Built-Up Roofing & Modified Bitumen Systems

 

Asphalt Based Roofing

Asphalt based roofing systems are time tested and incredibly durable. Some well maintained systems have been proven to last over 30 years!  We install a variety of asphalt based roofing systems including APP and SBS modified bitumen membranes and hot and cold applied built up systems.  We work with a variety of manufacturers that can provide warranted systems of all types and durations.  Some benefits of asphalt roofing systems include

 

Built-Up Roofing – BUR provides multi-layered protection using felts saturated in layers of bitumen to create a watertight barrier.  This layering helps increase the longevity of the system and decreases the risk of punctures or other damage.  BUR also has excellent thermal performance that reduces the conduction of heat between the exterior and interior of the building.  In addition, these systems meet very strict fire resistance requirements and can ensure adequate uplift resistance under extreme wind conditions. BUR has a competitive cost per year of expected service life when compared to other systems on the market which make it an excellent choice for the long term

 

Modified Bitumen Systems – Modified roll roofing gained a lot of traction in the 1970s to become a very competitive choice for building owners.  It is considered a hybrid system that provides many of the features of a standard built up roof with the added tensile strength of a modified bitumen cap sheet.  It also provides reduced labor requirements for installation which make it a cost effective solution.  Modified membranes can be used in conjunction with BUR systems as well.

 

These systems can provide long term, proven solutions for your building.  Please contact us to discuss the various asphalt based roofing options that we can provide.