What should I know about torch down roofs?

By C Plus Roofing

July 12, 2015 at 10:48 am

torch down roofs

  • The hot melt oil felt is usually torched down on a flat roof during the installation process.  Compared to a pitched roof, flat roofs tend to collect water, which is attributed to improper installed during roof construction process.
  • Many drainage pipelines of the torch down roof enter through the indoor area. When replacing the roof, particular care should be given to the installation and water proofing of the drainage pipelines.  A plumber may need to be consulted.
  • Some torch down roofs is not installed in accordance with the three layer standard, which can cause a shortened service lifespan of the roof.