Most commercial buildings rely heavily on the insulation of their roofs for thermal management. Condensation buildup, heat loss, or, in hotter climes, rising heat within the structure can all be caused by inadequate insulation or waterproofing. When standing water accumulates from rain, it can damage insulation without proper waterproofing. It is for this reason that commercial roofs should be well insulated.
Why Insulate Your Commercial Building Roof?
A rooftop is exposed to sunlight all day, whereas other walls receive direct sunlight only in the mornings or afternoons. In terms of protection against the elements, your roof is your first line of defence. Concrete roof insulation (called ฉนวนหลังคาคอนกรีต in Thai), therefore, plays a vital role in protecting your building.
Large commercial buildings are expensive to heat and cool. With rising energy costs, it’s more important than ever to insulate your building and enhance its overall energy efficiency.
Safeguarding the Superstructure
Over time, elements damage your building’s superstructure, resulting in leaks, cracks, and damage. If the roof is damaged, the facility’s use may be halted, or it may have an impact on the facility’s costs and utilisation.
Reduced CO2 Emissions
With governments all around the world striving for greener commercial properties, lowering CO2 levels not only benefits the environment, but it may also qualify your business company for tax breaks and other benefits.
Resistance to Fire
The insulation and waterproofing of your commercial building can both get you a long way in minimising the risk of fire damage, especially if your building is in a bushfire-prone area. Consult with a provider about your fire-retardant requirements.
Waterproofing When Insulating Concrete Rooftops
If you waterproof and insulate your rooftop at the same time, your construction will perform better over the long-term. Insulation degradation is more likely in buildings that do not waterproof the roof during construction. Small pools of standing water can leak through the roof and insulation system, reducing the commercial building structure’s lifetime.
Waterproof structures that are not insulated suffer from a drop in thermal management. This can lead to condensation on the ceiling and higher energy bills when the commercial building is heated and cooled to the proper temperature.
In commercial buildings, concrete roofing can provide insulation on its own; however, standing water and other environmental factors can bring about damage. By waterproofing your concrete roof, you can protect an important part of your commercial structure at a fraction of the cost.