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

1/2 in. (12.7 mm) Regular and 5/8 in. (15.9 mm) Type X sheathing with moisture resistance

Overview

Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Sheathing (Regular and Firecode® X) are economical 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) Regular and 5/8 in. (15.9 mm) Type X exterior sheathing panels. The panels feature a noncombustible, moisture-resistant gypsum core that is encased in 100% recycled, moisture-resistant brown face and back papers. These sheathing panels are intended for use under exterior claddings where conventional gypsum sheathing products have traditionally been used, such as brick veneer, properly detailed Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), clapboard siding, panel siding, shingle siding, shake siding and conventional siding. The 5/8 in. (15.9 mm) Type X panels are UL Classified for fire resistance and can be used in any UL Design in which Type SHX panels are listed. On the face along the long edge of each panel, the UL Type Designation is printed for easy identification by building inspectors.

Main Features

  • 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) Regular and 5/8 in. (15.9 mm) Type X sheathing with moisture resistance
  • Feature a noncombustible, moisture-resistant gypsum core that is encased in moisture-resistant, 100% recycled brown face and back papers
  • Comply with ASTM C1396, Standard Specification for Gypsum Board, for 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) Regular, 5/8 in. (15.9 mm) Type X and water-resistant gypsum sheathing board
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Classification of 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) panels as to surface-burning characteristics and noncombustibility
  • UL Classification of 5/8 in. (15.9 mm) panels as to fire resistance, surface-burning characteristics and noncombustibility
  • Achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification and qualifies as a low VOC emitting material (meets CA 01350)

Applications

  • Multi-Family Residential and Condos

Documents & Files

Data/Submittal Sheets & Specifications

Data/Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 130.4 KB
Architectural Specification (English) DOCX 129.6 KB

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

  • 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.

  • 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%.

  • 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 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 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 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.

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