Item: 141140

Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels

The original and most widely used wall and ceiling panels on the market

Available Product Options

Thickness: 1/2 inch

Width: 54 inch

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Overview

Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels are the original and most widely used 1/4 in., 3/8 in. and 1/2 in. wall and ceiling panels on the market. These panels are manufactured with a noncombustible core encased in 100% recycled face and back papers, and the natural finish face paper is folded around the long edges to protect the core and the ends are cut square and even. The long edges of the panels are tapered, allowing joints to be reinforced and concealed with USG Sheetrock® Brand joint treatment systems.

Main Features

  • Quick installation and decoration
  • Resistant to cracking and warping
  • Dry construction
  • Score and snap easily
  • Comply with ASTM C1396 specifications for 1/2 in. gypsum wallboard
  • Achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification and qualifies as a low VOC emitting material (meets CA 01350)
Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels are available in three thicknesses for all project types:
  • 1/4 in. panels are recommended as a base layer for improving sound control in double-layer steel- and wood-stud partitions, and for use over old wall and ceiling surfaces with short radii
  • 3/8 in. panels are recommended in double-wall systems over wood framing, and in repair and remodeling
  • 1/2 in. panels are recommended for single-layer applications in new residential construction

Applications

  • Multi-Family Residential and Condos
  • Single-Family Residential

Specifications

Submittal Sheet PDF 860.1 KB

Performance

  • Mold & Mildew Resistance No
  • Fire Resistance
    • Fire Rating Class A
  • ASTM Classification ASTM C1396

Physical Data

  • Thickness (in.) 1/2
  • Edge Tapered Edge
  • Panel Size 54" x 7-16'

Documents & Files

Submittal Sheets & Specifications

Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 860.1 KB
Architectural Specification (English) DOCX 68.1 KB

White Papers

White Paper (English) PDF 729.3 KB

Catalogs & Brochures

System Catalog (English) PDF 4.9 MB

Installation & Technical Manuals

Installation Guide (English) PDF 7.4 MB
Technical Guide (English) PDF 83.9 KB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 131.9 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 140.7 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 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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