Torch down roofing (sometimes dubbed “torch on” roofing) is so named because it requires an open-flame propane torch. In this installation method, sheets of modified bitumen are rolled out onto the roof, and a roofing professional uses a hand-held propane torch to heat the material and adhere it to the surface. Once the layers reach the right temperature, seams are melted together to create a waterproof seal.
The membrane layers of a torch down roof are made of an asphalt compound called bitumen that is modified with either rubber or plastic. The main strength of this type of roofing is that it can expand and contract without melting or cracking. It has a high tolerance for both the heat and the cold it will experience on the roof during the change of seasons. There are different types of flat roof materials. Colin Roofing uses the Atactic Polypropylene (APP) Modified Butimen roofing system in our installation of flat roofs. We do not install hot mop roofs because APP yields better results and is safer for our roofers!
There are many advantages in using torch down for flat roof repairs and patio roof installations. Torch down has excellent water-resistant properties and, when the membrane is properly installed, creates a flat roof surface that prevents water accumulation. Flat roof drainage is very important. Moreover, torch down rolled roofing is designed for all climates, expanding under heat and contracting under cold conditions without melting or cracking as other materials might. It is precisely this quality and ability that gives torch down roofs their long lifespan. The cap sheet on a torch down roofing system has other excellent properties, including resistance to UV rays and reflectivity to keep the building cool and energy-efficient. To discuss your flat roof project, please contact our staff at (661)225-9855!
While the application of torch down roofing can be dangerous give the use of propane gas and open torch, our roofers are adequately trained in the installation process. When it comes to flat roofing and patio roof repairs, always trust a licensed roofing contractor to carry out proper installation of these roofing systems--since DIY projects could result in significant injuries or improper installation. For example, seam failure and other installation errors can occur if the layers of the torch down roofing system are not adequately sealed, causing leaks on the roof. Don't take that risk. Choose the experts at Colin Roofing with decades of experience to ensure proper installation that is backed by our labor warranty.
A torch down roofing system is best for low sloped roofs, between 1:12 to 3:12 pitch. It is not recommended to install shingle or tiles on roofs with a low slope because these products prevent proper flat roof drainage. Every roof is unique and requires a certain type of material depending upon its specs. Please make sure you contact a licensed roofing contractor with experience to recommend what type of roofing material is best for your roof! You can call us to get a free quote and advice at (661)225-9855. Colin Roofing is dedicated to installing the finest flat roofs in the Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Palmdale, and San Diego. Our clients experience first-class service, knowledge, and expertise. You deserve that too. We are the roofers you can trust!
After: Designed a flat roof and installed torch down material.
Every year, our team repairs and installs new patio roofs throughout the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles. The presence of a patio roof leak could be the result of several factors, ranging from poor installation to general wear and tear. A patio roof repair to fix leaks requires a degree of expertise that the Colin Roofing team has developed over the past few decades. It is important to fix a leaking patio roof as soon as problems arise, because failure to address these issues results in increased roof deterioration and increased cost of replacement if the wood membrane becomes damaged.
The typical flat roof repair cost ranges depending upon the size of the roof and the amount of wood replacement necessary. Prices typically start around the $1,500 mark. Colin Roofing gives every patio roof the respect and detailed plan it deserves to ensure we save customers money while delivering an exceptional service. Patio roofs is Colin Roofing's specialty. We believe every person has the right to transform their home the way they envisioned. Colin Roofing is dedicated to meeting all the roof needs of our clients.
For more information on our services, please contact us at (661)225-9855 to discuss your flat roof project now!
Roof coatings are the finishing touches for a flat roof. Coatings are suitable for all flat roof types in Los Angeles. Once you’ve selected the material, getting an appropriate roof coating done can increase the longevity of your flat roof and ensures that you won’t have to be worrying about getting a new roof any time soon. Getting a roof coating can equal half the cost of a new roof yet tripling its life--so it is also a worthy investment for most commercial flat roofs. Roof coatings have long been utilized in California to protect roofs from wearing out too quickly under the scorching heat. Often times, getting a roof coating can extend the life of your roof by an additional 20-30 years. With that in mind, here are a few options:
UV protection roof coatings are available in liquid form, which later solidify, and are made of a material that can easily deflect the sun’s rays. It can extend the life of a flat roof. UV protection roof coatings are initially in liquid form and later solidify into roofing layers that can deflect the sun’s rays easily. Colin Roofing uses elastomeric roof coatings as our primary product for UV protection roof coatings. Call now for a free quote on your roof's coating: (661) 225-9855.
Waterproof roof coating is available in similar forms as the UV protection roof coating. Colin Roofing uses silicone-based coatings to prevent water from entering the roof membrane. The bright white color of a silicone coating can also have UV protection qualities by reflecting a significant percentage of the sun's heat. A waterproof coating is often applied in conjunction with the UV protection roof coating. We install silicone coatings on roof to make them last in the most tough weather conditions. This is an excellent flat roof repair and patio roof repair for homeowners.