When it comes to commercial properties, one of the most popular roofing material choices is modified bitumen. This material has remained one of the go-to options for many a roofing contractor and business owner, ever since it was first in Europe in the 1960’s.
Composition of Modified Bitumen Roofing
Modified bitumen has a granular surface with a reinforcement of one or several layers of fabric to make it stronger. The fabric layer can be made of glass fibers, polyester or a combined layer of both of these materials.
There are three conventional methods of installing modified bitumen: hot application, cold application or the use of its self-adhering properties. It is as strong as or stronger than single-ply and built-up roofing.
Reasons to Choose Modified Bitumen
Modified bitumen is a roofing material of choice because of the benefits it offers:
Long-Lasting – Modified bitumen is known to last a long time, up to 20 years, with very minimal maintenance.
Strong – Depending on the polymer modification and thickness that’s perfect for your area, modified bitumen roofing can be installed in cold and hot climates. It can withstand severe punishment from the weather with only a minimal need for maintenance and roof repair.
Durable Against Water – Modified bitumen does not have any problem when installed in rain-prone areas, as its adhesives provide strong protection against water damage.
Insulating – The insulating layer of modified bitumen throughout the system makes it one of the most energy-efficient commercial roofing options.
Strong Against High Winds – Modified bitumen roofing has a base sheet that’s mechanically attached to the sheathing. Roofers use cap nails or disc plating to do this. This makes the roof capable of withstanding wind uplift.
Roofing contractors don’t have a difficult time installing modified bitumen roofs, so the cost of labor is not as high as other heavier and more work-intensive roofing. Such advantages make modified bitumen one of your best options if you’re looking for a roofing material for your building today.
Pechacek’s General Contracting is a licensed and manufacturer-certified roofing company. We can install and maintain your modified bitumen roofing system. We also offer gutter installation. Call us today at (715) 425-9801 or fill out this form to get your free, no-obligation estimate. We work with homeowners and businesses in Hudson and in River Falls, WI.