Modified Roofing in El Paso
SBS & APP Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems Available
Modified bitumen roofing is a great choice for commercial and residential buildings in El Paso. With buildings these days being made from lightweight materials, it’s important for roofing materials to withstand substrate deflections and micro-movements. The professionals at Roof Toppers have the expertise to install modified bitumen roofing in El Paso, Las Cruces, and the Southwest region at large.
Benefits Of Modified Bitumen Roofing
Modified bitumen is made by modifying asphalt and other materials to create an asphalt roofing system that is more durable and longer-lasting. The added materials can give plastic (APP) or rubber (SBS) properties.
In the 1970s, modified bitumen was introduced into the US roofing industry. It took over the then-popular built-up roofing systems for commercial and flat/low sloped roofs. There are some significant benefits of choosing modified bitumen roofing for your commercial building, including uniformity and heat resistance.
- Because modified bitumen sheets are manufactured in a controlled environment, they are made with consistency in thickness and overall quality.
Withstand Major Temperatures
- Being in the desert means we need materials that can withstand heat and sudden temperature shifts. Modified bitumen performs excellently in our warm environment!
Knowing The Differences Between The Two Types Of Bitumen Roofing
The most common types of bitumen roofing materials are APP and SBS. These types of membranes have a dual-compound layer facing the weathering side with a powerful adhesive on the bottom layer for a long-lasting application. Their materials and application methods are the key differences on the surface, but it goes much deeper than that.
Atactic polypropylene (APP) is a plastomeric compound that contains polypropylene that makes it more rigid when applied and creates “plastic asphalt.”APP is used on smaller roofing areas since they flow much more easily.
Styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) is a synthetic rubber material that creates “elastic asphalt.” The membranes in SBS are elastomeric, making them much more flexible than APP membranes. SBS can also withstand colder temperatures better and take less time to install.
Roof Toppers Can Perform All Of Your Roofing Needs!
If you’re ready to upgrade your roofing material, then look no further than Roof Toppers. We have everything you need to have a strong, stable, and reliable roof with so much more.