Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Extends Weather Exposure Warranties for Leading Paperless Gypsum Products


ATLANTA, Feb. 19 - Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC announces new weather exposure limited warranties for three of its leading paperless gypsum panels. The flagship DensGlass Gold® exterior sheathing and DensGlass Ultra Shaftliner® now feature 12-month weather exposure limited warranties, while DensArmor Plus® interior drywall now offers a six-month weather exposure limited warranty. These changes double the existing warranties of these products.

"With time and labor costs under constant scrutiny, architects and builders depend on materials that can withstand inclement weather without incurring job site slowdowns," said Leo Bissonnette, general manager for Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC. "Our paperless gypsum products have a proven track record of durability and flexibility that helps accelerate the design-build cycle, and we are backing their superior performance with these new weather exposure limited warranties."

Building with paperless gypsum products gives project managers more latitude in scheduling crews because, unlike paper-faced panels, Georgia- Pacific's proprietary moisture- and mold-resistant fiberglass mat technology allows greater flexibility during construction. By using these products, general contractors can complete interior drywall applications, even before the building is dried in and while the exterior sheathing is still going up. Bissonnette adds that "Georgia-Pacific paperless gypsum panels can help projects stay on schedule, rain or shine."

The new weather exposure limited warranties from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum apply to the following products sold on or after January 1, 2008: DensArmor Plus® Interior Panels, DensArmor Plus® Fireguard® Interior Panels, DensArmor Plus® Abuse Guard® Interior Panels, DensGlass Gold® Exterior Sheathing, DensGlass Ultra® Shaftliner.

DensShield® Tile Backer warranties remain the same with a 20-year limited warranty for commercial applications and a limited lifetime warranty for residential tile applications. The warranties apply only to products installed in the United States and Canada. For more information on these warranties, or on paperless gypsum products from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, please visit www.gp.com/build.

About Georgia-Pacific

Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs approximately 50,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. Georgia-Pacific has long been among the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, with brands such as Plytanium®, Ply-Bead® and Wood I Beam(TM) offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and DensArmor Plus®, DensGlass Gold® and ToughRock® offered by Georgia- Pacific Gypsum LLC. The familiar consumer tissue brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Soft 'n Gentle®, Mardi Gras®, So-Dri® and Vanity Fair®. Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie® brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery.

For more information, visit www.gp.com/build or call 800-BUILD GP.

Source: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC

CONTACT: Nicole Lipson, Senior Marketing Manager of Georgia-Pacific,
+1-404-652-2535, nglipson@gapac.com,

or Julie McNeal of Ketchum Public
Relations, +1-404-879-9125, julie.mcneal@ketchum.com, for Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC

Web site: www.gp.com/build

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