A torch on roofing system is designed for low-angle or flat roofs. Modified asphalt and resin are the two materials used in this type of roofing. A thick coating is formed by using a torch to melt these two materials. This process is waterproof as it forms a dense coating and is ideal for these types of roofs. The name of this roofing type comes from the application method.
It is easy to confuse torch on roofing with tar and gravel. They are, in fact, completely different from each other. Torch on is lighter and does not have any gravel. An advantage of this type of roofing over tar and gravel is the absence of gravel which can often cause drains to become clogged. An undesirable characteristic of tar and gravel is the odor. This order can even be harmful to your health. The torch on application method produces a much less offensive and tolerable odor.
Affordable Quality Roofing is fully covered for ‘hot works’ liability. ‘Hot works’ describes any process that involves the use of open flames or the local application of heat and friction. One thing that all hot works processes – from welding and soldering to grinding and torch cutting – have in common is the potential risk of fire. Beyond being fully insured, we have extensive experience with this type of roofing application and enforce strict safety regulations as per the governing bodies for this industry and WorkSafe BC.
Here are a few key advantages of using torch on roofing:
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