A Modified Bitumen roof is an asphalt-based system. This type of commercial roofing system has many drawbacks. These disadvantages can be addressed with a foam and coating roof from Preferred Roofing. The first problem we see with a Modified Bitumen roof is that it has seams. These seams create weak spots that will eventually fail by beginning to split open. This split then allows easy access for water to enter your building. A foam roof from Preferred Roofing is completely monolithic. This means that there isn’t a single seam on your roof. The less seams there are, the less opportunity water has to penetrate your building.
Another huge drawback to a Modified Bitumen roof is its dark color. It may have white granules, but it has a black base. This may not seem like a big deal, but this dark color traps a lot of excess heat. A Modified Bitumen roof will lead to much higher energy costs in the long run. With a foam roof from Preferred Roofing, this problem is eliminated. The foam helps insulate the building, keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The coating that is put over the foam also reflects up to 85 percent of UV rays. These two things combined lead to drastically lower energy costs for the property owner.
If you are considering a Modified Bitumen roof for your commercial property, you might want to call us first and see if we can offer a better solution. Similarly, if you currently own a building with a Modified Bitumen roof, and you are tired of the headaches, we are here to help. Call us today for a free, no-obligation estimate. We will make sure your job gets done right.