What do you do if you have water leaking down your walls and from your ceiling and no one can find the source?

What do you do if you have water leaking down your walls and from your ceiling and no one can find the source?

What do you do if you have water leaking down your walls and from your ceiling and no one can find the source?

It can originate anywhere in your roof—even rooms away—and drip from ceilings and down walls, leaving yellow stains. What do you do?

Do you tear your roof apart until you find it? And what if in addition to the water dripping from your ceiling and walls, you smell a musty odor and wonder if mold is growing?

Before you move out, contact Royal Crown Roofing for their help pinpointing the source of the leak without destroying your expensive roof, walls, and ceiling. They can use their thermal imaging cameras to find where the moisture and water are hiding inside your roof so the problem can be rectified.

Thermography is non-destructive, so no part of the roof needs to be removed for it to work. It can find problems in areas you couldn’t easily access, even if you did tear your roof apart. The images it creates are easy to read and are produced quickly so fixing the leaks can be done immediately, saving both time and money. This process, in addition to locating current leaks, can also indicate where the roof is weak and where future leaks may occur when weakened by time or the weather.

Contact Royal Crown Roofing today for a free inspection and get set up to do the thermal imaging. When they find out what’s going on, they can take care of repairs quickly before winter sets in.

Winter’s on its way—eventually. Make sure your roof is ready!

Winter’s on its way—eventually. Make sure your roof is ready!

There are wise measures you can take to prepare for winter weather. Your house needs special care, especially on the roof. A proper clean-up includes getting rid of leaves, branches, and debris in gutters, plus checking out the flashing around vents, pipes, dormers, skylights, and chimneys. Doing any necessary repair work now can save a lot of frustration later when it gets cold outside, possibly even as cold as last February was here in Houston.

When the weather gets cold and wind, sleet, and rainstorms come to Houston, ice dams can build up along the edge of your roof, preventing water from draining off of it and leaving water and ice sitting there, ready to damage the roof and seep into your home. And gutters stuffed with litter and leaves can contribute to the problem.

Hopefully, the Houston area won’t again lose power just as it did last year in the middle of a sub-arctic freeze. Yes, hopefully, we won’t have either type of emergency. But, it’s smart to be prepared for anything, and even if we have warm weather and mild rainstorms, roofs need to be taken care of in order to avoid damage.

A roof inspection can reveal what your roof needs to endure whatever kind of weather’s on its way. Contact Royal Crown Roofing for a free inspection and to make sure your roof is in good order.

Have you noticed any drones flying about your neighborhood lately?

Have you noticed any drones flying about your neighborhood lately?

Well, it may not be the FBI checking into your neighbors or some scary criminal trying to spy out a place to burgle. It could just be Royal Crown Roofing inspecting one of your neighbor’s roofs. We may not be used to seeing this in the Houston area, but it’s actually been around a couple of years.

They use their 4k camera quality drone technology for high-resolution inspections of both home and commercial building roofs. The old conventional way of doing roof inspections by walking around for hours on the roof is being replaced by these unmanned flying machines.

Roofing is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs around and having the assistance of drones in doing inspections is a much-needed innovation. Not only is it safer, but it reduces the insurance costs for an inspection and saves on time and costs involved.

Using drones also makes inspection results available more quickly. It takes only about 10 to 15 minutes for the drone to do the inspection and send the detailed aerial photography and video that identifies any problems to the roofer’s computer. The old way of doing inspections could take an entire day or more if the roof is very complicated.

After giving you a report of the damage on the roof, Royal Crown roofing experts will help you in making plans for the repair or replacement of the roof, plus they will help you fill out your insurance claim. Contact them for more information.

In Houston, there is an old saying that, “After the wind comes the rain, blowing in right off the Gulf.”

In Houston, there is an old saying that, “After the wind comes the rain, blowing in right off the Gulf.”

So what happens if some night, the wind blows fiercely, and a branch falls on your roof right over your bedroom, and you expect rain? You might push everything in the room away from the gaping hole in the ceiling and then grab a tarp (if you have one) and cover everything all up—including the bed, so you can’t sleep in it that night, of course. Maybe you get large pans from the kitchen to catch the rain when it comes. You think about climbing up onto the roof to try to cover the hole, but you wisely rule that out.

All kinds of emergencies come to us throughout life and we aren’t always prepared or able to take care of what needs to be done. A fire, a tornado, a hurricane, a windstorm that knocks branches or even a tree on your house can each cause immense damage, costing thousands of dollars.

What you need is someone to show up as quickly as possible to take care of the problem. Contact Royal Crown Roofing to come to the rescue the first thing the next morning. Their experienced team will inspect the damage–at no charge–and come up with a plan to repair it.

Are you and your house prepared for our extremely hot Houston area summer?

Are you and your house prepared for our extremely hot Houston area summer?

Your roof may be the key to a comfortable summer when the triple-digit heat is upon us. When the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays beat down on our homes and heat builds up in our roofs and attics, lasting damage can be done and it may not be apparent until it’s extensive.

Unless you have lots of shade trees around your home, your roof is unprotected from the intense heat. When the temperature gauge says the temperature is over a hundred degrees, your roof’s temperature is significantly higher—maybe up to 30 to 40 degrees higher. Imagine what that does to your comfortable home, when the roof weakens and no longer protects you from the heat. Your energy bill will skyrocket.

If the roof is reaching the end of its life—10 to 15 years in our climate—you won’t keep cool no matter how much you spend on air conditioning. Because of these high temperatures, high humidity, and the sun’s UV rays, our Houston roofs show damage much more quickly than more moderate parts of the USA. That means a shorter lifespan and more frequent replacement.

You need a free inspection! Royal Crown Roofing’s experts wait to hear from you and will schedule an appointment to evaluate the condition of your roof and determine where to go from there.

Last summer, someone said, “Houston is the hottest darn place on Earth!”

Last summer, someone said, “Houston is the hottest darn place on Earth!”

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.