Roofs are one of the areas that require waterproofing. Especially in buildings with a terrace floor, the roof is exposed to high temperatures in summer and cold weather in winter. Roofs are areas which are always vulnerable against water, heat and cold. Especially in the winter months, the roof currents caused by heavy rains and snowfalls cause damage to the building. This situation can be easily solved with waterproofing. Therefore, roof insulation is critical for structures.
What is Roof Insulation?
Roof insulation is a protection process in which waterproof materials are used in the roof parts of the buildings. Roof insulation is a method applied to protect the building against water and other external factors. Roof insulation made with insulation material ensures that the building is protected against water. It acts as a barrier by protecting the building against rain and snow waters. It prolongs the life of the building by preventing water leaks.
Roof insulation materials prevent possible water leaks by acting as a barrier between the structure and rain&snow water. In this way, leakages, mold and fungus formation are not observed in the structure. Roof insulation materials help the structure to be long-lasting.
Which Materials Are Used in Roof Insulation?
Waterproofing materials are the most used coating materials in roof insulation. Waterproofing membranes, waterproof coating, polyurethane waterproof coating, polyurethane liquid membrane are used in roof insulation.
The most important feature of the material to be used in roof insulation is that it is waterproof and will not be affected by seasonal conditions for many years. Roofing materials, which are available in different qualities and features in the market, should be of a quality that will extend the life of the building.
Roof insulation materials are auxiliary materials such as asphalt and bitumen-based liquid materials, membranes, paints and mastic designed for waterproofing.
The roof is protected from all kinds of water-related threats by waterproofing with a waterproof liquid membrane material. Damages that may occur due to water leakage in areas covered with membranes are prevented.
Advantages of Roof Insulation
Possible water leaks are prevented with roof insulation. In this way, the building can be used for many years. It is cost effective and economical. It provides high performance. Buildings with roof insulation are long-lasting. In addition, if the roof insulation is performed correctly, you will not have to spend high costs.
How Should Roof Insulation Be Made?
If the roof insulation, which is one of the indispensable elements during or after the construction of the roof, is not done correctly, a serious water leakage occurs on the roof. For this reason, roof insulation must be done correctly and water intake of the roof must be prevented.
If you have a flat roof, roof insulation can be applied externally to the existing roof. The roof is covered with waterproof roofing. A flat roof can be insulated with an insulated dry lining board.
The most important step in roof insulation is choosing the right material. Roof insulation should be applied by expert teams by choosing the right material. Concrete should be made waterproof with suitable waterproofing material for the roof. The roof must be covered, drainage system should be established to prevent water puddles. In the last stage, a finish should be provided with a paint and coating material suitable for the material.
Roof insulation application should be done on the entire surface of the roof. It is extremely important that the curved or protruding areas such as the chimney outlet and ventilation on the roof are covered correctly.