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Should I install a torched on membrane on low slope roof?

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Posted by: from Ottawa
10/2/2014 at 3:04:20 PM

I have a low slope roof 3 to 12. There has been a lot of ice dammng in the winter. I am getting the insulation and ventilation improved so this should improve the ice formation. But I have had inspectors and engineers say the torched on membrane is good for these type of roofs.

The contractor I have is saying they are ugly and will not look that good on a residential roof.

Should I install a torched on membrane? If I do will it look ugly on my bungalow?

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Rolando from Rovimat Group Inc. in Toronto
Date/Time10/2/2014 at 7:17:02 PM

You can use water shield on top of the ply and then shingles on to of the water shield and that will cover for the OBC.

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Date/Time10/2/2014 at 9:30:37 PM

In BC any roof that is 3/12 needs to be torch on. If the guy does it right it would look good. My roof looks great because I did a good job.

Good luck

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