Modified Bitumen

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Modified Bitumen Roofing

Modified bitumen roofing is manufactured using modifiers that are added to standard roofing asphalt to replace plasticizers removed during the distillation process. It’s reinforced with fiberglass or polyester to increase strength and durability.

Two Types of Modified Bitumen Roofing

Modified bitumen roofing comes in two main types.

SBS, or styrene-butadiene-styrene, is the most popular type of modified bitumen roofing. SBS is very flexible due to a synthetic rubber additive and has excellent expansion and contraction abilities. SBS systems are typically installed with cold adhesives or hot asphalts.

APP, or atactic polypropylene, is extremely durable and protects against aging, extending its lifespan and ensuring optimum durability. APP systems are installed using the torch method.

Benefits of Modified Bitumen Roofing

Modified bitumen roofing is an excellent choice for low-slope roofing projects, offering a number of benefits:

  • It’s highly durable.
  • It’s weather resistant.
  • It’s easy to maintain and repair.
  • Rolls are manufactured in a factory setting to meet high quality standards.
  • It’s easy to install.
  • It’s flexible, so it expands and contracts without the risk of damage.
  • It’s cost-effective for a range of budgets.

Why Choose MRC?

MRC has extensive of experience installing modified bitumen roofing. Our highly skilled installation teams take pride in their excellent workmanship and attention to detail so that your roof is properly installed to ensure the longest possible lifespan. We’re an industry leader with a proven track record in stellar customer service and quality installation. We follow the industry’s Best Practices protocol and use the latest installation methods and technologies to give you the best possible roof for your business, completed on time and on budget.