If you’ve ever heard of water “ponding” on your roof, you likely already know the value of rooftop tools to help redirect that damaging collection of rain. If you haven’t, then first know that “ponding” water is the pooling of, likely, rainwater on your roof, happening most often if the rooftop is flat enough to collect it. In this case, something like tapered insulation may be right for your building.
What Is Tapered Insulation?
Tapered insulation can help you with a number of things, both preventing the above issue of ponding and other drainage problems while also serving to insulate your home. The better protected your roof is, the longer it will last, and the better it will be able to protect your house or business from the elements.
Some of the benefits of tapered insulation include its “[creating] positive drainage on new roofs and reroofs,” preventing that standing water from causing problems over time, including erosive damage, the growth of vegetation, and the buildup of clogging debris and dirt. This insulation can often be environmentally-friendly, cost-effective, and an important, lasting investment for your roof. Finally, it’s able to be installed beneath a number of roofing types, making it versatile in addition to its other benefits.
Some of the drawbacks include the potential for danger if it’s exposed to flames (thus, it shouldn’t be installed via torch down roofing) and that it isn’t load-bearing. Really, the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to tapered insulation, but there are a variety of other options to consider if anything seems to be a problem.
Proper installation installed by expert roofers can make the difference between a simple addition of insulation, or whatever else your need may be, and lasting damage to your roof. For information about finding the roofing service for you, whether it’s tapered insulation or another repair, replacement, or installation, get in touch with Cox Roofing today. Our experts can assess your needs and address possible concerns in no time at all.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.