Roofing has undergone tremendous changes in the last few decades. Still, even though roofing materials are more diverse than ever, traditional bituminous roofing membranes remain a popular choice. And rightly so, because they offer numerous benefits. This article zooms in on the six most important reasons to opt for bituminous roofing.
1. EXCEPTIONAL LIFESPAN
The biggest advantage of bituminous roofing membranes is beyond doubt their exceptionally long lifespan, premium membranes easily lasting up to forty years. Bituminous roof covering requires little upkeep over the years, although annual maintenance is recommended to extend its lifespan.
2. EXCELLENT RESISTANCE
Bituminous roofing membranes are usually reinforced and supplemented with polymers. As a result, their mechanical resistance is so high that shocks and loads rarely affect them. Bituminous top layers are in most cases modified with SBS or APP and reinforced with a strong polyester composite.
Did you know bituminous roofing membranes are not just used for houses, schools, offices or apartment blocks? Constructors also apply them to seal bridge decks, green roofs (provided the membrane is root-resistant) and foundation walls.
Bituminous roofing membranes are eco-friendly at the end of their (already exceptionally long) lifespan, they can be easily recycled into new roofing membranes. If you prefer not to strip the existing roof, you can leave the old membrane as is and have it covered with new bituminous membrane – a clean and simple solution that will extend the roof’s lifespan by another 30 to 40 years.
5. GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
Bituminous roofing membranes are affordable. Provided you have the necessary expertise, you can even save on working hours, as the material is fairly easy to install.
6. IDEAL FOR RENOVATION
Bituminous roofing membranes are perfectly suited for renovating existing bituminous roofing. The thermal strips, after all, serve a double purpose, both acting as a high-quality top layer and distributing the vapor pressure evenly throughout the roof to prevent blisters from forming.
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Bituminous roofing membranes are SOPREMA’s core activity. We offer various types of roofing made of modified bitumen, elastomer (SBS), plastomer (APP) or polymer bitumen (PB), and pride ourselves on our products meeting all technical requirements. To distinguish us from other manufacturers, we always make sure our roofing materials have what it takes to get certified by qualified authorities.