Modified bitumen roofing is one of the most commonly used flat roofing systems in commercial and residential properties. It’s flexible, durable and can withstand inclement weather, infrared light and mechanical damage just as well as any rubber roof.
Enchantment Roofing and Construction briefly discusses the origins of modified bitumen and its key features that set it apart from other flat roofing materials.
While it’s unknown who actually developed modified bitumen, the practice of tar and graveling roofs has its origins in Europe in the late 1960s. Other countries then started developing their own tar-and-gravel roofs with different formulations and applications, eventually leading to a strong market for the material we now know as modified bitumen.
Modified bitumen is one of the most tear-resistant materials available thanks to its robust fiberglass or polyester reinforcement layers. This makes it one of the best choices for flat and low-slope roofs or any roof that experiences high foot traffic.
Even when the roof does tear, modified bitumen is easy to repair with bitumen patches. While you can do this on your own, we recommend having an experienced roofer like Enchantment Roofing and Construction handle the job to avoid mistakes. We offer preventive repair work as part of our new roof construction services.
An Energy-Efficient Option
Unlike rubber roofs, the top layer of the modified bitumen roof can be treated with a finish or coating to give it better thermal reflectance and thermal emission. This is because unlike rubber roofs, modified bitumen is made from asphalt and accepts coats and finishes easily.
Finally, these asphalt membranes are also inherently waterproof. Adding more layers to the modified bitumen allows property owners to further increase the roof’s water resistance.
Enchantment Roofing and Construction will properly install your new modified bitumen roof so you can take full advantage of its many benefits. We also install metal roofing systems.
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