Crowning Your Home with a Good Roof Cleaning Saves on Your Energy Bills

Crowning Your Home with a Good Roof Cleaning Saves on Your Energy Bills

Crowning Your Home with a Good Roof Cleaning Saves on Your Energy Bills

Often overlooked in the routine maintenance of a home, regular roof cleaning is more than just an aesthetic choice—it’s a commitment to environmental stewardship. While it’s common to focus on the immediate, visible benefits of a clean roof, such as enhanced curb appeal and extended roof life, the environmental advantages are significant and deserve spotlight.

Regular roof cleaning plays a pivotal role in energy conservation. A clean roof reflects sunlight more efficiently than a dirty one, significantly reducing the amount of heat absorbed. This natural cooling effect means less reliance on air conditioning, leading to lower energy consumption and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. In an era where energy efficiency is paramount, simple roof maintenance can contribute significantly to a home’s eco-friendliness.

The removal of harmful growths such as algae, moss, and lichen is not just about preserving roofing materials. These growths can contribute to poor air quality and increased allergens around your home. Regular cleaning helps mitigate these environmental health hazards, ensuring a safer and healthier living environment.

The impact of roof cleaning on water conservation is another crucial aspect. A well-maintained roof contributes to more efficient rainwater harvesting. By keeping the roof free from pollutants and debris, the quality of the harvested water is significantly improved, making it suitable for various non-potable uses, thus reducing the overall water footprint of the household.

Implementing eco-friendly cleaning methods and materials is also a critical factor in the environmental equation. Avoiding harsh chemicals and opting for environmentally safe products ensures that the roof cleaning process doesn’t harm the surrounding ecosystem. This approach aligns with the increasing demand for sustainable home maintenance practices.

In the vibrant communities of Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, and the North Houston Area, Royal Crown Roofing stands as a testament to combining quality service with environmental consciousness. With over a century of combined experience and a commitment to staying abreast of the latest in roofing technology, our team is not just cleaning roofs; we are preserving the environment one house at a time.

We understand that your home is your castle, and protecting it doesn’t have to come at the expense of the planet. Our expertise in roof maintenance extends beyond mere aesthetics and longevity. We ensure that every roof we touch is not only visually appealing but also a bastion of environmental sustainability.

Choosing Royal Crown Roofing means entrusting your roof to professionals who care deeply about both the health of your home and the health of the planet. So, when you’re considering roof cleaning, remember that it’s more than just a chore; it’s a step towards a greener, more sustainable future.

Do you really want to risk the dangers of doing roof repairs yourself?

Do you really want to risk the dangers of doing roof repairs yourself?

When faced with the need for roof repairs, some homeowners find themselves contemplating whether to tackle the project themselves or hire a professional. Of course, it probably isn’t because they want to climb around on their roof. It’s likely because they want to save money. There are some minor roofing issues that don’t require extensive expertise or equipment, but there are still the dangers.

Some people say that doing your own roof repairs can be a valuable learning experience. By taking on the task, you gain firsthand knowledge about your roof’s structure, materials, and potential issues. They also think that this knowledge can empower you to handle future repairs and maintenance more confidently, potentially saving you money in the long run.

But, one of the most significant drawbacks to DIY roof repair is the lack of professional expertise. Roofing is a specialized field, and without proper knowledge and training, you may not be aware of underlying issues or the best repair techniques. This can lead to ineffective repairs or even worsen the problem, resulting in costly repairs down the line.

And, of course, there’s one major reason not to do it yourself. That’s because roof repair can be a dangerous business, especially for those inexperienced with working at heights. Climbing ladders and navigating steep slopes without proper safety equipment can lead to accidents and injuries. Professional roofers are trained to work in such conditions, ensuring their safety and the safety of your property.

Then there’s the problem that comes with learning on the job. DIY roof repairs require a significant investment of time and effort. Depending on the scope of the repairs, it may take several days or even weeks to complete the project, especially if you are learning on the job. You may need to invest time in researching and acquiring the necessary tools and materials. For homeowners with busy schedules or limited DIY skills, this can be a considerable challenge.

Warranty coverage can be another problem. If you perform roof repairs yourself, you may miss out on the warranty coverage provided by professional contractors. Many roofing materials come with warranties that require professional installation and repairs. By opting for DIY, you may inadvertently void the warranty, leaving you responsible for any future issues or replacement costs.

Before deciding to tackle roof repairs yourself, assess your capabilities, the complexity of the repairs needed, and weigh the potential risks and benefits. When in doubt, consulting a professional roofing contractor can provide peace of mind and ensure the longevity and safety of both yourself and your roof. Contact Royal Crown Roofing for their expertise and advice. They’re glad to help.

Have you noticed what’s growing on your roof lately?

Have you noticed what’s growing on your roof lately?

Our humidity here in the Houston area offers the perfect environment for a roof-destroying aquatic plant called algae. You’ve probably noticed it when you’ve been camping. It’s that greenish plant that grows in damp areas out in the woods under shady trees, and it especially thrives in our heat and high humidity combination.

A soft wind can blow spores onto your roof and then the humidity and rain will spur them into growth, and they will spread quickly. Further complicating the situation are leaves, branches and debris in the gutters and on the roof, keeping water from draining off it, and creating the perfect moist atmosphere for the growing algae.

Commonly, the type of algae growing on roofs is Gloeocapsa magma, which thrives on water and causes black stains, or what looks like mold, but it can also appear to be green moss spreading across the roof. It needs food to survive, and it feeds on some of the materials found inside your roof. It will grow inside shingles, flashing and gutters, resulting in damage that will lead to water leaking into your home, and the destruction of your roof’s protection from the sun’s dangerous UV rays.

Royal Crown Roofing’s expert roofers can help you recognize what’s growing on your roof with a free roof inspection. Then they can help you with a deep cleaning to repair the situation. Contact them.

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.


Storm season is on the way. Is your home prepared?

Storm season is on the way. Is your home prepared?

Gutters are important to take care of before storm season arrives since they do the important job of diverting water away from your house. They funnel rain to downspouts so it stays off the walls of your house and empties into drainage areas away from the foundation and your landscaping.

All of this can’t happen if the gutters are clogged with twigs, leaves, bird nests, dirt, grime, mold, algae, or other debris. They need to be cleared for rain to move quickly and effectively without overflowing into the wrong places.

If you clean the gutters yourself, you can use a scrub brush or power washer on a low setting to wash away the debris. You also need to check out the condition of the hardware attaching the gutters to your roof and make sure they are strong enough to withstand the strong winds and heavy downpours that are coming. It’s also a good idea to install gutter guards, which will prevent debris from being washed through the gutters, into the downspouts, and making a mess on your landscaping below. And check out the downspouts to make sure they are secured properly and are strong enough to do the job.

Finally, if you are not up to all of this ladder climbing and maintenance work on your gutter system, another solution exists. Contact Royal Crown Roofing for their assistance in making sure everything is in good order.