you are here: Home » How to Determine the Type of Flat Roof Membrane to make roof repairs » Torch Down » Rubber Roof Installation – Torch Down Roofing Video

The best roofing system is a Two Ply Torch Down Rubber Roof

This video is about installing a Torch Down Rubber Roof over Tar and Gravel

Rubber Roof Installation on flat roofs

Installing a rubber roof on new construction is always the easiest and cleanest option. Before the siding goes on a house, the rubber roof and flashing is installed, then the siding is installed over the flashing.

There are fewer things to contend with when it’s a new building. It’s always the choice of material and the installer that will make the difference as to how long the roof will last before having any problems.

Installing a Torch Down Rubber Roof

When it comes to installing a rubber roof on an existing house, then there are a lot of factors to take into consideration.

This list will help to define those factors:

  1. Type of Rubber Roof to use. There are mainly two types to choose from EPDM or Torch Down Rubber Membrane. They both are good rubbers, but it’s the technique involved in installing them that will determine what makes the roof maintenance free.
  2. The Roofing Contractor – This is a hard one. Not all roofing contractors have the same experience in installing rubber membranes. Most of them will recommend EPDM because they don’t know any better. Eight out of Ten roofers will sell the homeowner an EPDM rubber roof. Their arguments will sound very convincing, only because they only know EPDM.
  3. To remove or to install over an existing roof: It’s more costly to remove an existing roof and prepare for a new roof than to install over an existing roof.
  4. Will the new roof require different drains, metal edging, skylights.

To install an EPDM rubber roof the surface has to be smooth and free from tar. Petroleum products will eat into EPDM rubber causing holes. So the choice will be to remove the old asphalt roof or to install a layer of 1/2 fiberboard over the existing roof to get a smooth surface free from tar. Nearly every time new flashing will have to be installed.

Installing a rubber roof over a gravel roof made easy. Ridgefield, CT
This is an image of a flat roof that has a Modified Bitumen Torch Down Roof on it. The plants on it prove that these torch down membranes can hold water for a long time.
A Rubber Roof Installed over a Tar and Gravel roof - this is the result
This image is of a Torch Down Rubber Roof we installed 20 years ago. It still looks the same as it was from the day we installed it.

Tar and Gravel Roof – Ready for a Rubber Roof

The picture shows what the Tar and Gravel Roof used to look like before we installed a rubber roof. After removing bigger stones and all kinds of debris, we raked the gravel to get it evenly spread over the roof. After, the preparation, we then install a fiber base sheet directly over the gravel.

Rubber Roof Installation over a Tar and Gravel roof
This image is of a Tar and Gravel roof in Westport Connecticut. We installed a Two Ply Torch Down rubber over it. See the images below.

Installing a Rubber Roof

This image shows where we are busy installing a Rubber Roof over a Tar and Gravel Roof. The process is a fiberglass asphalt base over the gravel, then a self-adhering modified bitumen base sheet to the fiberglass paper. After that, a Torch down rubber roof gets fused to the base.

Installing a Rubber Roof over a Tar and Gravel roof
This image shows where we are installing a Two Ply Roofing Membrane over the Tar and Gravel roof in Westport.

The final Rubber Roof Installation

The picture shows what the result looks like after we have installed a Two-ply Rubber Roof over a Tar and Gravel roof. This roof will easily last 40 years without any maintenance.

Two Ply Rubber Roof Membrane over Tar and Gravel
This image show what a Torch Down Rubber Roof looks like after installing it over a Tar and Gravel Roof in Westport CT.

Conclusion:

A potential buyer should be careful to listen to a roofing salesman for advice on what rubber roof they should install. All salesman are biased toward the roofing company they work for. Over 90% of roofing contractors will want to sell an EPDM Rubber Roof to a client.

What options are there for rubber roofs?

