Posts Categorized: Term & definition

Synthetic Shingles

Synthetic roofing shingles are an alternative to the asphalt variety. These can be made from rubber or plastic combined with wood. The materials that the synthetic shingles are made from are often taken from objects that were previously thrown away. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

UV Radiation

Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) is a type of energy that comes from the sun. These rays enable us to see. However, UV rays contain so much energy that when they hit an object, the energy can change the molecular structure of what it hits. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Reroofing

This is the process of installing a new roof on a home after the old materials are no longer durable or becoming loose. It requires the help of a roofing professional and will often come with a warranty with the products that are used. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Mineral Granules

Mineral granules are the outer layer of an asphalt shingle. They give the shingle its color and add weight to help prevent uplift from the wind. Granules also provide UV protection against the sun. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Flue

An opening on a chimney where gas is released outdoors from a fireplace. The flue is often constructed out of metal or clay tile and will vent the products of combustion in the building. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Blistering

Blistering is the formation of bubbles that cause shingles to lose their durability due to high outdoor temperatures and excessive sun exposure. This can reduce the lifespan of the shingles and cause them to become loose on the roof deck. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Pipe Boots

Pipe boots are a type of vent flashing that seals off the home from moisture to prevent leaks from developing on the roof throughout the year. Moisture often leaks into the property when the material begins to lift over time. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Algae

Algae is fungus that forms on roofs due to moisture on the roofing materials or in the air. This can cause black streaks to form, which can damage the appearance of the roofing structure. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Shakes

These roofing materials are wood shingles that have been constructed from split logs for a textured appearance. The face may be split while the back is sawn, or both sides can be sawn. The butt end is thicker than that of a wood shingle, and shakes are not tapered evenly with a uniform thickness like …continue reading »

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition

Granule

On the outermost portion of an asphalt shingle are colored flecks of material. These flecks are mineral granules. They provide the shingle with its color and weight, and they also help protect the roof from damaging UV rays. Call us today for a FREE Estimate 303-421-ROOF (7663)

Oct 23, 2018 | Posted in Term & definition