Bitumen roofing systems provide a durable, weather resistance to low slope roofs.
Common Types Of Bitumen Roofing
- SBS (Styrenee-Butadiene-Styrene)
- APP (Attactic Polypropylene)
Both of these roofing types are used for conventional and inverted applications.
The use of SBS increases flexibility within the roofing membrane and allows for stronger expansion and contraction abilities.
APP increases the lifespan of the roofing system that is applied to. Typically, we see more clients choose SBS based on the increased flexibility from the synthetic rubber.
How Bitumen Roofing is installed
- Common torch method
- Cold Adhesives
Advantages of Bitumen Roofing
Sometimes called “Modified Bitumen Roofing”, bitumen roofing offers several advantages for both business and residential flat roof repairs or installation.
Standing The Test Of Time
Roof Leak Protection
Even though this type of roofing has multiple options for installation (As stated above), in each installation process, the seams are typically melted together which provides high quality leak protection. With other membrane based flat roofing systems, seams may be left open, or end up being covered with a different type of material that has a shorter lifespan, making the risk for roof leaks much more significant.
Disadvantages of Bitumen Roofing
Color Options Are Limited
When we say limited, we really mean, extremely limited, exclusively to the color black. Black roofing is considered a disadvantage because it absorbs heat, affecting your utilities and AC system for your building. With our triple digit Summers in Oklahoma, it’s always a good idea to ensure you have a strong AC system that can handle those hot Summer days, especially with bitumen roofing.
The 1 Ply Option
Prestige Roofing LLC offers repairs and installations for bitumen roofing for all of our clients in Broken Arrow, Tulsa and Bixby.
Our team can handle bitumen roof installations and repairs on any building you may have, and we stand by our work. You can count on our team to install or repair your bitumen roofing and get it right the very first time.
Contact us today for your free quote.