What is a Warm Roof?

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A warm roof is a type of roof construction where the insulation is placed above the structural roof deck and beneath the waterproof membrane. In a warm roof system, the entire roof structure is kept at a similar temperature to the inside of the building, which can help to prevent condensation from forming.

In a warm roof system, the insulation layer provides thermal resistance, preventing heat loss from the building through the roof. The waterproof membrane on top of the insulation provides protection from the elements and helps to keep the insulation dry.

Warm roofs are often used in buildings with flat or low-pitched roofs, where traditional cold roofs with insulation in the loft space are not practical. They can also be a good option for buildings with limited space for insulation, as the insulation is placed on top of the roof deck, rather than inside the building envelope.

Warm roof systems can offer a number of benefits, including improved energy efficiency, reduced risk of condensation, and increased lifespan of the roof covering. However, they can also be more expensive to install than traditional cold roof systems, and may require additional ventilation or other measures to prevent moisture buildup.

For more information on how a warm roof could help you, get in touch with The Norfolk Window Company today.

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