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What Is A Torch Roof?

What Is A Torch Roof

A torch roof refers to torch-down roofing, a type of flat roofing where layers are bonded with a torch to create a waterproof seal.

Torch-down roofing offers several advantages…

  • Durability – Modified bitumen membranes are highly resistant to weathering, UV radiation, and foot traffic, making them suitable for long-term use in various climate conditions.
  • Flexibility – The flexibility of modified bitumen membranes allows them to accommodate building movement and temperature fluctuations without cracking or splitting.
  • Ease of Installation – Torch-down roofing systems are relatively quick and straightforward to install compared to traditional built-up roofing systems, reducing labor costs and installation time.
  • Waterproofing – The heat-applied seams and overlapping membrane layers create a seamless and waterproof barrier, minimizing the risk of leaks and water damage.

Torch-down roofing requires careful installation by trained professionals due to the use of open flames and the potential fire hazard associated with torch application. Proper ventilation and safety precautions are crucial during installation to prevent fire hazards and ensure worker safety.


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