Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Expert to Speak on Heightened Importance of Gypsum Roofing Cover Boards at IRE Presentation

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    Industry Leader Georgia-Pacific Gypsum to Discuss How Fiberglass Mat
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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 15, 2011 /CNW/ -- Gambling may be good in Las Vegas, but it is extremely risky in the roofing business - especially given the increased use of roofs as platforms for numerous alternative energy systems. That is why Georgia-Pacific Gypsum roofing assemblies expert Reinhard Schneider, AIA, RCI, CSI, will speak here this week on the importance of fiberglass mat gypsum cover boards in ensuring the durability and sustainability of commercial roofs.

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Schneider's International Roofing Expo presentation -"DensDeck® Roof Boards-Versatile and Durable for any Roofing System" will take place on Thursday, February 17, at 3 p.m., in the Renewable Energy Pavilion. It will focus on why durability matters for alternative energy systems and how DensDeck Roof Boards counteract the forces that adversely affect roofing durability (fire, wind uplift, hail impact, foot traffic, water intrusion and sound).

According to Schneider, the physical demands on roofing systems have increased in recent years due to the expanded use of alternative energy systems in commercial buildings. As a result, energy-efficient solutions such as photovoltaic, reflective and vegetative roofs can stress traditional roofing systems unless they are coupled with appropriate cover boards. DensDeck® Roof Boards can be utilized in a wide variety of roofing systems for new and re-roofing applications as cover boards, overlayments and underlayments.

"Cover boards are extremely important, as they maintain the strength, durability and sustainability of roofing systems," explained Schneider, also DensDeck technical manager for Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. "Choosing the right cover board will protect your investment, simply because the roof will perform better and last longer."

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum - an innovator in the development and use of fiberglass mat-based gypsum panels for nearly 25 years - is a leader in the manufacture of roof boards in the U.S. and Canada. In 2010, the company announced that independent tests confirmed its assembly for retrofitting lightweight commercial roof systems with DensDeck Roof Boards can also reduce sound penetration through the roof by more than 50 percent.

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    About DensDeck® Roof Boards
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With billions of square feet installed in a complete range of roofing systems and climate extremes, DensDeck® Roof Boards have proven their toughness and versatility. The unique construction has been shown to withstand delamination, deterioration, warping and job site damage far more effectively than paper-faced gypsum board and other conventional roofing products such as wood fiberboard and perlite. Among DensDeck product lines' features:

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    --  Treated gypsum core for moisture resistance and sound insulation
    --  Fire, rot and hail resistant
    --  Holds up well under foot traffic while stiffening and stabilizing roof
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    --  Easy to install in all types of commercial roof systems
    --  Ideal product for direct membrane application

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Information will be available at the Georgia-Pacific Gypsum exhibit in Booth 726. Also, for more information on DensDeck Roof Boards, please visit www.densdeck.com. Please visit www.gpgypsum.com for more information on our other products.

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    About Georgia-Pacific
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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 more than 40,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible and economically sound. The company 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® plywood, DryPly® water repellent plywood, Ply-Bead® panels and Wood I Beam(TM) and XJ 85® joists offered by Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC. DensArmor Plus® interior panels, DensGlass® Sheathing and ToughRock® drywall are offered by Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC. The familiar consumer brands of Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras® and Vanity Fair®. Dixie Consumer Products LLC, a Georgia-Pacific company, manufactures the Dixie® brand of tabletop products. For more information, visit www.gp.com

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    Contacts:
    Nicole Lipson                        Kate Bryant
    Georgia-Pacific Gypsum               Ketchum Public Relations
    Gypsum Marketing Manager             Tel:  404-879-9147
    133 Peachtree St., 8th Floor         kate.bryant@ketchum.com
    Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
    Tel:  404-652-2535
    nglipson@gapac.com


    Please visit the Georgia-Pacific Gypsum media room at
www.gp.com/gypsummedia.

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All trademarks are owned by or licensed to Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC or one of its affiliates.

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SOURCE Georgia-Pacific

For further information: Nicole Lipson, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, Gypsum Marketing Manager, +1-404-652-2535, nglipson@gapac.com, or Kate Bryant, Ketchum Public Relations, +1-404-879-9147, kate.bryant@ketchum.com Web Site: http://www.gp.com

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