Modified Bitumen | torch down Flat Roof Repair
“Torch down” is the most commonly used type of roofing for flat or very slight pitch roofs. The official name is “modified bitumen” (pronounced buy-TOO-men). It is a rolled roofing product that consists of a tough membrane, embedded in a thick layer of asphalt.
Don’t wait for a roof leak!
A seamless liquid rubber membrane roofing system is ideal for restoring old torch down/modified bitumen roofs when they are leaking or deteriorated. You can avoid a costly and disruptive tear-off by applying a seamless rubber membrane over the existing roof. In many cases a rubber membrane will make the roof stronger than the day it was install. Seamless rubber coatings are lightweight at only 6 ounces per square foot and is quickly spray applied to the existing roof surface. The liquid rubber product forms a fully adhered rubber membrane over the existing modified system without the need for thousands of screws to hold it down like the most popular single-ply recover option.
Liquid rubber is sprayed directly over the rough surface at any thickness in one coat. When completed with a reflective UV top coat, it becomes a highly energy efficient roof as well.