When you need to select a new roof for your commercial building, modified bitumen roof systems are a good option. These roof systems include membranes that are made from modified bitumen that is reinforced using polyester, fiberglass or a composite. As a result, this type of roof provides a number of benefits for commercial buildings.
What is a Modified Bitumen Roof System?
Modified bitumen roofs have different layers or components, including modified bitumen membranes, modified base sheets, insulation, adhesive, and surface material. These roofs also have metal flashing, which seals up the roof edges, pipes and vents. Because of the various layers and components, there is a complex installation process involved, but the results are a strong and reliable roof that provides commercial buildings with a high degree of protection from water, wind and other potential damage. The benefits of using this kind of roof system are worth the trouble.
Modified bitumen roofs are built to last for several years, which helps companies save on the cost of having to install a new roof more often. In fact, these roofs can last for 20 years or even longer, especially when they’re regularly inspected and kept in good condition. The long lifespan of this type of roof makes it a smart investment for commercial building owners. Since this roofing system expands and contracts as the building moves, it’s less likely to form tears or have other damage related to wear and tear.
Durable in Extreme Weather
Modified bitumen roofing systems are also known for being highly durable, even under extreme weather conditions. Unlike other types of roofing systems, these roofs are able to withstand high winds, heavy downpours, hail, and other adverse weather conditions without sustaining damage. Since the seams on these roofs are sealed together, there’s also a lower risk of water damage or leaks associated with bad weather.
Easy to Repair and Maintain
Although modified bitumen roof systems are made to be durable and last for many years, like anything, they can become damaged. If damage occurs, such as tears in the roof, it can easily be fixed rather than requiring extensive repairs. This type of roof is also easy to maintain over time, which helps it last longer. Regular inspections can help reduce the need for repairs and ensure that your roof stays in excellent condition throughout its lifespan.
Resists UV Light and Reduces Cooling Costs
Modified bitumen roofs have properties that make them resistant to UV light, unlike more traditional commercial roofing materials. This UV resistance helps these roofs last for a much longer length of time without sustaining damage. Being resistant to UV rays also helps lower the cost of cooling commercial buildings, which helps owners save a considerable amount of money over the years.
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