Georgia-Pacific Gypsum’s ToughRock® Fireguard 45™ Gypsum Board
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum’s Patent-pending ToughRock Fireguard 45 Gypsum Board is said to be the only standard 1/2″ interior wallboard to be enhanced with fire-resistant properties for use in a 45-minute UL classified fire rating. Georgia-Pacific’s 1/2″ ToughRock Fireguard 45 Gypsum Board is designed to solve three critical pain points for residential building professionals desiring increased fire-ratings: As a 1/2″ fire-rated wallboard, it aims to replace all standard and lightweight 1/2″ walls, it is engineered to lower the transmission of sounds between rooms more effectively than competing lightweight 1/2″ wallboard, and fire-rated assemblies that are typically reserved for commercial construction can now be achieved in residential construction with ToughRock Fireguard 45.
Learn more: www.GPGypsum.com
The Kameleon™ Composite Deck Screw
According to GRK, its new Kameleon Composite Deck Screw is the only Trex Select®-approved product that also is building code approved and approved for use with treated lumber as stated by the International Code Council® report ESR-3201. Features include a recessed Star Drive, with six points of contact; CEE Thread™, engineered to enlarge the screw hold, ensures that there’s no cracking and provides a clean, finished look; Zip Tip™, said to eliminate the need for pre-drilling; and advanced saw-like under head teeth design for countersinking. Available in 2-1/2″ and 3″ lengths, in 5-lb. Pro Paks.
Learn more: www.GRKFasteners.com