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Drywall Ceilings Installations Dramatically Easier and Faster with New CertainTeed® QuickSpan™ Locking Drywall Grid System

Stronger ceiling grid solution simplifies and expedites installation, resulting in bottom-line savings


(Malvern, Pa.) –The old, but wise adage “time is money” is of critical importance to contractors, and when it comes to ceilings installations, its value is no different. Introducing CertainTeed® QuickSpan™ Locking Drywall Grid System, an innovative ceiling grid system that provides the industry’s longest unsupported spans for flat drywall, engineered and designed to offer faster, easier installation in hallway and corridor applications.

Part of CertainTeed’s complete drywall grid system, QuickSpan is a locking system that features solid cross tees that audibly click into place for a positive lock, comprised of a heavy-duty metal material for maximum rigidity and screw grip. This greater strength and stability is achieved with a meticulously constructed double-stitched web. Its locking channel includes pre-engineered locking tabs spaced every eight inches on center, allowing tees to quickly twist and click into place, providing installers with peace of mind that the layout is accurate and the channel is set. The locking tab also prevents lateral and upward movement or deflection.

“Ceilings installers were very clear with us. They want to provide high quality installations that are easier, faster and more cost effective,” says Matt Rapposelli, product manager for CertainTeed Ceilings. “QuickSpan is a direct result of their input — a superior product that speeds up production and lowers labor costs.”

With the highest tested and certified load data, QuickSpan goes the distance without mid-span support or hanger wire. When compared to a standard hung drywall grid, QuickSpan won’t deflect or roll. QuickSpan is available in custom lengths along with a full line of standard lengths. For more information, visit

Offering acoustical ceiling and wall solutions that make commercial spaces sound, healthy, sustainable and beautiful, CertainTeed Ceilings has long served the North American building industry and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of building products. CertainTeed and its sister brands Ecophon® and Decoustics® are committed to helping architects, designers and contractors improve the lives of building occupants everywhere.

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed”, quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is a leading brand of North American exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2015.