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I had a leak this past week after some rain and snow. The source of the leak wasn't easily identifiable to me. I had concern about long term damage, and wanted to get it addressed quickly. I called Roofer911 on Friday afternoon; I looked at many different websites of roofers in the N. VA area, but I was interested in Roofer911 Infrared diagnostics...where was the water coming from, exactly; how could it be determined; and how confident can you be? Steve (one of the owners) came out himself on Saturday morning to meet with me and my wife. It was immediately evident to me he knew what he was talking about. I had done extensive reading, and Steve confirmed much of what multiple expert/authors had suggested. After looking at the roof, I mentioned to Steve that we had recently had an addition added 14 months ago, including a new roof on the entire house (even the "old" part of the house.) Steve said the roof should still be under warrantee, and I realized he was right immediately...I hadn't even thought of it at the time. Regardless, Steve still spent another 20 minutes with me, explaining where he thought the water might be coming in, using Infrared to show me where the ceiling was damp, looking outside the house at the shingles, and describing how the repair should be completed. Remember...this was all AFTER he told me it should be under warrantee, so he knew another contractor would ultimately do this repair. I felt bad...he drove about a half hour to my home early on a Saturday morning. His attitude never changed, from the time he walked in until the moment he left...upbeat, friendly, knowledgeable, and HELPFUL. I have owned 5 homes in 3 states over the past 20 years, and have dealt with MANY contractors. Steve and Roofer911 would be at the top of my list...trustworthy and reliable, two of the most important characteristics when selecting someone to do work for you.
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Arlington, VA
April 6, 2013
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What Are The Benefits Of Torchdown Roofing?

By: Steven Briesemeister

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torch applied roofingWhat is torchdown roofing?

 

Torchdown roofing is sometimes also referred to as rubberized asphalt and is the most common type of roofing to be used on flat roofs. The asphalt is melted onto the roof using a torch creating an impermeable roof that has an average life of between 15 and 20 years. It is ideal for flat roofs because of the protection it offers from rainwater that might collect on the surface. The cost is only slightly more than the traditional tar and gravel that is frequently used to cover flat roofs but torchdown roofing gives slightly better results. For an extra $1000 it is worth the extra, but there have been reports of several house fires being started because of the torches used in the process of installing the roof.

None of the noxious fumes associated with tar roofs.

Anyone who has had a tar roof installed on their house or anywhere near their house will understand comments regarding the hideous fumes that are emitted during the process. Many people even find it necessary to move out because of this smell often adding extra expense to the cost of fitting a new roof, however, with torchdown roofing this isn’t a problem.

What is torchdown roofing made of?

Torchdown roofing is modified bitumen combined with high quality resins. This combination ensures that you roof is completely impermeable to rainwater and is also resistant to otherwise damaging UV rays. It won’t melt and it won’t gather large puddles of rainwater so it is already weatherproof to a good extent. Torchdown roofing is extremely durable, the combination of asphalt and resin means that it is resistant to punctures and other abrasive damage. The strength and resistance of torchdown roofing means that it not only has a life of up to 20 years, but that that life will be virtually free from repairs except in the most extreme circumstances.

Coating your torchdown roofing.

For extra protection you can let your torchdown roofing settle for between a month and two months before coating it with an extra coating that will make it even more fire resistant and increases the protection from heat by further reflecting the sun’s rays.

Other uses for modified bitumen.

This durable, hardwearing combination of asphalt and rubber resin isn’t only designed for use as torchdown roofing either and is used to great effect on basements, verandas, foundations and garages. If you have a need for a weather resistant, flexible but very strong covering then torchdown roofing is the solution you have been looking for.

The cost of torchdown roofing.

The overall cost of torchdown roofing will ultimately depend on the roofing contractor you use to complete the work and the price of the actual components; however, it is only slightly more expensive than traditional asphalt roofing. In exchange for the small amount of money extra you receive roofing that is more resistant to weather and less likely to become damaged. This means that over its life it will cost you less in roof repairs; it really does work out cheaper in the long run to have torchdown roofing over asphalt roofing.

When choosing torch down roofing materials for your home or business we find http://www.abcsupply.com has the largest selection of best name products and acessories.  Also, they go the extra mile to meet there delivery time commitments to you.
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