Thermal Bridging

Thermal Bridging

Thermal Bridging of an Insulated Flat Roof Through the Front Fascia

I have watched a few of your videos in regards to flat ‘warm roofs’ on YouTube and have found them to be of great guidance with my current new build extension. Accordingly, I would be most grateful if you would answer a couple of questions that I have regarding your video posted on YouTube entitled ‘Thermal Bridging of a insulated flat roof through the front fascia’.

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Thermal Bridging of an Insulated Flat Roof, Through the Front Fascia

In this video I explain problems with insulating a roof using the warm and cold roof construction methods. Whatever new flat roof covering you choose, e.g. EPDM rubber, Kemper, Liquid Rubber Triflex, if the specification of the insulation is not correct you could have problems which could include rotting joists.

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Cold Flat Roof Construction Explained

Hopefully this video will help explain the difference between cold flat roof construction and warm flat roof construction, this video shows detailed drawings on how a cold flat roof is constructed. I link to two other videos, one on warm flat roof construction and one that’s an in depth comparison between cold and warm flat roofs also showing thermal imaging of poorly performing, insulated flat roofs. The animation program used was Sketch Up with lots of section cuts.

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