If you have a flat or low-sloped roof, there may be some benefits to torch-down roofing. Torch-down, or single-ply, roofing is a flame activated membrane installed over a fiberglass base. This roofing system has essentially replaced using hot tar on residential roofs that are flat or have a low-slope.
One of the biggest benefits to torch down roofing, especially in the Pacific Northwest, is that it is nearly leak-proof. Because it is a rubberized asphalt that is melted to the roof, it provides a strong yet flexible, water-resistant seal without all of the fumes like hot tar roofs. Torch down roofing systems also provides added protection from heat. By reflecting UV rays from the sun, it helps to reduce temperatures inside the home and lower utility bills. And with proper maintenance, an expected life span of nearly two decades.
Achten’s Quality Roofing is one of the top contractors for installation of torch-down roofing systems. Our company has been in business for over 10 years in Tacoma, WA with a team of estimators and techs with over 75 years of experience.