainstorms Mother Nature has in store for old and new Texans alike this year.
It’s time to get prepared.
Experts say that If we experience a category 1 or 2 storm, you may only lose some shingles, tiles, or parts of the flashing and gutters on your roof, leaving a roof that’s leaking. They also say that if we have a category 3 or 4 hurricane, we may have extensive damage to our roofs where the roof covering decking and cable ends are damaged by the wind, rain, and airborne debris stirred up by the storm. Category 5 hurricane winds can devastate our roofs—even ripping them off entirely, resulting in substantial water damage to homes.
When planning a roof replacement in our hurricane-susceptible Gulf Coast location, it’s smart to think about adding a secondary water barrier under the usual roofing materials and also to consider installing wind-resistant shingles. Royal Crown Roofing experts can give you other important suggestions to prepare for what’s coming with this June’s hurricane season. Let them help you out. Contact them.