One of the more popular commercial roofing options is modified bitumen. It’s affordable, quick and easy to install and surprisingly sturdy. Bitumen is most often used in slightly sloped or flat roofs, and we have extensive experience in the installation and repair of modified bitumen for commercial properties.
The reason a lot of commercial clients pick modified bitumen over the many other choices they have is because of how easily can be installed over a large area. We can put in multiple bitumen roofs on several buildings in a commercial complex in a short amount of time, resulting in a strong, inexpensive roofing system that won’t need a lot of maintenance over the years. A bitumen roof that has been properly installed and uses high quality materials can last for around two decades on average. Proper care and relatively peaceful environmental conditions could get you even more years out of yours.
How a Modified Bitumen Roof Is Installed
Before we recommend a particular kind of roofing material or style of roof, we first inspect the building site or look over the plans for the building. That way, we know what kind of roof will work best. Modified bitumen isn’t always an option, but it is often what we recommend for modern commercial properties where keeping everything under a budget is a priority. There are stronger, longer lasting roofing system and materials we could use in most cases, but they tend to cost more and not offer a significant increase in value over modified bitumen. In fact, this is one of the better value roofing options you could pick.
This roof is able to be installed over an existing roof, and that can save you money on roof replacement, if your current roof is in poor condition.
There are a few different ways that modified bitumen can be installed, depending on the kind of bitumen used.