Water-Resistant | UV-Resistant | Efficient
Weather can be hard on buildings, especially commercial buildings with large roofs. As a business owner, you want to make sure your roof is sealed well and saves energy.
Diversified Roofing offers torch applied modified systems which have excellent water-resistant and UV-resistant properties. Apart from being energy efficient, they are also designed for any climate.
The seams of torch applied modified roofing do not come apart like other self-adhering roofing systems.
Due to its airtight seal and exceptional material density, one distinct among all the advantages of torch down roofing is its UV reflective capability.
With additional density, torch applied modified roofs do not contribute to any fire hazard after contractors install it as your new roof.
Replacing your roof is a big decision, and it’s hard to know which roofing system is the best for your home.
All roofing systems have their pros and cons, but it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you.
Diversified Roofing offers a variety of torch applied modified systems that are perfect for all climates. Our systems are designed to be energy efficient, water-resistant and UV-resistant. Plus, our team of experts will work with you to find the perfect system for your building.
Contact us today for a free consultation on installing a new torch applied modified system!
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It is a layer of bitumen and polymers applied to a flat or low slope roofing system with a blowtorch to create a strong but flexible layer that is waterproof and UV resistant. The heat from the blowtorch melts the seams between the sheets of bitumen roofing sheets and creates an airtight and waterproof seal. This system is also known as a torch down or torch on system.
A torch applied modified system can last 15 to 20 years, which, combined with its water and UV resistance, makes it a good choice for flat commercial roofs.
A torch applied modified system will cost on average between $3 and $6 per square foot. A torch applied modified system is labor intensive and the slope of the roof and its complexity can add to the cost of labor.
The torch applied modified roofing system has been commonly used for commercial buildings since the 1970s. Although it is effective at sealing out water, sometimes water can pool on a flat roof and cause problems. Applying the bitumen with a torch is a labor intensive process that can be dangerous and needs to be done by professionals. This roofing system also has a shorter lifespan than some other options for commercial buildings.
Torch applied modified roof systems require little maintenance if they are installed properly, but we do recommend regular inspections for any damage to the roof or areas where water could pool. A roof can also benefit from being resealed every five years to extend its life and maintain the waterproof seals.
Most solar companies will install solar panels on nearly any type of roofing. For membrane systems like torch applied modified systems, they use a ballasted rack approach where panels are placed on racks on the membrane and held down with ballasts so the waterproof membrane is not penetrated. Diversified Roofing does not install solar panels, but we are happy to perform a roof inspection to assess if your roofing system is ready for solar panels.
One of the best advantages of a torch applied modified system is its ability to withstand heat and UV rays. The bitumen based membrane is flexible, which gives it the ability to expand and contract during temperature shifts without cracking. The combination of bitumen and polymers gives the roof excellent UV resistance and helps lower the cost of energy bills as well.
A torch applied modified system should last 15 to 20 years from installation if it has had regular maintenance like inspections and resealing. If your roof is approaching the end of its lifespan, or you’ve noticed obvious signs of wear like tears or leaks, get in touch with us for a complimentary roof replacement estimate.