Moisture infiltration is a contributing factor to the premature failure of buildings. The roof of any structure is the first line of defense against rain or melting snow and ice.
Plasti-Fab manufactures sloped insulation products for almost any roofing system used in today’s roofing industry.
Plasti-Fab has manufacturing facilities across Canada that are equipped to supply sloped insulation. PlastiSpan sloped insulation provides positive drainage to any drains located on the surface of the roof structure, including scuppers located at parapets or gutters. The percentage of slope can range from 1/16” per foot (1/2%) to 2” per foot (6%) and beyond in custom applications. A wide range of insulation physical properties are available to accommodate your needs.
The Plasti-Fab roofing sales representative experts work closely with design professionals and roofing contractors to ensure that the sloped insulation design matches the necessary requirements for any individual project. Experts at Plasti-Fab use a proprietary roofing CAD program to provide layouts for evaluation by designers and installation instructions for roofing contractors. The layouts can be easily adjusted in the event that drains are moved or structural limitations are exceeded.
Another added benefit of using PlastiSpan sloped roofing insulation is the energy efficient R-Value the product provides. Average R-Values or RSI are calculated with each design. This gives the design professional the ability to adjust insulation requirements to coincide with the needs of the mechanical system.
The large majority of older buildings do not have insulation in the roofing system or the insulation is not sufficient for today’s cost to operate the building energy efficiently. Using PlastiSpan sloped roofing Insulation in a retrofit of an older roof, not only provides positive drainage protection but also contributes to long term savings in operating costs.
Scuppers: A scupper is an opening in the side walls of an open-air structure, for purposes of draining water. Buildings with railed rooftops can construct scuppers to let rainwater drain off, instead of pooling within the railing of the roof. Scuppers can also be placed in a parapet, for the same purpose.
Parapets: A parapet is a wall-like barrier at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony or other structure. Where extending above a roof, it may simply be the portion of an exterior wall that continues above the line of the roof surface, or may be a continuation of a vertical feature beneath the roof such as a fire wall or party wall.
Gutters: Gutter, the trough or duct under the eaves of a building.