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June 18, 2019

Choosing the Right Shingle Color For Your Roof

When it’s time to replace your home’s roof, how do you decide what shingle color to choose? Do you repeat what you’ve done in the past or take a risk with something new? It may seem like a simple decision but the choice you make will impact the way you and others see your home for the next 20 plus years. We wrote this blog to help give you some guidance for choosing the right shingle color for your roof. Read on for a few of our helpful tips. Take a look around the neighborhood. If you live in a neighborhood with an HOA, you probably have some fairly strict guidelines on what color of shingles your home needs to have. If so, you’ll want to consult your HOA before you start shopping so you know what your options are. If not, take a look around at your neighbors’ roofs and see what choices they […]
June 3, 2019

What Are Impact-Resistant Shingles?

What type of roof is best for your home? It depends, to a large degree, on where you live. For us here in the Omaha and Siouxland areas, we need roofs that stand up to the extremes in temperatures and weather conditions that we experience on an annual basis. Our roofing systems need to withstand strong winds and pummeling hailstorms just as they must be ventilated with the ultimate in moisture prevention and energy conservation in mind. At Royalty Roofing, we are experts in all things related to roofing in the midwest. One of the products we get asked about most during this time of year are impact-resistant shingles. Learn all about them below. What are impact-resistant shingles? Impact-resistant shingles are like body armor for your roof. They are considered a class 4 product, and are designed to stand up to severe weather such as high winds and hail. They are often made of copper, […]
May 28, 2019

What to Look For in a Roof When Buying a New Home

When you are looking to buy a new home, you want to be aware of what kind of condition that home’s critical components are in. One of the most critical components of any home is the roofing system. In this blog, we want to help inform homeowners about what to look for in a roof when they are shopping for homes. Although we don’t recommend prospective homeowners undertake roofing inspections themselves (leave that to the professionals!) we do advocate for gaining the knowledge that can help you make informed decisions during the home buying process. Read on to learn about some of the key things to look for. How old is the roof? Find out when the existing roof was installed. A typical asphalt or composite shingle roof in our climate can be expected to last about 20 years. Any longer than that and you can expect problems to begin developing soon, if they haven’t […]
May 20, 2019

How Can Your Roof Aid in Energy Efficiency?

For homeowners here in areas like Omaha and Sioux City, energy efficiency is a high priority. Because we experience large fluctuations in temperature throughout the year, we need our homes to be as energy efficient as possible in order to conserve energy and keep utility costs down. While many homeowners have implemented many other strategies to help aid in energy efficiency, not everyone understands how big of a role your roof plays in the overall energy efficiency of your home. Read on to learn how your roof can help you conserve energy and keep utility costs low. Shingle Color You wouldn’t dress in all black in 95 degree heat, would you? Well, the same principle applied to your roof! The shingles you choose for your roof have a direct impact on the SPF factor of your home. That’s right, SPF isn’t just for sunscreen. The higher the SPF rating the more of the sun’s rays […]