Why thermal insulation is so important when choosing roofing materials

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When you are considering which roofing materials to use for a building or you are trying to explain the benefits of a certain material to a developer, it is vital that you talk about thermal insulation.

In very basic terms, the goal of a roof is to get adverse weather away from the occupants of a building. This means protecting the internal structure from moisture, wind and external temperatures.

This is why refractory and heat insulation roofing materials have been a big focus on companies like Danpal recently, as there was a clear purpose to finding a material with excellent thermal insulating properties and something that had the strength to withstand high temperatures.

When you hear about thermal insulation, it concerns the transfer of thermal energy between two different objects that have different temperatures. It is natural that there will be a flow of heat between two surfaces of differing temperatures.

roofing materialsWhen you have roofing materials that are thermally insulating, they give a protective layer of insulation that reduces the heat transfer that occurs. Thermal radiation will be reflected instead of the lower temperature object holding onto this heat.

Multilayer composite thermal insulation materials improve heat insulation more than a basic single material, which is why the Danpal roofing system is multi-layered with the amazing Microcell technology. It also provides a great level of strength to the structure as a whole.

As well as being important in terms of the internal temperatures of a building, thermal insulation plays a massive role in the energy consumption of a structure, something which has become a massive talking point in recent times when it comes to the design of a structure.

A building that is well insulated thermally will be more energy efficient, which will save money for the owner of the building; the temperatures internally will be more uniform and comfortable, especially when external temperatures are very high or low. You will also save on the recurring expense that is heating or cooling a building utilising equipment, as well as its upkeep and maintenance. Overall, the carbon footprint of the building will be decreased.

This roofing material is resistant to both hail and UV rays. The Danpal panelling has been independently tested to prove the claim that it can withstand even the more inclement weather conditions. The special coating means that harmful UV rays will no longer cause damage to the interior or exterior surfaces of the structure, as the coating on the panels diffuses even the harshest sunlight, rendering it obsolete in terms of damage it inflicts. The strongly woven plastic means that hail will simply bounce off the surface and leave no visible or structural damage.

At Danpal, we have put a lot of work into the roofing material that is used in our systems, utilising the very best in Microcell technology. This is what helps to limit the amount of weathering occurs over time on the roofs that use our system, which saves money in the long run.

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