Our Houston area wind, hail, and rainstorms have the potential to cause significant damage to our roofs. As a homeowner, it’s essential to know how to spot roof damage after a storm in order to address any issues promptly and prevent further deterioration.
Here are some suggestions:
Before climbing up on the roof, start by inspecting your property from the ground. Look for any visible signs of damage such as missing or displaced shingles, bent or dented metal panels, or debris scattered around the yard that might have come from the roof.
Inside your home, inspect the ceilings and walls for water stains or discoloration. Water stains are a clear indication of roof leaks, and their presence suggests that immediate attention is required to prevent further water damage and mold growth.
If it’s safe to do so, conduct a close-up inspection of your roof. Check for any missing, cracked, or damaged shingles. High winds and hail during summer storms can cause shingles to lift, crack, or tear, leaving the underlying roof structure exposed to the elements.
Pay close attention to the flashing around chimneys, vents, and skylights, as well as the seals around them. Damaged flashing and seals can result in water seepage and leaks, so any signs of wear or separation should be addressed promptly.
On asphalt shingle roofs, look for granule loss. The protective granules on shingles shield them from the sun’s UV rays and provide weather resistance. If you notice excessive granule loss in gutters or on the ground, it may indicate the need for roof repair or replacement.
If your roof is made of metal, check for dents caused by hail or debris impact. Even small dents can compromise the roof’s integrity and should be addressed to prevent further damage.
Clean out your gutters and downspouts and check for any granules, pieces of shingles, or debris. If you find an unusual amount of roofing materials in your gutters, it might be a sign of roof damage.
From the ground, look for any noticeable sagging or unevenness in the roof’s structure. A sagging roof may indicate structural damage and should be inspected by a professional immediately.
If accessible, inspect your attic after a storm. Look for signs of moisture, such as water stains, damp insulation, or a musty odor. Any signs of water intrusion in the attic may suggest roof damage.
If you are unsure about the extent of the damage or do not feel comfortable conducting a roof inspection yourself, it is best to seek assistance from a professional roofing contractor like Royal Crown Roofing to properly assess and address any storm-related damage. Remember, a well-maintained roof is essential for the safety and security of your home and family. Contact Royal Crown Roofing for your roofing needs.
Roof coatings offer numerous benefits, but you should look at the pros and cons before deciding to apply them. Consider the following:
They extend the roof’s lifespan.
These coatings create a protective barrier against UV rays, extreme temperatures, and weather elements, reducing the rate of deterioration. By shielding the roof surface from damage, coatings can add several years to the roof’s lifespan.
They are energy efficient.
Roof coatings can improve a building’s energy efficiency by reflecting sunlight and reducing heat absorption. Reflective coatings help to keep the roof surface cooler, reducing the need for excessive air conditioning and lowering energy costs. This can be particularly beneficial in warmer climates like ours here in the Houston area and can contribute to overall energy savings.
They are cost-effective.
Roof coatings can be a cost-effective alternative to roof replacement. They are generally less expensive than installing a new roof and can provide similar benefits in terms of protection and energy efficiency. Coatings also require less maintenance and repair over time, resulting in additional cost savings.
They provide waterproofing and prevent leaks.
Roof coatings act as an additional waterproofing layer. They can help seal small cracks and gaps, reducing the risk of leaks and water damage. By preventing moisture infiltration, coatings can help preserve the integrity of the roof and the building as a whole.
They are complex to apply.
Proper application of roof coatings requires skill and expertise. Improper application can result in an ineffective coating that does not provide the desired benefits. It is crucial to hire a professional roofing contractor with experience in applying roof coatings to ensure a proper and long-lasting installation.
They have a limited lifespan.
While roof coatings can extend the lifespan of a roof, it is important to note that they have a limited lifespan themselves. Coatings will eventually degrade and require reapplication. Regular maintenance and reapplication are necessary to maintain the coating’s effectiveness.
They may not be compatible with all roof types.
Compatibility issues can arise when applying certain coatings to specific roofing materials. It is crucial to consult with a professional to determine the compatibility and suitability of a particular coating for your roof type.
They require significant surface preparation.
Before applying a roof coating, the roof surface must be thoroughly cleaned and prepared. This process can be time-consuming and may require repairs or modifications to the roof structure.
Before opting for a roof coating, it is advisable to consult with a professional roofing contractor to determine the suitability and benefits of the coating for your specific roof type and needs. Contact Royal Crown Roofing and they will be glad to help you decide if roof coating is right for your roof.
When your roof falls victim to the wrath of Texas storms, it’s time for some royal intervention. Fixing a storm-damaged roof or repairing a hail damaged roof can be an unexpected and costly affair. But fear not, for Royal Crown Roofing is here to make your experience as smooth and affordable as possible, without compromising on quality.
As a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience, our commitment to customer satisfaction and top-notch workmanship is unparalleled. We can’t help but treat you like royalty – after all, it’s in our company’s DNA. So, if you need roofing contractors for roof inspection, roof replacement, or roofing repair, look no further than our expert team.
Now, let’s talk insurance. After a storm or hail event damages your roof, working with insurance companies can feel like a daunting task. But with Royal Crown Roofing by your side, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate the process with grace and ease.
First things first: Contact us to schedule a free roof inspection. Our certified GAF Master Elite® contractors will assess the damage and provide an estimate for repairs or replacement, which will be critical when filing your insurance claim.
Once you’ve filed your claim, we’ll be happy to work directly with your insurance company to ensure a seamless process. Our team is well-versed in the language of insurance claims and will advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
In our quest to treat you like royalty, we also offer 24/7 emergency storm damage roofing services, along with the best roofing warranties in the business. So, for all your roof repair and replacement needs, trust Royal Crown Roofing to provide exceptional service, outstanding materials, and a touch of royalty.
Remember: When storms wreak havoc on your roof, Royal Crown Roofing is your knight in shining armor. Contact us today to schedule your free roof inspection and experience the royal treatment.
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.
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.
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.