Modified bitumen roofing is one of the best roofing systems for home and business premises. One of its benefits is the great performance in very cold places like New York state. The material is very flexible, and it remains like that even under freezing temperatures. Thus, modified bitumen roofing does not become hard and fragile in cold weather, avoiding cracks and water leaks. On the previous blog we talked about the many benefits of this roofing type. However, today we will talk about its drawbacks.
Cons of Modified Bitumen Roofing
Low Slope Roof
Roofers recommend this material for low-sloping roofs or flat roofs. Thus, this bounds its use in the roofing industry. Modified bitumen roofing is commonly used for business premises. Talk to the roofing contractors at Jireh General Construction LLC to find out your options on bitumen roofing.
Perhaps, its risky installation is the main drawback of modified bitumen roofing. The common bitumen sheets need heat for their installation. Roofers have to apply extreme heat with a blowtorch to properly weld sheet seams. So, it is important that you hire only experts to install this type of roof. Of course, it is not a good idea to install it over wooden surfaces since it can set the roof or building on fire. Luckily, manufacturers are switching toward cold-adhesive and self-sealing bitumen sheets.
Low Scuff Resistance
This is another downside of this product. When people walk on to do regular inspections, they leave scuff marks and small tears. So, it is better to avoid high foot traffic and only allow trained roofers to walk around on the roof to do inspections.
This material has more benefits than cons. However, you will need to hire expert roofers to do a proper and safe installation. Also, you must reduce as much as possible the foot traffic over your roof. Jireh General Construction LLC offers you the best installation services of modified bitumen roofing. Also, we can answer all your questions about its proper care. Do not hesitate to contact us since we are expert roofers!