Baltimore's McHenry Roofing Explains the Benefits of Torch Down Roofing Systems
February 22, 2023 at 15:55
McHenry Roofing, Baltimore’s leading roofing contractor, has published a blog post discussing the benefits of torch down roofing, one of the most popular roofing materials for pitched roofs.
The blog post from McHenry Roofing talks about the many reasons behind the popularity of torch down roofing, its standard installation process, the average cost, expected maintenance costs, and the qualifications that customers should look for in a roofing contractor that offers the service. The blog post also answers some frequently asked questions that are sure to be on the minds of homeowners and business owners who have a torch down roofing installation or are considering one for their residential or commercial property.
Torch down roofing is composed of durable and waterproof roofing membranes made from polymer-modified bitumen, an asphalt-saturated material that is reinforced with rubber modifiers to give it extra strength and elasticity. During the installation process, the membrane is laid out on the roof deck or substrate and a propane torch is used to melt the seams and seal them together. The result is a long-lasting roofing solution that can be easily applied to an existing roof to make it more resistant to the elements.
The spokesperson for McHenry Roofing talks about the many benefits of torch down roofing by saying, “Torch down roofing is much faster to install and requires fewer nails than traditional shingles. This means lower labor and material costs for you. It also offers great durability in all weather conditions such as rain, hail, snow, wind, harsh sunlight, and, in some cases, even fire. By most estimates, you can expect a torch down roofing installation to serve you well for up to two decades if properly maintained. Finally, since the membranes can be installed on almost any flat surface without additional support, it makes it the ideal choice for many home and business owners across Baltimore.”
While several factors have an influence on the cost of a torch-down roofing system, such as the size of the roof, its type, pitch, deck type, membrane thickness, and quality, property owners can expect to pay around $1.25 to $3.50 per square feet for the materials and anywhere between $1 and $2 per square feet as labor costs. Thicker 45 mm membranes offer more protection against extreme weather and UV rays than standard 15 mm membranes but are also more expensive. To get an accurate quote, homeowners are recommended to approach multiple roofing contractors and compare the pricing and services offered.
The blog post goes on to list the qualities that Baltimore residents should look for in a torch down roofing contractor. One of the best ways to determine a contractor’s ability to work with torch down roofing is to inquire whether they have the relevant industry certifications. Next, customers should inquire about the roofing company’s years of experience in the field. Homeowners are also urged to visit the contractor’s online profiles, such as its Yelp page and Google Business Profile, to read reviews and to gauge the company’s reputation among the local community.
McHenry Roofing urges readers, who are looking for a reliable and trusted torch down roofing contractor in Baltimore, to check out the many 5-star reviews the company has received over the years. On its Google Business Profile, where it has an impressive overall rating of 4.8 out of 5.0, one reviewer writes, “I hardly ever leave reviews, but McHenry Roofing did an incredible job replacing my roof. Beth was helpful and courteous and did a great job communicating throughout the roofing process. The roofing crew did a terrific job and left the job clean. If you're thinking about getting roofing work done in Locust Point, I definitely recommend McHenry Roofing.”
Baltimore property owners can contact McHenry Roofing at (410) 774-6609 for bookings. The GAF Certified roofing contractor serves Federal Hill, Otterbein, Riverside, Locust Point, South Baltimore, Pigtown, Hollins Market, Fells Point, Upper Fells Point, Canton, Hampden, Highlandtown, and all Baltimore City and Baltimore County neighborhoods.
For more information about McHenry Roofing, contact the company here:
1642 Beason St Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21230