What Is Torch Down Roofing?
Torch down roofing refers to a particular type of roofing product which is manufactured by fitting lightweight tiles to existing buildings in a bid to save on building costs. This type of roofing is also known by various other names, including fibreglass, slate and lap slate, among others. While it may last longer than other types of roofing, fitting torch down roof is an unsafe procedure and as such, costs more than other roofing materials. It is also not flexible and therefore, cannot be used in all situations.
The concept of torch down roofs was conceived after the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City in the year 11oos. There were many complaints from residents that their flat roofs had crumbled and there was no chance of anyone being safe inside of the building. Many people lost their lives in the disaster. Upon realizing this, various companies around the world started manufacturing a new kind of roofing product that could withstand the harsh conditions of a burning building. The resulting product was torch down tiles, which can last up to fifteen years with proper care and maintenance.
It is important to note that these roofs are manufactured using an aluminum base which contains a thin layer of tungsten. This is followed by ceramic or rubber layer caps. The thicker rubber layer caps provide more insulation against heat, noise and rain. The ceramic layer is responsible for ensuring that the tiles do not warp, tear or crack due to constant exposure to the elements and UV rays.
A thin layer of urethane is added to the ceramic and rubber layers to ensure that these materials do not melt or shrink while they are being installed on the building. The thin urethane is actually the “torch” that is responsible for releasing the heat during installation of the roofing. These layers are bonded together using a flame retardant chemical that is added to the bottom layers so that the bottom layer does not expand and contract with time. This is done to avoid the possibility of cracking or shrinking of the bottom layer of the tile. The entire process is monitored and controlled by a team of trained employees who ensure that the process goes smoothly and is completed within the designated period of time.
The manufacturer provides a lifetime warranty on their products. With this warranty, you are assured that you will receive optimum value for your investment. This warranty is also provided for repairing and reinstalling as well. The manufacturers’ lifetime warranty provides you with peace of mind knowing that when you need to repair your roof, you will be able to simply bring your old roofing system back into service in no time. The best part about this is that the manufacturer will be able to deliver your new roof in no time at all because the installation process is usually done by a skilled and trained roofer.
This is the revolutionary way of roof installation. It has become so popular and effective because it uses a revolutionary three-layering process that makes it a lot more durable than typical flat roofing systems. With its use of a two-layering process called thermal mass, it ensures maximum durability against both rain and sun exposure. It is also resistant to termites, fungus, mildew, rot and algae growth. You can expect your new roof to last for 20 years and even more if you purchase it from reputable companies offering this unique roofing product.