Is a Modified Bitumen Roof a Good Option for Commercial Application?

Modified Bitumen RoofIf the roof of your business gets a lot of traffic, such as in the case of a rooftop restaurant, you need to choose a roofing material that’s durable and flexible. What you need is modified bitumen roofing.


Our team at Shelby Roofing & Exteriors has done a lot of commercial roofing in St. Louis and installed many modified bitumen roofs over the years. Our employees know why this material is a terrific choice, and we have assembled information on some of the benefits here.


Modified bitumen is an asphalt-based material that is reinforced with fiberglass or polyester layers. This makes it an extremely tear-resistant choice for your low-slope roof on your rooftop café.


It’s very waterproof, and several layers are applied to a well-made roof to deliver a surface that is one of the best choices on the market.


A high degree of energy efficiency is available with the addition of “cool-roof” features to reflect sunlight and help release absorbed heat. This helps reduce indoor air conditioning needs.


Modified bitumen is very flexible and able to withstand the rigors of traffic, as well as the expansion and contraction that comes with changes in temperature.


We all know that accidents happen sometimes. If your roof suffers a tear, it can easily be repaired with a bitumen patch. But, thanks to the quality of modified bitumen, this won’t happen often, or at all.