When a roof starts to fail, one of the most common symptoms is leaking. Typically, new roof leaks show up in the hours and days following a heavy rain or snow storm. Sometimes, freshly fallen snow may need to melt and begin running off the roof in order for a roof leak to be detected. […]How Much Weight Can a Roof Hold?
Here in Colorado, most residential and commercial buildings are engineered to withstand the loads and shear forces that are expected for our region. When engineers and architects go about designing a home or commercial property, they take into account the fact that we experience potentially heavy amounts of snow during the winters. If a roof […]How to Calculate Roof Pitch
The terms ‘slope’, ‘angle’, or ‘pitch’ are often used to describe how steep a roof is. In the roofing industry, the term ‘pitch’ is most commonly used. A roof is said to be ‘lower-pitch’ if its slope is closer to horizontal. The flatter the roof, the lower the pitch, and the steeper the roof, the […]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 […]Cleaning Your Property Before and After a Reroof
Roof repair or replacement jobs can be extensive. They often require the use of large amounts of material like shingles, flashing, roof underlayment, and sheathing. Furthermore, when a commercial or residential roofing project involves destroying and removing old roofing material, a large amount of waste can quickly accumulate. All in all, roofing can be a […]Can You Convert a Flat Roof to a Pitched Roof?
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 […]Denver Roofing Permits: How They Work
If you’re considering having roofing work done—whether big, small, or otherwise—there’s a good chance that a permit will be required. Roofing permits are typically issued by the city in which the building is located, and more often than not, significant roofing projects must have a pre-issued permit that can be presented on-site as the work […]Sun Damage on Roofs: How and Why
Here in Colorado, we’re well-acquainted with the sun. After all, our state has an especially high number of sunny days per year. And, as much fun as it is to get out and enjoy some time in the sun, direct sunlight can wreak havoc on roofing materials like shingles, membranes, flashing, and tile. It’s not […]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 […]Roof Stains: Different Types and How to Identify
From asphalt shingles to traditional Spanish barrel roofing, Colorado rooftops span the full gamut of styles, materials and sizes. If you’re a home or business owner in the Centennial State, you have a vested interest in the health and wellness of your roof, no matter what style it is or how long ago it was […]