Critical aspects of roof system designs are often left unaddressed, resulting in incomplete contract documents. This course identifies the information roofing contractors generally need from roof system designers to provide complete and building code-compliant low-slope roof systems. While generally written from the perspective of new construction, the information presented here can also be applied to roof replacements in most situations.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
+ EXPLAIN the design considerations for low-slope membrane roof systems.
+ DISCUSS commonly used low-slope membrane types and general building code-related roof system attributes.
+ LIST general roof system performance criteria, the differences between low-slope membrane types, and applicable material standards.
+ UNDERSTAND the advantages of cover board use with low-slope roof membranes.