A naturally occurring substance, asbestos has many desirable characteristics that make it a versatile and inexpensive material for use in industry. Over the years, it has been used in a wide variety of building applications. Over time, however, asbestos has been shown to cause fatal lung and pulmonary diseases including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Due […]What is a Composition Roof?
Composition roofs are affordable, versatile and durable. But what exactly are they? And are they appropriate for your home? Here’s what you should know about this common roofing option. The Basics Available in a variety of colors and designs, composition roofs are made of a mixture of several roofing materials such as recycled paper, fiberglass […]What Is a Slate Roof?
Here in Colorado, roofs of all shapes and styles are used to protect commercial and residential buildings from ongoing exposure to the elements. Some roofing materials do a better job at doing this than others. Building location, elevation, microclimate, and how the building is used are all contributing factors that determine what roofing material is […]How Long Do Asphalt Shingles Last?
Asphalt shingles are by far the most common roofing material for pitched roofs. They’re affordable, quick to install, and they add to the design aesthetic of virtually any home style. Furthermore, asphalt shingles are built to last due to their construction. Most asphalt shingles are composed of fiberglass or cellulose matting as a base material […]At What Temperature Do Shingles Seal?
Modern asphalt shingles are precision engineered building materials that are a lot more sophisticated than they may seem. A shingle isn’t just a flimsy piece of flat tar. It’s manufactured in a very specific way so that it provides long-lasting, resilient protection for roofs. In order to get the most out of any asphalt shingle, […]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, […]Advantages of PVC Roofing Membranes
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) roofing material has been used for decades to help protect Colorado homes and businesses from our harsh climate here among the Rockies. The roofing professionals at A-to-Z Roofing & Exteriors have been repairing, restoring, and replacing roofs of all shapes and sizes since 1993, and we’re proud to be experts in this […]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 […]What Is A Bitumen Membrane?
Bitumen membranes are popular for the protection of flat or low-slope roofs, especially for commercial buildings with large square footages. This method of waterproofing and shielding the roof has been around for decades, but some recent advancements in material technology have yielded even stronger, more resilient roofs that can last for as long as 20 […]TPO Roofing: What You Need to Know
TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin) is a type of single-ply roofing membrane that’s quickly become a firm favorite for commercial properties. This relatively new roofing material has a fantastic range of benefits, being both cost-effective and energy-efficient, and it’s most commonly found on flat roofs. In this article, the roofing experts at A-to-Z Roofing & Exteriors are […]