Deck Suitability

In selection of a deck or the type of roof-covering material and system, it is important to develop a design that incorporates materials that are compatible. For example, if a mechanically attached single-ply membrane is desired, it would be appropriate to specify a deck that can readily accept the fasteners yet have sufficient capacity to hold the fasteners. In this case, a steel deck, wood plank, or thick plywood deck would normally be good options. But if the deck did not readily accept fasteners; for example, a concrete deck, or if the deck possessed minimal strength; for example, a lightweight, insulating-concrete fill, then a system other than a mechanically attached single-ply membrane should be selected.

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