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Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Sheathing (Regular and Firecode® X)

Used as a backup for siding, brick veneer and other similar cladding where fire-resistance ratings are required

Overview

These sheathing panels are used as a backup for siding, brick veneer and other similar cladding where fire-resistance ratings are required. Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Sheathing offer the speed and economy of regular drywall construction. With moisture-resistant paper on both sides, along with a moisture-resistant core, they are suitable for use in exterior steel or wood-framed construction for single-family housing, apartments, motels, and light commercial buildings.

Main Features

Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Sheathing features a moisture-resistant gypsum core encased in a 100% recycled moisture-resistant paper on both sides and the long edges. The treated gypsum core permits water vapor to escape from stud space, protecting wood framing from moisture buildup.
  • Water-repellent face; treated gypsum core
  • Score and snap-quick/economical application
  • Fire resistant
  • Low in-place cost compared to exterior-grade plywood and masonry

Applications

  • Multi-Family Residential and Condos

Documents & Files

Catalogs & Brochures

System Catalog (English) PDF 4.9 MB

Installation & Technical Manuals

Installation Guide (English)

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 160.4 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 167.9 KB

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q & a

  • Can I store Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels outside?

    Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels must be protected from exposure to excessive or continuous moisture and the elements before, during and after installation. Storing outdoors uncovered is not recommended.

  • What is the fire rating of one layer of the fire-rated gypsum panels?

    There is no rating on a board by itself. Fire ratings are allocated only to systems.

  • What is the recommended spacing of control joints for gypsum panels for walls and ceilings?

    The maximum recommended control joint spacing for walls and ceilings without perimeter relief is 30 feet. With perimeter relief the maximum recommended control joint spacing is 50 feet.

  • What is the maximum spacing allowed between gypsum panels over framing?

    The maximum space allowed between panels is 1/8 of an inch. Any space larger can lead to problems with joint finishing cracking.

  • What is the recommended fastener spacing for attaching gypsum panels to walls and ceilings in non-fire-rated assemblies?

    When nailing to wood construction the spacing is 7 inches for ceilings, and 8 inches for walls. When screwing into wood and steel framing the spacing is 12 inches on ceilings and 16 inches for walls. Refer to the relevant fire test to determine fastener type and spacing.

  • What is the maximum temperature that Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels can withstand?

    Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels can withstand temperatures up to 125°F.

  • What is the recommended application for fastening gypsum panels to walls and ceilings?

    When nailing to wood construction the spacing is 7 inches for ceilings, and 8 inches for walls. When screwing into wood and steel framing the spacing is 12 inches on ceilings and 16 inches for walls. Refer to the relevant fire test to determine fastener type and spacing.

  • When hanging gypsum panels on the ceiling should the board be applied parallel or perpendicular?

    Half-inch panels must be applied perpendicular and 5/8 inches can be applied either way.

  • Can gypsum panels be installed horizontally?

    Gypsum panels can be installed horizontally or vertically. Installing the board horizontally lessens the total amounts of joints to be taped by 25%.

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