Why You Should Consider This Roofing Material for Your Industrial Building

Are you planning to update your industrial building in Edmonton? Or perhaps you’re planning to build a new one from the ground up? One of the most significant decisions you’ll need to make comes down to what kind of roofing you choose for the building. In today’s post, we’ll tell you why you’ll want to consider SBS roofing for your property and the benefits of doing so.

But as always, let’s start with the basics!

What is SBS Roofing?

SBS or Modified Bitumen (Styrene Butadiene Styrene) roofing “describes a family of synthetic rubber derived from styrene and butadiene. SBS is a thermoplastic elastomer with excellent abrasion resistance and ageing stability when blended with bitumen, making it the perfect bitumen modifier to achieve cold flexibility and elastic properties. This material can retain its shape after being stretched and is widely used in modified bitumen roofing, coatings, sealants and paving, amongst other applications.”

Right off the bat, you can see why this option for your industrial property is a good choice. But let’s explore the benefits of SBS roofing in greater detail next.

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    Benefits of SBS Roofing

    Compatibility: One of the most significant advantages of SBS roofing is that it’s compatible and works with all types of flat roofing applications. At the same time, it can also be used for waterproofing car park decks, bridge decks, green roofs, and more.

    Resistance: SBS roofing is also weather-resistant and can withstand drastic temperature changes…much like the extreme cold we experience each year in Edmonton! It holds up well in high or low temperatures and against ice, rain, snow and the freeze-thaw process.

    (Speaking of winter in Edmonton…it’s not far off! Find your 10-point winter commercial roof checklist here)

    Longevity: You can probably guess this next benefit: stability and durability. No one wants to feel like they are constantly replacing their roof because it simply isn’t holding up. Luckily, SBS roofing offers an incredibly durable and stable solution with a long lifespan. The SBS bitumen membrane remains strong, even when exposed to traffic, extreme temperatures, and other conditions. As a property and business owner, you’ll have the peace of mind that your roofing is secure and built to withstand whatever the Edmonton climate has to throw.

    (Working with a trusted roofing company is another way to boost your peace of mind!)

    Minimal maintenance: The required annual maintenance on torch-on SBS roofing is minimal. If you are looking for a low-maintenance roof, torch-on SBS roofing is the best option for your building.

    (Take a look at this post next for even more advantages of choosing SBS roofing)

    Trusted Commercial Roofing Services in Edmonton

    Edmonton weather works in extremes. These dramas can cause shifts like swelling and shrinking. Not to mention, damming from melted ice results in tears, leaks and other structural damage that require attention and restoration.

    What does this mean for you as a property owner? It means that choosing durable, secure, and highly resistant roofing is your best bet.

    Otherwise, you’ll face several issues and risks. An improperly installed roof or one with the wrong material leads to many problems, from leaks to roof damage and potential liabilities.

    Don’t leave your roofing up to just anyone! MD Roofing has been Edmonton’s premier commercial and industrial roofer for SBS torch-on roofing for over 25 years. We specialize in installing SBS roofing for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. Over the years, we have installed roofing on every type of building, from homes with flat roofs to complete shopping centers.

    If you are ready to install, replace, or repair your SBS roofing, trust the experts at MD Roofing. Our team can handle any project that comes our way. Give Mike a call today.

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