Water can leak into your home or commercial property if you don’t have the proper roofing. Torch-on roofing is a top choice for preventing leaks and protecting the surface from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This roofing is one of the most common commercial roofing materials used on flat or low-angle roofs for its cost-effectiveness and durability.
Also known as rubberized asphalt, torch-on roofing contains a combination of modified bitumen layers coated with waterproof resins. In order to produce a waterproof barrier, a torch is used to melt asphalt material directly onto the roof. One of the benefits of using the torch-on roofing method is that it creates an even layer of thickness to protect your commercial property from rain and snow.
In order to install the new rubber roofing the site should be clean. Simply remove the old roofing and clear out any debris. Sometimes torch-on roofing can be 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.
Before being covered with a roofing layer the material is applied to the metal surfaces to help get a good seal on the metal around vents and chimneys. An additional coating can be applied after the roof has settled for a few months.
Torch-on Roofing Benefits
Torch-on roofing offers great water resistance by helping to prevent moisture buildup. When a professional Victoria roofing company properly installs a torch-on roof it will usually last up to 20 years.
To increase the roof durability additional layers can be added. Ten to fifteen years is the length of time that two layers can usually last 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 are fairly easy to repair and maintain. Over time less repairs will be needed as this roofing material is resistant to punctures and tears. A crack or gap on the roof can be easily fixed by applying fibreglass sheet to the area or you can add some roof sealant on the top layer for extra water durability and resistance.
If the old roof is in decent condition, you can simply cover it with the new roofing material, saving you money and time on removing the old roof from your property.
If you want to add an extra layer of protection all you need to do is add a roof coating. Allow the newly installed roof to settle for a month or two before adding the roof coating. This layer will also help the roof become waterproof, more heat resistant, and unaffected by punctures or tears.