by royalcrownroofing | Oct 7, 2022 | Home Renovation, Roof Damage, Roof Maintenance
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.
by royalcrownroofing | Sep 21, 2022 | Gutters, Roof Damage, Temporary Roof Repair
If you sit at a computer 16 hours a day, you aren’t in shape to be climbing ladders to make repairs on your roof, even if you aren’t scared of heights. And even if you’re in incredible physical condition, you may want to stay off ladders because they are extremely dangerous. OSHA, in its list of most dangerous jobs, puts roofers as third and that’s because roofers get killed falling off roofs and ladders. So, most of us don’t want to risk it.
Here are some tips for you, though, if you are willing to take the chance and try climbing up onto the roof:
– Make sure the ladder is in good shape, with nothing loose, split, bent or broken.
– Clean up any dirt, grease or dust on the ladder that might cause you to slip.
– Declutter the area before using the ladder.
– Put up the ladder only on a firm, level surface.
– Be sure to face the ladder when climbing up and down to keep your balance.
– Use both hands to securely grip the ladder while climbing.
– Take only small items up the ladder and avoid holding them in your hands.
– Avoid leaning away from the ladder, which can cause you to lose your balance.
– Don’t stand on the two top rungs of the ladder.
– Avoid distractions and stay focused on what you are doing.
Now, if all this seems rather difficult to do, and you want to leave the roof repair and replacement work to the professionals, contact Royal Crown Roofing for their assistance. They are glad to help you.
by royalcrownroofing | Aug 8, 2022 | Emergency Preparations, Hurricane Preparation, Roof Damage
You contact us at Royal Crown Roofing for assistance!
We are available 24/7 during a storm emergency. We will do a free inspection, help file your insurance claim and work with your adjuster to make sure things go well.
It’s always good to be prepared for extreme weather since we live in the Houston area, next to the Gulf, and onslaughts of sweltering summer heat, rain, high winds, hail, hurricanes and even tornados that are our lot in the way of weather. It’s incredible what all these threatening weather events can do to our homes.
Wind, for instance, is one of the top reasons roofs need replacing. It can do damage as light and unnoticeable as lifting off the corners of shingles which can then create small water leaks that eventually expand into huge, noticeable ones. Hail, tree limbs and other falling debris can do unbelievable damage, ripping off metal flashing, damaging vents, creating dents in and poking holes in the roof. In the worst case, winds can blow the roof off.
One of the most frustrating things to have to deal with after one of our severe storms or hurricanes is having to deal with insurance claims that can take months to process and get a response to. Contact Royal Crown Roofing for the help you need.
by royalcrownroofing | Mar 9, 2022 | Homeowner Questions, Roof Damage, Roof Inspection, Roof Leaks
Are you finding small puddles in the corner of a room or moisture on the walls in one part of the building or house? Or, does water drip a little from the ceiling when it rains? Why not just put a bucket under the leak and hope for the best? Why not wait for a two- or three-bucket leak or a ceiling falling in to check out the roof?
We all know that’s foolishness!
What are some of the big indicators that your roof has problems that need to be fixed? One is when you notice missing shingles, or moisture or rotting wood in the attic. These can be addressed in a timely manner to avoid emergencies.
But, what do you do if you can’t find the leak?
Sometimes leaks can’t easily be found without spending a lot of time and money looking for them. Royal Crown Roofing has the solution to saving your time and money. They have specialized equipment that can spot leaks quickly and effectively in the form of an infrared camera that gives an accurate picture of your roof’s condition. It can detect even the smallest leaks so they can be repaired before disaster strikes during some terrible storm. The camera can detect moisture, mold and mold erosion and any damage already done to the roof.
Let Royal Crown Roofing find those hidden leaks and make the repairs before they expand to the point of water pouring into your home. They are there to help you.
by royalcrownroofing | Jul 16, 2021 | Homeowner Questions, Roof Damage, Roof Maintenance
You might be checking your roof regularly for damaged shingles and roofing materials, but are you also keeping an eye on the trees surrounding your house? Over hanging branches can actually be more of a problem than you think.
Tree branches and leaves that touch your roof can eventually damage shingles, especially in high winds. Over time the abrasive scratching can cause real problems. Overhanging branches can also give squirrels and other rodents direct access to your roof where they can gnaw on your roof and siding. Tree-trimming also goes a long way toward keeping leaves and branches off your shingles to extend the life of your roof.
Regular roof maintenance and checkups, in addition to keeping overhanging branches at least ten feet away from your roof can really increase the longevity of your roof.
Contact Royal Crown Roofing to learn more about the steps you can take now to protect your roof through regular roof maintenance for years to come. Royal Crown Roofing offers a full range of commercial and residential roofing services, from new roof installation to roof repairs and more. We look forward to discussing your roofing needs and sharing our expertise with you.
by royalcrownroofing | Jun 29, 2021 | Hail Damage, Insurance Claims, Roof Damage, Roof Inspection, Roof Repair, Roof Replacement
Performing a roof check from the inside out is a great way to get the whole story on the current condition of your roof. Take a bright flashlight up to your attic and check for a few obvious signs that it might be time for a needed repairs.
- Before you turn your flashlight on, see if you notice any streams of light coming through cracks in your roof. If you do see any light coming through your roof, repair or replace your roof immediately. If light is getting through your roof, then water is also getting through your roof.
- If you notice dark streaks and stains on the underside of the roof or running down the walls, then your roof is probably leaking, and this can really damage the roof and your home’s interior. If you do see sagging areas in your roof from below, use your hand or a broom to lightly touch the sagging spot. If the spot feels soft, wet or bends easily, you know you have water damage.
- When you check for dark streaks and sagging areas also look for obvious water leaks or rotting on the inside. These signs of water damage should be addressed right away.
Contact Royal Crown Roofing to learn more about the steps you can take now to protect your roof through regular roof maintenance. With our years of experience, we can help you determine when it’s time for a new roof or just some maintenance here and there. Royal Crown Roofing offers a full range of commercial and residential roofing services, from new roof installation to roof repairs and more. We look forward to discussing your roofing needs with you.