Advantages of Using Cover Boards in Low-slope Roofing Assemblies - Update
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.
- Define the UL and Factory Mutual (FM) testing criteria related to roof performance in fire and wind events allowing occupants to be protected
- 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
- Describe the long-term acoustical performance of each roof system and the impacts of low acoustical performance on building occupants
- 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