Torch On Roofing


Torch on roof installation and repairs in Vancouver

Torch Repair Fraser Valley

TORCH ON ROOFING | Protect your home or business with a quality torch on roof installed by the professionals at Direct Roofing.


Asphalt roofing


No more messy asphalt and gravel roofing

Torch On Roofing


580467_550312995007993_398554483_nTorch on roofing is the most effective way of sealing your flat roof and preventing the elements from entering your premises.

Gone are the days of a big bucket of hot asphalt and spreading gravel over the top.  Torch on roofing heats the surface between two membranes creating a solid and water tight bond.

What is torch on roofing?

Without being technical about the chemical compounds involved, Torch On Roofing generally consists of two plies of Modified Bitumen Membrane. Each ply, or layer, is approximately 3 – 4 mm. thick.
The base ply is either mechanically secured (with screws through large washers referred to as “plates”) or attached to the substrate with adhesive. The cap sheet is similar in composition, but often has a granulated surface to provide protection from the elements.

Both the top surface of the base sheet and the bottom face of the cap sheet have a thermofusible plastic surface. (meaning they can be joined together – or fused – thermally, in this case by melting both surfaces with a propane torch) Thus the term “Torch On Roofing”.

What are the advantages of Torch On Roofing compared to Tar and Gravel Roofing?

The major advantage of Torch On Roofing is its durability. While varying with local conditions and installation practices, these roofs are expected to last an average of 25 years. Resistance to UV rays and low maintenance costs are also selling points. In recent years, costs have come down and quality has gone up, meaning that Torch On Roofing is a cost-effective alternative for flat roofs.

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Like laying a roll of asphalt carpet with a flame.

  • 01 INSPECT

    We take a look at your existing flat roof for damage and make recommendations

  • 02 REMOVAL

    We remove the existing roof and prepare the surface

  • 03 INSTALL

    We install the membrane then torch on the asphalt sheeting

  • 04 INSPECT

    We inspect our work and make sure there are no gaps in the seams

The ‘No Gravel’ asphalt roofing system – Torch On Roofing.