Insulation Types

A roof without proper insulation is one of the greatest contributors to energy loss in a building and accelerated failure of the roof membrane that covers it. This is bad for the wallet and for the environment. The right insulation is often different depending on the project’s own unique challenges. We have experience with all types and will be able to insulate your next building with the best material fit.

Lightweight Insulating Concrete

Lightweight Insulating Concrete (LWIC) has been around since the 1930s, and is a smooth, monolithic surfaced insulation option that is also ideal for a roofing application. It should not be confused with Structural Lightweight Concrete decking. It can prolong membrane life (vs other insulation options), and weighs about the same as a tapered ISO system. LWIC has extremely high compressive strength, thus eliminating the need for coverboards in most cases. It is highly resistant to damage from moisture and is often times reusable in a re-roof scenario, thus having a positive future impact on the owner’s cost as well as the environment.

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PolyISOcyanurate is a rigid roof insulation panel composed of a closed-cell foam core. It can be finished with a variety of options like increased pounds per square inch (PSI), different facers types, or flat stock and tapered pieces. Polyiso also offers one of the highest R-values per inch of any insulation option in the industry. It is often times installed with a gypsum or cement based coverboard for protection and is one of the most widely used insulation options selected today.

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