Modified Bitumen Installation

modified bitumen installationIf you have a flat or low-slope roof then you will need to consider the best roofing materials for this specific roofing style. One extremely popular material choice is modified bitumen. Modified bitumen is a type of built-up roofing system. It is a high-quality alternative to traditional built-up systems. If you are interested in modified bitumen installation in San Antonio, TX, then contact our expert roofing team at (210) 663-0464. Great Built Roofing and Construction have years of experience handling the installation of modified bitumen roofs and we will be happy to walk you through the process.

Modified bitumen was created in Europe back in the mid-1960’s. Over the years it has continued to grow in popularity due to its proven track record of extreme durability and wonderful weather resistance.

Modified bitumen is created through a special blend of synthetic rubberized polymers and asphalt. As an asphalt based roofing system, it is both affordable and durable. Modified bitumen can be blended in a myriad of ways depending on what function you want to focus on. There are even blends available that are created with highly reflective coatings. This product then can be used to create a “cool roof” for your building. Cool roofs are desirable because they reflect UV rays and lower energy costs during the hot summers Texas faces. These modified bitumen roofs usually employ white granules. There are many color options available so talk to us about your specific needs.

What are the benefits of installing a modified bitumen roof?

Modified bitumen roofing comes with a number of benefits. The following are all some of the positives you may experience when you choose modified bitumen roofing:

  • Cost effective life cycle
  • Excellent waterproofing abilities
  • High fire, wind and hail resistance rating
  • Large scope of application methods
  • Superior strength and durability
  • Variety of top-surfacing options

modified bitumen installationThe installation process for modified bitumen usually is handled in one of three ways: hot-mopped (torch application), cold process adhesives or self-adhering. Self-adhering is by far the easiest and safest form of installation. In this installation process, the modified bitumen comes in sheets that are created to adhere to the roof-s substrate. Not only is it much safer than using hot torches and hot asphalt, it also is better for the environment because it is free of volatile organic chemical fumes.

If you are interested in modified bitumen installation in San Antonio, TX, give our expert roofers a call at (210) 663-0464. Great Built Roofing and Construction can assist you in this specialized flat roofing system.