For many residential and commercial buildings, a flat roof can provide an ideal design element that contributes to a modern, contemporary look. And, flat roofs can also be much less expensive to build compared to having a pitched roof installed on the same building. However, flat roofs aren’t without their disadvantages. Because of their low […]What Is the Minimum Slope of a Pitched Roof?
When we talk about roof styles and shapes, there is one dimension that is common to them all: slope. Also referred to as ‘angle’, ‘pitch’, or ‘incline’, the slope of a roof is just a measure of its degree of rise from a completely flat, horizontal line. In this article, the roofing professionals at A-to-Z […]What Are Roof Curbs, and Why Are They Important?
You already know what a roof is. And, you already know what a curb is. But, do you know what a roof curb is? In the commercial roofing industry in particular, roof curbs are essential to the overall functioning of the complete roofing system. Used on virtually all flat roof types—from TPO to EPDM and Modified Bitumen—roof […]What is Hot Mop Roofing?
Hot mop roofing is considered to be the most effective way of covering a flat or low-slope roof. The result is an impermeable, multi-layered roof covering that will last for up to 15 years—longer if the roof is laid with good drainage that avoids puddling. One of the more affordable roofing solutions, it can be […]The Top Features and Benefits of a Built-Up Roofing (BUR) System
For more than a century, Built-Up Roofing (BUR) systems have been an indispensable structural protection method integrated into many commercial and residential buildings throughout Colorado and the world. This immense step forward in material science and engineering has reduced the cost of rooftop protection while also reducing the frequency of needed roof repairs. In short, […]Why Do Most Apartment Buildings Have Flat Roofs?
As you look across the Denver skyline, you see a lot of different building types. Most of the taller ones are commercial office buildings. Then, there are few parking lot structures. Before long, you might start to notice that there’s a theme with most of the apartment buildings you see dotting the urban landscape here […]How Do Cool Roofs Work and What are Their Benefits?
In the roofing industry, it’s common to find the term ‘cool roof’ or ‘green roof’, both which describe essentially the same thing: roofing systems that are better for the environment. Despite your political affiliation, global climate change is a serious concern for everyone around the world. Entire nations are pulling together to institute ‘green’ or […]Types of Drainage for Flat Roofing Systems
All flat-roofs and low-slope roofs have at least one thing in common: they are designed to protect the building from elemental damage. This includes falling debris, hail, snow, and rain, no matter how heavy or how often it happens. Here in Colorado, commercial buildings of all shapes and sizes make use of flat or low-sloped […]The A-to-Z Guide to Commercial Metal Roofing
In Colorado, metal roofs are becoming increasingly popular among both residential and commercial property owners alike. The reasons are numerous: metal roofs provide outstanding protection from the Colorado climate, they’re very cost-effective, and they even have great energy efficiency properties. A-to-Z Roofing & Exteriors specializes in repairing, restoring, and replacing commercial metal roofs on all […]The Pros and Cons of Stone-Coated Steel Roofing
For those looking to upgrade or replace the roof on their commercial or residential building, stone-coated steel could be the perfect solution. However, this roof style doesn’t fit everyone’s budget, and it does come with some drawbacks that you might not be aware of. In this article, the roofing professionals at A-to-Z Roofing & Exteriors […]