Torch Down Flat Roof Method in New Jersey

Torch Down Roofing New Jersey

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Torch Down Roofing New Jersey

Torch-down roofing, also referred to as “torch on” roofing, is the most common type of roofing for flat and slightly sloped roofs. Torch down means a propane torch is used in the process of installing the materials. Modified bitumen is the membrane used for torch down roofing systems. It is rolled onto the roof and then heated to finish the installation.

As the membrane is heated, it adheres to the surface. When the layers have reached the right temperature, the seams are melted together to create a waterproof seal. Other coated membranes that are used on flat roofs include EPDM. If you have a building or home with a flat or slightly pitched roof between ¼:12 to 1:12 pitch, the torch-down method is a great choice for your roof.

Torch down is not a simple process. Therefore, you want a roofing company that has years of working with this method. It is a specialized operation that can be dangerous and difficult. Call your New Jersey roofing company to schedule a consultation and estimate for your building.

Material Used in Torch Down Roofing

The Material Used in Torch Down Roofing

The membrane layers for a torch down roof are made of an asphalt compound called bitumen that is modified with either rubber or plastic. This material can expand and contract without melting or cracking and has a high tolerance for both heat and cold. Manufacturers sell this type of roofing material in two different styles: smooth and granulated. The main types of torch down roofing are two-layer and three-layer systems.

The material consists of a nonwoven polyester mat and a membrane embedded in a thick asphalt layer. By heating this material with a torch, you get a watertight seal that protects the roof wherever water damage is a major concern.

Advantages of Torch Down Roofing

Torch down roofing has many advantages. Each benefit adds up to a long life for your flat roof.

Keeps water out of the structure

When the membrane and insulation are installed properly, according to the manufacturer’s application instructions, the flat surface prevents water from collecting and allows it to drain off.

Torch down roll roofing tolerates heat and cold conditions because of its ability to expand and contract without melting or cracking.

The cap sheet is resistant to UV rays and has reflectivity to keep the building cool and energy efficient.

Repairing a torch down roof is a relatively simple process. Patches of modified bitumen membrane can be added to the rip, gap, or broken seam, using a torch for the repair.

Torch Down Roofing in New Jersey

Choose Allied Roofing Solutions for Torch Down Roofing in New Jersey

At Allied Roofing Solutions, we are experienced and thoroughly trained in safely performing the torch-down method of roof installation. Due to requiring the use of a gas torch with an open flame operating at extremely high temperatures, there is a risk of fire and burning the worker. Safety training has reduced the occurrence of these accidents significantly. Our roofing professionals have received Certified Roofing Torch Applicator (CERTA) program safety training that is available through the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). You can rest assured that we use safe methods with the precautions necessary to eliminate accidents.

Additionally, you can have peace of mind that we are adequately sealing the layers of the system so you won’t have leaks. We are aware that dry conditions are the best for installing torch-down roofing systems. Typically, we recommend the three-layer system over two layers because three are less likely to develop leaks over time. When your torch-down roof is installed properly, it can easily last 20 years or longer.

Call Us Today for the Installation or Repair of Your Flat Roof

If you are installing a flat roof for the first time, replacing an existing flat roof system, or needing repairs, call Allied Roofing System today. Our experienced and professional team has the training and knowledge to produce a torch-down roof that is of the highest quality.

Contact us to schedule a free estimate. We serve New Jersey residents in Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Somerset County. Call us at   (201) 773-0633 or complete our easy-to-use contact form to schedule a free estimate.

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