Conserving energy is essential to preserve our planet for the next generations so your flat roof plays a big part on your carbon foot print, a roof without insulation will be cold and make heating the property and expensive task as most of the heat escape through the flat roof and it could also cause condensation issues.
By adding insulation as part of a roof restoration we are able to improve the thermal properties of the roof and therefore reduce the ongoing costs associated with heating a cold building.
Inverted roofs are designed with the waterproofing layer, usually a liquid-applied membrane beneath the insulation.
Insulation boards are laid on top of the waterproofing membrane and then weighed down with paving slabs or stone ballast.
The great benefit of inverted roofs is that the insulation protects the membrane from extremes of weather such as: storm damage, frost, UV exposure and the expansion and contraction that comes about from summer / winter temperature cycles.
A warm roof offer higher the best thermal performance as there is a full layer of insulation with no gaps or thermal bridging issues.
A Warm roof build up consists of a build up of deck, timber, insulation, timber and then the waterproofing system on top.
This insulation method ensures the entire roof structure is insulated, meaning it's more energy efficient than a cold roof or traditional roofing system.
A cold roof isn't as cold as the title suggests… insulation is laid between the rafters and since the only thing between rafters is empty space, this is a relatively low impact way to insulate your roof.
Roof foam insulation combined with Solvent-Free Silicone Roof Coating provides high u-value and forms a monolithic system that fully adheres to any shape or substrate while providing a seamless weather-tight seal.
This is the first complete system to insulate, waterproof and withstand permanently ponding water.