FAQs

Is torch down roofing good?

Water-resistant torch down roofing is an excellent choice in snowy environments. The cap sheet on a torch down roofing system has other excellent properties, including resistance to UV rays, and reflectivity to keep the building cool and energy-efficient.

How long does a torch on roof last?

A Torch-On roof lasts around 20 years and is virtually maintenance-free, during that time. Torch On roofing provides many of the same benefits of traditional tar and gravel roofs.

Can you walk on a torch down roofing?

The torch-on roofing is extremely durable. It has a superior strength that it can resist tears and punctures due to various external factors like walking on the surface. In relation to this, it's also low maintenance as you can leave it as-is for many months without worrying about its condition.

How hot does a roofing torch get?

In terms of clothing, anyone handling a roofing torch should be wearing gloves, boots, and goggles at the very least. Long trousers are recommended – even better if they're flame retardant. A propane blow torch can get as hot as 1,995°C at the very hottest part of the flame.

Do I need a regulator for my propane torch?

The regulator controls the gas flow from the tank's valve to the torch. It also acts as a barrier between the torch and the high pressure of the tank. Without the regulator or with an improperly functioning regulator the gas tank and torch are serious safety hazards.

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