Advantages of Using Cover Boards in Low-Slope Roofing Assemblies

Advantages of Using Cover Boards in Low-Slope Roofing Assemblies

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This narrated course will provide a brief overview of Low-Slope Roof Systems to provide the necessary background to discuss cover boards & thermal barriers. The various cover boards types and reasons for their use will be described. Each board type will be discussed along with their primary features, benefits & challenges. The long-term performance of all low-slope roof systems is impacted by a number of external factors such as weather events and roof system abuse (natural & man-made). Important roof component criteria will be discussed and conclusions drawn, in order to increase your knowledge surrounding cover board selection.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify reasons to use a cover board in the design of a low-slope roofing system
  2. Discuss the different types of cover board materials available in the marketplace
  3. Explain which over boards you should use with which types of low-slope roof systems
  4. Discuss external factors impacting the long-term performance of a commercial roof system
  5. Identify performance characteristics of the various cover boards to help determine which board to use for which roof project
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
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Delivery Format: 
Slide Show - With Audio
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Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion