Single-ply roof insulation and a “best kept secret in roofing.“
Single-ply roof membranes are a popular solution for protecting buildings from the intrusion of water. If you recently traveled past a construction project have you noticed the large waste containers sitting nearby? Dumpsters at commercial projects frequently provide a home for roof insulation trimmings and waste. Commonly roof crickets made with tapered insulation yield fifty percent job site waste. In today’s world of sustainable construction and LEED one might think that fifty percent waste would not go unnoticed. Quite often the work is performed almost hidden on the roof top. Roof crickets once fabricated and installed are covered up from view under a TPO, EPDM or PVC roof membrane. Unless pre-cut, the cricket waste is soon collected and thrown into the dumpster. This process continues to repeat itself thousands of times each year.
EPS is the most frequently used roof insulation throughout Alaska. Pre-cut crickets are the norm on Alaska roofs. Perhaps two of the best kept secrets in roofing.