As one of the most common low-slope roofing systems on the market, modified bitumen roofing is an ideal choice for most commercial roofing and building applications. To understand why it’s a popular choice, here’s a walk-through on how the material is made and its benefits.
How Modified Bitumen Roofing Works
Modified bitumen is composed of polymer-modified bitumen reinforced with one or more layers of fabric. The material can consist of polyester, glass fiber or a combination of both. This is also a modern take on the traditional built-up or “tar-and-gravel” roofing, and they’re installed using conventional methods, such as hot or cold application or self-adhered.
Modified bitumen roofs offer the same levels of protection as built-up roofs. Despite its similarities to Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), what makes them different is that EPDM is made from recycled rubber while modified bitumen is made from asphalt.
Why You Should Choose Modified Bitumen Roofing
- It’s Waterproof
This is because modified bitumen roofing systems have large seamless areas as they come in overlapping rolls. This also means fewer chances of water leaks!
- It’s Tear Resistant
The main advantage modified bitumen roofing has over other commercial roofing systems is that it’s extremely tear-resistant. This is thanks to the combination of fiberglass and/or polyester reinforcement layers.
- It’s Energy-Efficient
This type of roofing material comes with an insulating layer that limits the flow of heat throughout the system. The top layer can also be treated to add “cool roof” features, such as solar reflectance and thermal emission.
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