Modified bitumen is one of the most ideal roofing systems for commercial buildings. It’s similar to the traditional tar built-up roofing system, but with a considerably modern twist. Here’s how a modified bitumen roofing system can benefit your building.
What Is a Modified Bitumen System?
Modified bitumen is a modern take on the traditional “tar-and-gravel” roofing system. It’s installed by using a combination of the torch method, asphalts and cold adhesives. When properly applied, bitumen provides a waterproof layer of protection to your roof. It’s best applied on a flat to low-slope commercial roof.
Benefits of Modified Bitumen
Here are the key benefits you’ll enjoy with a modified bitumen system installed by an experienced general contractor:
Tear-resistant: Due to its viscous nature, modified bitumen is highly tear-resistant. This is further enhanced by combining fiberglass to add another layer of protection against chipping and tears.
Waterproof: The base layer of the bitumen is extremely waterproof when it’s properly installed. This makes your roof more effective during rainy and snowy seasons.
Energy-Efficient: Modified bitumen features a “cool roof” top layer to deflect the sun’s rays. Providing perfect insulation for your roof, it prevents the weather from affecting your interior.
Flexible: Bitumen can easily expand and contract without losing or breaking form, making it an ideal roofing material for climates that experience extreme temperature variations.
Easily repairable: Bitumen is easier and thus cheaper repair than other roofing materials. Choosing bitumen for your roof replacement project will save you more in the long run.
Buford Roofing & Construction offers commercial and residential roofing and restoration. Call us at (817) 754-6555. We serve homeowners around Grapevine and Flower Mound, TX.