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Modified Bitumen Roofing Material Can Withstand Any Weather

You want something that can help your building withstand the hot Texas summers and cold Texas winters, as well as the occasional thunderstorm, tornado, and hurricane. Modified bitumen is frequently used for commercial roofing projects because of a number of benefits. First, though, let’s look at what the material actually is.

What Is Modified Bitumen?

Modified bitumen has been used for roofs in the United States since the mid-1970s. Similar to the “built-up roof” material used for flat roof structures, modified bitumen roofing consists of asphalt-based membranes surfaced with granules. Through modification and blending, it achieves increased resistance to brittleness, greater overall flow resistance, and increased elasticity. For the Dallas climate and weather, these improvements make a huge difference.

It’s generally available in three types of systems: AAP torch applied, SBS mop down, and self-adhered.

The Benefits of Modified Bitumen Roofing

In general, the biggest benefit of modified bitumen roofing is that it’s durable enough to handle any weather Texas can throw at it. Because it’s made to expand and contract, it can endure very high and very low temperatures that other roofing materials can’t.

There are some other great benefits of modified bitumen roofing, including

● high flexibility and tensile strength
● great performance track record
● highly waterproof
● easy to repair
● resistant to elements like fire, wind, and hail
● impressive life-cycle cost

Of course, the benefits of using this material are further enhanced if you get your roof repaired or replaced with Castro Roofing. We’re the only roofer in the United States to offer leak repair for life, so once it’s fixed, you won’t have to worry about the roof anymore!

Is It Right for You?

To decide if it’s right for you, consider how many other buildings in the Dallas area are outfitted with modified bitumen roofing. You’ll find it on all kinds of local buildings: warehouses, car dealerships, schools, hotels, hospitals, manufacturing plants, and many more. If you want something that can handle extreme low and high temperatures, extreme weather, and more, then talk to us today about modified bitumen for your building’s roof.

You’ll be glad you did!

Roofing above the rest,
Rudy Rodriguez
Chief Executive Dreamer

Written by Rudy Rodriguez

June 1, 2015

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