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November 7, 2014

Warm Roof Installation

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Ely Warm Roof Installation

One of the main complaints we hear about rooms with flat roofs is that, especially when they are on dormer roofs, the rooms can be very cold.

When the time comes for replacing your dormer roof perhaps you should consider installing a warm roof system ? Essentially a warm roof is a system of installing the insulation above the joists rather than in between the joists. The principle behinds this is that the insulation entirely covers the roof, this means there is no gaps for the warmth to escape through joins in the roof, by the sides of joists etc.

This project was a flat roof that had started to leak, the customer noticed damp patches in the ceiling of an upstairs bedroom. The existing roof had not started to leak but in fact had an issue with condensation. The flat roof had a concrete base, and the heat transfer between the cold air outside and the heated bedroom caused condensation. The existing flat roof covering – a rubber membrane – did not allow the roof to breath and there was no vapour layer installed.

We suggested that installing the warm room system would not only cure the condensation but also warm the room considerably.

 

After stripping the roof we need to build a base for the Fibre Glass warm flat roof installation

After stripping the roof we need to build a base for the Fibre Glass warm flat roof installation

There is a chimney going through part of this flat roof, we will board around this and then seal the gap with lead flashing

There is a chimney going through part of this flat roof, we will board around this and then seal the gap with lead flashing

After the first layer of boarding we need to install the vapour layer, this will stop condensation

After the first layer of boarding we need to install the vapour layer, this will stop condensation

Installation of the kingspan warm flat roof boarding, we have chosen this particular type for this project, with the top boarding we had no need for TR27.

Installation of the kingspan warm flat roof boarding, we have chosen this particular type for this project, with the top boarding we had no need for TR27.

The next stage is to add a cover board, this is so we can install the new fibre glass covering to the roof

The next stage is to add a cover board, this is so we can install the new fibre glass covering to the roof

Again, we need to work around the chimney. Any gaps between the new roof system and the chimney will be addressed when the lead in installed

Again, we need to work around the chimney. Any gaps between the new roof system and the chimney will be addressed when the lead in installed

The GRP flashing or drips are installed, this will direct water flow down the roof avoiding side way water splashing

The GRP flashing or drips are installed, this will direct water flow down the roof avoiding side way water splashing

The GRP roof covering has been installed. The warm roof system has now been installed and is covered by our 20 year guarantee.

The GRP roof covering has been installed. The warm roof system has now been installed and is covered by our 20 year guarantee.

Lead flashing has been fitted to stop water ingression between the chimney and the roof itself.

Lead flashing has been fitted to stop water ingression between the chimney and the roof itself.

 

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