If you have a flat roof you may experience pooling of water during a rain shower and over time the membrane of your roof will sink and eventually collapse. Ponding water can be one the greatest threat to your roof membrane and with the heavy snowstorms that we experience in New England, your roof is even more at risk. Homeowners should be aware that the effects from ponding water on your roof can potentially void your membrane warranty.
What is a Taper Insulation?
A taper insulation is an additional insulation that you can add to the surface of your roof to provide a gradual low slope. It can installed on to a built-up, modified bitumen, and some single ply roofing systems. By channeling water to drainage outlets on your roof, you can reduce the risk of standing water and damage to your structure.
A low-pitch roof did not permit enough drainage but by installing a taper insulation on your roof to provides an effective solution to your ponding water issue. By installing a tapered insulation you can extend the life of your roof and avoid any sinking roofs during the harsh winter months. You do not have to worry if you have a complex roof, insulation boards can be easily cut to fit any shape. Taper insulation also has the benefit of being lightweight so that the additional weight on your structure does not become an issue
Taper insulation is a great solution to your roof’s ponding issue and with the added bonus of it being affordable and easy to install, there is no reason not to consider them if you have a flat roof. If you have more questions about flat roofs or taper insulation, Contact Robbing Roofing today!