One of the most popular commercial roofing systems in North America, Modified Bitumen roofing is an asphalt-based product designed for buildings with low-slope or flat roof structures. Modified Bitumen roof systems can be installed by heat-welding, hot-asphalt, and cold-process adhesives and is perfect for commercial applications in Dallas / Fort Worth / Kansas City.
Membrane roofing is used to move water off the roof. Membrane roofs are most commonly made from synthetic rubber, thermoplastic (PVC or similar material), or modified bitumen. Membrane roofs are most commonly used in commercial applications, though they are becoming more popular in residential applications.
In a heat application process the seams are heated to melt the asphalt together and create a seal. There is also hot-mopped application, similar to how conventional built-up roofs are installed. Cold-applied adhesives and self-adhesive membranes are two of the more recent options. This material is also referred to as APP and SBS Membranes.
APP Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems are available in a variety of thicknesses in smooth and granule surfaces. They are reinforced with a strong, non-woven polyester mat. APP membranes deliver superior rooftop performance for both new and reroofing applications. APP membranes can be installed by heat welding or with cold-applied adhesives.
SBS rubber is flexible and has the memory to return to its original form. The addition of SBS rubber to asphalt increases the flow characteristics and improves the low-temperature flexibility and fatigue resistance of roofing asphalt. The end product is a high-performance, 2-3 ply system.
Granule non-woven polyester mat that is coated with flexible, SBS polymer-modified asphalt and is surfaced with mineral granules. Also available in APP smooth and granule versions. It is designed for new roofing and reroofing applications, as well as flashings.
Benefits of Modified Bitumen Roofing
Longevity – This type of roofing can last up to 20 years without the need for too much maintenance.
Strength – Both types of modified bitumen roofing can withstand both high and low temperatures due to polymer modification. The number of sheets also improves durability.
Waterproof – The adhesives used to attach modified bitumen provide protection against water damage.
Energy efficient – This type of roofing material comes with an insulating layer that limits the flow of heat throughout the system.