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The longevity of insulated roof panels
Insulated panel roofing is ideal for businesses and properties located in areas like Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast where temperatures fluctuate and severe weather conditions, such as storms, hail and heavy winds are experienced, as they manage a comfortable temperature and energy consumption all year round and are resistant to weather and abuse.
What is insulated roofing?
Insulated roof panels, also known as sandwich panel roofing, is a revolutionary solution that combines insulation, ceiling, and a roof in one convenient structure, making it thermally efficient and weather tight. These panels are also fire-resistant, sound-reducing, and waterproof, making them ideal for Australian buildings as they can withstand the harshest weather conditions while ensuring high insulation R values to resist heat flow especially here in Queensland.
What are the benefits of insulated roof panels?
- A roofing solution that offers significant cost saving and ROI due to its longevity, reduced maintenance, and energy efficiency
- Rigid and durable
- Easier to install than other insulation methods
- Provide better insulation than other roofing solutions and resists heat flow
- Available in a range of colours and finishes, and the panel dimensions are customisable which offer vertical or horizontal installation options
- Have aesthetic appeal to match your property’s style!
How long do insulated roof panels last?
As you research the technology behind insulated polycarbonate roof panels, you may wonder if they are a worthy investment, especially as the last thing you want is a non-durable solution that needs replacing every few years. This is however not the case with insulated roof panels, as you can expect a lifespan of at least 20 years and with proper installation, care, and high-quality materials, their lifespan could even exceed that.
How to prolong the lifespan of your insulated roof panels?
- Quality and material. Quality is crucial when ensuring long-lasting insulated polycarbonate roof panels. Ensure they are made of materials that possess special properties. For instance, they can come with non-combustible steel to make it safer for structures in areas prone to wildfire, as the material prevents fire from spreading.
- Diligent maintenance – Cleaning, maintaining, and inspecting the roof at least once a year can help lengthen its lifespan.
- Load carrying capacity – Consider the load-carrying capacities required for the insulated panel roofingbased on the design, the load it will carry, the environmental conditions, and the technical specification of the product components.
- Customisation – High-quality insulated panel roofing that is designed, built, and installed according to the exact roofing and aesthetic requirements of the application tends to last longer. Choose a supplier that can deliver solutions in various designs, finishes, colours, and custom modular widths, enabling design flexibility that allows you to design your roof to match your property’s architecture and facade.
Are insulated roof panels a good option?
Insulated roof panels are good at reducing direct heat transfer. They Minimize noise from wind, rain, and hail. Better performance and protection in cyclones. They also preventing other effects from the weather like mold, mildew, and condensation.
Can you walk on an insulated panel roof?
Yes, it is possible to walk on insulated roof panels, as the supported section of the roof can easily withstand weights up to 150kgs.
Is it better to insulate the roof from inside or outside?
Flat roofs are best to insulate on the outside of the roof, which prevents heat loss and reduces energy consumption. By applying insulating material on top of the roof structure, you avoid the risk of moisture damage in the wooden structure. With interior insulation, this risk is greater for flat roofs.
How thick are insulated roof panels?
The insulation Thickness various: The insulation/core is available in 40mm, 60mm, 80mm, 100mm and 120mm thicknesses.
Insulated panel roofing is a brilliant shade structure solution that is fire-resistant, sound-reducing, and waterproof. On top of all those features it also looks good and will add immense value to a property.
Jamie Howard - Director
Co-founder and Director Jamie has been hands-on in the shade and steel industry since leaving school. With over 15 years’ experience in shade, membrane and steel projects, Jamie is excited about the design opportunities shade structures offer in the commercial and industrial sectors. Jamie’s extensive design skills give him a competitive edge in situations with technical design complexity. He has won two personal industry awards for his designs, alongside many company-won awards.