In many cases, commercial roofing has unique and individual specifications that makes it stand wear and tear better than others. One of the best all-around commercial roofs, however, is modified bitumen. A close cousin of the asphalt roof—bitumen is, in fact, the binder that holds asphalt together—a modified bitumen roof consists of up to five layers, which affords commercial roofs more protection from whatever nature throws its way.
Roofer Chicks is an accredited installer of modified bitumen roofs. Our customers want it for a few reasons:
A modified bitumen roof is inherently water-resistant to the point of being completely waterproof. With five layers of material, including a surfacing coat created specifically to keep out water and ultraviolet light, and a modified bitumen sheet backed by fiberglass—plus a steel deck underneath that’s rated for water resistance—a modified bitumen roof can eliminate any water leaking issues that you might have with your old roof.
Easy Installation and Repair
A modified bitumen roof is easier to install. Unlike EPDM roofs that need a torch or an open flame to “weld” onto the surface, a modified bitumen roof can be cold-applied. Plus, it’s easier in terms of roof repair; most damage to it occurs to its seams (which are fewer than any type of commercial roof), and you can simply buy a modified bitumen patch to replace the offending layer or section.
Foot Traffic Ready
Thanks to its tear-resistant top surface, a modified bitumen roof can withstand constant foot traffic, additional weight, and the dragging of heavy equipment on top of it. It uses reinforcing layers composed of either fiberglass or polyester. Whether you want to store water tanks, HVAC equipment or a rooftop cafe, a modified bitumen roof is ready for every conceivable use.
Roofer Chicks is the final authority on commercial and residential roofing. Learn why we’re the most trusted roofing contractor in the area by calling us today at (830) 627-7663. You can also fill out our form to get started. We serve New Braunfels, TX, and nearby areas.