The torch-on roof, also referred to as the torch-down roof, is a standard flat roofing type. When properly installed, it can last between 15 and 20 years. As a result, it is a cost-effective roof for both commercial businesses and homeowners.
What exactly is Torch-On Roofing?
This is also known as rubberized asphalt. To melt asphalt material directly onto the roof, a torch is used. This results in a waterproof barrier. It is frequently used on flat roofs where snow or rain water can accumulate and sit for extended periods. It has an even thickness and covers the entire roof surface. Roofs made of tar and gravel can have thick and thin spots.
The material comprises modified bitumen layers coated with various waterproof resins. The multiple layers create a waterproof surface that is also resistant to ultraviolet rays from the sun.
How Do You Install a Torch-On Roof?
If the old roof is in good condition, it can be left in place and covered over. If not, all old material, nails, and sheeting must be removed first.
The roof must then be covered with a layer of fiberglass felt. This is nailed to the roof to keep it secure. This serves as the foundation for the roofing material to be attached. This base sheet must cover the roof entirely.
This base layer is rolled out before the bitumen layer is applied. A torch is used to melt the material as it is rolled out to adhere to the base. The roll is moved forward to achieve a good seal, and the bitumen layer is pressed down.
To achieve a good seal on metal flashings, such as those around vents and chimneys, the material is applied to the metal surfaces before the roofing layer is applied.
After the roof has been in place for a few months, an additional coating can be applied. This increases your torch-on roof’s fire resistance, waterproofing, and tear and puncture resistance.
Torch-On Roofing Benefits
A properly installed torch-on roof will last a long time. Because of its durability, a roof installed by a professional roofing company can last up to 20 years.
Your torch-on roof will require fewer repairs over its lifetime because it is tear and puncture resistant. Modifications are simple if changes to the roof are required, such as adding a skylight. Sheets of the material can be purchased, cut to size, and then installed around the roofing modifications.
The roofing material will not melt or become brittle in the sun. It is fire-resistant and can be made even more so with additional coatings.
Unlike tar and gravel roofs, the torch-on roof emits little odor during installation. Because of the fumes, tar roofs frequently require people to leave the building. With a torch-on roof, this is not the case.
If the old roof is in good condition and still flat with no rough spots, it can be left in place and covered by the new roofing material. This can help you save money on the old roof tear-off and removal from your property.
The torch-on roof is excellent for flat roof protection due to its low maintenance and long life. Professional installation will ensure that there are no leaks around roof openings. Make the most of your torch-on roof by hiring experienced roofers.
Why Choose Care Roofing Inc?
At Care Roofing Inc, we specialize in roof repairs and the installation of torch-on roofs. Our skilled team has decades of experience installing these roofs on flat or low-slope surfaces. We use only the highest quality materials to ensure that your roof is installed correctly and will last for years to come. Our experienced team has built an outstanding reputation for the quality of our work and our commitment to customer satisfaction.
We offer a full range of services, from roof inspections, repairs, and maintenance to roof installations. We always take the time to explain each step in detail, ensure that you are comfortable with the process, and answer any questions you may have. We are committed to assisting our customers in getting the most out of their torch-on roofs, so contact us today and see what we can do for you!