What is Torch Down Roofing?

What is Torch Down Roofing?
April 17, 2019Latest News

What is Torch Down Roofing?

Choosing the right roof for your home is difficult. There are tons of materials and methods out there. To ease things up, we create helpful content for roofing materials. Today, our subject is torch down roofing. Recently wanted by almost every homeowner, this roofing is highly recommended for flat and slightly pitched roofs. Here are the basics for this type of roofing:


Torch down is a type of roofing, most commonly done on flat or slightly pitched roofs. When looked from a distance, doing torch down roofing looks very powerful. This is because the roofers are dressed in suits and burn materials with an intensely active propane torch. Why is this done? Because with burning the specific roofing materials used in torch down, they combust into a tight and weatherproof roof. To conclude, torch down roofing is a type of roof, made from burning and melting different coatings, creating a tight and secure bond.


Even though the process is more dangerous than the classical hot-mopped roofing, many homeowners decide to torch down their roof. Here are the main advantages of this type of roofing:

  • Torch down is able to expand and contract without damaging and breaking.
  • Torch down is highly weatherproof.
  • Water has an extremely hard time accumulating on this type of roof – a great preventative measure for attic leaks and floods.
  • Because it can expand and contract, torch down is recommended for every type of climate.
  • Highly energy efficient and UV resistant at the same time.
  • Depending on the type, the average lifespan is from 15 to 25 years.
  • Torch down roofing can be applied to an old roof as well, without resulting in severe damage.
  • Repairing or upgrading this roofing is very simple since it is also down with a torch.


The ideal roof for this methods is one that is slightly pitched, from ¼:12 to 1:12. If you want to install torch down it is best to schedule free quotas since not all roofs can withstand this type. Another thing you should consider before installation is the roofing company in Oakville. Because torch down is more dangerous than other methods, the roofers must have covered insurance and should also be specifically certified for practicing torch down. Because its hazardous nature (for roofers, not for homes), torch down usually has a higher price. This isn’t because of material, but because of labor and dangers while installing. Hiring professionals is highly recommended for this kind of practice since even the slightest mistake can cost someone’s life and also the quality of your new, weather and UV resistant roof.

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