Since modified bitumen roofing has five layers of protection, it’s one of the most effective materials available to commercial property owners.
Modified bitumen roofing is often used on commercial structures for a variety of reasons. This type of roofing is made from asphalt and polymerized plastic or rubber. It also features a fiberglass reinforcement that makes it more durable, yet flexible and highly resistant to moisture penetration. Structures with low-slope or flat roofs can often benefit from the addition of this material, which is similar to built-up-roof (BUR) material.
Since modified bitumen roofing has five layers of protection, it’s one of the most effective materials available to commercial property owners. The first layer is the insulating material, which provides thermal resistance to maintain the roofing system’s temperature stability. Next is the layer of modified plies or base sheets, followed by modified bitumen membranes. These membranes are reinforced with fiberglass or polyester to make them strong and flexible. An adhesive material provides a layer of waterproofing, while the outer layer helps to resist weather damage caused by moisture and the harsh UV rays from the sun.
Here in Raleigh, North Carolina and much of the surrounding area, property owners and managers can count on our team at Roofwise to install this type of roofing. We’re experts in modified bitumen roofing and work with commercial clients to install it on their structures. Our technicians can also replace existing roofs and perform maintenance to keep your roof in good condition. If you’re looking into a new roof and would like to consider this highly durable material, contact us to learn more and find out whether it’s a good fit on your building.