Flat roof insulation provides perfect temperature control all year round
Feeling too hot or cold, leaks and mould are some of the problems faced by homeowners who live in a property with a flat roof. However, flat roof insulation could provide the perfect solution.
According to figures from the Energy Saving Trust, a quarter of a home’s heat is lost through an uninsulated roof. Take action by insulating a loft, attic or flat roof and homeowners can see a reduction in heating bills and other problematic issues such as damp and condensation.
The problem with flat roofs
Although flat roofs were popular in construction up until the 1980s, many older properties were built with poor or no insulation.
Flat roof extensions may be great for providing extra space but a lack of breathable insulation mean that extremes of temperature can be created. Warm air escapes in the winter, meaning a room beneath the flat roof is chilly, but in the summer, it becomes trapped so that it feels unbearably hot.
Another common problem with flat roofs is inadequate construction materials and gradient which can cause sagging in the middle, resulting in pooling water and leaks.
A one-stop shop for flat roof repair and flat roof insulation
If you’re looking to replace or repair your flat roof, some of our tips include:
Choose a weather-proof rubber membrane which will provide fantastic protection against the winter and heavy rainfall.
If you are going to re-cover your flat roof, you also need to look at insulation. When properly applied, high quality spray foam insulation will make your home cosy in the winter but cool in the summer.
Remember that poor quality insulation materials can make problems such as mould-causing damp and condensation even worse so it’s important to choose your roofing contractor wisely.
Noreus offers a one-stop flat roof service so that any rubber roofing replacement can be installed alongside insulation.
Editor’s note: This blog post was updated in July 2018.