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Advantages of a Torch on Roof

Did you know that Shoreline Roofing and Exteriors provides a service called torch on roofing in Victoria BC?

Yes, that is right, torch on roofing. What is a torch on roofing?

Well, without getting into the technicalities regarding the compound chemicals involved in the torch on roofing, it consists, generally, of two plies of Modified Bitumen Membrane. Each ply, or

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layer, is approximately 3 – 4 mm. thick. Shoreline offers a two ply and three ply treatment.

The base ply is secured in one of two ways: one, it is secured with screws through larger washers referred to as plates or, two it is attached to the substrate with an adhesive. Then, a cap sheet that is similar in composition—it consists of a granulated surface like roofing shingles—is applied over the top to protect from the outside elements.

Both the top surface of the base sheet and the bottom face of top cap sheet have a plastic surface that is fusible thermally. What this means is that both sheets can be connected together with heat. In this case, with a propane torch which melts the two sheets together. Hence, the term torch on roofing.


What is the major advantage of torch on roofing one may ask?

Well, it is durable and while conditions can vary from town to town, and installation practices these roofs have an average expected life span of up to 25 years.

The roof application resists UV rays from the sun and costs very little to maintain, which can be a valuable selling point for someone looking to invest and flip a building.

This type of application can only be done on flat roofing systems, but having a properly installed flat roof will protect a building and provide it with energy efficiency in Victoria.

When one decides to go with Shoreline Roofing and Exteriors for a properly installed flat roof, they

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are offered a 15 to 20-year manufacturer warranty. A long with the manufacturer warranty, one also receives a 10-year labour warranty on their torch on roof in Victoria. That is potentially 30-years in warranties.

Shoreline uses IKO and Soprema as a flat roofing standard, and they ensure the quality of their work.

Shoreline Roofing & Exterior provides free no pressure roof assessments and free roof estimates in Victoria and surrounding area. They have provided Victoria with roofing services for over twenty years and specialized in all types of roofing systems.

Do not hesitate to give them a call and get a quote. After all, a quote is free.


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