Why Roof Insulation is So Important

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There are several vital elements that determine the longevity and good condition of any commercial roof. Without a doubt, one of the most important ones is insulation. Commercial roofing without proper insulation will run several risks. Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. utilizes Duro-Guard insulation, which keeps you safe and without any concern.

Insulation acts as the protective blanket between the surface of the roof and the deck, and is designed to reduce the transfer of heat. But, why exactly is insulation so important in a commercial roofing situation? Let’s find out.

Energy Savings

Insulation is one of the biggest crux points out there when it comes to overall energy costs and expenses. The proper insulation can keep you right in or below your target range. On the other hand, improper insulation can cause you major headaches when it comes to paying the bill.

Consider this: Poor insulation in the attic can increase your home’s energy costs by 15%. Over the course of a full year, that can be thousands of dollars in increased costs, all of which could be avoided simply by calling a professional company like Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. to install insulation that holds heat.

Carbon Footprint

The 15 percent listed above isn’t just an imposition to your pocketbook – it’s an imposition to the environment. Every little bit of additional heating-related energy is another addition to your carbon footprint. For larger commercial buildings, these marks can become gigantic due to wasted energy from poor roof insulation.

Mold and Condensation

Many types of insulation offer built-in mold resistance, and even those that don’t still provide a layer of protection against moisture. Down similar lines, insulation reduces any condensation in the building, which can be very important for certain commercial businesses.

Fire Rating and Roof Deck Support

Proper insulation will make your building safer from fire, and you’ll likely receive a higher protective rating among other businesses. Additionally, it will lead to a more consistent temperature, which will provide a greater support to roof decks exposed to diverse environmental conditions.

Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. is your go-to roofing company in southwest Texas, and we’re here to answer all your questions on insulation and/or about any of our roofing services!

How to Ensure Your Flat Roof is Water Proof

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If your commercial roof isn’t water proof, and is exposed to harsh conditions like sun, rain, wind and snow, you will undoubtedly need to repair often and replace sooner.

Benefits of Using a Flat Roofing Specialty Company

Water doesn’t wash off a flat roof like it does on sloped roofs. Instead, they are built like large swimming pools with a drainage system to carry water to the ground. For this reason, flat roofs need to be entirely sealed. Even the smallest exposed crack, can let water into your building, causing lasting damage.

Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc., your premier flat roofing company in Houston, is extremely careful applying a protectant layer of Duro-Last to all flat roof installs. Duro-Last is a more sustainable option and is meant to exceed requirements not only for energy efficiency but also for endurance.

Prefabricated roofing systems-like Duro-Last- are easier to install any time of the year. As they usually take less time to install,  a flat roof will be exposed to bad weather conditions for a much shorter amount of time. At the same time, the seaming is sealed with hot-air welding, so you can be sure they are water tight, no matter the conditions.

Here are a few top reasons to use Duro-Last on your flat roof:

  • Fire-Resistance. Duro-Last is resistant to chemicals and fire, preventing lasting damage to your facility.
  • Prevent Mold. Sealing your roof with Duro-Last provides low permeability, meaning it will dry more quickly and prevent mold/fungus growth.
  • Heat Reduction. The prefabricated systems that Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. utilizes are highly reflective. When paired with the Duro-Last Cool Zone, it can reduce your building’s energy consumption by up to 40 percent!
  • Environmentally Friendly. The prefabricated systems are custom made, reducing waste during manufacturing and installation.

To learn more about how to waterproof your commercial roof, contact the expert, flat roofing company at Jaco today!