Modified Bitumen (Mod Bit) Roofing System

What is Modified Bitumen Roofing?

Modified bitumen is thought of as the evolutionary cousin of the built-up roofing systems (BUR) that have been used on low-slope roofs for more than 100 years. It is made of asphalt combined with polymerized rubber or plastic, then reinforced with fiberglass to create a rugged-yet-flexible waterproof membrane. Modified bitumen roofing is primarily used on flat or low-slope commercial roofs. Depending on the type and material, these membranes may be installed as part of a two-layer system or as part of a multi-ply system.

Why Modified Bitumen?

Modified Bitumen was developed to improve upon built-up roofing systems. This hybrid material combines asphalt membranes with polymerized rubber or plastic and is reinforced with fiberglass, creating a sturdy yet flexible roofing material.

Here's why the mod bit system has become a go-to choice for many:

  • Suited for various applications: The mod bit system is versatile enough for commercial, industrial, and residential roofing.
  • Multi-layer protection: Mod bit roofing typically comprises two or more layers, providing enhanced durability.
  • Weather-resistant: This roofing solution excels in various climates, including harsh conditions like Upstate and Central NY weather.
  • High Tensile Strength: Mod bit is celebrated for its resistance to punctures and tears usually resulting from storm damage, wind-driven debris, and foot traffic.
  • Energy Efficiency: With high UV resistance, mod bit systems help to reduce energy costs significantly.

Why Choose a Modified Bitumen Roofing System?

  • Tear Resistant
  • Flexibility
  • Ease of installation, repair and maintenance
  • Energy-efficient
Opting for a modified bitumen roofing system is not just a choice; it's a sound investment in your property's longevity and protection. By understanding its components, the benefits, the installation process, and the importance of choosing the right contractor, you can ensure a high return on this investment for years to come. Armed with this engaging and comprehensive guide, you can confidently move forward with your commercial roofing project.
The following manufacturers offer Mod Bit Roofing Systems:
  • Siplast
  • Soprema
  • Garland
  • GAF
  • Elevate
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