Commercial Torch on Roofing in Vancouver
One of the most
popular roofing options among businesses in Vancouver is torch on
roofing. This form of roofing is particularly effective at providing
a long-lasting roof for those with buildings that feature a flat or
low pitch roof. Torch roofing is slightly more expensive to install
than some other roofing types, but pays off with increased
When applied properly, torch on roofing
in Vancouver can generally last twenty-five years or more without
requiring serious maintenance.
This makes it a highly cost-effective
option for building owners looking for a solution for their flat-top
or low pitch roofing. Once in place, a quality torch on roofing job
will pay off for years to come.
What Is Torch On Roofing?
Torch on roofing is similar to more
traditional tar-and-gravel roofing, but provides several distinct
Torch on roofing involves separate
layers of polyester and fiberglass reinforced SBS membrane. The
bottom layer is applied to the roof either mechanically, using screws
or other fasteners, or else applied with adhesive. Then, between the
bottom and top layers, there is a heat-activated layer of modified
bitumen which provides a bond. This is where "torch on"
roofing gets its name - the synthetic rubber layer is generally
activated with hand torches.
These layers of asphalt and modified
bitumen then provide superior waterproofing and other weather
protection, which is vital in a climate like Vancouver's. It is
also inhospitable to most pests, vermin, rot, molds, and other
biological agents which can inhabit and degrade other roof types.
Additionally, due to the thinness of
the layers, torch on roofing is significantly lighter than
tar-and-gravel roofing. In some cases, it may be possible to use
torch on methods with roofs that could not withstand heavier
Turn to Laurentian
Roofing for Superior Torch On Roofing in Vancouver
The proper application of torch on
roofing requires significant expertise, or else its lifespan could be
significantly shortened. With over fifteen
years in business, and many combined decades of service between
our core team
members, we have all the training and on-site experience
necessary to ensure a proper torch-on roofing job.
If your business needs a superior
weather-resistant roof which will hold for years to come, contact
Laurentian Roofing today for a free estimate.