Should you consider modified bitumen (Rolled Roofing) for your Colorado flat roof?

Modified Bitumen – Rolled Roofing

Modified Bitumen is a great option for your Colorado flat roof.  It has modifiers added to it to give it plastic or rubber-like properties. The most common types of modifiers being used are APP (Atactic Polypropylene) and SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene).

APP is added to asphalt to give the asphalt some plastic properties.  APP comes in a roll and is applied using a torch. The back of the sheet has extra asphalt on it that when heated will bond to the substrate. This is a great product for a homeowner and Denver commerical roofer to use on more cut up roofs because less room and equipment is needed on site to torch-apply a membrane.

SBS rubber is added to asphalt to give it a rubber consistency.  There are a wide variety of reinforcements used with SBS including fiberglass or polyester mats and scrims, or combinations of both.  The type of reinforcement used depends on the material’s performance requirements.  SBS membranes can be hot asphalt applied, torch applied, or cold process applied. 

A popular SBS product that Roof Worx regularly uses on their Denver flat roofs is CertainTeed’s Flintlastic® SA Cap.

Colorado Modified Bitumen - Rolled Roofing


This product is a self-adhering SBS modified bitumen that is available in 7 colors and is reinforced with a polyester/fiber glass scrim combination mat.