Lightweight Concrete Roofing
Lightweight concrete used in roof deck construction typically consists of cement, foam, water, and admixtures. Lightweight insulating concrete includes the application of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation boards.
F&F specializes in installing state-of-the-art lightweight concrete roof decks that not only provide that needed support, but also stand up against the elements to reduce the risk of future leakage. With proper care and maintenance, a well-installed roof deck can even save you thousands on the cost of re-roofing years down the line.
With structural lightweight concrete a mix of shale, slate, slag and clay are used and, with this mix, the aggregate is fully saturated prior to mixing. The end result of the structural lightweight mix is a deck that can be 20-25% lighter than standard structural concrete.
Benefits of a Lightweight Concrete Roof
Lightweight concrete roofs have many different benefits. Such benefits include high insulating qualities, low–stress design, slope-to-drain design, asbestos–free, fire–resistant, and wind resistant.
In addition to being one of the highest rated forms of roof decks, concrete decks are also highly cost-effective.