Lighter, Tighter and Built to Last
From the log cabins that populated the American frontier in the 19th century to today’s light-frame construction, the evolution of home building has been a model of resource conservation and efficiency.
Today’s building materials are smaller and lighter while still maintaining the strength and support necessary for a variety of uses.
Georgia-Pacific’s recent introduction of a new line of its ToughRock® paper-faced gypsum panels continues that trend. Up to 25 percent lighter than traditional ½-inch wall and ceiling drywall panels, the improved panels have increased strength and impact resistance for greater durability.
New construction is also getting tighter as the demand for energy efficiency and conservation grows. GP’s Thermostat® radiant barrier sheathing helps attics stay up to 30 degrees cooler on a hot summer day versus attics with standard sheathing. This can help lower cooling energy consumption by up to 17 percent.
The ultimate resource conservation strategy is using building materials that will stand the test of time. GP’s family of Dens® brand gypsum panels resists moisture and potential mold growth, during and after construction.