Modified bitumen is a layered roofing system that has been around for decades now. It was first developed in Europe in the mid-1960s and became commonplace in the United States in the 1970s. Modified Bitumen is ideal for low slope or flat roofs which is a popular style for commercial buildings in Denver, CO.
Modified Bitumen can withstand exposure to harsh environmental conditions, including extreme cold and wind. It also has exceptional wind uplift resistance when installed and sealed properly. Our experts crews make sure every single seam is perfectly adhered giving you a solid roofing system that will last for many years.
If you aren’t sure if Modified Bitumen is the right choice for your roof, feel free to give us a call and we would be happy to walk you through your options to find the perfect material for your Denver roof.
Modified bitumen roofing can be installed in various ways. It can be applied with a cold adhesive, hot mopped adhesives or the more common method would be torch down where it is heated with a torch and rolled onto the roof. The precise method depends on personal preference as well as the type of modified bitumen used. For styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) roofing, for example, the material is applied in rolls, with each roll’s edges overlapping those of the next roll.
The most modern modified bitumen roofs consist of self-adhering sheets. The rolls of roofing material are manufactured with a release paper. This method allows for a safer application process free of volatile organic chemicals fumes (a risk linked to application with torches and hot asphalt).
Modified bitumen roofs have many advantages that make it particularly desirable in harsh climates like Colorado such as:
With its strength and durability, a modified bitumen roof can last 15 years or more, even in difficult climates. Proper installation and regular maintenance will extend the lifespan of the roof. For example, it’s important to check annually for curling edges in the case of a self-adhesive membrane. This kind of problem is usually an indicator of bad installation, however. Let Overhead Roofing Of Denver install your modified bitumen roof to ensure you get the quality you deserve and avoid problems like these.
There are many factors that go into the overall cost of having a new Modified Bitumen roofing system installed, but it can be broken down pretty easily. Below are some of the factors to consider when figuring out pricing of your roof system.
Overhead Roofing Of Denver specializes in commercial roofing applications and some of our favorite roofing systems to work with is modified bitumen. We serve customers throughout Denver and the surrounding areas, providing expert roofing installation, replacement, and repairs. We’re so confident in the quality of our work that we offer labor and material warranties on every roof we replace, including all types of Modified Bitumen roofing systems.
Our friendly and skilled team will advise you on the best modified bitumen roofing installation procedure to suit your specifications so you get the exact roof that your building needs. Give us a call to get your free quote.