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Exterior Sheathing
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Added Fire Resistance
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Abuse Resistance
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Impact Resistance
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Mold/Moisture Resistance

Specialty Product Resource

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Exterior Sheathing

Exterior Gypsum Sheathing offers many benefits for the construction of a single-family residential structure’s exterior envelope. Compatible with a variety of exterior claddings, it is designed to enhance the wall assembly’s defenses against air and water infiltration, mold growth, noise transmission and flame spread. more

Added Fire-Resistance Panels

Fire-Resistant Gypsum Panels help address one of the main safety concerns homeowners express when planning a new home. Increasing in popularity for residential construction, these slightly thicker panels require only minor design modifications for measurable improvements in fire and sound suppression. more

OTHER APPLICATIONS   |     Between Attached Garage and Home     Utility/Mechanical Closets

Abuse-Resistant Panels

Abuse-Resistant Gypsum Panels increase the toughness and durability of interior wall surfaces in rooms and corridors subject to elevated risk of surface scuffs, abrasions and indentations. This material is an excellent choice to help control the cost and frequency of cosmetic damage repairs. more

OTHER APPLICATIONS   |     Interior Ceilings

Impact-Resistant Panels

Impact-Resistant Gypsum Panels are one of the most durable drywall solutions for environments where elevated occupant traffic and potential object-to-wall impacts are likely. Heavyweight facers and a reinforced core provide enhanced protection against surface damage and penetration. more

OTHER APPLICATIONS   |     Interior Ceilings

Mold/Moisture-Resistant Panels

Mold/Moisture-Resistant Gypsum Panels are very helpful for delivering targeted moisture absorption and infiltration protection to walls and ceilings in areas prone to elevated levels of water and humidity exposure. They are a valuable design tool in the battle against mold, mildew and decay. more

OTHER APPLICATIONS   |     Interior Ceilings

Improving Sound Control With Gypsum Board

Managing noise transmission in a structure is a vital design consideration. As a component part of many different wall and floor/ceiling assemblies, gypsum panel products can contribute to a solution. Learn about basic sound-control concepts, noise-attenuation strategies, STC comparisons and sample assemblies. more

Fire-Resistance Design Manual and Sound Control Gypsum Systems

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Special Performance Gypsum Board Is Coming On Strong

Some of the first groups to adopt gypsum wallboard as a mainstream building material in the housing boom following World War II were single-family residential builders and developers. High demand and tight schedules made gypsum board’s time, labor and cost efficiency extremely advantageous. Since then, gypsum board products have continued to evolve, adding beneficial enhancements such as extra fire-resistance, better surface durability, extended weatherability, and an ever-widening list of application-specific, specialty performance characteristics. Today, gypsum wallboard is still a preferred component in both interior and exterior architectural solutions for single-family residential construction. Learn more about how specifying these special-performance gypsum panels can add functionality and value to your next project.