The membrane consists of a fibreglass reinforcing material that is placed between layers of rubberized asphalt then top coated with small ceramic stones that reflect heat, UV rays and protects from the elements.
The advantage of this type of flat roofing is its durability, clean appearance, availability of multiple colors, light weight design which is easy on structures, easily repairable and weather-resistant for the Canadian climate.
These membranes have been available for over 25 years and have evolved from a single ply application to the more commonly used two-ply system today. Prior to that, most flat roofing was done using a built-up tar and gravel roofing system which was a lot heavier on the structure, made repairs and servicing expensive, was more labor intensive and required costly commercial equipment.
This type of roofing is more commonly used in industrial applications, and the torched on membrane system is normally used in residential and commercial roofing. Torch On Roofing can be installed on decks as a base layer, in hidden gutters to replace rubber gutters, on suspended concrete slabs for water proofing, and on flat roofs. Torch On Roofing can be installed in a 1 ply system, and a 2 ply system. Premier Exterior Solutions can create a tapered slope package for your flat roof, diverting all water away from low spots due to settling and into the proper drainage area.