Modified bitumen is one of the most common options for low slope residential roofing. It is comprised of both asphalt and either plastic or rubber polymers creating a hard roofing surface that still retains both flexibility and UV resistance. This roofing option is thought of as the next stage in asphalt built-up roofing. This is because it is also applied in layers, and the number of layers determines the life span of the roof. It can be applied two different ways, by using a self-adhering product or with a heat torch. Either option will ensure that water will not penetrate it causing costly repairs.


Because there are so many options for modified bitumen, it is always good to know all of the facts before you install. The different membranes have pros and cons, and it is best to work with someone who understands the climate of the Midwest. Climate and weather can wreak havoc on a building, and can also severely reduce the life span of a roof. Understanding the materials and how they react in all different types of weather situations can be very beneficial to you when deciding if this is the right material for your roofing needs. TALENT CONSTRUCTION has experience with modified bitumen and can answer any and all of your questions. We will also work with you to figure out the proper base and surfacing materials that will give you the longest roof life possible for your climate, conditions, and cost constraints. We know that replacing a roof can be a painful experience, so we try our hardest to make sure you do not have to do it often, and that the job is done right the first time.