UK-based manufacturer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation products, Jablite, has launched a lightweight reinforced EPS over-roof insulation system designed as a solution to the problem of upgrading the thermal performance of old and fragile profiled roofs.
New Flat Roof Profiled+ has been launched following a rigorous innovation process that was supported by the DECC/TSB ‘Invest in Innovative Refurbishment Fund’.
“Fragile, leaky profile roofs can be a headache for building owners, facilities managers and roofing contractors. They can be difficult to treat and if the roof is profiled asbestos cement, there are limited options available,” said Steve Broadhurst, Jablite’s Technical Manager.
The EPS insulation is cut using CNC technology, to fit the shape of any existing profiled roof. Jablite says the thermal performance of an aged, profiled roof can be substantially improved and the insulation thickness can be specified to achieve the required U-values.
In addition, Jablite says the roof is weatherproofed over the insulation by way of a number of roofing membranes or even a new profiled finish. As a result, a fragile roof reportedly can be transformed into a safe, dry, warm roof that will significantly reduce the building’s carbon footprint.