Lubbock Modified Bitumen

Modified bitumen is a type of membrane roofing material. It is an evolution of traditional asphalt roofing. In fact, MB is made from asphalt and one of several of modifiers and solvents. Due to years of experience, Roofs Inc is the leader in modified bitumen membrane roofing installation in Lubbock.

Modified Bitumen Installation & Repairs

modified bitumen roofModified bitumen roofing originated in Europe in the mid 1960’s and migrated to North America where it has enjoyed popularity, especially for low-slope applications. During installation, seams are heated to meld the asphalt together and make a seal. Options include a cold-applied adhesive application process or a self-adhesive application.

This type of membrane roofing evolved with distinct benefits over traditional asphalt and gravel low-slope applications. Creating effective seals is difficult in asphalt and gravel roofing, thus many roofs leak early in their service lives. Modified bitumen roofs are either seamless, or their seams are as strong as the membranes, eliminating flat roof leakage issues.

Modified bitumen is finished with either a smooth or granular surfacing.  Granular surfaces come in a variety of colors, but smooth surfaces are generally aluminum or white. These reflective coatings deflect UV rays and keep the roof cooler.

Why Modified Bitumen?

Modified bitumen roofs share some characteristics with built-up roofs, but are easier to apply as a single-ply system. In addition, some specifications open the door to multiple plies, offering even stronger puncture resistance.

Benefits of Modified Bitumen Roofing
  • Proven performance
  • Waterproof
  • Several application methods
  • “Cool Roofing” options
  • High tensile strength
  • Competitive service life cost

For the best in modified bitumen membrane roofing installation in Lubbock, make Roofs Inc your commercial roofing contractor. Call us at (806) 771-9780 or toll free at (877) 81-ROOFS.