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Torch on / Modified Bitumen

Torch on / Modified Bitumen Roofing Toronto

The torch lower roof (also known as torch on roof) includes layers of abs plastic and polyester with bitumen which are put into the standard tar and gravel adding system. These extra sheets are torched lower within the overlap areas throughout cellular phone process, using large flame tossing roofing torches that melt the asphalt in the seams to become listed on them together, the origin from the title “torch lower roofing”. The ultimate outcome is the vulcanization of a big rubber sheet onto a abs plastic base. Also known as modified bitumen, because of the blending of asphalt with rubber compounds, torchon roofing provides additional strength and potential to deal with a set or low sloped roof.

Advantages of Modified Bitumen Roofing

The mixture of synthetic rubberized polymers with asphalt makes torch roofing very flexible. Throughout global warming or extreme climate conditions, torch on membrane can change as needed and resist brittleness. Modified bitumen roof offers excellent waterproofing and insulation characteristics, and it is a fireplace, wind, and hail ranked roofing system.

Existence Expectancy of Modified Bitumen Roofing System

Existence expectancy of the 2 ply modified bitumen roofing product is generally recognized as fifteen to twenty many years of service existence.

Modified Bitumen Roof Installation

• Old roofs are removed to be able to aesthetically take notice of the underlying deck (substrate) to find out when the existing deck is appropriate for reroofing reasons.

• If deck shows rot, (typically wood) the region will need alternative of like materials. If your determination that the reason for the rot is apart from membrane leakage, a resource with this condition is going to be searched for. Frequently, ventilation from the loft or joist space area isn't sufficient, changes towards the ventilation is going to be suggested, or perhaps a roof consultant is going to be maintained to provide the right technical solution.

• Once when is discovered to be appropriate a layer of insulation, protector board and abs plastic paper is put in preparation from the surface for that torch lower application.

• Next, basics layer is installed utilizing a roofing torch. First layer alone will keep your roof waterproof.

• A final layer is added, known as the cap. It's engrossed in granules that safeguard the coating from Ultra violet sun rays. Cap can also be applied using torch lower method.

• Flashing along with other elements are added later on.

Technical Data - Modified Bitumen Membrane

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Modified Bitumen (Megabytes) is asphalt which has had modifiers put into it allow it plastic or rubber-like qualities. The most typical kinds of modifiers getting used are Application (Atactic Polypropylene) and SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene).

Comes of modified bitumen membrane are available in sizes of 36" (.9 m) to roughly 39" (1 m) and cover a place of roughly 100 sq ft to 112 sq ft per roll. Surfacings of these roll materials contain an even surface, or mineral granules, aluminum, copper, or perhaps an aggregate for example gravel or slag that's place it hot asphalt.

Application Modifiers

To be able to create roofing grade asphalt, asphalt flux is air-blown at elevated temps which converts the flux to roofing grade asphalt. In early 1970’s, the Italians, missing the coming equipment, were searching for an item that will convert asphalt flux right into a functional roofing product. They learned that if Atactic Polypropylene (Application) - a by-product of propylene polymerization - was put into asphalt it gave the asphalt some plastic qualities. They discovered that with the addition of about 30% of Application modifier, they might stretch the modified asphalt as much as 50 percent of their original length before it might break.

Next came the necessity to allow it to be right into a functional roll product. Some form of reinforcement could be needed. They investigated various reinforcement materials and made the decision on the polyester pad because polyester would accommodate the Application modified asphalt’s elongation qualities whereas the greater generally used woven glass mats wouldn't. The reinforcement material is dipped in to the hot modified bitumen mix, then experiences a moving cylinder, cooled, after which wound right into a roll.

Application membranes are applied utilizing a torch. The rear of the sheet has extra asphalt onto it which, when heated, bonds towards the substrate. It was especially convenient for that more compact, more chop up roofs because less room and devices are needed on-site to torch-use a membrane than is essential for application using hot bitumen.

SBS modified bitumen

While Application had been investigated in southern Europe, northern Europe was experimentation with a different sort of modifier known as Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS). In France They and Spanish people discovered that when they added 10%-15% of SBS rubber to asphalt, the asphalt’s qualities transformed to individuals from the rubber additive. They found that they might stretch the SBS modified asphalt as much as six occasions its original length which, unlike the Application, it might go back to its original size when permitted to unwind.

You will find an array of supports utilized in SBS roofing materials. Included in this are abs plastic or polyester mats and scrims, or mixtures of both. The abs plastic mats range in weight from 1. to two.5 pounds per 100 sq ft or around 50 to 125 grams per square meter. Polyester supports range in weight from three.5 to five. pounds per 100 sq ft or 170 to 250 grams per square meter. The kind of reinforcement used is dependent around the material’s performance needs.

SBS membranes could be hot asphalt applied, torch applied, or cold process applied.

Modified bitumen roofing materials have been in existence because the mid-’60s, however it required before the mid-’70s because of its use to dominate the. Now modified bitumen roofing materials would be the most broadly utilized on flat roof commercial structures.

Can Roofing offers modified bitumen / torch lower roof installations in Toronto and GTA. Please make contact with us for any free quote.