Prefix Systems has launched a ‘100% Warm’ campaign, promote the fact that its Warmroof has been designed and engineered to be a true warm roof.
Not all solid, insulated warm roofs are of a 100% warm construction, Prefix said, and so the risk over time is that roofs manufactured using a cold roof construction can suffer from cold spots and condensation.
“This is particularly apparent the late autumn, throughout winter and in the early spring,” the company said. “With these roofs being sold as a long-term investment, the worry is that an increasing number of these roofs may fail to varying degrees.”
Chris Baron of Prefix Systems said: “Our ‘100% Warm’ campaign is designed to communicate the benefits of Warmroof which is fully insulated throughout, regardless of roof type or design. To be 100% Warm, the insulation needs to sit above the roof deck as our product has been designed to do so, helping to eliminate the potential for cold bridging, something that we are seeing on site with other systems. The risk for installers is considerable, particularly where 10-year warranties are the norm and so installations today may become liabilities for tomorrow and for years to come.”