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Modified Bitumen Roofing Contractors
Modified bitumen is a single-ply flat roofing material that is rolled out onto the surface of a roof. The most common installation method has been to roll the material onto the roof while simultaneously heating it with a blow torch so the bitumen material (asphalt, basically) softens enough to adhere to the roof’s surface. However, many manufacturers now offer self-adhering rolls, which eliminates any danger of a blow torch igniting the roof.
One of the advantages of a modified bitumen roof is that it reflects UV rays instead of absorbing them. This helps save money on energy bills. On the downside, modified bitumen is not scuff and tear-resistant, so it does not tolerate foot traffic well. If you need to access your roof frequently, or anticipate this ever becoming a need, a modified bitumen roof isn’t the best choice. These roofs have an average life span of 20 years, but can often last longer if maintained well.
Modified Bitumen Roof Installation and Repair
Overhead Solutions Green Bay roofers installs and maintains modified bitumen roofs for businesses throughout northeast Wisconsin, including Door County and the Fox Valley. If you’re considering roofing or re-roofing with modified bitumen, we can take a look at your roof and provide you a free estimate, as well as suggestions for other roofing systems worth considering.