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Tapered panels built up over flat panels create a four-way slope with internal drainage. Image courtesy Dow Building Solutions. Abstract Heat loss through tapered roof insulation is generally computed using an R-value based on the average thickness of the tapered section.
However, this misrepresents the actual performance of the tapered insulation, which is always less efficient than an equal volume of un-tapered insulation. The impact of curved heat flow trajectories on the efficiency of the tapered forms is a function of taper angle or slope, and becomes significant only at slopes much steeper than those found in typical tapered roof insulation applications.
Equations are derived, and tables are presented, for the efficiency of tapered insulation considering volumetric forms typically encountered in practice.
Examples illustrate how these tools can be used to accurately calculate heat loss through a roof assembly with tapered insulation.
PDF of full paper is here. Online tapered insulation R-value calculator is here.Ever-Green Energy’s Jemne Building focuses on occupant well being and indoor air quality.
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