One of the longer lasting roofing options for flat roofs is bitumen roofing or a modified bitumen roof. Modified bitumen is a type of asphalt product that can be applied in a number of ways to the roof in hot temperatures. Modified bitumen roofs have a lot of advantages over other types of membrane roofing, and are often seen as the modern alternative to the built up roof.
There are a few advantages to using a bitumen roof on your business or home. Unlike some newest types of roofing, bitumen has a long, proven track record that can be counted on. Bitumen roofs can easily last 20 years or more and are one of the longer lasting types of flat roofing materials.
A bitumen roof is also very durable.The fact that a bitumen roof can be seamless is a big advantage. Other types of membrane roofing have seams that are left open or covered with another material that can weaken over time, which will cause leaks and damage your roof.
Bitumen roof is has a high-tensile strength so they are unlikely to develop the kinds of cracks that other flat and membrane roofs are known for. They are also rated against wind, fire, rain, and hail so they are unlikely to be damaged in the event of a storm. Most bitumen roofs usually have a very long manufacturer’s warranty that can add to guarantee the roof’s longevity.
The best way in getting a successful bitumen roof job done is to make sure you are having it done right. This means using a 2 or 3-ply material and having it coated against UV exposure to fight against our Florida sun. When done right, a bitumen roof can far outlast the competition.
Not sure if a bitumen or a modified bitumen roof is right for you… give us a call. Since 1988 Don Schmidt Roofing brings the same amount of knowledge, experience and integrity. We would love to earn your trust and help you with your central Florida home/commercial roof repair or installation. Call us at 407.892.9884 today or contact us online at www.DonSchmidtRoofing.com.