The Benefits of Cool Roofing for Houston Homeowners

The Benefits of Cool Roofing for Houston Homeowners

The Benefits of Cool Roofing for Houston Homeowners

Cool roofing is a type of roofing designed to reflect sunlight and heat away from the home, making it an ideal choice for homeowners in hot climates like Houston, TX. This type of roofing is made from materials that are specially designed to reflect, rather than absorb, heat. In addition to being energy-efficient, cool roofing also provides several other benefits for homeowners.

One of the primary benefits of cool roofing is the energy savings it provides. By reflecting sunlight and heat away from the home, cool roofing can help reduce the amount of energy required to keep the interior cool, resulting in lower energy bills. This can be particularly beneficial for homeowners in hot climates, where air conditioning can account for a significant portion of their energy usage.

Cool roofing can also improve the overall comfort of your home. By reflecting heat away from the roof, it can help maintain a more consistent indoor temperature, reducing the need for frequent adjustments to your air conditioning system. This can make your home more comfortable to live in, while also reducing the strain on your HVAC system.

Another advantage of cool roofing is that it can extend the lifespan of your roof. When traditional roofing materials absorb heat, they can become damaged over time, leading to cracks, warping, and other forms of deterioration. Cool roofing, on the other hand, is designed to reflect heat away from the roof, reducing the amount of heat absorbed by the roofing material and helping it last longer.

Cool roofing is made using a variety of materials, including reflective coatings, tiles, and shingles. Reflective coatings are applied to the surface of the roof and are designed to reflect sunlight and heat away from the home. Tiles and shingles made from materials like metal and clay are also effective at reflecting heat, making them ideal choices for cool roofing.

At Royal Crown Roofing, we have experience in cool roofing installation and repair. Our team of experts can help you choose the perfect cool roofing solution for your home and ensure a smooth installation process. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of cool roofing or would like to schedule a consultation, contact us today.

Choosing the Right Type of Roofing for Your Home

Choosing the Right Type of Roofing for Your Home

One of the most important decisions a homeowner can make when it comes to their roof is choosing the right type of roofing material. Not only does the material impact the overall look of a home, but it also affects factors like energy efficiency, durability, and maintenance requirements. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the various types of roofing materials available and how to choose the right one for your home.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material in the United States, thanks to their affordability, versatility, and ease of installation. They come in a wide range of colors and styles, making them a popular choice for homeowners who want to match their roof to the aesthetic of their home. However, asphalt shingles have a relatively short lifespan compared to other materials, typically lasting around 20 years.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is growing in popularity due to its durability, energy efficiency, and low maintenance requirements. Metal roofs can last up to 50 years or more and are available in a range of colors and styles. They’re also a good choice for homeowners who live in areas with extreme weather, as they can withstand high winds, heavy rain, and even fire.

Slate Roofing

Slate roofing is a high-end roofing material that’s prized for its beauty and longevity. It’s made from natural slate stone, which is quarried and then cut into tiles. Slate roofs can last up to 100 years or more, making them a wise investment for homeowners who want a roof that will last for generations. However, slate roofing is expensive and requires specialized installation, which can drive up the cost.

Clay Tile Roofing

Clay tile roofing is a popular choice in warmer climates due to its ability to reflect sunlight and keep homes cooler. Clay tiles are also resistant to fire, pests, and rot, making them a durable choice for homeowners. However, like slate roofing, clay tile roofing can be expensive and requires specialized installation.

Choosing the right type of roofing material for your home depends on a variety of factors, including your budget, climate, and aesthetic preferences. A roofing contractor can help you assess your options and choose the right material for your needs. At Royal Crown Roofing, we offer a variety of roofing services, including installation, repair, and maintenance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you choose the perfect roofing material for your home.

Roof replacement—one of the best investments you can make.

Roof replacement—one of the best investments you can make.

Not only does a first-rate, attractive roof add curb appeal and financial value to your home, but it also brings a comfortable feeling of protection from the elements and the world outside. The right home can be the place where the heart is.

A good roof protects the world inside the home–the furniture, appliances, rugs, curtains, media equipment, and most of all you, your family, and your pets. If the roof is old and needs repair or replacement, it can destroy all this when water leaks into corners of the house and causes rot and mold in the walls and roof. Not only is all this uncomfortable, but it’s also unhealthy and leads to allergies, asthma, etc.

When the roof’s in good shape, well-insulated, and properly ventilated, it will save you money on energy bills by helping to regulate the temperature inside your home. It will aid in keeping you comfortable all year round, a protection from the heat and cold of our interesting Houston weather. Another plus of a well-insulated roof is that it can act as a noise barrier—keeping outside noises outside the house.

You and all you love who live in your home depend on a safe, appealing and comfortable place to live, protected by one of your most important investments—your roof. So, contact Royal Crown Roofing for their assistance in making sure all is in order on your roof. And replace it when the time comes.

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.

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.