Add a high-performance roof board to your assembly to help it hold strong under the weight of your rooftop equipment
A material’s resistance to breaking under the weight of compression-also known as its compressive strength-is a key indicator of its durability under duress. For impact resistance, a roofing system needs materials with high compressive strength to help keep the roof membrane and insulation intact. DensDeck® Prime and DensDeck® StormX™ Prime Roof Boards help protect the moisture-blocking membrane and the energy-saving roof insulation from puncture, which can otherwise require costly repairs.
Weighty equipment like HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) units and solar paneling all need extra support to keep them from compressing the roofing materials below. Not to mention, any equipment will also require regular maintenance and potential repairs-adding foot traffic. Bottom line: A well-designed, well-supported roofing system needs a rigid cover board with high compressive strength.
DensDeck® Prime and DensDeck® StormX™ Prime Roof Boards can withstand up to 900 pounds per square inch of compressive load-far surpassing the roughly 800-120 psi of prevalent HD ISO foam board alternatives. This extra strength delivers the high-performance needed when dealing with the hundreds of extra pounds of weight that rooftop equipment carries.
Any equipment stored on the roof will also need regular maintenance and occasional repairs. That means more foot traffic while workers carry tools and other machinery needed to complete the job.
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