Torch On Roofing Company Vancouver

Torch on roofs are a popular choice of roofing type for homes with flat roofs as well as commercial buildings. Although, they can be used on a variety of other types of roofs including for property extensions, garages, as well as metal and concrete deck covers. Because the process of torch on roofing requires a lot of heat and fire, this technique is not best for those with wood trusses or wooden sub-structures even if they have been treated with flame retardant beforehand. 

 

The torch on process involves three layers of bitumen sheeting that is melted onto the surface of the roof to create a waterproof seal that is virtually impenetrable to water. Torch on roofing accounts for a large subsection of roofing materials of homes throughout British Columbia, likely because of the waterproof nature of the technique and the amount of rain that our Province receives per year. 

 

Despite the heat and materials used in torch on roofing, the process doesn’t cause an excess amount of noxious fumes; a stark contrast to older methods like the tar and gravel roofing. For those with low-sloping or flat roofs who are worried about snow and water build-up, a torch down roof is the key to peace of mind all year long. These roofing options are rated to last as long as 15 years, although occasionally some will require patching up after 8-10 years.

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