An essential component of any commercial building is its roofing insulation. The insulation is a crucial layer of material that is installed between the roofing membrane which creates a thermal barrier between the interior of the building and external elements. The primary function of commercial roof insulation is to minimize heating and cooling costs.
Choosing the right type of insulation is necessary to ensure your building is as energy efficient as possible. The objective is to reduce thermal transfer between indoor and outdoor temperatures. Roof insulation is particularly critical in areas with extreme temperature variations, like our region of the Midwest! A-1 Seamless Roofing is here to help ensure you get the right solution for your commercial building.
Commercial Roof Insulation Options
Two popular options for commercial roofing insulation are insulation boards such as ISO or EPS, and tapered flute fill that can be installed over existing metal roofs.
Common choices for flat roofs are either ISO or EPS, insulation boards. Both come in 4×8 sheets and are easily cut to fit the specific dimensions of your roofing project. They are made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) or polyisocyanurate (ISO) foam which provide excellent thermal insulation for commercial buildings. ISO boards tend to be more expensive but offer a higher R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) and provide more resistance to both moisture and fire. EPS being more affordable makes it a popular choice for many roofing projects.
ISO boards are moisture resistant and come in a multitude of densities and thicknesses and can be used in a variety of roofing applications including metal roofs, flat roofs, and pitched roofs. EPS boards are lightweight yet durable. They are resistant to mold and mildew growth and are also appropriate for many kinds of roofing applications.
Both EPS and ISO offer excellent thermal insulation properties. They are lightweight options that are easy to install, reducing both labor costs and installation time. When choosing between the two, it is recommended to consider factors such as the building’s location, climate, and energy needs.
Tapered Flute Fill
Another option for commercial roofing insulation is tapered flute fill that is installed over existing roofing systems. This type of insulation material is designed to improve the slope of the roof and prevent water from pooling in the low areas. It consists of insulation panels that are custom cut to fit the shape of the existing roof and then covered with a layer of roofing material. This type of insulation is ideal for retrofitting the current roof without any need for a complete tear-off.
This insulation material presents a dependable R-value, impressive compressive strength, and superior moisture resistance, while delivering substantial energy savings. It is also environmentally friendly and can be entirely recycled.
The A-1 Guarantee
If you need reliable top-quality insulation services for your commercial roof in Iowa or Minnesota, we have you covered! A-1 Seamless Roofing specializes in providing exceptional insulation solutions tailored to your specific needs. With our years of experience and reputation for excellence, we guarantee you will be completely satisfied with our services. Why wait? Contact us today at 641-381-3241 to learn more about how we can help with your commercial roofing insulation needs.