Modified Bitumen Roofing

Torch-applying a roll of modified bitumen roofing.

Newly installed modified bitumen roofing.

More Pictures:

1. Installing a Modified Bitumen Roof

Useful Links:

1. General: For a very informative, in-depth general article about various roof systems, see this page at the Whole Building Design Guide site, which is maintained by the National Institute of Building Sciences.

2. General: "Polymer-Modified Bituminous Roofing Systems" is a good, succinct introduction to mod bit. The article is from 2007 and archived at Buildings.com.

3. General: "Advantages, Limitations and Selection of Modified Bitumen" was published in 1987, but still has a lot of useful and valid information. Made available by the NRCA on their website's Technical Services Section.

4. Chemical Compatibility of Modified Bitumen: "The Effects of Greases, Oils and Chemicals on Modified Bitumen Sheet Materials" contains useful information. Available on the website of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association.

5. Inspection of Modified Bitumen Roof Systems: Membrane and Flashing Condition Indexes for Modified Bitumen Roofs: Inspection and Distress Manual is an extremely detailed and valuable resource put together by the US Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Research and Development Center.

6. SafetySee this Material Safety Data Sheet for health and safety information about (SBS) modified bitumen roofing at the Siplast websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

7. SafetySee this Material Safety Data Sheet for health and safety information about (APP) modified bitumen roofing at the Polyglass websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

8. Technical: See this installation guide for insight into how a modified bitumen roof system is put together. This guide is available on the GAF website.

9. Technical: "Cold-Applied Adhesives for Modified Bitumen Membrane Roofing" is a basic overview put together by the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association.

10. Technical: "Self-Adhesive Modified Bituminous Roofing Membranes" - a basic introduction to peel-and-stick mod bit membranes provided at the website of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association.

11. Technical: See this Product Data Sheet for the technical characteristics of (SBS) modified bitumen roofing at the Siplast websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

12. TechnicalSee this Product Data Sheet for the technical characteristics of (APP) modified bitumen roofing at the Polyglass websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

13. See here for a list of modified bitumen roofing manufacturers.