Having a flat roof is actually quite common in Florida today. Unfortunately, when this type of roofing grows older ponding of water tends to happen after it rains. This is why the law now requires that you install tapered insulation if the roof ponds for over 48 hours. You’ll want to do this anyway since ponding can break down your roof’s materials, which will cause other problems. The best resolution for this is to build up your roof with a tapered IsoBoard underneath it.
The What and why of Using Tapered IsoBoard
Tapered IsoBoard is a type of rigid roof insulation panel. It’s composed of a closed cell polyisocyanurate foam core that’s laminated.
When re-roofing your flat roof you may consider using tapered IsoBoard. This will give your roof just enough of a slope for the water to be able to run off. All it takes is a very slight slope and you can prevent water from ponding there. Of course, this will add longevity to your roof’s lifespan.
By creating this slight slope you’re not only protecting your roof but you’re also insulating it at the same time. The nice thing is that when you add more insulation to your home you’ll actually lower your energy bills.
Choosing the Right IsoBoard
Now that you’re “sold” on the idea of adding IsoBoard to your flat roof, it’s a matter of deciding what type to use. There are actually many different types that you can choose from. One that you definitely don’t want to overlook is Firestone polyolefin (TPO) roofing. These are quickly growing in popularity today because of their broad acceptance throughout the industry. Experts really like TPO because it has a lot of great performance and installation advantages that go along with it.
As there’s a growing demand for heat-reflective and energy-efficient roofing systems, TPO single-ply roofing membranes continue to lead the way. This is because they offer exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure, which is something that a lot of the types of roofing that are available on the market today don’t do.
There’s a lot to think about when you need a new flat roof installed on your home. When you live in Tampa Bay, Florida, you’re in luck because you can depend on us at Done Rite Roofing to walk you through all these decisions. We’ve done this for many highly satisfied clients and look forward to doing it for you as well so contact us for your free estimate today.