MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOF
Bitumen is sometimes more commonly known as asphalt, and modified bitumen is asphalt combined with several substances that make it more suitable for roofing applications. Several pieces of your modified bitumen roofing system come together to form a watertight membrane that protects your commercial roof from the Florida climate.
The most important part of your roofing project is selecting a roofing contractor you can trust because you can experience issues with even the highest quality roofing products if they are not installed correctly. With over 30 years of experience and industry-leading training standards, you can count on the roofing experts from Campbell Roofing and Sheet Metal to complete your roofing project quickly and effectively for a fair price. Learn more about how we can help you with modified bitumen roof repair by calling us at your convenience.
MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOFING EXPLAINED
Modified bitumen roofing products come in large rolls of roofing membrane that can be flattened over your roofing surface and joined with the other pieces of a single ply system to form a waterproof covering. Typically, steel or plywood decking is installed as a base for the entire roofing system. Insulation is then added to the top of the decking to provide added protection from the elements. A mechanically attached roof board tops the insulation and provides the platform that the membrane will be fastened to. The membrane is attached to the roof boardwith fasteners and heat is applied to join the seams of the membrane together.
Modern roofing membranes such as modified bitumen offer several advantages over their predecessor – asphalt flat roofing. Asphalt roofs have proven to be difficult to seal at its connecting points, where newer applications are virtually seamless which leads to fewer leaks. Traditional asphalt roofs also contract and expand in the heat of the day, creating the potential for cracks and leaks. In contrast, modified bitumen and other membranes, are designed to resist expansion and contractioncaused by fluctuations in temperature.