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FOAMGLAS®: Insulation systems for metal and special roofs

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Insulation systems for metal and special roofs www.foamglas.com

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Aesthetics and a long service life 4 Metal roof systems 8 Special roof systems 23 Building physics and technology 26 Passive fire protection 32

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Aesthetics and a long service life In bygone centuries, metal was already being used as the roof covering material for technically and aesthetically demanding buildings. Even then, great master builders recognised the advantages. The long service life and adaptability of metal – even in complex roof landscapes – is very highly valued by architects and building contractors today as well. As a matter of fact, even in an increasing way. In combination with a highly effective thermal insulation of FOAMGLAS® – the safety insulation made of cellular glass – metal and special roofs can also prove...

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To the aesthetic point of view, metal roofs fulfil additionally the highest requirements in terms of service life, and therefore perform cost-efficiently. Since metal roofs are nearly maintenance-free, when expertly installed, the roof is also very economical in the long term. Ecologically sensible system solutions The “natural” building material is also valued for its positive eco-balance. Economics and ecology are virtually merged in it, and add value to structures. Metal roofs emphasise their ecological attractiveness because, at the end of the building’s life-cycle, both the covering...

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Flawless construction When choosing building components combining metal with roof substrates or insulating materials, it is essential that the combination guarantees lasting thermal protection as well as a flawless operation in terms of building physics. FOAMGLAS® insulation is outstandingly suitable for the building and insulating of metal roofs. Various system solutions guarantee that the monocoque-unventilated roof in combination with metal roofing sheets is one of the safest and technically advanced options. As a result, the tiresome discussion of “warm roof – yes or no” can finally...

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practical or acoustic reasons. Even though they are not explicitly flat roofs, the requirements for the insulation are comparable with those of a flat roof. For decades, the FOAMGLAS® Compact Roof has proven successful due to its extraordinary properties. The reference examples are meant to demonstrate that FOAMGLAS® is also perfectly suited for special roofs – with almost unlimited geometrical shapes, with even or curved surfaces and/or special cladding materials and subconstructions. Characteristics of warm roof construction with FOAMGLAS® Roof structure with long service life due to the...

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Metal roof systems University of Zurich, Zurich Architect Calatrava Santiago Valls SA, Zurich Execution 2002 Use of FOAMGLAS® roof insulation, ca. 1000 m2 of FOAMGLAS® T4+, thickness 150 mm, bonded Covering Pre-patined copper metal sheets, using the standing seam technique When architects look for new aesthetic forms of expression, innovative solutions are demanded. It is not surprising that in building projects of major public interest, like the University of Zurich, special requirements are made. These buildings have to meet especially high safety standards because they accommodate a...

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Metal roof systems Single family home Moser, Lüscherz Architect Hans Nievergelt, dipl. Arch. ETH SIA, Erlach Execution 2001 Use of FOAMGLAS®: roof insulation, ca. 125 m2 of FOAMGLAS® T4+, thickness 150 mm, bonded. Covering VM ZINC+ sheet metal in standing seam technique Thermally optimised subconstructions for sheet metal roofs enable crucial energy savings. The compressive strength and dimensional stability of FOAMGLAS® insulation make it possible to strike new paths in matters of roof structures. The own weight of the sheet metal covering and the wind loads are distributed over the...

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Metal roof systems Alvaneu spa, Alvaneu-Bad Architect Martin Stöhr, Architektur und Gestaltung, Davos-Platz Execution 2000 Use of FOAMGLAS® roof insulation, ca. 600 m2 of FOAMGLAS® T4+, thickness 100 mm, bonded Covering Copper sheet metal with standing seam technique Flawless building physics, long-term construction www.foamglas.com After all, Bad Alvaneu is located at around 1000 m above sea level. Another important fact in a spa: the hermetically sealed cellular glass structure completely excludes condensation; no water can penetrate or accumulate. Moisture ingress within the build-up is...

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Metal roof systems Ruggell church, Ruggell (Principality of Liechtenstein) Architect Architekturbüro Bargetze + Partner, Vaduz, Principality of Liechtenstein Execution 1999 Use of FOAMGLAS® roof insulation, ca. 200 m2 of FOAMGLAS® T4+, thickness 140 mm, bonded Covering Uginox with standing seam technique If, for design reasons, a flat sloping sheet metal roof is required, the prerequisites for thermal functions are no longer given. Ventilation and dehumidification of the insulation are no longer possible. What can be done? With FOAMGLAS®, the vapour and watertight insulation material of...

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Metal roof systems Expansion of Zelgli Housing Estate, Winterthur Architect Beat Rothen, Winterthur Execution 1999 Use of FOAMGLAS® roof insulation, ca. 770 m2 of FOAMGLAS® T4+, thickness 160 mm, bonded Covering Copper sheet metal using standing seam technique Monopitch roofs offset from each other bring additional light even to the depth of the room by means of bands of windows. When building and room heights are prescribed in advance, it is important to keep the build-up height of the under roof as thin as possible. This allows to maximise the window height and as a result to take full...

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Metal roof systems Roche Forum Buonas, Buonas Architect Scheitlin Syfrig + Partner Architekten AG, Lucerne Execution 2002 Use of FOAMGLAS® roof insulation, ca. 1400 m2 of FOAMGLAS® T4+, thickness 200 mm, bonded Covering Copper sheet metal using standing seam technique The architecture as well as the colour concept called for high quality materials. Light yellow travertine predominates the visible part of the façade, while the safety insulation FOAMGLAS® develops its effect invisibly underneath. The maintenance of the roof is reduced to a minimum. In case the sheet metal covering (wind and...

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