Real-World Proven Performance Through Innovation

DensElement® Barrier System is the result of innovative science called AquaKOR™ Technology, which features a proprietary formulation that integrates the gypsum core and the fiberglass mat to form a hydrophobic, monolithic surface that blocks bulk water but allows vapor to pass through. By retaining high permeability, DensElement Barrier System enables moisture to pass through the wall in both directions in any climate. This allows wall assemblies to dry out if they get wet, helping to avoid mildew, mold, and deterioration. Because DensElement Barrier System is a continuous WRB-AB, no separate WRB-AB is needed.

Specifiers can use the system to address fire-, water-, and air-resistance needs with a single product. This innovative 3-in-1 solution eliminates builders’ need to finish the sheathing with a wrap, peel-and-stick, or fluid-applied barrier — greatly reducing misapplication risks.

Because of the complexity of how moisture carried in the air can intrude into the application, there is a common misunderstanding that code only allows for the use of impermeable WRBs in cold climate zones, which may not be the case.

Thanks to its high vapor-permeability (20 perms), DensElement Barrier System offers excellent drying capability. Using a high-perm, fast-drying WRB may 

R-Value Certification Program

TESTED FOR PROVEN INSULATING POWER
When you buy Owens Corning® Fiberglas™ or mineral wool insulation, you can be confident that what you see on the label is what you get in the package.

Under the NAIMA R-Value Certification Program, Owens Corning participates in voluntary testing to verify the insulating power (R-value) of its fiberglass insulation and mineral wool insulation batts and rolls.

It’s a simple but important step in making sure you get the high quality, proven performance and great value you expect from our insulating solutions.

HOME INSULATION MAKING HOME A BETTER PLACE TO BE

Simple home insulation solutions that improve the way you live every day.

Calculate Your Next Pre-Blended Project

Calculates the approximate amount required for all Amerimix Mortars, except Amerimix Stone Veneer Mortars and Tuck Pointing Mortar. This calculator assumes a 3/8″ mortar joint.*

* All yields are approximates and do not account for jobsite variations or waste.

Sheetrock Drywall Estimator

USG is proud to boast a rich history spanning more than 100 years.  Explore USG’s history decade by decade and learn where we came from, what we’ve done along the way and what we are doing today to secure a promising future.

https://www.usg.com/content/usgcom/en/resource-center/tools/sheetrockestimator.html

Continuing education designed to enable the architect to stay up-to-date, master new knowledge and skills, plan for the future and responsibly meet the role society entrusts to the architectural professional.

Browse courses in the following areas: Product Training – https://e-university.usg.com/en/courses/listing/7

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Find out why SMART VENT is So Smart.

SMART VENT Video / Gallery – Demos, Interviews & More… https://smartvent.com/media

Flood vents are required in foundations built below Base Flood Elevation (BFE) in a flood zone. SMART VENT AuArchitects, Builders, Code Officials and Homeowners are all turning to SMART VENT® automatic foundation flood vents to protect homes from the devastation and destruction that a hurricane, flood or other natural disaster can cause.

Simpson Strong-Tie Workshops & Training

Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to providing training and educational opportunities for our customers. Our regional training centers offer workshops and classes about proper specification, product installation and inspection of connectors and structural systems. There are opportunities for classroom instruction as well as hands-on installation of Simpson Strong-Tie products. Training is available for engineers, architects, dealers, contractors and inspectors. Participants can earn professional development hours (PDH) and continuing education units (CEU) through a variety of states and organizations. Read more about Simpson Strong-Tie Training.

Simpson Strong-Tie Workshops & Training