MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOF
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MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOFING
The first iteration of the modified bitumen roof was first invented in Europe in the mid 20th century. This type of roofing includes bitumen, which is improved with polymers, and also strengthened with fiberglass. It is then put together in a combination such that the roof’s physical properties are elevated, so much that there are only a few other materials that match them.
MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOF SYSTEMS
environment-friendly mod bit roofing
These roofs also have the inherent nature of being tear-resistant because of their manufacturing processes and the sheer number of layers they have, while bitumen roofing only has three layers. Although these roof systems are robust, it doesn’t mean that you will have to compromise on looks. The top layer of a modified bitumen roof can usually be customized to match your existing shingles as well.
Modified bitumen is environment-friendly since most of the materials used can easily be recycled without ending up being useless in a dumpster. This further helps you to reduce your own carbon footprint, if you care about that stuff. A modified bitumen roofing is also very easy to install and repair, for they, basically, come in rolled sheets like a carpet.
HOW LONG DOES A MODIFIED BITUMEN ROOF LAST
Although there are so many advantages to the modified bitumen roof systems, we feel a moral responsibility to let you know about these roofs’ downsides. The lifespan of these systems is less (around 10 to 15 years) compared to a non modified bitumen. This means that you might have to get your roof replaced quicker than you would think. Moreover, while dealing with these roofs, compared to a bitumen roof, it is important to have proper drainage systems in place. Otherwise, these could quickly develop cracks and leaks, costing you some precious bucks to get them repaired every time this happens!
You should also know that while installing a modified bitumen roofing, the materials are heated to very high temperatures using blowtorch, which activates the release of harmful fumes along with a foul odor which could become dangerous on contact. However, the fumes are released very quickly, so they don’t stay in the building for long.