Why Use Cover Boards In North America

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific Building Products
Presented by Daniel Wing

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe what a cover board is and list best practices for installing cover boards in roof assemblies.
  2. Identify what factors affect roof lifespan and how these factors can impact the health and safety of occupants.
  3. List the key approvals to seek with the use of a cover board to ensure the comfort, safety and welfare of occupants.
  4. Describe how coverboards can impact the performance of the building to improve both the durability and comfort of a building.


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This presentation will discuss what a cover board is and outline best practices to specifying a cover board in roof assemblies. It will also identify what factors affect the lifespan of a roof and explain how a cover board can impact the performance of a building. This presentation is a beginner level overview of roofing and cover board and is designed for all professions that deal with the roof including architects, system manufacturers, roof consultants, and roof contractors.


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Daniel Wing is a passionate and knowledgeable advocate for sustainable, resilient, and efficient building practices. Currently serving as a Building Envelope Regional Manager at Georgia Pacific LLC, he has demonstrated notable success in driving growth, fostering relationships with key industry stakeholders, and championing product innovation.

With a strong background in building science and sustainable construction, Daniel possesses deep insights into the specific needs and trends of the North American market. He has been instrumental in promoting sustainable building materials and techniques, including the use of coverboard, and has seen firsthand the impact of these practices on both project outcomes and long-term sustainability.

His extensive experience, coupled with his current studies towards a master's degree in Sustainability, Strategic Management, and Executive Leadership from Penn State, ensures he offers a unique and informed perspective. This wealth of knowledge makes Daniel an ideal speaker to address the topic of "Why Use Coverboard in North America." His upcoming speech is sure to enlighten attendees about the benefits of integrating this crucial material into their construction projects.


Georgia-Pacific Building Products Georgia-Pacific Building Products has a legacy of creating strong, durable, sustainable building materials from exterior sheathing products to drywall in walls and ceilings to industry leading roof products and supporting products from lumber to subfloors to fire doors. We help members of the building community build quality commercial and residential construction projects all over the world. GP Building Products is the largest producer of structural wood panels (plywood and OSB) in North America and is a leading producer of gypsum building products, lumber and composite panels.

We support commercial and residential architects, designers, building material dealers, contractors and builders with tools, education and supporting resources that help the building community advance their knowledge, hone their craft, and make the best product decisions for their projects.


Originally published in September 2023