When planning for a roof on a new building or reroofing an existing structure, finding the right products to balance cost and performance is a tall order. Whether it is replacement on an older building or new construction, the right roof system can reduce installation costs and improve building performance.
Many architects, specifiers, and contractors include cover boards in conventional low-slope roof assemblies (with a roof membrane as the outermost component) to enhance overall system durability and lower long-term maintenance costs. A cover board is a thin substrate to which a roof membrane is secured. It can help extend the life of a roof assembly by providing a tough, resilient layer for improved wind uplift resistance, increased impact resistance from construction/service traffic, and high compressive strength.
An article in our newest sponsored e-book explores factors to consider when specifying high-density polyisocyanurate (ISO) cover boards. It appears along with a couple of other articles in Specifying Polyiso Insulation, a free, downloadable resource. To get your copy in either pdf or digital edition, visit www.constructionspecifier.com/ebook/pima-specifying-polyiso-insulation-e-book.