About Torch Down Roofing

Similar to tar and gravel roofing, the torch on or (toch down)roof consists of layers of fiberglass and polyester with bitumen that are installed in rolls with a self adhesive backing. These extra sheets are torched down in the overlap areas during the installation process, using roofing torches on that melt the asphalt at the seams to join them together. Rather than a hot mop used in the Tar and Gravel roof. The final result is the vulcanization of a large rubber sheet onto a fiberglass base. Also called modified bitumen, due to the mixing of asphalt with rubber compounds, torch down roofing provides additional strength and resistance to a flat or low sloped roof. As the Tar and Gravel roof it is more contemarary homes and commercial buildings like “tilt ups” and has an average life expectancy of about 15 years. Many people feel a torch on roof is also more attractive than a standard tar and gravel roof.

Maintaining a Torch down Roof

It also allows the torch on roof to be repaired more efficiently. As you can easily find cut out the material and lay new material don and over lap the product as done in the procedure as noraml. Today, self adhering modified bitumen sheets are available, which allows roofers to patch up any gaps or leaks without the use of torches. But we recomend calling a professional when you see any water leakage due to Indoor Air Quality reasons and damage to belongings

Benefits of Torch Down Roofing

The blend of synthetic rubberized polymers with asphalt makes torch on roofing extremely flexible. During climate change or extreme weather conditions, torch down roofing can shift as required and resist brittleness. Torch on roofing also provides excellent waterproofing and insulation qualities, and is a fire, wind, and hail rated roofing system.