A Beginner's Guide to Mod Bit Roofing Systems

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If you’re a commercial building owner, you may have come across the term “mod bit roofing”. Mod bit, or modified bitumen, is one of today’s most preferred roofing systems for flat roof commercial buildings. However, as discussed in this blog, it has come a long way to its current status.

A Beginner's Guide to Mod Bit Roofing Systems

Origin of Mod Bit Roofing

Mod bit roofing systems were developed in the 1960s as experimental roofing innovations for flat or low-slope roofs. They were meant to offer an improved, modern alternative to built-up roofing (BUR) systems, which have been around for over 100 years. Although BUR is still a perfectly viable roofing system, mod bit roofing is lighter and easier to install and repair. As a result, it has quickly become the premier flat roofing material for commercial buildings across the U.S.

Mod Bit Roofing Designs

Mod bit roofing systems have simple yet efficient designs. They utilize a hybrid material comprised of asphalt membranes combined with polymerized rubber and then reinforced with fiberglass. The result is a sturdy and flexible material with a waterproofing quality.

Mod Bit Roofing Installation

During installation, rolls of mod bit roofing are carefully laid onto the roof substrate by torching their bases until they stick. This results in a strong seal across your commercial building’s roof. Most applications of mod bit roofing utilize two or more layers for added durability.

Benefits of Mod Bit Roofing

Mod bit roofing systems have several benefits, including:

  • Their composition makes them highly resistant to weathering and other wear and tear.
  • They offer exceptional waterproofing for your roof compared to other roofing materials.
  • They are easy to install and repair.
  • Their flexibility allows them to expand and contract as the temperature changes without detaching from the roof substrate.

Schedule Your Mod Bit Roofing Installation Today

At Aspire Roofing and Gutters, we install and repair all types of commercial roofs, mod bit roofing included. Call us today for an estimate on a mod bit roofing installation for your property.