Explaining SBS Modified Bitumen Roofing

What is SBS modified bitumen roofing?

Commercial roofing in Ontario has its own special material needs. And while commercial roofs look like they are flat, they are usually angled with a slope that is less than 2%. This allows the roof to shed rainwater.

A popular flat roof type (that effectively serves most types of commercial buildings) is the SBS modified bitumen roof. NorthCan Flat Roofing Solutions offers SBS modified bitumen roofing installation across Toronto and the surrounding area. But you might be asking yourself, what is SBS modified bitumen roofing; and, what makes it ideal for me?

What is SBS modified bitumen roofing?

Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) modified bitumen roofs are made from synthetic rubber derived from styrene and butadiene. It is a type of membrane roofing material used for buildings in Canada with low sloped roof pitches.

It is the best bitumen modifier when it comes to low-temperature flexibility and elasticity. This is in part due to its thermo-plastic elastomer. When this is blended with bitumen, it results in excellent abrasion resistance along with increased stability as it ages.

What are the benefits of SBS modified bitumen roofs?

  • Flexible roofing solution: It’s compatible with every type of flat roofing application, as well as waterproof parking garages, bridge decks, green or living roofs and more.
  • Resistance to brittleness: As well as damage from extreme temperature fluctuations, minor structural shifts or movements from the building it’s placed on.
  • High life expectancy: Even after aging, it retains its flexibility and elasticity.
  • Air & water tight: Perfect for waterproofing and added insulation to help keep energy costs down.
  • Easy installation process: Can be torch-applied or mechanically fixed/adhered depending on building specifications.
  • High resistance Rating: Against mechanical damage or puncturing, fire, wind, and hail.
  • Outstanding adhesion: Attaches and sticks to roof substrate on flat roof installations, as tested and proven by peel testing.
  • Better Quality Control: Especially when the SBS modified bitumen being installed is from factory produced rolls.

Do you need any help with a commercial roofing installation? NorthCan Flat Roofing Solutions are GTA’s experts at installing SBS modified bitumen roofing, and we offer various other roofing services to best help you. Our qualified roofing contractors are some of Toronto’s best – we believe a job isn’t done until you are satisfied.

For more information on how our roofing services can help you, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you have!

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