In inverted roof construction, both the structural deck and the weatherproof membrane are protected by externally applied insulation (Fig. 6.1). This ensures that the complete roof system is insulated from extremes of hot and cold, also from damage by solar radiation and maintenance traffic. The insulation layer is usually ballasted with either gravel or fully protected with paving slabs. Disadvantages of inverted roof construction are the greater dead-weight, and the difficulty in locating leaks under the insulation layer. Inverted roof construction is the preferred method for concrete and other heavyweight roof systems.
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