Modified Bitumen Offers an Effective Alternative to Commercial Tile Roofing

If you are thinking about installing or replacing your commercial tile roofing, it’s important to consider the alternatives. This is especially important if your facility has a low pitch or flat roof. In fact, a modified bitumen system can give you a wide range of benefits. Here is more info about MB roofing and the many benefits it has to offer.

Problems with Tile Roofing

Tile is an expensive material for roofs. In fact, some roofs can cost as much as fourteen hundred dollars per square (covers one hundred square feet) or more. Installing tile is not an easy task, and it takes a lot of skill and experience.

Once a tile is in place, it’s somewhat durable, but it is subject to impact damage. Replacing broken tiles can be expensive and time-consuming. If your roof has a relatively low pitch, tile is not usually recommended and can result in the terrors of water damage.

Modified Bitumen

Modified bitumen (MB) is similar to built-up asphalt type roofs. They have been available for more than 40 years and have a successful history. This kind of roof is usually applied in five different layers, as such:

  • Insulating layer – helps keep your building warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • Modified Bitumen sheets
  • MB membranes -co-polymers reinforced with fiberglass or polyester material
  • Adhesive – bonds and waterproofs
  • Outer surface – protects your new roof from ultraviolet light damage and the weather.

Modified Bitumen Types

  • You can have one of two types of MB roofing systems:
  • SBS – styrene butadiene styrene – excellent for warmer climates like Florida.
  • APP – atactic polypropylene needs less equipment and space to install.

Benefits to switching to an MB Roof:

As opposed to tile roofing, MB roofs offer exceptional waterproofing performance. They can be used in many applications. You can choose from many top surfaces, and long-term warranties are currently available. Additionally, MB roofing has a very competitive life-cycle cost and high-tensile strength.

If you are looking for an alternative to the costly process of installing tile roofing, contact the experts at WeatherTight Systems, Inc. Check out our MB roofing page for more details: You can also follow them on Instagram for more information.

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