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Flat Roof Problems Solved with Modified Bitumen

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Flat Roof PhoenixModified Bitumen also known as APP or SBS is made from asphalt, modifiers, and solvents. Since the 1970s modified bitumen has been manufactured in the United States as premium protection for flat roofs. Currently, modified bitumen is available in self-adhesive rolls. It offers flat roofs superior water proofing and has insulation properties which keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They come in a variety of colors to compliment your home or business.

If your home or business has a flat roof, modified bitumen is a necessary step in protecting your investment. Secure waterproofing will protect your roof. Also, it will save you hundreds of dollars a year, thanks to the efficient insulation properties of Modified Bitumen. This translates to lower air conditioning and heating bills. Bitumen is easy to repair and expands and contracts based on weather conditions. Modified bitumen is reinforced with fiberglass or polyester fiber matting. The two most common types of bitumen are SBS (styrene-butadiene-styrene), a flexible membrane which has strong contraction and expansion capabilities, and APP (atactic polypropylene) a compound which increases the longevity of the roof.

Nothing will damage a flat roof faster than accumulated standing water. Modified bitumen roofs provide durable protection against the dangers of standing or slow-to-drain water. The durable roofing material is also fire resistant. The methods of modified bitumen application are self-adhesive, torched on, or hot or cold adhesive. Modified bitumen meets and exceeds building and insurance requirements. It’s exceptional strength and durability offers decades of UV and water protection. The flexibility of the material is such that it can be used to weatherproof oddly-shaped roof structures such as domes, observatories, and spires. It is the thickest material available in the single ply roofing materials. Modified bitumen is affordable and offers proven superior protection over built roof materials. This popular roofing has replaced fragile roofs all over the world and is noted for protecting buildings against hail damage as well.

Phoenix Flat RoofInstallation of modified bitumen is facilitated by using the services of certified professionals. Modified bitumen of today looks similar to built-up roofing, yet offers significantly greater benefits at a competitive price. If your home or business has a flat roof, see what installation of modified bitumen can do to protect your investment.

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