Benefits of Modified Bitumen

Modified Bitumen is a type of roofing material that’s based on asphalt and a close relative of another type of roofing system, the Built Up Roof or BUR. Modified Bitumen roofs are made for structures with roofs that are low-sloped or flat. It was during the 1960’s in Europe when Modified Bitumen was engineered into a roofing membrane. In 1975, the use of Modified Bitumen as a roofing system has been used in the United States and Canada. It’s one of the most popular and widely used roofing system materials around the world. But why choose Modified Bitumen for your roof?

Modified Bitumen is one of the most durable types of materials used for roofing systems. What makes it so special is its thermodynamics in which it is resistant against a number of weather conditions, climate changes and fluctuations in temperature. It’s resistant against turning brittle when exposed to colder temperatures. While other types of materials tend to hard or just break apart in the cold, especially during the winter, Modified Bitumen can handle that demand. It can also handle the heat as Modified Bitumen possesses a greater flow resistance even in high temperature environments. This means that unlike other synthetic roofing materials that soften when exposed to too much heat, Modified Bitumen remains strong and rigid, effectively keeping its form. Because of the synthetic rubberized polymers in its blend, it is also incredibly elastic.

Modified Bitumen roofs also present a variety of customizations for homeowners. It has a wide array of options when compared to other types of roofing materials. It can be installed by torching or even by hot-mopping, similar to BURs. It can also be applied through cold process adhesives. But the latest development for Modified Bitumen roofing systems is the self-adhering sheets which can provide you with a quick and easy way in putting up your roof. This is done by incorporating a special mixture of polymers on the underside of the Modified Bitumen sheets. These are covered with release paper which you can remove as you roll out the sheet. After that, the Modified Bitumen sheets just adhere by themselves. This makes it fast and relatively a lot safer when it comes to installing Modified Bitumen roofs since you won’t need to use torches and there’s no content of volatile organic chemicals within then.


Modified Bitumen is a great material to be used as a roofing system. It’s durable, elastic and can withstand a number of factors like cold and heat. Load more