Why Use Cover Boards in North America?

Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

Learning Objectives:

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

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
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Approved for Core Learning
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Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
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This course is approved as a core course
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Cover board can be a strategically important addition to roofing systems to help protect against the most common threats to flat or low-sloped roofs. The risk of damage from wind, water intrusion, fire, foot traffic and the potential of puncture can all be mitigated using cover boards as a protective layer above the insulation. In addition, the inherent nature of cover board can also offer better acoustic performance and allow for additional support for photovoltaic energy generation systems as well as vegetative roofs. This presentation will discuss what cover board is and list best practices for installing cover board in roof assemblies as well as identify what factors affect roof life span and explain how cover board can impact the performance of the building.

Why Cover

Photo Courtesy of Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

 

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum The Georgia-Pacific DensElement® Barrier System, with AquaKOR Technology, integrates the gypsum core and the fiberglass mat to form a hydrophobic, monolithic surface that blocks bulk water, but allows vapor to pass through. The Georgia-Pacific DensElement® Barrier System eliminates the need for building wrap, fluid-applied membranes or peel-and-stick membranes. It’s faster to install and can be installed when it’s wet outside–saving time and labor. The all-in-one Georgia-Pacific DensElement® Barrier system is finished with DensDefy Liquid Flashing to fill and seal joints, fasteners, openings, penetrations and transitions. The Georgia-Pacific DensElement® Barrier System is ABAA listed and WRB-AB approved and has a customized MasterSpec® specification –061656 Air and Water Resistive Sheathing Board. For more information, visit www.denselement.com

 

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