Insulating a roof is an effective way to minimise heat loss and reduce heating bills.
Stone wool insulation will deliver multiple benefits including thermal, fire and sound protection for low-slope, steep slope and metal roofing.
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Flynn Canada is a trade contractor of complete building envelope solutions. With 17 offices from coast-to-coast they manage single facilities, as well as organizations with national real estate portfolios.
Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution with nearly 32,000 students. Annual maintenance evaluations identified a number of buildings on the campus with leaking roofs.
Although Ridgewood High School has served the Chicago suburb of Norridge for over six decades, the airplane noise only became a problem a few years ago when flight patterns in and out of O’Hare changed.
The Empire State Building, opened in 1931, is the world’s most famous office building and attracts tenants and visitors from around the globe. The Empire State Building recently re-roofed the 21st, 25th and 30th floor asphaltic roof systems with vegetative green space.
The Rolls-Royce Crosspointe facility in Virginia is a center of excellence for the manufacture of precision-engineered gas turbine engine components for some of the most advanced aircraft in the world. Crosspointe demonstrates the Rolls-Royce commitment to the region and their global aerospace customers.
This case study is based on a larger study of conventional roof performance by RDH Building Engineering Ltd. and was also presented at the 2014 RCI Symposium on Building Envelope Technology, March 20-25, 2014.
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ROXUL TOPROCK® DD and TOPROCK® DD Plus roof boards are meant to be installed on the roof and can be walked on during the normal course of construction or the use of the building. ROXUL MONOBOARD® Plus and MONOBOARD® are meant to be installed as coverboard products over other insulation products. The National Roofing Contractor’s Association (NRCA) recommends that areas that experience heavy foot traffic be installed with an additional protection cover board layer to protect any thermal insulation products. It is recommended that staging areas be protected during the construction process.
ROXUL TOPROCK® DD Plus and MONOBOARD® Plus products are impregnated with a bitumen coating that allows for adhesion between the boards and the membrane when installed in a torch- or hot mop applied roof.
You are not required to install a protection board over TOPROCK® DD or TOPROCK® DD Plus products as the products are approved as coverboard products. Some designs may call for an additional protection or cover board layer for various reasons.
Yes, multiple layers of TOPROCK® DD can be used to meet building code or design requirements. For mechanically fastened systems, TOPROCK® DD can be used as the top layer. For hot applied and some cold applied systems, TOPROCK® DD Plus can be used as the top layer.
If desired, TOPROCK® DD Plus can be installed in vertical applications. ROXUL also manufactures Cant strips to allow for an easier transition to parapet.
TOPROCK® DD is approved in some metal roofing applications, contact ROXUL Technical Solutions or your preferred metal panel manufacturer to determine if it is approved in their system.
MONOBOARD® products are mono-density products designed to be roof cover boards or protection boards and are only available in 1” thicknesses. TOPROCK® DD products are dual-density products with an integrated roof cover board that can be used as either thermal insulation or as a thermal cover board over other insulation. TOPROCK® DD boards also come in thicknesses ranging from 2” to 6” to meet building code requirements.
ROXUL roof boards have been approved with a limited number of single-ply roof membranes. Consult Roofnav listings or contact ROXUL Technical Solutions for more information on approved systems.
ROXUL is able to provide tapered stone wool panels in a variety of thicknesses, we work with our partners to provide the system you require for positive drainage on your roof to reduce ponding. ROXUL tapered panels are available in tapered to zero panels and can help reduce jobsite fabrication. In addition to tapered panels, ROXUL is able to provide additional fabricated accessories such as flute fillers and cant strips. Click here to learn more or contact your local ROXUL sales representative.