If your flat roof was built before the year 2000, then it is likely to have insufficient insulation. This can contribute to higher energy bills and needless loss of comfort in your home. Having your flat roof re-insulated could therefore help you in multiple ways.
Changes in building regulations in England and Wales require around 150 mm of thickness in insulation material. Most fall around 100 mm or less.
Flat roof structures are comprised of one of two types – cold deck or warm deck. The difference is in the way the roof joists and rafters are fixed together, and the insulation material installed between them. A cold deck is most common, especially in older buildings, and is the least thermally efficient.
Please note that insulating a flat roof is different from insulating your loft roof. Every flat roof scenario is different and requires its own evaluation to determine the optimal solution for the specific property, particularly regarding factors such as height limitations, low window or balcony thresholds, and final touches for interior areas like roof lights and kerb vents. Issues like these can limit the space for the required thickness of insulation materials.
At Eco Target, we are highly experienced in helping homeowners to fix problematic insulation in flat roofs so that they achieve the maximum retention of warmth in their homes. Whatever the challenge, you’ll find our experienced team of assessors and engineers well-equipped to help you to achieve a workable solution that meets the UK Government’s current standards.
Our engineers can help you to determine whether your flat roof insulation is performing for or against you. This is carried out by performing a pull-out test, whereby we measure the current thickness and performance by spot-checking areas of the roof.
If we find that the current insulation is insufficient, we will discuss this with you and help you explore the best options for improving its performance. This could include removing or replacing parts of the roof, but that isn’t always the case.
We will carry out work in a way that ensures the risk of condensation build-up is minimised and proper ventilation to installed to keep your roof structures and home healthy.
Flat roof insulation is the process of adding insulation to the flat roof of a building to improve energy efficiency and reduce heat loss. This can be done by installing insulation on top of the roof deck or by creating a "warm roof" where insulation is placed above the roof deck and under the waterproofing layer.
Insulating a flat roof can improve energy efficiency, reduce heat loss, and lower energy costs. It can also help to extend the life of the roof by protecting it from temperature fluctuations and reducing the risk of damage from condensation.
There are several types of insulation that can be used for flat roofs, including rigid foam board insulation, spray foam insulation, and blown-in insulation. The best option for your building will depend on the specific characteristics of the roof and your budget.
The process of installing flat roof insulation will vary depending on the type of insulation and the specific characteristics of the roof. In general, it will involve installing the insulation on top of the roof deck or creating a "warm roof" with insulation above the deck and under the waterproofing layer.
Eco Target has been providing flat roof insulation services for many years and pride ourselves on delivering high-quality work. Our team of experts will recommend the best insulation option for your flat roof and will be trained and certified to perform the installation process. Also, we are fully compliant with all safety regulations and our work is guaranteed and certified by recognized bodies.
We’re delighted you’ve got in touch, and you’re now one step closer to making your home more energy efficient.As you can appreciate, this government backed scheme is extremely popular, especially as the weather gets colder along with rising energy prices.
Please rest assured, we will get back to you just as soon as we possibly can and get you booked in for a free survey.So that you can enjoy your energy efficiency saving measures as quickly as possible.
All this can happen within 3-4 weeks of filling in our enquiry form.