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Gain valuable insight from the most-trusted name in the industry with features on product performance, application how-tos, construction trends, and more!

alt Future Proof Your Roof with Securock® Brand Roof Boards
Going the extra step to install a roof board or cover board can extend the life of the roof and insulation with impact protection and fire & wind uplift performance.
alt Safety Spotlight: Putting Employees First
Safety first at USG means putting our employees first. Learn more about our commitment to safe work practices from the factory floor to the jobsite.
alt National Safety Month: USG Puts Safety First
Safety goes further than just hard hats & steel-toe boots. USG promotes a culture of “Safety First,” from sourcing raw materials to jobsite installation.
alt Do Your Part: LEED Points and the USG Ceilings Recycling Program
The USG Ceilings Recycling Program saves time and money but did you know that it's possible to contribute towards LEED v4.1 points? Learn more in this article.
alt The Importance of Pouring Quality into Every Floor
It’s critical to put quality work into every flooring project, starting with the quality of the materials used. USG has you covered with a Levelrock® solution.
alt Adhesive Shortages Got You Stuck? The USG Solution is Genius™
USG has a solution to adhesive shortages: USG Durock™ Brand Genius™. Solvent-free and pressure-sensitive, this flooring adhesive is ready to ship to the jobsite.
alt Read All About It: New Levelrock® Brochures & Literature Now Available
New USG Levelrock® literature is now available to inform prepping, priming, installation, and more best practices on the jobsite for all your flooring needs.
alt Thinking Beyond the Building: USG Commits to 2030 Sustainability Goals
USG has focused sustainability efforts in four key areas to measure our growth and progress by 2030 in line with the Science Based Targets initiative.
alt Structurally Sound: USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels & Modular Construction
USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels are ideal for modular construction. Learn how the strength & innovation behind these panels set projects up for success.
alt USG Commits to Sustainable Science Based Target Initiative
USG has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) joining over 2,000 businesses on a path towards reducing emissions in line with climate science.
alt Sustainable Certification Made Easy: The USG Sustainability Tool
The USG Sustainability Tool powered by ecomedes makes it easy to specify USG products that contribute towards green building certifications like LEED, WELL, and LBC.
alt USG Specialty Ceilings Featured in Award-Winning Project
See how USG Ensemble® Acoustical Drywall Ceiling helped elevate a recent AIA award-winning project supporting the legacy of Chicago architecture.
alt The Science of Innovation: USG Corporate Innovation Center
USG brings innovation to the forefront of the construction manufacturing industry through research, development, and testing at the Corporate Innovation Center.
alt Steering Digital Innovation in Construction Manufacturing
Since creating the iconic Sheetrock® Brand, USG has led innovation in construction manufacturing with sights now set on digital advancements & innovative tech.
alt USG Ceilings Plus® Barz® Brings Uncompromising Vision to Life on Recent Project
Keep architectural design front of mind with USG Ceilings Plus® Barz®, a dynamic acoustic ceiling solution that combines aesthetic with exceptional performance.
alt Improving on Greatness: USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels
USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels Firecode® X are the next level of sustainable drywall panels with eco-friendly design and impactful productivity benefits.
alt USG Blog: 2021 Year in Review
From the difference between Type X & Type C wallboard to the current state of steel pricing, here's a look back at the USG Blog's best posts from the past year.
alt You Asked, We Answered: Top 10 FAQs of 2021
USG has all the answers to the most frequently asked product questions from the past year—learn expert insights from the creators of Sheetrock Brand® here.
alt Winter Wonderland?: Installing & Finishing in Cold Weather
Bond, delayed shrinkage, beading—if you're wondering why your joint compound is cracked or not performing correctly during wintertime, read up on the basics here.
alt The Effect of Environmental Conditions on Drywall Installation & Finishing
Ridging, Starved Joints, Screw Depressions—learn how negative jobsite conditions can affect the installation of drywall and other gypsum building materials here.
alt Green is Good: Understanding Moisture- and Mold-Resistant Gypsum Panels
What is green board? Learn more about drywall moisture & mold resistance and how USG revolutionized gypsum panels with Mold Tough® technology in this article.
