MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOFING SYSTEMS
Businesses looking for a durable roofing system that provides superior weathering and fire-resistant properties often choose modified bitumen roofing systems. Innovative Construction and Roofing offers a wide range of modified bitumen roof styles. We also provide various performance options which are designed to help lower your energy bills year round. Our team of certified roofing contractors has years of experience installing modified bitumen systems, ensuring quality and longevity for your commercial building. Contact us for a complimentary quote.
WHAT IS MODIFIED BITUMEN?
Like its name implies, modified bitumen (or asphalt) roofs involve modifying asphalt with certain materials to make asphalt roofing more durable and long lasting. Modified bitumen is generally modified asphalt with a rubber (SBS) or plastic (APP) additive. This enhances the asphalt properties, creating high-performance roof membranes.
Introduced to the United States in the 1970’s, today modified bitumen systems are seen as the modern alternative to traditional built-up roofs. Modified bitumen roofs provide excellent weathering and fire-resistant properties and they have the ability to withstand a huge temperature range. These commercial roofs also offer ease of handling, great flexibility, impact resistance, strength and system compatibility.
Modified bitumen roof membranes can be installed with the common torch method, asphalts, or cold adhesives. Regardless of how the material is applied, the seams are typically melted together for a seamless roof that works to stop leaks. This is another significant advantage of modified bitumen roofs.
APP BITUMEN & SBS BITUMEN
APP modified bitumen membranes are self-adhering when heated using a roofing torch. SBS modified bitumen membranes can also be formulated for torch application, but are more commonly applied using hot asphalt or cold SBS modified bitumen adhesive. The result is a BUR system with significantly enhanced performance capabilities. Continuing improvements in technology have also resulted in self-adhering SBS roof membranes. Contact us today to learn more.