When you have a low-slope or flat roof, having a cover board installed with the rest of the roofing is one of the best moves you can make, especially if it is a Pro-Bond cover board for LWIC (LightWeight Insulated Concrete) roofs. Your roof is one of the most important parts of your building, protecting and securing it from the elements, as well as making it more comfortable. As such, you want to do everything in your power to ensure that the roof you install has every component necessary to set it up for success.
Pro-Bond cover boards will do just that. Here’s what you need to know about the top 6 benefits of Pro-Bond cover boards for LWIC roofing systems.
Many people don’t even know about the existence of cover boards, let alone how important they are to the functionality of your roof. Cover boards are a layer of roofing material that are used as a protective layer between the underlayers and the main roofing material, such as LWIC. They’re especially important for low-slope and flat roofs due to the fact that these roofs are subject to problems higher-pitched roofs are not, with their increased exposure to the elements and other external factors that could cause damages.
When you have a cover board added to your low-slope or flat roof, you ensure that your roof is able to withstand more, stay on properly, and that it increases the energy efficiency of your building. This is especially true for when you have Pro-Bond cover boards installed for your LWIC roofing system.
Pro-Bond cover boards have multiple advantages over other types of cover boards, like wood fiber, mineral fiber, asphaltic, gypsum, and other materials, due to the fact that they are much easier and quicker to install and provide an exceptionally strong and seamless application. Other kinds of cover boards need to be mechanically fastened to the structural deck or adhered to the underlying substrate. Pro-Bond cover boards are pumpable and seamless, making them far easier to install.
There are many benefits to Pro-Bond cover boards for LWIC roofing that sets them apart from other types. Here are some of the top benefits of these cover boards for LWIC roof systems:
As mentioned before, with other types of cover boards, they need to be fastened in place. This isn’t so with Pro-Bond cover boards for LWIC roofing. You can simply pump the cover board product onto your roof for a continuous layer of protection across the entire roof that is so much easier to apply.
Since Pro-Bond cover boards are pumpable, they also provide a seamless finish. There’s no need to fasten sheets in place when you can just pump the material over the underlayers of your roof and it covers it without any seams or interruptions.
As you can imagine, since these cover boards are pumpable and seamless, they greatly reduce the amount of labor required to have this kind of cover board installed for your LWIC roof systems. Roofs can be expensive, so when you find something like Pro-Bond cover boards that are both of exceptional quality and that reduce labor and product costs due to their ease of installation, it’s a dream come true.
Not only are Pro-Bond cover boards easy to install, they’re also incredibly strong. No need to worry about the wind damaging your low-slow or flat roof when Pro-Bond cover boards have an impact resistance of 2500-4000 PSI (pounds per square inch). This means that you can drive on them!
Pro-Bond cover boards also limit how much fire would spread across your roof as well as add to the wind uplift resistance, creating thermal and vapor barriers. Pro-Bond adheres to LWIC roofs 100%, no gaps = no voids the wind can catch and pull on. And Pro-Bond cover boards are ASTM E84 fire-rated, which refers to a test done to assess how much a material will contribute to the spread of fires. A rating like this means that Pro-Bond cover boards have some the lowest likelihood to spread fires.
Other cover boards need primes or adhesives in order to stay in place – not so with Pro-Bond cover boards. They adhere to LWIC roof systems 100% all on their own, making them incredibly durable and easy to apply.
Stone Edge Surfaces is very proud to offer Pro-Bond cover boards. If you’re looking for a way to add protection and insulation to your LWIC roof, Pro-Bond cover boards could be just the ticket. Contact us today to learn more about adding cover boards to your roof!