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What Is Torch-on Roofing and What Are Its Advantages?

Are you worried about water leaking into your home or commercial building? 

Torch-on roofing could be the solution you've been waiting for. It is an alternative to traditional roofing. It offers a clean and sleek appearance and waterproof advantages.

Not convinced it's right for you? Keep reading to learn more about torch-on roofing and how it can benefit your flat roof!


What Is Torch-on Roofing?

Torch-on roofing involves applying multiple layers of modified bitumen by using an open-propane torch.

The layers of modified bitumen are rolled out onto the roof, and a torch is blown onto the material. When the material is heated, it adheres to the roof and seals together. This forms a waterproof seal that is durable and strong.

What Are the Advantages of Torch-on Roofing?

A torch-on roof system has more benefits than just a sleek modern look. We've listed four advantages that are sure to benefit your building’s roof.

  1. Waterproof

    Torched on roofing is waterproof in all weather conditions. The modified bitumen is melted to a point where it is completely sealed and leaves no room for leaks.

    If you live in an area with a harsh climate, torch-on roofing may be a wise decision.

  2. Simple Repair

    In the case that there is wear and tear on your building, torch-on roof repair is simple and quick. Patches of bitumen can be added to the roof and adhered seamlessly.

    This repair process is simpler than a traditional roof which would involve more supplies and hours of hard work.

  3. UV Ray Resistant

    UV radiation can cause harmful damage to your roof. UV rays cause roofs to fade and also deteriorate the material. This causes premature aging to your roof.

    Luckily, a torch-on roof reflects UV rays so it won't cause any damage. You won't need to worry about your roof being worn down by the sun any longer.

  4. Energy Efficient

    Because torch-on roofing reflects the sun's rays, it is energy efficient. The roof will reflect the sun and heat, making the building easier to cool. You won't need to run AC systems as constantly.

    This energy efficiency will save you money in the long run and help keep the temperature cooler in the summer.

How Much Does Torch-on Roofing Cost?

Torch on roofing prices vary depending on the size of the roof, as the price is based on the price per square foot, in addition to the cost of labour. Flat Roofing Ltd provides cost-effective torch-on roofing installation and repair in Calgary and throughout Alberta.

We offer annual and bi-annual contracts for regular maintenance and inspections on your roof that can reduce the number of costly repairs.

Get a Quote for Torch-On Roofing in Alberta

If you’re looking for a waterproof roofing option, torch-on roofing provides an effective seal for flat and low-sloped roofs. Speak with the experts at Flat Roofing Ltd. and request a free estimate for your roofing project in Calgary and throughout Alberta.