As the preferred flat roofing contractor in Lakewood, we were selected to repair a torch down roofing system on the Medley Building in Lakewood, WA. The existing torch down roof was worn and damaged in places so we accessed the extent of the damaged and recommended a torch down flat roofing repair for the owners. We are highly experienced commercial roofing contractors and for this reason we knew exactly what this specific roofing system needed in repairs. We repaired this system by first repairing the areas with one layer of smooth torch down roofing material followed by one layer of torch down roofing with a granular surface.
This repair is a three layer asphalt Torch Down roofing system. A three layer torch down system consists of first, a base layer followed by a smooth torch down layer finished with a third layer of another torch down layer with a granular surface. A three layer system like this has the longest lifetime in torch down of 20 years or longer.
Benefits to Choosing Torch Down Flat Roofing Systems:
Leak Resistant: Torch down roofing is made of rubberized asphalt material that is melted to the roof of a home using a torch. Any homeowner who is in need of strong yet flexible water resistant roofing material should go with this type of product.
Heat Protectant : They can provide protection from heat. Adding extra coats of torch down applies a fire-resistant layer to the roof of a home. Torch down roofs also reflect UV rays, which helps to keep indoor temperatures down during the summer. The average lifespan for a three-layer torch down roof is two decades. Two-layer roofs tend to last around 15 years, and they rarely need to be repaired. They are free of harmful fumes. Unlike tar, torch down roofing systems do not give off any type of harmful, noxious fumes.
Cheaper than metal roofing but with a comparable long lifetime of protection: These roofing materials provide a strong, leak-proof seal that will last for many years with very little maintenance or upkeep needed. The materials do not cost as much as aluminum or metal roofing supplies, and torch down roofing provides an extra layer of insulation to a home.