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Modified Bitumen

Be confident in your roof replacement with modified bitumen!

Modified Bitumen Roof Installation

With so many commercial roofing options, the wide range of selections can become daunting. The last thing your business needs is for you to be forced to spend time and resources researching roofing materials you’ll never use anyway.

Here at ARP Roofing & Remodeling, we take pride in offering our customers a comprehensive range of roofing options so that we can always provide the ideal solution, regardless of your situation. We strive to become your go-to authority when it comes to South Texas commercial roofers. That’s why we go above and beyond to provide our customers with a superior level of service and a reliable source of roofing information.

While researching the best options for commercial roofing, you’ll frequently come across the term “modified bitumen” and that’s no coincidence. Over the last several decades, it’s quickly become an industry standard for low-angle and flat roofing. While it may not be ideal for all situations, modified bitumen is the perfect material for some commercial applications — and our professionals are excited to explain its pros and cons.

What Is Modified Bitumen?

Essentially the successor to gravel, built-up roofing (BUR) systems, modified bitumen is a mixture of asphalt, polymerized rubber and reinforced fiberglass. When correctly applied, the mixture creates a durable and flexible coating that acts as a waterproof membrane for your roof.

How Long Does It Last?

The expected lifespan is 20 years, but with proper maintenance, bitumen roofs have been known to last for much longer.

Luckily, roof maintenance is another one of our many specialties. We proudly offer our customers access to the Roof Guard Membership to make scheduling maintenance and inspections as easy as possible.

Pros And Cons Of Modified Bitumen

Being so common in the roofing industry, modified bitumen is often used because it offers a wide range of benefits for commercial buildings.

The most apparent benefits of installing modified bitumen roofs include maintaining a tight water seal, wind-proofing your roof and simple installation.

Easy Installation

Modified bitumen is far safer and more simple to install when compared to traditional roofing material, like gravel. Since this roofing type is easier to install, business owners can also enjoy lower installation costs compared to other materials.


Being watertight is one of the essential elements of any roof, and modified bitumen covers that job. Being designed to overlap itself, the final result of installation will be essentially seamless, allowing few opportunities for water to penetrate your roof.

Wind Resistant

Another advantage of having a modified bitumen roof is its resistance to pulling up due to strong winds – which can prove especially useful here in Texas.


Modified bitumen is flexible, which makes it capable of withstanding the expanding and contracting that happens as the seasons and temperatures change.

BUR system issues like heat absorption can be fixed by choosing a lighter color option and costs can be managed by the financing options that we are proud to offer. Modified bitumen isn’t ideal for every situation, and our experts will be more than happy to sit down with you and go over every aspect of your building to determine if it’s right for you.

ARP Has You Covered With Roof Replacements You Can Trust

When you’re looking for the highest quality modified bitumen roof replacement, don’t hesitate to call us at ARP Roofing & Remodeling today! We’re determined to provide the businesses in our community with the roofing resources they need to thrive and are eager to build relationships with our customers that last!

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