Types of High-Tech Roofs

Types of High-Tech Roofs

The roof is the final crowning piece to any structure.  It not only complements the appearance of a building but also serves as covering and protection for anything within the home. Roofs come in a variety of shapes and types. All of them have their specific properties and serve different functions with varying advantages. The type of roof and the material it is made of will determine how long it lasts among a long list of other things. Here are some examples of high-tech building roofs, their description and what makes them better than other alternatives. 

Built-up roofing (BUR)

This type of roofing system has been around for quite a while. It is made up of a continuous, semi-flexible roofing membrane that forms multiple piles of coated and saturated felts. The BUR roof also consists of mats and fabrics. All of these layers are arranged along with layers of bitumen, the final surface is made using mineral aggregate, a liquid coating or with bituminous materials.

A major advantage of BUR roofing is the fact that it has a long lifespan. It can last for as long as 15 to 18 years. It is also resistant to UV rays and can also withstand foot traffic.

Polymer-modified bitumen systems

A polymer modified bitumen roof is made of sheets of polymer modified bitumen which is sometimes reinforced with some mats or film. It may also be surfaced with foils, films or just mineral granules. Polymer modified roofs generally have a long lifespan. They can last for up to 30 years. They are also very easy to install. They are manufactured in the factory with seams that have been heat-welded to make them water-tight.  These roof types are also easier to maintain in a wide range of environments compared to other roof types.

Hybrid Modified Bitumen BUR

As the name implies, this type of roofing is a form of hybrid formed by using conventional roofing components and modified bituminous membrane. Apart from being resistant to fire and providing good air circulation, this type of roof is particularly resistant to water, wind and other weather elements. This makes it quite sturdy and durable. ‘

EPDM membrane

EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer and it refers to a highly durable synthetic rubber membrane used for roofing. This form of roofing is widely used for low-slope buildings. This system is considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly roofing options you can consider. It leaves little or no environmental footprint and is equally durable as well. it is recyclable and easy to maintain.

TPO membrane

This type of roofing system is made up of a single-ply membrane of polyolefin thermoplastic. TPO membrane has become quite popular in the roofing industry not only for being aesthetically attractive but is also quite resistant and durable. It is able to withstand years of use and is resistant to damage from chemical, fire, and contaminants. This roofing system is also recyclable and energy-efficient. 


These are a few of the high-tech building roof designs available. You can contact your roofing company to learn more about these roofing techniques and choose the best option for you.

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