What Is Modified Bitumen?
This material is created in factories and sold in sheets. Modified bitumen is designed to have the same thickness and physical attributes throughout the entire sheet. Finished roofing membranes can possess multiple bitumen sheets or have a combination of built-up roofing felts and at least one modified bitumen sheet.
Benefits of Modified Bitumen
Adaptable and Versatile
Modified bitumen is versatile because you can add more sheets of polymer material to boost its physical and elemental durability. As a result, roof repairs are easier since they typically just involve adding another layer to the bitumen roofing.
Cost and Energy Efficient
The simplicity of modified bitumen installation, the availability of the main components, and the fact that it requires relatively little upkeep makes this roof system an economical winner. With an energy-efficient roof, it will be easier to keep the interior of your building comfortable. When your HVAC system does not need to work as hard, you will enjoy savings on your energy costs.
Durable and Resilient
The combination of fiberglass and/or polyester reinforcement layers makes modified bitumen more tear-resistant than other roofing options. Modified bitumen is a flexible roofing material, meaning it withstands extreme temperature changes and offers great impact resistance. These are also some of the main reasons property owners prefer this material for their low-slope roofs.
Easy Installation and Care
Experienced contractors take necessary safety precautions when using a torch or open flame while installing modified bitumen roofs. This material does not involve complex methods, unlike other materials. As a result, you may save on your labor costs and encounter less disruption in your building. If the roof gets torn, a professional can repair it quickly using bitumen patches. Usually, low-slope roofs fail at the seals and flashing, but you should not worry about this if your contractor installs and repairs your roof correctly.
Long Lasting and Reliable
Another reason modified bitumen remains a top commercial roofing option is its longevity. It can last for at least two decades but does not require as much maintenance. After use, modified bitumen roofing can be recycled, making it more eco-friendly and sustainable option for your building. Unlike other materials, it will not contribute to landfill waste. The durability and sustainability of modified bitumen also make them better for the environment.
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