Believe it or not, roof insulation for a commercial building can have a significant effect on roof performance. Winter is now upon us in Bakersfield, CA and this means we need to get our facilities ready for thermal expansion.
Thermal expansion is when cold or heat hits your roofing material "causing" the material to expand. On the flip side, excessive cold causes the roof "material" to contract.
Did you know that expansion and contraction are "responsible" for most roof leaks? This is why it's important to design a roof that "allows" movement in the roof structure.
Superior Roofing has strict criteria on the amount of insulation we suggest like:
- Roof deck components.
- County building codes
- Roof system category
We created this infographic for building owners and managers to understand how insulation can play a role in your roofing system...
The thermal movement comes with the territory. It's a part of nature and as building owners, we must use all that's available to protect our roofing systems from leaks. Installing proper insulation is a great way to prevent thermal shock and will help protect your roof from expansion and contractions.
So if you're thinking about replacing your building's roof, we suggest you pay close attention to insulation. Not only does it affect efficiency it could prolong roof life.
And if you're interested in getting your building assessed by a professional roofer give us a call today at 661-679-6923.