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Gypsum Board Comparison Chart

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  American CertainTeed GP National USG
      ToughRock® Gold Bond® Sheetrock®
Standard
1/4" Regular Drywall ClassicRoc® Regular ToughRock® Gold Bond® Sheetrock®
3/8" Regular Drywall ClassicRoc® Regular ToughRock® Gold Bond® Sheetrock®
1/2" Regular Drywall ClassicRoc® Regular ToughRock® Gold Bond® Sheetrock®
1/2" Soffit Board Soffitboard Exterior Soffit Board Exterior Soffit Board n/a Exterior Soffit Board Sheetrock Exterior Ceiling Board
1/2" Ceiling Board Sagcheck® Interior Ceiling Board Interior Ceiling Board ToughRock® Span24 Ceiling Board High-strength Ceiling Board Sheetrock Interior Ceiling Board
Mold-Resistant
1/2" Mold Defense® M-Bloc® M2Tech® ToughRock® Mold Guard XP® Wallboard Mold Tough®
5/8" Type X Mold Defense® Type X M-Bloc® M2Tech® ToughRock® Fireguard X Mold Guard XP® Fire Shield Type X Mold Tough®
1" Shaftliner Mold Defense® Shaftliner n/a M2Tech® n/a XP® Shaftliner Mold Tough® Shaftliner
Fire-Resistant*
1/2" Type C Firecheck® Type C FireBloc® Type C Type C ToughRock® Fireguard C Fire Shield® Type C Sheetrock® Firecode® C
5/8" Type C Firecheck® Type C FireBloc® Type C Type C ToughRock® Fireguard C Fire Shield® Type C Sheetrock® Firecode® C
5/8" Type X Firecheck® Type X FireBloc® Type X Type X ToughRock® Fireguard X Fire Shield® Type X Sheetrock® Firecode® X
5/8" Soffit Board Type X Firecheck® Soffitboard Type X Exterior Soffit Type X Exterior Soffit Board Type X n/a Exterior Soffit Board Type X Sheetrock® Exterior Ceiling Type X
5/8" Soffit Board Type C Firecheck® Soffitboard Type C Exterior Soffit Type C Exterior Soffit Board Type C Fireguard C Soffit Board n/a Sheetrock® Exterior Ceiling Type C
5/8" Plaster Board Type X Firecheck® Plasterbase Type X n/a Veneer Plaster Base Type X ToughRock® VPB Type X Kal-Kore® Fire Shield X Imperial® Base Firecode X
1" Shaftliner Shaftliner Shaftliner n/a Toughrock® Shaftliner Fire Shield® Shaftliner Sheetrock® Liner Panels
Lightweight
1/2" Lightweight LiftLite® Light-Roc® Easi-Lite™ ToughRock® Lite-weight High Strenth Lite® Ultralite®
5/8" Lightweight 30 min LiftLite® Firecheck 30 n/a Easi-Lite™ 30 n/a Fire Shield® Lite® 30 Ultralite® Firecode® 30
5/8" Lightweight 60 min n/a n/a n/a ToughRock® Lite-weight Fire-rated Fire Shield® Lite® Ultralite® Firecode X
Glass Mat-Faced
1/2" Interior Weather Defense® Platinum Interior n/a n/a Dens Amor Plus® Interior eXP® Interior Extreme® Glass-mat Mold Tough®
5/8" Interior Type X Weather Defense® Platinum Interior Type X n/a n/a Dens Amor Plus® Interior eXP® Interior Extreme® Glass-mat Mold Tough®
1/2" Exterior Sheathing Weather Defense® Platinum Sheathing M-Glass® Sheathing Glassroc® Dens-Glass® Gold eXP® Sheathing Securerock®
5/8" Exterior Sheathing Type X Weather Defense® Platinum Sheathing Type X M-Glass® Type X Sheathing Glassroc® Dens-Glass® Gold eXP® Sheathing Securerock®
1" Shaftliner Type X Weather Defense® Platinum Shaftliner Type X M-Glass® Shaftliner Glassroc® Shaftliner Dens-Glass® Ultra eXP® Shaftliner Sheetrock® Glass-Mat Shaftliner
Abuse-Resistant
5/8" Abuse-Resistant Board Protecta® AR 100 M-Bloc® Abuse Air Renew® Abuse Tough Rock® Abuse Hi-Abuse® XP® MoldTough® AR
    Dens ArmorPlus® Abuse    
5/8" High Impact Board Protecta® HIR 300 M-Bloc® Impact Air Renew® Extreme Impact Dens ArmorPlus® Impact Hi-Impact® XP® MoldTough® VHI
        FibeRock® VHI**
Level 5
1/2" Pre-finished Board Rapid Deco® Level 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1/2" Mold-resistant Pre-finished Board Rapid Deco® Level 5 w/ Mold Defense n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5/8" Pre-finished Board Type X Rapid Deco® Level 5 Type X n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
5/8" Mold-resistant Pre-finished Board Type X Rapid Deco® Level 5 w/ Mold Defense n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Please note: This comparison chart is an interpretation of findings only! It does not intend to present itself as the full authority / expert opinion regarding this comparison. Data within was compiled through the analysis of public information and the development of perceptions based on the features and benefits reviewed. The interpretation is not intended to speak for all individuals who endeavor to compare different products like those listed above, nor does it intend to sway opinion from one product to another. For this and many comparisons, individuals should form their own opinions when viewing information for different products.

The contractor should obtain approval for any substitution before board is supplied to the job.
* For fire-rated board, the user should confirm that Continental is listed for use in the specified UL design.
** USG FibeRock VHI does not meet Level 1 abrasion resistance.

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