Towson Roofing Pros, a residential and commercial roofing contractor based in Towson, MD, is offering advice on the best way to apply, maintain, and repair torch-down roofing on parapet walls.
Torch-down roofing, also known as modified bitumen roofing, is a popular choice for flat or low-slope roofs due to its durability and longevity. During application, a propane torch is used to heat the roofing material so that it adheres to the underlying surface, and hence the name. Apart from the roof deck, torch-down roofing can be applied to parapet walls too to add an extra layer of protection at the edges of the roof.
“To install torch down roofing on a parapet wall,” says the spokesperson for Towson Roofing Pros, “you start by measuring out material so that it goes over the upper edge of the parapet wall and you have still enough of an overlap with the cant strip on the roof deck. We recommend 6 to 8 inches. Secure the piece at the top before attaching the side lap on the roof deck. When it comes time to add the next layer, ensure that the granules on the end lap are removed for a smooth overlap and strong adhesion. We also recommend working in short sections at a time as installing torch-down roofing vertically becomes difficult with longer cuts of the material.”
To maintain torch-down roofing, it’s important to regularly inspect it for any damage or signs of wear and tear. The surface should be kept clean by removing any debris or leaves that may accumulate on the roof. Property owners can also use a pressure washer, at low pressure, to clean the surface if necessary. Finally, repairing torch-down roofing involves applying roofing cement or adhesive to the damaged area for small cracks or holes, whereas, for larger repairs, an entire section may have to be replaced.
Towson Roofing Pros offers high-quality yet affordable roofing services to Baltimore City and the surrounding Baltimore County area. The company’s roofing services include a 30-point roof inspection, emergency roof repairs, skylight roof repair, and installation, asphalt shingle roofs and metal roofs, residential roof installation, torch down flat roofing installation and replacement, gutters and downspouts, roof repairs, commercial roofing, and more.
The fully licensed and insured Timonium roofing company offers a multi-year transferrable workmanship warranty with every roof replacement project depending on the materials selected by the homeowner. Townson Roofing Pro’s roofers can also work with all types of roofing materials including metal, tile, asphalt shingle, flat roofs, rubber roofs, and single-ply membranes.
Residents in Towson and nearby areas have given the roofing contractor their seal of approval through several 5-star reviews. On its Google Business Profile, where it has a perfect 5.0 out of 5.0 overall rating, homeowners praise the company’s customer service, the honesty and professionalism of its roofing crew, and the quality of the workmanship.
One Google review says, “I am thoroughly impressed with the work that Towson Roofing Pros did on my home's roof. They replaced the entire thing in one day and did an excellent job. No complaints about the work done and how quickly they got it completed. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for prompt, courteous service, and professional roofers.”
Another happy homeowner writes, “I was looking for a good roofing company around Parkville, Maryland, and found Towson Roofing Pros. My roof was getting old and shingles kept blowing off during storms. The roofer came out and inspected my roof and determined that it needed to be replaced. He provided numerous photos and explained why a replacement was a better choice than a roof repair. I appreciated their thorough approach and am very happy with my new roof.”
Readers looking for the best contractors to install, repair, and maintain rooftop systems in Timonium MD can contact Towson Roofing Pros at (410) 489-1503 to schedule an appointment. The company’s working hours are from 8 AM to 6 PM from Monday to Friday.
Towson Roofing Pros is a full-service roofing company. We specialize in new roof installations, re-roofs (roof replacements), and repairs and roof maintenance. We provide inspections and roof condition certifications.
703 Kenilworth Dr, Towson, MD 21204
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