Firecheck® 
Soffitboard Type C
Drywall

Firecheck Soffitboard is a fire- and weather-resistant gypsum board for sheltered exterior ceiling and soffit areas such as carports, covered walkways, parking areas, open porches, and the soffit side of eaves.

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About

Continental Firecheck Soffitboard is a fire- and weather-resistant gypsum board for sheltered exterior ceiling and soffit areas such as carports, covered walkways, parking areas, open porches, and the soffit side of eaves. The board is designed to withstand indirect exposure to moisture and resist sagging.

Firecheck Soffitboard contains a noncombustible gypsum core, enhanced for strength (sag resistance) and fire resistance. The core is covered with paper facings on the front, back, and long edges.

Firecheck Soffitboard can be used in building applications that require direct attachment to wood or metal ceiling frames. It will accommodate a variety of paints and textures after proper surface preparation, which includes two coats of an exterior primer. It can also be used as a component of fire-rated assemblies. To ensure optimum Type C fire resistance from this board, follow recommended installation procedures.

Installation Notice

Note: Firecheck Soffitboard is suitable for protected exterior applications and should not be used where it will come into direct contact with water. The board should also be protected from exposure to adverse conditions during storage and construction. It should be vented to the exterior in accordance with local codes. Generally, provide at least 1 square foot of ventilation for every enclosed bay or 150 square feet of installed board.

Applications

Firecheck Soffitboard Type C is designed to provide a sag-resistant and enhanced fire-resistant exterior underside panel for both residential and commercial construction applications. It is used in such areas as:

Soffit side of eaves
Carports and parking areas
Breezeways
Open porches
Porticos and covered walkways

Advantages

Ease of Installation: Fast installation similar to regular drywall.

Fire Resistance: Firecheck Soffitboard Type C is formulated to perform in accordance with ASTM C 1396/1396M, Section 8 and C 931, Type C and is UL labeled (Type LGFC-C/A).

Sag Resistance: Soffitboard will withstand indirect exposure to moisture and humidity without sagging.

Physical Characteristics

Core: Non-combustible, dimensionally stable, inert gypsum, enhanced with glass fibers for strength and fire resistance

Paper: 100 percent recycled; front and edges = ivory; Back = gray

Long Edges: Square or tapered with round edges

Asbestos free: GREENGUARD certified, listed as a low-emitting material

Sustainability

Can contribute to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Credit Qualification in several categories to assist in obtaining LEED certification. Visit www.continental-bp.com for more details on specific credit contribution and documentation.

Safety Precautions

Wear safety glasses and NIOSH-approved respirators during cutting, breaking, rasping, or other dust-producing activities.

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