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What Is Torch On Roofing?
Torch On Roofing is a very common form of asphalt roll roofing. The technique involves attaching layers of rubberized asphalt to a roof. Heat is used to melt the bitumen in the asphalt directly onto the roof, creating a waterproof barrier. This form of roofing is often used on flat roofs.
Why is Torch On the Right Choice for you?
- It is a durable material ideal for flat roofs
The material is flexible, strong and is weather resistant. It is resistant to punctures and will last many years.
- It is fast to apply and cost-effective
It is very simple to apply this type of roof, which makes it a very cost-effective approach
- It keeps your home cooler in summer
Because it is grey/white, the roof will reflect more heat, keeping your home cooler in the summer months
- It has a long lifespan
A well-maintained torch on roof will last anywhere between 15-20 years. Because it is so durable, it is unlikely that you will have to repair the roof during this time.
- It is easy to modify
If you make an alteration to your roof, like installing a skylight, it is easy to cut out a section and reseal the area around it.
- The materials used are fire resistant
The roofing material primarily consists of modified bitumen combined with high-quality resins which are fire resistant.
What is the cost of torch on roof?
How Much Does a Vancouver Flat Roof Cost?
The cost of a flat roof in Vancouver will vary depending on the size, construction and condition of your roof. Typically, torch on roofing will cost slightly more than a traditional asphalt roof. For that additional investment, you obtain a roof that is much tougher and more weather-resistant. Torch on roofing pays for itself in the long term because it requires far less maintenance than most other types of roofs.
What is the installation process of torch on roof in Vancouver?
If it is an established building, our staff will examine the condition of the current roof. If it is in good condition, a new torch on roof can simply be laid on top of it (called a roof overlay). If not, the existing roof may have to be patched or stripped.
How long it takes to replace the roof?
You may be wondering just how long it will take to complete your roofing project. This depends on the size and scope of your roof, seasonal conditions, and any unforeseen elements such as wood rot and any safety concerns that may need to be addressed In most cases from start to completion it shouldn’t take more than 4 to 5 business days. When receiving your quote from a qualified contractor you should get a fairly accurate timeline for your roofing project
Replace or Repair your Roof?
Today we will be discussing whether or not you need to replace your roof or perhaps if you just need to do some repairs. If you have an older roof, say 15 to 20 years and it hasn’t been well maintained it may be time to have a professional come out and have a look at the state of your particular roof needs As well if you are experiencing any signs of water damage this could be an indication that you have an issue with your roof and it may be time to have a roofing contractor come and have a look