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Torch on Felt Flat Roofs
ELC Roofing Group > Roofing Services > Torch on Felt Flat Roofs
Felt Roofing 8, ELC Roofing, Sudbury, Ipswich, Saffron Walden

Why ELC?

  • Highly-rated roofing services
  • Estimates, surveys and risk assessments at no extra cost
  • Established in 2012
  • Our roofing contractors hold a valid CSCS card and have public liability insurance
  • 1,500+ happy customers
  • Guarantees & warranties across all our services
  • We tidy up and dispose of all materials and debris after constructing
  • Competitive prices
  • Free, no-obligation quotes

At ELC Roofing we offer a few different options when it comes to Torch on Felt flat roofs.

We offer three Torch on Felt products with different guarantees periods to suit your requirements, these are 10 years, 15 years and 18 years with all the Felt being made by IKO and Soprema.

IKO and Soprema’s range of torch-applied systems is second to none.

Torch-on membranes have an underside which has been pre-treated with a covering of thermofusible bitumen.

This covering is then heated with a propane gas torch and the membrane is applied to the surface of the roof while the bitumen is still hot.

At ELC Roofing we offer a three-layer system to add extra protection to your property’s flat roof.


Option 1:

Features and Benefits

  • 10-year materials guarantee
  • Torch-on application
  • High softening point coating
  • Strong glass-fibre base
  • Durable APP modified bitumen
  • Low-temperature flexibility –5°C
  • Cost-effective performance

Option 2:

Features and Benefits

  • 15-year guarantee
  • 4.5mm slate surfaced cap sheets
  • Attractive green slate finish
  • High softening point coating for summer application
  • Heavyweight polyester base
  • Strong and flexible
  • Low-temperature flexibility -10°C for winter application
  • Long-term durable performance
  • Excellent year-round performance characteristics

Option 3:

Features and Benefits

  • 18-year material guarantee
  • Fire retardant coating as standard – EXT.F.AA Rated
  • 5kg per m² – the most robust in its class
  • Faster torching – rapid flow SBS modified bitumen
  • Enhanced torching – rapid melt sacrificial backing and selvedge films
  • Excellent puncture resistance against trafficking during work operations
  • High level of tensile strength, elongation and tear resistance
  • Remains flexible at temperatures lower than -10°C

Our roofers have worked on new builds, listed properties, stately homes, halls, manors, churches, schools, holiday homes, cottages and conducted work for private property owners, landlords, and contractors whether the roofing job is a rebuildrepairinsurance or emergency work.

When replacing or building a new flat roof it’s important to consider the carpentry as this is one of the most important factors to making your roof lasts as long as possible.

We have completed many torches on felt flat roofs around East Anglia including Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, please ask for photos of completed work or pop into our new showroom to see samples.

We are available to provide a free quote, view any projects and give our best advice to restoring properties.

Quick Torch on Felt FAQ:

  1. Can you nail torch on felt? If the area you live in is very windy, or your shed roof is a peculiar design or pitch, you can try bonding the torch to a cap sheet on the surface of the wood using shed felt adhesive as well as nails.
  2. How do you torch down a flat roof? Using this installation method, we can use sheets of modified bitumen which is rolled out onto the roof. Here, the roofing professional will use a propane torch, which will heat the material and adhere it to the surface. When the layers arrive at the correct temperature, the seams are melted together thus creating a waterproof seal.
  3. Can you felt over a felt roof? If your roof is flat with no ridge (pent roof), applying the felt is done the same way as doing it for one side of a pitched roof. We’ll start at the lowest edge, nail the felt along with the facia, spread onto the roof and nail the top edge.
  4. Is torch on felt any good? In our unbiased opinion, we believe so! Highly regarded due to its long-lasting durability, this type of roof is not affected by UV rays or sunlight. Equally, this means the material is resistant against wind and rain and is rarely pierced by debris, twigs or branches.

 

Wherever you are in the East of England

We have offices and roofers based across the UK, that’s what makes us one of the largest, leading roofing companies in the south-east.

Our main offices are based in Cambridge, Ipswich, Saffron Walden, SuffolkChelmsford, and we have roofers available in locations like Essex, Peterborough, Milton Keynes and many more areas near you!

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