alt In Perfect Harmony: Balancing Fire and Acoustic Performance
The perfect balance of fire and acoustic performance can be complex, but the expertise and insight of USG make truly harmonic design a possibility—learn more.
alt Type X vs. Type C: Not All Gypsum Boards are Created Equal
What's the difference between Type X and Type C drywall panels? Learn the purpose of these gypsum panels in this article from the inventors of Sheetrock® Brand.
alt Building Together: Workforce Talent in the Construction Industry
Regarding the construction workforce shortage, CEO Chris Griffin offered insight at a recent USCC event to what USG is doing to address productivity challenges.
alt Back to the Basics: Drywall Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices
Brush up the basics of drywall installation and finish with these tips, tricks, and best practices from USG—industry innovator and inventor of Sheetrock® Brand.
alt The Truth Behind Noncombustibility Claims of Magnesium Oxide Structural Panels
Three leading MgO structural panels were found to fail fire safety standards—learn more about the research that made this discovery here.
alt Finishing Gypsum Panels in Cold, Humid, or Critical Light Conditions
Finishing gypsum panels in cold, humid, or critical light conditions can have a drastic effect on the final appearance. Avoid the pitfalls with this article.
alt Rip it Up and Start Again: Mold Removal Clean-Up Best Practices
The risk of mold growth, especially after a flood, can be dangerous. Stop mold growth at its source with these tips for mold cleanup and removal.
alt USG Surfaces and Finishes: How-To Repair Guides
If you're looking for tips on repairing drywall holes, corner bead, or textured finishes, USG's how-to guide can help you keep your walls and corners flawless.
alt Ceilings Plus® Products Provide Some Extra “Magic” to Recent LA Project
A suite of USG Ceilings Plus® solutions brought clean, beautiful products into a wonderful community space in this recent Los Angeles County project.
alt Made-to-Order Made Easy: USG Design Solutions
USG Design Solutions offers architects and designers an unprecedented solution to creating beautiful spaces with a pre-engineered, made-to-order ceiling system.
alt What’s in a Name: Cleanroom vs. Healthcare Ceiling Panels
Cleanroom and Healthcare ceiling panels are necessary for high-sensitivity areas, but what makes them different? Learn the performance factors of each in this article.
alt Steel Prices on the Rise: How Did We Get Here?
Recent steel pricing has impacted the industry with high prices and higher demand, but how did we get here? Read more to gain insight into this trending topic.
alt The Heat Is On: Striking a Balance Between Passive and Active Fire Protection
Fire protection goes further than just a sprinkler system—learn the differences between passive and active fire protection and how they impact fire resistance.
alt The Ins-and-Outs of Abuse and Impact Resistance: Five Things to Know
Gypsum panels for high-traffic areas can eliminate maintenance expenses over standard drywall. Keep reading to learn more about abuse and impact resistance.
alt Build Beautifully with Paraline® Baffles, True® Wood Panels
USG’s selection of metal and wood ceiling panels provides an eye-catching and high-performing solution to a recent project at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering.
alt Acoustics Matters: Designing in Harmony with Acoustics
Treat acoustics as an integral design component — embed human comfort in design, enhance invisible dimensions, and optimize integrated systems.
alt Sustainability 101: Key Terms Defined
Sustainability in construction is growing and our concept of green building is changing. Learn definitions of key sustainability terms here.
alt A Century of Unrivaled Performance
USG has over a century of innovation in joint compound, highlighted by cutting-edge products like Sheetrock® Brand Ultralightweight All-Purpose Joint Compound and more.
alt You Asked, We Answered: Top 10 FAQs of 2020
We know our products inside and out, but do you? From ceiling panels to joint compound, here are ten of the most popular FAQs from last year.
alt USG Brings European Design to Ceilings Portfolio
With new ceiling products born from European design, USG is primed to serve our customers with cutting-edge solutions. See what’s in store here.
alt Welcome to the USG Blog
The new USG Blog is your source for the latest on product features from the Sheetrock® and Durock® brands, industry news, and more.