Building owners have a decent amount of products and systems available for larger projects, including APP Modified Bitumen systems, SBS Modified Bitumen systems, and Build-Up Roofing. Most of these are designed with energy efficiency in mind, and are constructed with a cap sheet that features cool roof technology to reflect the heat from the sun. As a result, the air conditioning unit is not overworked, leading to lower energy bills. This technology is compliant with the standards set by California Title 24, Part 6 Cool Roof Requirements, and, in some areas, if used for residential applications, may be eligible for federal tax rebates.
For small-scale residential applications, a less labor-intensive option is to opt for a self-adhering roof system. Popular for low-slope applications, such as garages and porches, self-adhering roof systems are ‘peel and stick’ roofs that are void of harmful chemicals, as well as noxious adhesives, and are relatively easy to apply. CertainTeed’s Flintlastic SA, self-adhering SBS modified bitumen roofing system is a popular low-slope option as it offers multiple granulated surface color options to coordinate with your roofing shingles, providing you with a complete and complementary solution for roof designs that transition from steep to low slope.