There is no doubt about it — flat roofs can cause a lot of problems. When it is time to replace that old aging roof on your commercial building, don’t disregard the benefits of a Modified Bitumen Roof System. Long lasting and durable under almost any weather condition, a Bitumen roof is designed to offer nearly maintenance free coverage for 20 years or more. These are only some of the reasons why more and more property owners rely on Bitumen roofs for their commercial buildings. Read on to learn more about this commercial roofing option.
Bitumen Roofs Last 20-30 Years When Cared for Properly
One of the longest lasting commercial roofing products available for flat roofs, Bitumen roofing has been shown to survive 30 years if cared for properly. Of course, proper installation is also important. For a long-lasting roof, be sure to install only 2-ply or 3-ply (1-ply simply doesn’t hold up over time), and make sure it is UV coated. Otherwise, the roof may be damaged from the constant beat of those sun rays, which can shorten its overall lifespan.
Bitumen Roofs Are Weather Resistant
When it comes to durability, the Bitumen roof is one of the strongest. Able to withstand virtually any type of weather including high winds, torrential rains, fluctuating temperatures, hail and even fire, this type of flat roofing product can stand up to almost any storm.
Featuring a high tensile strength, this type of roofing material is more resistant to cracks and tears, no matter what the weather throws at it. And its ability to expand and contract with the movement of the building means that it can stand up to both the hot sun and the coldest winter temperatures.
Bitumen Roofs Are Easy to Maintain and Repair
Installed using a factory applied mineral surfacing technique that creates a consistent application helps increase a bitumen roof’s durability and also helps make maintenance a breeze. Since seams are melded together with overlapping layers, it is very difficult for water to penetrate this type of roofing system. This lack of open seams means less maintenance and fewer repairs. When a problem does occur, the style makes it easier to fix, thus saving the property owner time and money.
Bitumen Roofs Reduce UV Light & Cooling Costs
Using materials that reduce UV light and its penetration, a Bitumen roof stays cooler. This, of course, keeps heat from building up within the roof and infiltration of the building. Less heat penetrating the roof means lower cooling costs. Using a lighter shade of roofing (besides the basic black) can also help to keep energy costs low.
Getting Professional Help
Confused about the different types of commercial roofing options available, or need more information about the modified Bitumen Roof System? Then call the experts at MG Roofing, Inc. today. We can give you a commercial roof inspection, complete with details about all of your replacement options.