TORCH DOWN FLAT ROOFS
TORCH DOWN ROOF REPAIR
What Is A Torch Down Roof?
‘Torch down’ or sometimes it is also referred to as ‘torch on’ roofing is a combination of two ingredients (modified asphalt and resin). These two base materials are melted together using a hot torch to form an even thicker layer. This new layer becomes a waterproof material that’s now ideal for commercial and residential roof use. The name was derived from the method of creation and application — by using a torch.
It’s important to note that this type of roofing is more commonly designed for flat or low-sloped roofing. Torch down roofs are a hardy membrane embedded in asphalt which is designed for use on flat roofs primarily. The upsides of torch down include its ability to expand without cracking, its strong resistance against elements and a lifespan of up to 20 years with little chance of repairs ever being needed.
Our torch down roofing team will complete your flat roofing project quickly and properly to ensure that your company can continue with your valuable work. Regardless of the roofing material you select, Expressway will install the material according to our promised timeline and with respect for your budget.
How is it Different from Tar and Gravel?
Some people confuse torch-on roofing with tar and gravel. However, these two are different materials. For one, torch-on doesn’t have gravel ballast. What does this mean? Technically speaking, it is lighter than the other. The absence of gravel also eliminates the chances to for it to clog up drains or eavestroughs.
The Torch Down installation Process
In tar and gravel, you’ll notice that there are granules present to complete the application and installation processes. Another notable difference is its odor. Tar and gravel can produce a strong odor during application which can be harmful to one’s health. As for torch-on, there’s a tolerable odor that wouldn’t prompt homeowners to leave the house during the installation process.
What’s the Torch Down Roofing Life Expectancy?
The million-dollar question, “what’s the torch down roofing life expectancy?” We all want to know! Well, unlike other flat roofing options, a torch-on roofing can only last for 15 to 20 years in an average. Some, however, can reach until about 30 years depending on external circumstances as well as the maintenance.
If you’re a little dismayed, here’s something you need to think about. Torch-down roofing life expectancy may not be as long lasting as you may have expected. Or it may not come close to how long other flat roofing systems last. However, a torch-on roofing does have qualities that compensate its shorter life service. Also, for the majority, this life cycle is already ideal due to their future plans and priorities. Some may want to resell their property after a few years. It really depends on how you would look at things. Besides, re-roofing isn’t a big issue with a torch-down roofing.
Are There Advantages of Torch-Down Roofing?
Are Torch Down Roofs Tear And Puncture Resistant?
Are Installation Modifications Easy?
How Is A Torch Down Roof With UV Rays?
Is A Torch Down Roof Waterproof?
What Are The Drawbacks to Torch Down?
Is Torch Down Installation Easy?
Do Torch Down Roofs Pool Water?
Flat Roofing Services Expressway Offers
We are experts at all things ‘flat roof’. We’ve been continuously in business for over 20 years. Some of our other flat roofing services include general flat roof repair, flat roof gutter repair, flat roof chimney repairs and installations and much more. Please call us at 631.772.6363 for your next flat roof repair service
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