Resilient Roofing Starts With the Right Cover Board

Georgia Pacific DensDeck Resilient Roofing
August 12, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.

By Evelyn Witterholt. 

For low-slope roofs, protecting from the most common forms of roof damage begins with including a durable coverboard in your roof assembly. 

When you are getting a new roof for your building, you want one that is built-to-last. These projects can be quite costly, so you won’t want a roof that requires you to call your roofing contractor back for additional repairs. This article from Retrofit Magazine details exactly why you should want a roofing system that is designed better than code and will last for a long time. 

In the article, Jim Schneider writes that building a roof that will last starts with the right materials, namely a cover board. Roof cover boards, like the DensDeck® roof board from Georgia-Pacific Building Products, are a thin substrate and rigid that the roof membrane adheres to. Jim states that they are a great addition to a roofing system that helps reduce the risk of damage from severe storms, fires and hail. 

“When considering the potential expense of a major roof repair or replacement and potential closures or damage to the building, cover boards can be a worthy addition,” he says.  

When deciding what kind of roofing system you might want, the first thing on your mind is cost. Repairing or replacing a roof is expensive and you will likely be looking for the most economical option. Jim encourages building owners to consider the long-term cost of a quality roofing system versus a lower quality roof.  

Investing in a high-quality product like DensDeck roof board can actually save you more money in the future. “DensDeck Roof Boards have a strong, non-combustible gypsum core to help protect commercial roofs from wind, fire, puncture and hail,” he says. “It makes sense to make upfront investments in items like roof cover boards to ensure continuous operation for the owner and occupants.” 

Read the entire article from Retrofit Magazine to learn more about resilient roof systems. 

Photo credit: Retrofit Magazine

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About Evelyn 

Evelyn works as a writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When she isn’t writing about roofing, she’s either at the gym lifting weights or curled up on the couch watching a movie. 



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