Structurally insulated roof panels (SIRPs) can streamline any roofing project. They’re easy to handle and install, which can improve the efficiency of a project while significantly reducing building time. Not to mention, they’re energy-efficient, require less manpower to install and available in any building materials store in Chatham.
Make note of the common pitfalls below, and consult with our knowledgeable team before purchasing your panels.
- Not Accounting for Possible Contraction or Expansion
Because of how they’re constructed, SIRPs are more vulnerable to contraction and/or expansion than other building materials. Before choosing the insulated panels and creating a roof design, the potential for movement should be considered.
- Choosing Incompatible Fasteners
All SIRPs must be placed with fasteners. Incompatible fasteners can cause issues for the roof panels. For example, if the fasteners are made of a different metal than the steel roof panels, there might be a reaction between the two. Additionally, ill-sized fasteners can cause panels to loosen and separate, so purchasing the correct fasteners is just as important as purchasing the correct panels.
- Purchasing the Wrong Colour
Believe it or not, the colour of SIRPs matters way beyond style. For example, a colour that absorbs heat can cause the outer layer of a panel to overheat and place stress on the rest of the panel. This can lead to corrosive damage throughout the roofing system.