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Modified Bitumen Roofing

Austin and San Antonio Modified Bitumen Roofing

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors is the Austin and San Antonio roofing leader of modified bitumen roofing systems (MBRs). Modified bitumen is an evolutionary offshoot of asphalt roofing. That is, while we use asphalting roofing materials in our MBR applications, we amalgamate them with a series of solvents and modifiers to optimize them.
Furthermore, Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors enjoys the customizability of MBRs. We use 5 different components that can be combined in several ways to form MBRs. For instance, Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors can use initial insulation to form a strong foundation or substrate for the roof. We can then place a lower ply sheet under a bitumen based ply that is modified. In addition, we can use a modified bitumen membrane that consists of either polyester or fibreglass matting for our Austin and San Antonio roofing applications.
Once these steps are complete, Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors can hold together the layers/components using either a heated or unheated asphaltic adhesive. That is, we can connect the segments using thermal catalysts to merge the asphalt in order to provide a protective seal. Or, we can use a subzero cooling process to apply the asphalt. Regardless of the application process, Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors would then protect the layers with a weathered surface finish to provide UV protection and topmost flashings to provide waterproof protection around the roof's surroundings.
The most common roofing bitumen variants that we currently use are roofing attactic polypropylene (APP) and styrene butadiene styrene (SBS). APP is less expensive but also has lower impact resistance, while SBS has superior impact resistance but is more costly. In addition, SBS modifiers give asphalt a "rubber-like" texture while APP modifiers cause roofing asphalt to exude a plasticized aesthetic. Hence, MBRs provide a wide range of combinations to create the ideal roof for your commercial or industrial Austin and San Antonio roofing needs.
MBRs provide several benefits. For instance, MBR components are resistant against fire, splitting, and thermal shock. Moreover, we use a roofing bond that is foolproof and time-efficient. Furthermore, we believe that the various combinations at our disposal offer possibilities for optimal durability, style, and elemental resistance. Thus, MBR systems offer several benefits at a cost-effective rate.