MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOF
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MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOFING
Modified Bitumen roofing is a roofing process that includes multiple layers just like, the built-up roofing system. Mod bit roofing consists of five different layers of roofing materials to ensure the reliability of your roof. The topmost layer of Modified roofing is the insulation, which is made up of thermal resistant roofing material. After this, base sheets are attached with all up-to-date roofing tools, and then a membrane is created out of fiberglass or polyester. The fourth layer comprises water-resistant material and adhesive to fix the layers properly, and, lastly, a firm surface is created for utmost protection from the external environment. Bitumen roofing is perfect for flat roofs or roofs that are less steep; it is not a suitable type of roofing for steep pitch roofs.
WHAT ARE MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOF SYSTEMS
Modified bitumen roof systems have two classified categories, namely SBS and APP. The Atactic polypropylene (APP) is a bitumen modified with plastic material, whereas the styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) includes synthetic rubber. The effect and prices of both of these modified materials are different from each other. The bitumen roof system is, basically, an advancement and modification of the conventional asphalt roofing, and it is considered to be more durable and convenient to install on various flat roof commercial or residential buildings.
HOW LONG DOES A MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOF LAST
Bitumen is a durable roofing material; however, the lifespan of Modified bitumen roof may vary according to your locality, quality of materials used in the layers, weather conditions, type of your building, initial installation process, and much more. On average, the useful life of Mod bit roofing is expected to be good 20 years, but again this is affected if, in case, natural disasters or calamities occur. Regular roofing inspection and proper maintenance can increase the life expectancy of your Bitumen roofing; nonetheless, reluctance in repairs can distort the functionality and destroy the modified roofing even before its age.
There are multiple benefits of installing a layered Bitumen roof. Firstly, it is a highly durable roofing material that has a long lifespan. Secondly, it can be installed by various installation methods and application techniques. It is water-resistant, and its top layer leaves a cooling effect on the roof throughout the day. Moreover, this type of roofing contributes significantly to the structural integrity of your building and enhances tensile-strength. It is convenient and feasible to maintain bitumen regularly, which saves a massive sum of money dedicated to its life-cycle cost. Regular inspection and repairs contribute to its prolonged life, which will prevent you from investing in frequent roof replacements. It is a win-win for anyone who is looking for a durable roofing option in a limited budget.
HOW DO WE INSTALL YOUR MODIFIED BITUMEN
The installation of Modified Bitumen is a technical process and can be a hassle for many, to make it convenient; it is advisable to seek help from professional Bitumen roofers or experienced roofing contractors. Before installing a new roof, we conduct an analysis of your flat roof after which a cleaning process is carried out. We make sure your rooftop is free from any sort of trapped moisture or dust, which can cause hindrance in the installation process. A strong membrane is layered over the surface of the roof; after which, thin layers of bitumen sheets are laid across the roof. The sheets are measured according to the area, which is to be covered, and then flashings are attached. Once the layering process is complete, the roofing material is fixed with a propane torch and other roofing equipment. In the end, a top protective layer is constructed, and your flat mod-roof is ready.
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