MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOF SYSTEMS
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MODIFED BITUMEN COMMERCIAL ROOFING SYSTEMS
Asphalt is one of the oldest roofing technologies still in use today and it is a reliable solution for both residential and commercial roofing needs. Asphalt roofing uses asphalt as a waterproofing membrane.
Commercial asphalt roofing systems consist of two or more waterproofing layers. This redundancy provides building owners with durable waterproofing protection.
WAYS TO INSTALL A MODIFIED BITUMEN
Hot Mopped – One of the oldest application methods still used today, involves melting blocks of asphalt in a large kettle and spreading the melted asphalt on the roof with mops.
Heat Weld/Torch – Using a torch, the installer will melt the asphalt on the underside of the membrane. This will allow the sheet to adhere to the substrate below.
Cold-Applied – The installer will attach the roofing membrane by applying a liquid adhesive with a tool such as a notched squeegee or an applicator gun to the substrate or previously applied layer of roofing material.
Self-Adhered – This fast growing asphaltic installation method involves rolling out a membrane and peeling the film backing to adhere the membrane. This method can increase the speed of installation over the other three methods and does not produce unpleasant odors.
ADVANTAGES OF A MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOFING SYSTEM
Modified bitumen rolls are synonymous with quality assurance. They come with a granular surface layer under a factory-applied mineral surfacing procedure to guarantee consistent application. In addition to better longevity, they don’t wear out easily, minimizing your roof repair costs over time.
While safety considerations are necessary when an open flame or torch is involved during installation, modified bitumen systems are less complicated to apply. In turn, you can save money on labor and experience less disruption.
Coming in overlapping rolls, modified bitumen roofs comprise large seamless areas. Fewer seams mean fewer chances of leakage. If you hire a specialist in this roofing option, you can rest assured that the joints are correctly attached.
The base sheet of modified bitumen materials is mechanically attached to the sheathing with disc plating or cap nails. As a result, it can resist wind uplift effectively.
Modified bitumen systems come with polymer-reinforced roof wear layers, which perform well in cold climates. Elastic and flexible, they promise to stay in one piece when it’s freezing.
Like asphalt shingle roofs, mod-bit materials lend themselves to recycling. At the end of their service lives, they will not end up in landfills. While there’s no roofing material that’s 100% green, their durability and sustainability make them some of the friendliest to nature.
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