Tapered Insulation Systems
The goal of tapered roof insulation systems is to reduce or eliminate the amount of ponding/standing water on the membrane when the existing roof deck does not provide adequate slope. Draining water in a timely and efficient manner minimizes the adverse effects that ponding or standing water has on completed roof membranes. A properly designed tapered roof insulation system not only provides the positive drainage needed but also helps extend the life of the roof membrane. Such systems, properly installed, can be a major factor in extending the useful life of a roofing system and help prevent any structural damage that an insufficient roof slope can cause.