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Industry experts providing their expertise on products, performance and applications, how-tos, and other insights to provide you with the knowledge to succeed

alt Type X vs. Type C: Not All Gypsum Boards are Created Equal
Type X and Type C gypsum panels—what's the difference? USG has the answer to this common question among construction professionals and more in this blog 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 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 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 the fire resistance of a built environment.
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 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 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 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 Green is Good: Understanding Moisture- and Mold-Resistant Gypsum Panels
All green board is not the same. Sheetrock® Brand Mold Tough® Panels control moisture so that you can control mold with extra protection.
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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.
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 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.