Advantages of Using Cover Boards in Low-slope Roofing Assemblies

Advantages of Using Cover Boards in Low-slope Roofing Assemblies - Update

to take this course

This 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 board 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 performance criteria will be discussed and conclusions drawn, in order to increase your knowledge surrounding cover board selection.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Define the UL and Factory Mutual (FM) testing criteria related to roof performance in fire and wind events allowing occupants to be protected
  2. Outline the importance of specifying the correct and appropriate products to meet specific UL and FM requirements ensuring public safety in the event of a fire or high winds
  3. Describe the long-term acoustical performance of each roof system and the impacts of low acoustical performance on building occupants
  4. Define the physical properties of gypsum coverboards and the systems that contribute to enhanced performance against wind uplift and hail damage to protect building occupants and interior equipment
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Applicable Credits