There are several different advantages to using a bitumen roof on your commercial building or even your home. For instance, unlike some newer types of roofing, Bitumen has a very long, proven track record that can be counted on. Bitumen roofs are one of the longer lasting types of flat roofing materials, easily lasting 20 to 30 years.
Regardless of how the material ends up being applied, (whether it be self-adhesive sheets, hot-mopped asphalt, or cold-applied adhesives) the seams are usually melted together which helps prevent leaks. Other types of membrane roofing have seams that are left open or covered with another material that can weaken over even a short amount of time. So, the fact that a bitumen flat roof can be seamless is a very big advantage, and one we believe you should be taking advantage of.
Durability and Economy for Commercial or Industrial Building Applications
Bitumen roofing is also very durable. This material has a high-tensile strength so it’s unlikely to develop the kinds of cracks that other flat and membrane roofs are known for. And they offer wonderful protection against UV rays. They are also rated against wind, fire, and hail so they are unlikely to be damaged in the event of a bad storm.
We’ve been in the business for over 40 years now, and we’ve installed membrane roofing all over Alabama. As any local history buff can tell you, the TJ Tower building in downtown Birmingham has an amazing story that we’re proud to be a part of.
A large zeppelin mooring mast was installed on the building when lighter-than-air was assumed to be the future of air travel. Today it’s one of the last free-standing rooftop zeppelin masts in the world and a unique part of the Birmingham skyline. We’re proud to have had the opportunity to reroof this historic building.
Looking into Bitumen roofing for your commercial building? Give the experts at 5 Star Roofing and Restoration a call today, and let us help you search your options and make a decision that works best for you.