Gutters aren’t just there to be cleaned, like most other aspects of a home, gutters combine form with function, and a well-maintained gutter system has the potential to increase your home’s curb appeal along with preserving its structural integrity.
A new gutter can ensure that runoff water from your roof won’t fall into certain areas around your home and help assist with flood prevention.
An inch of rainfall doesn’t sound like a lot, but when it falls on an average-sized roof, it adds up to 1,900 gallons running down the eaves. That’s a lot of water with no guided path that can cause a lot of damage if your gutters aren’t up to the task of controlling it.
If you’re starting fresh, there is a lot of shapes, sizes, and materials to choose from. The best option for most of us is metal; copper, zinc, steel or aluminum. Metal gutters are durable and need relatively little care and will surpass any viynl.
Why not give us a call today to see if we can help you with yours?
The average home goes through a lot of punishment day to day, particularly your roof. The amount of exposure they get can damage the structure and leave you open to problems like leaks or holes, particularly during a storm.
Here are a few tips to help you keep your home safe from the storm and avoid a potential disaster:
Replace Problem Shingles
Your shingles are the first line of defense for your roof. Because of this, it is also likely to get damaged, if left unrepaired it can lead to further problems in your home. Replace any cracked, bent or missing shingles immediately to avoid a quicker deterioration, Royal Crown Roofing also provides repairs on damaged roofs.
Get Impact-Rated Windows
Your windows can be cracked by flying/falling debris and their frames can also deteriorate and let drafts in, this can not only weaken your windows but also increase the cost of keeping your home warm/cool. To keep yourself safe, get high-quality windows with high-impact ratings the higher the rating indicates how durable the window is, which can prevent or minimize damage from wind, and debris.
Repair Weather Sealing
Whether it’s for your doors or windows, it’s always good to get your weather sealing repaired/replaced. If it gets old or damaged, it can become the source of drafts and water leaks and also increase the cost of keeping your home warm/cool.
Clear Out Your Gutters
Storm damage from water is minimized when it is flowing through your gutters. However, debris like leaves, branches, and granules from your shingles might pile up and clog your gutters. With nowhere to go the water can pile up and create roof leaks, make sure you clear out your gutters before and after a storm so it can allow water to flow away from the roof.
Here at Royal Crown Roofing we inspect and advise you on your best course of action, be it a small repair, a new roof or nothing at all, sometimes the damage can be superficial and require no work, that is why it is always best to call an expert if you’re unsure.
Call us today for a no obligation free inspection (844) 769-2514 or click the button below to be taken to our contact form and we will be in touch.
Q: Will my insurance companies pay for a new roof replacement?
A: Your insurance company should pay for damage that is the result of an act of nature or accident. These include hail storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, falling branches or debris, or other incident if specified on your contract.
**We use the word should because some insurance companies will fight to not pay what you deserve.**
Q: What to do if I think my roof is damaged?
A: Contact a representative at Royal Crown Roofing to inspect your roof and document damage, We offer free inspections and details of how to contact us is here. We can help by inspecting your roof and seeing if there is enough damage to warrant an insurance claim.
Q: What will happen during the insurance inspection?
A: Our dedicated roof inspectors can be on hand when your insurance adjustor arrives to inspect the damage, they will ensure the adjuster can see all the damage the inspector can and make sure all areas of concern are included on the final report. This ensures you get the compensation you deserve from your roofing insurance inspection for quality roof repairs and replacements.
Q: How much money will I get from my insurance company?
A: A final determination of the value of the claim will be made by the insurance company, based on the report from the insurance adjustor. This is where Royal Crown Roofing stands above all else, if we do not believe the adjuster has provided a fair estimate we will request a new adjuster to view the damages on your roof.
Q: I have several estimates to repair my roof and they are all different. Why?
A: Before making a decision, make sure all the estimates are offering the same materials and workmanship. One contractor might propose using 30 year shingles, while another may offer installation of a 50 year shingle.
Why wait for the drip, drip, drip of a damaged roof It’s a good idea to inspect your roof regularly, particularly in Texas where we get extreme weather.
You can inspect your roof yourself by either climbing on your roof or by using binoculars from the ground.
If you do choose to go up on the roof yourself, remember to always utilize proper safety equipment to prevent any falls or injury.
Here are some things to look for:
Check flashing for damage or inadequate coverage
Look under eaves and overhangs for damage
Examine shingles for any that are missing, cracked, curled, torn, or warped
Look for any open seams, joints or popped and rusted nails or stains around nails
Look for signs of insects or critter infestation (squirrels love climbing on roofs and they can make holes)
Check for sagging or unsound areas
Check for rotten fascia and eaves
Inspect your sources of roof ventilation to make sure they are not clogged
Inspect gutters for sagging or signs of leaks and be sure to remove any leaves or debris
Check for dark patches or biological growth
Check around pipes and roof penetrations to make sure they are sealed and in good shape
Look inside the attic for signs of leaks, dark spots, holes, sagging sheathing or rotting wood
You can do all this yourself, but if you’re uncomfortable with the idea of walking around on your roof, climbing a ladder in the first place, or you just want a professional inspection done, then give us a call at 844-ROYAL-14 or click here to be directed to our contact page.
Remember, we provide a free no obligation inspection of your roof