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Understanding Insulation R-Value Requirements for Commercial Roofing in Toronto

Apr 24, 2019

A commercial roof is the first line of defense that protects your property from Toronto’s harsh and rather unpredictable weather. At the same time, a commercial roof can play an essential role in insulating your building, therefore reducing energy demand as well as monthly heating and cooling costs. Choosing the right insulation and roofing material for your property can go a long way. Not only will you have a proper roofing system to protect your building for decades, but you could also save hundreds of dollars in energy use.

At Crown Industrial Roofing, we’re experts in commercial and industrial roofing, and we’ll provide you with a high quality roof that will save you money through energy costs and building protection. We’ll also work with you to ensure that you’re receiving the R-value you desire.

What is R-value and why does it play a role in commercial roofing? Read on to discover the importance of R-value and its significance to commercial and industrial roofing in Toronto.

What is R-Value?

An insulating material’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured by its thermal resistance or its “R-value.” Simply put, the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. If your commercial roof has a high R-value, then more insulation will be provided for your property, and will therefore limit airflow between inside and outside of the building.

It’s important to consider R-value during any commercial roofing project because increasing it will give your roof the ability to secure more warm air during the winter and prevent it from entering your building during the summer. This increase in thermal resistance will use less energy, which results in lower heating and cooling bills entirely.

Insulation R-Value Requirements in Toronto

Be mindful that building codes across Ontario may have different required R-values for commercial roofing systems. It’s also important to keep in mind that the Ontario building code requirements for insulation is merely just one of the many sections within the act that is aimed at preventing unsafe building practices, materials and construction methods.

So, if you’re looking to move forward with your commercial roofing project, ensure that your contractor takes into account R-value as well as other building code requirements set out by the local jurisdiction. Failure to adhere to building codes and requirements can result in major penalties and unwanted fines.

Ethical Commercial Roofing in Toronto

Crown Industrial Roofing ensures safe and ethical installation with each and every commercial roofing project we perform. In over 40 years of operations, we have installed sustainable and efficient roofing systems for both commercial and industrial properties, proving that our team is among the best and most trusted commercial roofing contractors in the Greater Toronto Area.

If you’d like to learn more about the R-value requirements for commercial roofing in Toronto, or if you’re looking for maintenance, repair or replacement for your property’s flat roof, contact us today to hear from our team of experts.