Learn more about Modified Bitumen roofing systems
Modified bitumen roofing system was developed almost sixty years ago in Europe and was introduced on the United States roofing market around 50 years ago. It is called „modified“ bitumen because the asphalt was mixed with an addition of rubber or plastic-based binders. That way asphalts durability and performance were significantly improved. This roofing system is installed by utilizing one or up to three plies.
The membrane of modified bitumen is made out of few additional layers. That can be categorized as a factory produced built-up roofing system. Buildings today use structural materials that are lighter in weight than those that are being used for almost centuries. Asphalt is known as one of the most waterproofing materials available today, but it get severely damaged over time, and it becomes fluid on heat and brittle while cold. That is the main reason asphalt is being mixed with other materials like plastic and rubber to give it more durability and resistance to temperature fluctuations. Those additional materials are providing an asphalt with „memory“ always to retract to its initial state and form. It becomes even more resistant to water and temperature differences. It can be heat welded which is the great option for places where it is not recommendable to utilize hot asphalt, for example, high-rises, hospitals, and schools. It can also be applied by a cold adhesive which automatically excludes the presence of toxic fumes and odor throughout the installation. Hot asphalt application is the most budget friendly way of membrane application. If you are installing a modified bitumen roofing system on a new building or if a larger project is in question then go for hot asphalt application method. And it can be a self-adhesive which is best for roofing projects where high installations are not possible. Modified bitumen roofing system can also save you money on maintenance since it is easy to maintain and your maintenance staff can keep it in excellent condition, unlike the single ply roofing systems which require professional roofing contractor for maintenance. But if it comes to any damage that requires repair service, contact your roofing contractor because ignored damage can lead to complete roof replacement. Since modified bitumen roofing system is applied in three layers, that means that installation is almost always error-free, it can withstand for traffic, and that it is more resistant to penetrations and outside weather conditions like hail, rain, snow, cold, heat and high winds that can carry debris.
If you choose modified bitumen roofing system for your Houston commercial roof, you can’t go wrong. Opting for a modified bitumen to protect your business and your employees is one of the best decisions you can make. For any additional information, contact or visit our homepage.
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