Modified Bitumen Roofing Protection
Modified bitumen roofing material is a great product with a proven track record. Modified bitumen roofing materials have been around since the mid-’60s, but it wasn’t until the mid-’70s that their use led the industry. Now, modified bitumen roofing materials are the most widely used roofing materials for flat roof commercial buildings.
Modified bitumen roofing materials come with a variety of installation specifications from torch down to cold applied processes. The newest innovation in modified bitumen roofing materials is a self-adhering installation strip. The roofing materials are rolled out and stuck together with the self-adhering strip that does not require special tools or added labor. Once the material is rolled out and the adhesive strip bonds with the substrate, the roof has all of the same water protection qualities as the other methods used for installing modified bitumen roofing.
Modified Bitumen Roofing Materials & Surfacing Options
The great thing about modified bitumen roofing is the large assortment of material and surfacing options. The two most commonly used materials are asphalt-based, with one of them having a rubberized asphalt blend for increased flexibility. Surface options include several different types of gravel coverings, as well as factory-applied cool roof coatings that are Energy Star compliant.
As an added benefit, some types of modified bitumen roofing with Energy Star compliant coatings can save the consumer up to 50% on utility costs. Modified bitumen roofing with cool roof coatings reflect solar heat away from the interior of the building and help cut energy costs associated with the hot South Carolina sun.
Modified Bitumen Roofing Tax Credits
When considering modified bitumen roofing materials, many people in the Upstate area of South Carolina have managed to save thousands on their project when using Energy Star compliant materials. And these savings are not just limited to utility costs, but include several available tax credits as well.
Torch Down Roofing for Flat Roof Construction
Torch down roofing materials are the most commonly used roofing materials for flat roof construction. Torch down roofing gets its name from the method by which it is applied. This roofing material is installed in overlapping sheets that bond together when heated with a torch.
The materials used in most torch down roofing applications are also known as rubberized asphalt. Using a torch to melt the overlapping bitumen together creates a durable and highly resistant roof, giving most torch down roofs an average lifespan of 20 years.
Torch Down Roofing Benefits
The reason a large number of flat roofs are done with torch down roofing materials has to do with rubberized technologies that make them highly beneficial for flat roofs that have some spots that collect water. Older buildings might have drainage problems that cause small puddles to form, but, with the rubberized torch down roofing materials, these puddles will dry in the exterior of the building, rather than drain through to the interior. Though this highly water-resistant material might cost a little more than some other methods, it is still regarded as the best type of roofing material for flat roofs that might not drain as rapidly as other types of commercial roofs.
Another great benefit to torch down roofing materials is their ease of installation. There are no noxious fumes or other environmental hazards that the installer has to contend with. The torching process only releases a small amount of odor when the torch heats the surface, causing the two layers to bond together.
Modified Bitumen Roofing Professionals
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