  • There are different rubber roof materials to choose from
  • One should see if it is possible to install a rubber roof over the existing roof instead of removing it first.
  • Can the existing rubber roof be repaired instead? In most cases, the answer is “Yes”. Only EPDM Rubber roofs are not feasible to repair after 8 years.
  • What warranties do the roofing contractors give for their service?
2.2
2.2 rating
2.2 out of 5 stars (based on 13 reviews)
Excellent0%
Very good16%
Average15%
Poor46%
Terrible23%
Please write a Review on Roof Leak Repairs
Please write a Review on Roof Leak Repairs at the bottom of the page

wiiotigtf

2.0 rating
October 26, 2020

[url=https://effexorgen.com/]effexor discount[/url] [url=https://chloroquinepack.com/]chloroquine autophagy[/url] [url=https://antibiotics911.com/]terramycin 500 capsule[/url] [url=https://novemeds.com/]buy procardia online[/url] [url=https://hydroxychloroquinetm.com/]plaquenil for sarcoidosis[/url]

MarkNix

fgafnpdjc

2.0 rating
October 25, 2020

[url=https://propeciafns.com/]finasteride 5 mg tablet[/url] [url=https://viagraoral.com/]genuine viagra tablets[/url] [url=https://zofranp.com/]prescription zofran where to buy[/url] [url=https://prozacnorx.com/]prozac online without a prescription[/url] [url=https://clonidinemd.com/]clonidine tab 0.2 mg[/url] [url=https://lasixwatp.com/]lasix iv[/url] [url=https://dapoxetinpriligy.com/]buy dapoxetine us[/url] [url=https://singulair10.com/]singulair tablets 5mg[/url] [url=https://augmentinpill.com/]augmentin 875 for sale[/url] [url=https://silagrapill.com/]silagra 100 uk[/url]

MaryNix

gkimrfzfz

4.0 rating
October 25, 2020

[url=https://cialisoon.com/]cialis tablet price[/url] [url=https://bactrimmed.com/]bactrim ds cost[/url] [url=https://laxapro.com/]lexapro cost[/url] [url=https://viagraonly.com/]how to buy sildenafil without a prescription[/url] [url=https://purchaseantibiotics.com/]omnicef tablets[/url]

PaulNix

Black Lives Matter – Donate

1.0 rating
October 25, 2020

Black Lives Matter – Donate
Why We Need Your Support
As our ecosystem grows our financial support system must grow as well.
We need funds to continue our radically accessible commitment to providing healthy food from Black owned businesses, paid childcare at every event and having ASL interpreters at our monthly gatherings.
On average, our monthly open houses attract 3000+ people and costs us $100,000.
We need to raise $ 350,000 by November 3 to help thousands of black people in a very bad situation right now, we will be glad if you support us.
For quick payment, we use bitcoin wallets. You can transfer donation to this Bitcoin wallet – 12B6eCHqPVQeR8wyTTMoWQqNeTpxqeq7wk
Secondly, we need resources to make sure we have the emotional and spiritual capacity to show up and move forward in the movement as our highest selves.
Supporting the work of our healers including renting space weekly for Black people to process racial stress through group discussion, dance, and visual art and
affirming our humanity & love for each other by starting our week with joy via #BlackJoySunday (all while creating accessibility by offering free childcare)
is essential in sustaining our well-being and activism. Our weekly healing spaces cost on average $30,150/month.
We need to raise $ 350,000 by November 3 to help thousands of black people in a very bad situation right now, we will be glad if you support us.
For quick payment, we use bitcoin wallets. You can transfer donation to this Bitcoin wallet – 12B6eCHqPVQeR8wyTTMoWQqNeTpxqeq7wk
Lastly and most importantly, we need funds to support the emerging leadership of our ecosystem move through the world.
As Black people in a city facing the ravages of displacement and economic disinvestment, it’s difficult to do the work of liberating your community while figuring out how to pay rent and feed yourself.
We need your help to ensure that lack of gas money or health insurance doesn’t stop the work from moving forward. Supporting our emerging leadership, including our rapid response,
organized resistance, healing and logistics teams, reimbursements and stipends costs on average $20,700/month.

GordonGaica

veuqzchanz

1.0 rating
October 25, 2020

[url=https://robaxingen.com/]robaxin 750 mg generic[/url]

AmyNix

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.