4 Benefits of Having an Insulated Taper System on Your Roof

4 Benefits of Having an Insulated Taper System on Your Roof
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    Even though flat roofs are incredibly easy to install and very cost-effective, that type of structure comes with some major downsides.

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From water damage, to roof life expectancy and lower energy costs, there are plenty of benefits to adding an insulated taper system on your roof. Be sure to do your research so you can be sure to get the roofing system that is best for your needs.

Here is a quick glimpse at just a few of the reasons why you might want to have an insulated tapered system installed on your flat roof.

Reduced Risk of Water Damage

One of the biggest downfalls of having a flat roof is the increased risk of water damage to the rest of the structure.

When water becomes trapped on a roof, it could eventually make its way into the building, and that will greatly increase your risk of black mold.

That type of mold can spread throughout a building in a matter of months, and it is incredibly hazardous to your health.

To reduce your risk of water damage and mold buildup, consider getting an insulated taper system.

Increased Life Expectancy for the Roof

Roof installation services can be very affordable, and one way to get the biggest bang for your buck is to opt for a roof system that will last a long time. No one wants to deal with ongoing roof repairs or a prematurely damaged roof that must be replaced entirely.

By adding a layer of tapered insulation, you are going to protect your roof from standing water and harsh UV rays. With the proper maintenance, the roof and the tapered insulation system could potentially last for well over 30 years. Talk to your roofers about installing this sort of system before they begin their maintenance.

Lower Energy Costs

In many homes and businesses, the heating and cooling bills can quickly spiral out of control. You might be spending thousands a year on energy, and one of the best ways to get those bills under control is to improve the insulation.

To minimize heat loss through the roof, you might want to add an extra layer of tapered insulation. Adding that extra layer of insulation could potentially save you thousands of dollars in the coming years.

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Reduced Risk of Pest Infestations

It is an unfortunate fact that flat roofs are very prone to ponding, and that standing water could result in ongoing pest infestations. When pests have easy access to water, they will naturally begin to nest and breed in that area.

Getting rid of the standing water on your roof is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of a pest infestation that ends up costing you quite a bit of money.

Well before you have your insulated tapered system installed, you should first check all of your local codes and regulations. While those systems are perfectly compliant with most building codes, the contractors might need to apply for a permit with your city or county before this project begins.

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