Performance Influence


With all the outside forces affecting building construction, such as the International Code Council, economic changes, and green standards to name a few, it is no wonder some decking materials have conflicted in interfacing with the roofing assemblies. Though these products are permitted by the building code, the weakness of the material to hold a fastener or adhesive for roofing jeopardizes the expected performance of the roofing assembly. To avoid concerns about long-term performance, it is important to understand the types of decking materials, their limitations, and how to improve architectural specification wording to meet code and long-term performance.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the difference between standard and non-standard decking materials.
  2. Learn about the limitations of specific materials and interface issues with roofing materials.
  3. Understand the industry positioning about these conditions.
  4. Realize how to avoid this potential concern at the detail and design stage and not at the jobsite.
Education Content: Advanced
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: CSTe-RFG604-23
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH