Why Choose a Modified Bitumen Roof System
When it is time to have a new roof installed on your commercial building, one of the biggest decisions you need to make is selecting a roofing material. There are many different types of roofing that can be installed on a commercial roof. One of the most common materials used is modified bitumen roofing system. Learning the benefits this roofing option has to offer can help you see why you should consider a modified bitumen roof system for your commercial building. Read on to discover some of these benefits.
One of the benefits associated with a modified bitumen roofing system is that it is long-lasting. These types of roofs may last upwards of 20 years. This may not sound like a long time, as many residential roofing materials can last 40 to 50 years. However, it is important to note that commercial roofs often have little to no slope, so commercial roofing materials do not last nearly as long as residential roofing materials.
Durable in Extreme Weather
The second benefit of a modified bitument roof is their durability. Modified bitumen roofs are able to withstand extreme weather, such as wind, hail, snow, heavy rains and temperature extremes, such as freezing temperatures or extreme heat. Many commercial roofing materials crack, split, shrink, curl or become damaged in other ways due to these extreme conditions. This shortens their lifespan and/or causes the roof to need costly repairs.
Easy to Repair and Maintain
While a modified bitumen roof system is very durable, there are times when it needs to be maintained or repaired. A modified bitumen roof system should be inspected twice a year as part of its maintenance regime. Repairs are also easy to make. In some cases, a new layer of modified bitumen can simpy be rolled over a tear, worn area, flaw or other imperfection, solving the problem that the roof is facing.
Resists UV Light
The final benefit associated with a modified bitumen roof system is that this type of system works to resists ultraviolet rays and light from the sun. This is beneficial because materials that do not resist or repel this type of light can get hot. When your roof gets hot, the rest of your building can get warmer. In turn, you may have to run your air condtioner earlier in the warm season or longer in the middle of summer. A roofing system that is able to resist or replace UV light is able to help you reduce the cooling costs associated with cooling your commercial buillding.
Is your roof starting to show signs of wear? Do you think it may be time to replace your existing roof? Rosie’s Roofing and Restoration can help you determine if your Atlanta-area roof needs to be repaired or replaced. Contact us today to schedule your commercial roof inspection.