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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 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 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 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 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 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 Green is Good: Understanding Moisture- and Mold-Resistant Gypsum Panels
All green board is not the same. Learn about mold & moisture resistance and how drywall innovators USG revolutionized mold- & water-resistant gypsum panels.
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.