Modified bitumen roofing is a modern adaptation of the classic built-up roofing (BUR) system. Incorporating the advancements of polymer modification, this roofing material is designed for buildings with low-slope or flat roof structures. It combines the resilience and flexibility of asphalt with the strength of a polyester or fiberglass mat.

Benefits of Modified Bitumen Roofing

Modified bitumen roofs offer numerous advantages that make them an ideal choice for commercial properties:

  • Durability: Highly resistant to tears and punctures, which helps extend the life of the roof.
  • Weather Resistance: Performs exceptionally well against extreme weather conditions, including heat, cold, and rain.
  • Energy Efficiency: Available in cool roofing options that can reflect UV rays and decrease building cooling costs.
  • Flexibility: The material remains flexible in cold temperatures, reducing the risk of cracking and allowing for year-round installation.
  • Easy Repair and Maintenance: Modified bitumen is relatively easy to repair and maintain compared to other roofing types.

Types of Modified Bitumen Roofing

There are primarily two types of modified bitumen roofing systems:

  • SBS (Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene): Provides enhanced flexibility and elongation, typically installed using cold adhesives or hot asphalt.
  • APP (Atactic Polypropylene): Increases the aging ability and improves performance under high temperatures, usually applied using a torch method.

Our Installation Process

Amherst Roofing and Sheet Metal Ltd. follows a meticulous installation process to ensure the highest quality results:

  1. Site Assessment: Thorough inspection of the existing roof to determine the best system configuration and application method.
  2. Surface Preparation: Cleaning and preparing the roof surface to ensure optimal adhesion and performance of the roofing material.
  3. Installation: Professional application of the modified bitumen, ensuring seamless integration with your building’s architecture.
  4. Quality Assurance: Post-installation inspections to guarantee the work meets our stringent standards for quality and durability.

Contact Us

If you’re interested in exploring modified bitumen for your commercial roofing needs, or if you have any questions, contact us today. Our experts are ready to help you select the best roofing solution for your property.