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Tucson Flat Roof Systems – Modified Bitumen

In Tucson flat roof systems aren’t something we would consider a rarity. In fact, they are quite common, but did you know there are several types of systems for flat roofs (some better than others)?

One of the best flat roof systems you can invest in is known as bitumen roofing. Also referred to as a ‘modified’ bitumen (MB) roof, this type of system has many advantages compared to your typical tar and gravel system.

MB roofs are superior in that they better prevent leaks, stand up to UV degradation for longer periods, and best of all they are virtually seamless – thus ensuring you get the most out of the insulation beneath.

A bitumen roof has 5 layers including the insulation at the base and the optional, though highly recommended, roof coating on top. In between, your roof gets the strength and durability of modified base sheets adhered (with waterproof and extra strength bonding material) to synthetic, co-polymer bitumen membranes that come reinforced with polyester (or fiberglass).

The benefits of this type of system are endless. Not only does it withstand the harshest desert conditions that we experience in the Tucson valley, but it also is designed to make maintenance easier by better revealing leak locations and other roof repair issues.

Cover your bitumen roof with an application of the highest quality Elastek® roof coating material and you’ve got yourself a force to be reckoned with. Once a year roof inspection is recommended, but generally you won’t see more than a few problems in your new roof’s extended lifetime.

If you’re looking for something similar, but modified bitumen doesn’t quite interest you, we also do built-up roofing! Built-up roofs are more popular amongst residential homes and bitumen amongst commercial businesses, but we have the tools and the professionals to do either or, regardless of it being a commercial or residential building.

In any event, give us a call at Alan Bradley Roofing Tucson AZ (520-300-9983) and we’d be happy to evaluate your roof and consult with you over the best system for your home or business!

2 Responses to Tucson Flat Roof Systems – Modified Bitumen

  • Edmond roofing says:

    Keep me up great thanks for sharing.

  • dakdekker vroomshoop says:

    Hey There Admin,
    I take your point, The roof is 22 years old. Apparently, tar and gravel roofs are no longer the replacement choice. TPO (Thermoplastic polyolefin), GAF/ELK roofing, or modified bitumen are types I’ve read about, but I have yet to see any pros or cons for alternatives to tar and gravel flat roofs. It would also be helpful to understand the pricing/costs (like which one is more expensive, or rank them in terms of price, energy efficiency, and # years to replace, etc.) It looks like some were used only commercially, and are now being used residentially, but I don’t know why. Thanks.
    I look forward to your next post

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