SBS Modified Bitumen Roofing Installation

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SBS Modified Bitumen Roofing Installation

Rio Roofing, Inc. specializes in SBS modified bitumen roofing. With over 30 years of experience in producing modified bitumen, we understand how to formulate roofing systems that are durable and built to last you for many years.

Styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) is a roofing material made from asphalt and synthetic rubber. Because of its rubber composition, SBS roofing is less prone to cracking or sustaining damage from ice and the sun. It’s engineered for enhanced elasticity and has the ability to withstand harsh environments. SBS roofing hardly leaks, and if it does, it can be easily repaired by a roofing professional.

SBS modified bitumen roofing is developed by modifying asphalt to form a polymer mesh inside the bitumen. This is what gives the roof its rubber-like consistency, and enables it to withstand weathering and aging over time. The modified bitumen material combines the qualities of a single-ply roof with a built-up roofing system, allowing for the roof to be completely waterproof.

Because many newer commercial building materials are more lightweight, they are more susceptible to damage from micro-movements over time. For a commercial roof to stay in great condition, it must be flexible and able to move along with the building. This is why SBS modified bitumen is a good choice for commercial roofs.

There are many other benefits to SBS modified bitumen roofing, including:

  • Ability to withstand temperature fluctuations and movement
  • Resistance to weathering and aging
  • Higher durability for roofs with high traffic
  • Can hold water for long periods of time after it rains without leaking
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There are many different ways that SBS modified bitumen roofs are installed. Ultimately, the installation process comes down to the commercial roofing company’s preferred method of application, as well as what’s best for the roof itself.

When installing SBS modified bitumen, roofers have a few options. The material membrane can be applied through methods such as heat welding, cold application, self-adhering, hot-applied application, or mechanically fastened. If the SBS modified bitumen membrane doesn’t already have a factory applied foil surfacing or granule, a UV protective coating will also need to be applied.

The best installation method will depend on the size and shape of the commercial roof and the specific material brand being used. Hiring a professional roofer like Rio Roofing, Inc. will guarantee that your SBS modified bitumen roof will be installed efficiently and correctly. We will use the best installation method for your roof to ensure all roofing materials are properly applied.


SBS modified bitumen is best suited for flat roofs. If your commercial roof has any gravel, debris, or dirt, these will need to be removed before the bitumen roofing installation begins. Rio Roofing, Inc. will help you choose the best roofing material for your building and make sure it is installed adequately.

Our trusted roofing professionals are here to help you. Contact us today to learn more about our SBS modified bitumen roofing system.

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