Roofing Series: The Features of Modified Bitumen Roofing

By Stacy Mellete

Your building’s roof is the first the line of defense against the elements. As a property owner, keeping the roof in good condition is one of your priorities. If you’re planning to upgrade your roof, you have several options. One of the roof types that you can select is modified bitumen.

Top roofing contractor in Clearwater FL, Affordable Roofing Systems provides modified bitumen roofing, as we know the benefits you can expect from this roof system for your building.

What Makes Up Modified Bitumen Roofing?

This type of residential roofing is made of polymer modified bitumen membranes that are attached to the roofing substrate using hot asphalt. This forms the roof’s strong and durable protective layer.

To provide additional weatherproofing, flashing will applied to the roof’s perimeter, gaps, and seams. For comfort and energy efficiency, its insulation layer features thermal resistance to limit heat transfer that passes between the roof structure. The surfacing of this roof type is composed of a compound that will help your roof withstand wear from ultraviolet rays.

What are the Advantages You Can Expect?

Modified bitumen roofing is known for its long service life. While traditional asphalt roofs may start experiencing issues after a 10-15-year period, modified bitumen roof systems can last over 20 years without needing too much maintenance. Modified bitumen roofing also offers good protection against weather or water damage.

Whenever you need commercial roofing services like roof replacement or roof repairs in Tampa FL, you can rely on the expertise and quality materials that Affordable Roofing Systems can provide. We go out of our way to provide reliable services by using a “customer first” approach.

Learn more about modified bitumen roofing and other commercial roof systems by giving us a call today! We would love to have the opportunity to provide you with our high level of professional service.

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