Stevan Buren Commercial Roofing: Modified Bitumen

Modified bitumen roofing is a popular option for low slope commercial roofs.  Taking its inspiration from standard built-up roofing, Modified bitumen is an asphalt based material, with a granulated surface. It comes in rolls and is heat applied to the roof surface using torches.  ModBit comes in a variety of colors, and in southern states, it is common to have white for its reflective properties.

Modified bitumen offers several advantages that many people like.  First, it is tear-resistant and is a great option if there will be heavy foot traffic.  This durability comes from a combination of fiberglass and/or polyester reinforcement layers.  In addition to its durability, it is also a very flexible material.  Modified bitumen will expand and contract without losing its shape in the hot summer sun.

Another great advantage of Modified bitumen material is its energy efficiency.  The top releases absorbed heat, which can reduce the overall energy consumption of your home or business.

Finally, Modified bitumen roofs are easy to repair and maintain.  If your roof does tear, or a leak occurs, repairs can be made quickly and efficiently through patches.   Small sections of bitumen can be asphalted to the surface where the tear or break has happened.  The most common instance of a roofing failure occurs at the seams and areas where the roof meets flashing.

At Stevan Buren Commercial Roofing, we prefer to heat applied modified bitumen creating the best seals and offering the best leak prevention.