Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
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.
- Describe what cover board is and list best practices for installing cover board in roof assemblies.
- Identify what factors affect roof life span and these factors can impact the health and safety of occupants.
- List the key approvals to seek with cover board to ensure comfort, safety and welfare of occupants.
- Describe how cover board can impact the performance of the building to improve the durability, indoor air quality, and comfort of the building.