Without proper roofing, water can leak into your home or commercial property. What do you do in an area where rain or snow collects or sits on a flat roof for long periods of time? There are several techniques to help with flat roof repair, avoiding leaks, and protecting the surface from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Traditional gravel and tar roofs can have an uneven spread over the roof with thick and thin areas. Is there a better way? Torch on roofing is one of the most common commercial roofing repairs used on flat or low-angle roofs for its durability and cost-effectiveness.
Torch on roofing is also known as rubberized asphalt and it contains a combination of modified bitumen layers coated with waterproof resins. A torch is used to melt asphalt material directly onto the roof to create a waterproof barrier. One of the benefits of using the torch on roofing method for flat roof repair is that it creates an even layer of thickness to keep rain and snow out of your commercial property.
A clean site is needed to install the new rubber roofing. You’ll need to remove the old roofing and clear out the debris. Occasionally, torch on roofing can work by being placed on top of old roofing. Metal flashing with a primer is secured to the roof edges to hold the roofing in place. Fibreglass sheets are applied to the rooftop and secured to the surface of the roof with a nail gun. Next, a bitumen layer is rolled out onto the base layer while a torch is used to melt the material.
To help get a good seal on the metal around vents and chimneys, the material is applied to the metal surfaces before being covered with a roofing layer. An additional coating can be applied after the roof has settled for a few months.
Torch on Roofing Benefits
Torch on roofing helps prevent moisture buildup and offers great water resistance. A properly installed torch-on roof by a professional roofing company has an average life span of up to 20 years.
You can also increase the roof durability by adding additional layers. Two layers can easily last 10 to 15 years and if you add an additional layer, you can add five more years to the lifespan of your roof.
Lower maintenance needs
Torch on roofs is easy to maintain and repair. As it is torn and puncture-resistant, you will spend less on repairs over time. If you notice a crack or gap on the roof, it can be easily fixed by applying fibreglass sheet to the area or you can also add some roof sealant on the top layer for extra water resistance and durability.
If the old roof is in good shape without any rough patches, you can keep the old roof and cover it with the new roofing material, saving you time and money on removing or tearing off the old roof from your property.
Adding a roof coating is a way you can easily add an extra layer of protection. Once the roof has been installed, allow it to settle for a month or two before adding the roof coating. This layer will also help the roof become more heat resistant, waterproof, and resistant to punctures or tears.
Are you Looking for a Commercial Torch on Roofing Installation?
Torch on roofing can be dangerous unless you have the right roofing experts doing the commercial roofing installation or repair. Get in touch with your local roofers at Robinson Roofing to get your roof installed and get the job done right from the start. The right professional roofing company will make sure you don’t have any leaks around the openings in your roof.