Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, the first manufacturer to offer extended Weather Exposure Limited Warranties for fiberglass mat gypsum panels, is now doubling the weather exposure limited warranty for its entire line of DensArmor Plus interior panels from six months to 12 months.
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, the first
manufacturer to offer extended Weather Exposure Limited Warranties for
fiberglass mat gypsum panels, is now doubling the weather exposure limited
warranty for its entire line of DensArmor Plus interior panels from six months
to 12 months. All of the following Georgia-Pacific Gypsum fiberglass mat
interior panels now offer a 12-month weather exposure limited warranty:
- DensArmor Plus
High-Performance Interior Panels
- DensArmor Plus Abuse-Resistant
- DensArmor Plus
Impact-Resistant Interior Panels
These interior products join
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum’s exterior products, its flagship DensGlass Sheathing and
DensGlass Shaftliner, in offering the industry-leading 12-month weather exposure
limited warranty for the U.S. and Canadian markets.
According to Mike Clay, vice
president, sales and marketing for Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, the move to lengthen
the weather exposure limited warranty for the DensArmor Plus Interior
Panels line was based on the ongoing stellar performance of the products, which
were first introduced in 2002.
Recently, the DensArmor Plus
High-Performance Interior Panels, along with DensShield Tile
Backer, became the first gypsum panel products to pass the industry’s most
stringent mold resistance test. The 12-week test, conducted in accordance with
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ASTM D 6329 protocol, is three times
longer and much more rigorous than ASTM D 3273, the current industry standard.
In other company news,
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum announced that its assembly for retrofitting lightweight
commercial roof decks based on its DensDeck Roof
Board product can
reduce sound penetration by more than 50 percent.
According to the results of
acoustical performance tests conducted in December 2009 by Architectural Testing
Inc., the roof deck assembly with remediation components received a STC rating
of 54, vs. a rating of 43 for the baseline assembly alone. This 11 decibel
improvement equals a reduction in sound penetration of more than 50 percent.
The DensDeck Roof
Board-based lightweight commercial roofing sound remediation assembly
includes the following layered components, which were used in the acoustical
tests: 1-inch rigid mineral fiber board, 5/8-inch DensDeck Roof
Board, and 45-mil TPO roofing
The acoustical tests of the
Georgia-Pacific remediation assembly were conducted in accordance with four
industry-standard testing methodologies (ASTM E 90-09, ASTM E 413-04, ASTM E
1332-90 and ASTM E 22350-04). For more information, visit www.densdeck.com.