Overhanging branches can really damage your roof! Is it time for a trim?

Overhanging branches can really damage your roof! Is it time for a trim?

Overhanging branches can really damage your roof! Is it time for a trim?

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. 

Want to check the condition of your roof? Grab a flashlight and head to the attic for an interior roof check!

Want to check the condition of your roof? Grab a flashlight and head to the attic for an interior roof check!

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.

Is it finally time for a new roof?

Is it finally time for a new roof?

Here are a few obvious and not so obvious signs!

All roofs eventually reach the end of their life span despite years of careful maintenance. If you notice that your roof looks old and worn and you find yourself doing a lot of preventative maintenance, it might be time for a new roof.  

Here are some signs to be aware of that might indicate it’s time to replace your roof.

  • Shingle edges are cracked, curled or buckled. 
  • There are bald spots where granules are missing. 
  • Your roof is over 20 years old and just looks old and worn.
  • There is obvious moss on the roof indicating there may be trapped moisture.
  • The neighbors are getting new roofs. Homes built around the same time can wear out in the same timeframe.
  •  You have a droopy, sagging roof with signs of rotting boards, or sagging spots—especially at the lowest points in the roof.

Checking your own home improvement records gives you a good overview of your roof’s history including installation and repairs. This can make it clear to you that it is time to replace the roof.

Contact Royal Crown Roofing to discuss your options. We have years of experience and offer a full range of commercial and residential roofing services, from new roof installation to roof repairs and more. Our roofing contractors are highly skilled, up-to-date in the latest roofing technologies, and knowledgeable about the best roofing materials to suit your repair and replacement needs. We look forward to discussing your roofing needs and sharing our expertise with you. 

Maintaining Your Existing Roof Today Means a Future Replacement Will Be a Breeze!

Maintaining Your Existing Roof Today Means a Future Replacement Will Be a Breeze!

When it comes to your roof, thinking ahead can pay off in a big way! Frequent roof maintenance now can make a huge difference when you do eventually have your roof replaced.  Investing in frequent roof maintenance now will make the job much easier at the time of replacement.  With a sound infrastructure, the job can be completed quickly and take less time out of your schedule. Protecting that roof infrastructure should be a priority.

Maintaining your current roof means that the insulation and wood carpentry that already exists, can stay in place when a new roof is installed. Not having to replace any of these major items will be way less expensive. And it means that the roofing company will spend less time at your home so you can get back to your regular routine much sooner. 

Royal Crown Roofing is your go to expert for both roof maintenance and roof replacement. Our highly qualified and professional team can suggest the steps to take to maintain your roof today, making it more cost effective when the roof eventually needs to be replaced. Royal Crown Roofing has years of experience and offers a full range of commercial and residential roofing services, from new roof installation to roof repairs and more. You can expect the absolute best service and installation when you choose Royal Crown Roofing.

No Homeowner Wants Mold to Take Hold! Regular Roof Maintenance Stops Mold in its Tracks!

No Homeowner Wants Mold to Take Hold! Regular Roof Maintenance Stops Mold in its Tracks!

Mold is a big factor when it comes to the health and longevity of your roof. Mold is not only unappealing, mold on your roof is also unsightly and even possibly dangerous. And you definitely want to keep it away from your home’s interior, your family and pets. When mold appears on the outside or the roof of your house, it can grow and damage the home’s structure. Mold appears on wood and weakens it. Over time this can have drastic consequences to your roof and home.

Regular maintenance inspections of your roof can reveal the underlying issues that may be causing mold growth. A roofing professional can identify any issues with mold and then take the appropriate steps to remove it. Effective cleaning is the best way to head off this problem. This can be done with a bleach solution and scrubbing for small jobs and hiring a professional for the bigger jobs. Royal Crown Roofing offers a soft wash roof cleaning that is very effective.

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. Let us put our years of experience and licensed professional team to work for you and your roof.  We look forward to discussing your roofing needs and sharing our expertise with you. 

A Water Spot On Your Ceiling? What Is Your Roof Really Trying to Tell You?

A Water Spot On Your Ceiling? What Is Your Roof Really Trying to Tell You?

There’s a water spot on your ceiling!  What exactly does that mean about the condition of your roof? Actually, it can mean several things. Water spots on the ceiling don’t automatically mean the roof is leaking. The water spot could be caused by windows, condensation, plumbing, or even condensation on the plumbing pipes.  However, if the spots only appear, darken, or grow in size after it rains, a leaky roof is most likely the answer.

If you do determine that the water spot is caused by a leak it can be tricky to pinpoint. A slow leak is much harder to locate than a big leak.  This is compounded by the fact that water doesn’t necessarily drip straight down. It can travel along roof panels or lumber in the attic before dripping onto your insulation and leaving the water spot on your ceiling far from the source. When it comes to roof leaks, you’ll definitely want to enlist a roofing specialist to help track down the cause of the problem.

Contact Royal Crown Roofing to learn more about the steps you can take now to protect your roof through regular roof maintenance and inspection.  Royal Crown Roofing has years of experience and offers a full range of commercial and residential roofing services, from new roof installation to roof repairs and more. Our skilled and professional roofing team will work with you and choose the best option for your roof.