Have you checked the flashing and sealants on your roof lately?! You’ll be glad you did!

Have you checked the flashing and sealants on your roof lately?! You’ll be glad you did!

Have you checked the flashing and sealants on your roof lately?! You’ll be glad you did!

Regular roof maintenance should always include an inspection of the flashing and sealants. The flashing is a strip of metal that connects your skylights or chimney to your roof. Wind and weather can get underneath the flashing and rip it loose, causing mold and water damage. 

Most of the time when you notice a leak around a chimney or at the corners of your roofing, it’s because of an issue with your flashings. You should always be on the lookout for a loose flashing and tack it back on tightly. Also look for holes in the flashing. At the same time, you should check for cracked or weakened caulking used to keep the flashing in place. If needed, remove old caulking, scrape the area clean and apply fresh sealant. With regular roof maintenance, including paying attention to the flashing and sealants, you can often spot any problems early enough before any real damage occurs.

Royal Crown Roofing has years of experience and expertise, offering a full range of commercial and residential roofing services, from new roof installation to roof repairs and more. We can perform inspections and maintenance that extend the life of your existing roof and help you when it’s time to replace your roof. You can expect only the best when you choose Royal Crown Roofing.

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. 

Planning a Professional Inspection of Your Woodlands Roof

Planning a Professional Inspection of Your Woodlands Roof

As a homeowner, you have a good idea of when something in your house needs work. Broken or missing shingles are easy to spot, for example. But not every problem is so visible. For a closer inspection to find less obvious issues with your roof, it’s best to call in the professionals for a roof inspection.

You may be considering a roof inspection as a precursor to selling your home, or you simply believe your roof needs some work. Whatever the case, we’re here to help you out with a free professional roof inspection! Here’s what you can expect when you schedule a visit from our contractors.

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Questions & Concerns from the Homeowner

When the contractor first arrives, they’ll want to know about any questions you have for them. This is your chance to highlight concerns you may have or potential problems you’ve spotted in your roof. This gives the inspector an idea of where to start looking. Additionally, establishing a good rapport with your roof inspector ensures you’ll enjoy good service throughout the whole process.

Interior & Exterior Roof Review

The inspector will examine both the inside and outside of your roof, looking for the problems you’ve noticed before and any other issues that need to be addressed. They’ll check the insulation, sealants around vents, your gutter system, and more to identify any potential problems you may not have noticed. They’ll even check the structure of your roof itself for rotting or damage that could cause a collapse.

Pro Tip: If you notice broken or missing shingles on your roof, don’t walk on the roof to repair them! The leak that has likely formed could have damaged the structure of the roof and you could fall.

Damage Report

Once the inspection is over, the contractor will discuss their findings with you. You’ll have a clear picture of the condition of your roof and any work that it needs. You may even be able to receive an estimated cost of the required repairs. Regardless of the extent of work needed, by the end of the inspection, you’ll have a detailed report of the inspector’s findings.

Your Next Steps

So now your roof has been assessed by a professional and you know the extent of repairs needed. If you’re about to sell your home, send this report to the prospective buyers so they know what they’re getting. Otherwise, why wait for repairs? Give us a call to get an estimate for the work your roof needs.

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5 Roof Problems that Require Immediate Attention

5 Roof Problems that Require Immediate Attention

A well-built roof is designed to last for decades and to withstand all sorts of bad weather. However, sometimes you’ll notice your roof seems to need some attention. Can you identify which problems can wait for a little and which ones need immediate roof repair?

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5 Roof Problems that Require Immediate Attention, Royal Crown Roofing, Conroe, TX

Inspecting Your Roof

While a professional roofing contractor must make the final decision, you as the homeowner can definitely learn to identify problem areas on your roof. And the less time you have to deal with a faulty or leaky roof, the better! Here are several issues that require immediate, professional roof repair:

  1. Broken or missing shingles
  2. Algae growth
  3. Open seams or leaks
  4. Rotting structural supports
  5. Pest infestations

1) Broken or Missing Shingles

The most common and most easily visible problem your roof could have is broken or missing shingles. The issue here is obvious. Any break in the shingle layer can let in rain, causing water damage to the lower layers of your roof and potentially causing the structure itself to falter. If you notice missing shingles on your roof, do your best to temporarily patch the hole and call your local roofing contractor immediately.

Pro Tip: If you suspect your roof is leaking, go into the attic and check the roof interior for dark, damp spots around potentially problematic areas.

2) Algae Growth

Algae or mold forming on your roof is also a bad sign. Not only does this indicate a pretty severe buildup of dirt, but plant growth on your roof can also eat away at your shingles and drastically decrease the lifespan of your roofing materials. Schedule a professional roof cleaning session as soon as possible if you notice algae on the shingles.

3) Open Seams or Leaks

Broken shingles aren’t the only ways leaks can form in your roof. Caulking around your chimney, windows, or air vents can break down with time and allow wind and rain into your house. You may notice dark, damp spots forming around these spots if a leak is occurring. Like broken shingles, this requires fast attention. Cover the leak as best you can and call your roof repair company.

4) Rotting Structural Supports

If you don’t catch a leak in time, you could find that the very structure of your roof is compromised. Support beams might be wet or rotting and the roof deck could be deteriorating. Either is a serious problem that threatens to collapse into your house, damaging your property and driving up repair costs. Let us handle this emergency roof repair and get your house back in shape immediately.

5) Pest Infestations

Bugs, squirrels, or other critters may be making their homes in your roof. While this may seem harmless, pests can make existing holes larger or chew new holes in your roof so they can hide inside. Worst of all, if they make it past the roof and into your home, you’ll have an entirely new set of problems to deal with. Get pests removed before they damage your roof any further.

Identifying Common Roof Problems

Roof damages are nothing to be ignored or put off until it’s too late. A leaky or damaged roof could harm your home’s overall structure. Don’t delay! If you see signs that your roof needs repair, call your local roofing contractor as soon as possible.

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Why Choose Professional Gutter Cleaning?

Why Choose Professional Gutter Cleaning?

Gutters are an important addition to most roofs, especially in rain-prone environments. However, any homeowner knows gutters can easily become clogged and dirty if not properly covered or cared for. Gutter cleaning is an unfortunate part of roof maintenance. But is it really a good idea to do by yourself?

Like most types of roof maintenance or repair, it’s best to call in a professional to clean your gutters. They’re trained to know what to do and to do a good job. There’s no need to expose yourself to risk when professionals will handle the job for you.

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Safety

It goes without saying that gutters are very high up, especially on a two-story home. And since walking on the roof is never a good idea, the safest way to access the gutters is via standing on a ladder. This can quickly become unsafe as you try to balance on the ladder while simultaneously scooping out leaves into a trash bag. Without the proper equipment, you can easily injure yourself. Hiring a professional removes the risk from you and ensures that the cleaner brings the right equipment to protect themselves as well.

Pro Tip: Once your gutters are clean, talk to your roof contractor about installing gutter guards to prevent them from clogging again.

Professional Treatment from Conroe Roofing Experts

Gutters are surprisingly easy to damage. A scratch in the paint or finish could allow rust to develop, turning an already messy situation into a very difficult one as the gutters rot. Fortunately, professional cleaners know exactly what tools to use and how to use them to avoid further damaging your roof. Let them handle the cleaning so you can stay confident your roof is still in good shape.

Avoid Clogged Gutters on Your Woodlands Home

Cleaning your own gutters is possible, but it does present risks that most homeowners may not be prepared to deal with. Why deal with that alone? Call a professional to take care of your gutters for you and rest assured that your roof will be in good condition for a long time.

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