Clarification for Baxter's article
The one thing constant in the roofing industry is
change—new product introductions and refinements and
adjustments of existing products and systems occur daily. We at G-P
Gypsum Corp. appreciate your publication's role in keeping the
industry current about these changes.
The articles in your publication by Dick Baxter, president of
CRS Inc., Monroe, N.C., always are informative and based on real
job observations. In the January article, "Taking a closer look," page 32, Baxter writes about the
improvements we made to our glass-mat roof board, Dens-Deck.®
Because of the product's unique characteristics, which differ from
other roof boards, your readers may want additional clarification
regarding the issues Baxter raises.
First, G-P Gypsum markets Dens-Deck, as it has for more than 15
years, with either a silicone or nonsilicone core. Both cores fully
meet ASTM C1177, "Standard Specification for Glass Mat Gypsum
Substrate for Use as Sheathing," for moisture absorption. Both are
patented and perform equally well. The marketplace can be assured
that regardless of which core formulation it receives, Dens-Deck
always will meet ASTM C1177 requirements and outperform any other
roof board available in the widest...
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