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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 […]
May 20, 2019

The Benefits of Adding a Skylight to Your Home

What makes a house a home? It’s your family and the time you spend making memories together there. But what makes a house have that distinctly “homey” feel? For most of us, it’s the things we have in our home and the presence of natural light. It turns out that natural light does more than just make our homes feel welcoming. It actually makes us healthier, too. Read on to learn how adding a skylight to your home can add more natural light to your daily life and have added benefits you may not have even thought of. Your home’s atmosphere Most homeowners have a finite amount of natural light to work with in their residence. You can only have so many windows and in many cases, it’s not practical to add more or increase the size of your existing windows. However, one practical way to add natural light to almost any home is by […]
May 15, 2019

Roof Ventilation: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Here at Royalty Roofing, we are experts at all things involving your home’s first layer of protection against the elements: your roof. In addition to being able to determine the correct way to diagnose, repair and/or replace every part of your roofing system, we take pride in educating homeowners about their roof. One aspect of the roofing system that homeowners rarely think about but actually plays a vital role is ventilation. At its most basic level, ventilation simply means the flow of air in and out of a structure. In the case of your roof, ventilation plays three very important roles that save you money and maintain the health of your roof for the long-term. Reduce Heat and Moisture in the Attic Have you ever been in a home where it felt like it was 20 degrees hotter upstairs than downstairs? That extreme discrepancy in temperature is likely due to a poorly ventilated roof. By […]