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New CertainTeed Drywall Suspension System Enables Faster Installation than Traditional Framing, Saving Time and Money


Growing Line of Grid Solutions Positions CertainTeed Ceilings as a Single Source for Complete Ceiling Systems

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Ceilings is making it easier for building professionals to specify all their ceilings and grid needs from a single source with the addition of Drywall Grid. The new, code-compliant grid system complements the company's line of high-performance gypsum board, establishing a single, reputable source for fire-rated drywall and non-fire-rated drywall ceiling solutions.

"Developed through feedback from our customers, Drywall Grid Suspension System represents the next step in our ongoing commitment to support the market with holistic solutions that suit any space—from classrooms to offices and everywhere in between," said Tom Murray, grid product manager for CertainTeed Ceilings. "Not only will it save our customers time and money, Drywall Grid builds upon CertainTeed's long-held reputation as a single provider of complete building systems."

Drywall Grid is a heavy-duty, double-web T-bar profile suspension system that is used in place of traditional framing or furring to install drywall ceilings, reducing installation time and saving labor and material costs. It features a 1-1/2-inch flange width that is knurled to make screw installation easier. Also, there is no capping on the grid; instead the web is rotary stitched to increase torsional strength and stability. Drywall Grid is fire-rated and offers solutions for framing both Type F and Type G light fixtures.

In addition to Drywall Grid, CertainTeed Ceilings is adding an enhanced Classic Hook Suspension System, which features a redesigned cross tee connection that makes it faster and easier to install. The company is also introducing a new 9/16-inch Elite Stab Heavy-Duty Grid System that has been approved for use in severe seismic areas. The new offerings join new SeismicSecure™ and FireSecure™ code-compliant grid systems, streamlining installation and ensuring compliance in various types of projects.

As experts in the science of sound, CertainTeed Ceilings serves as a single source for high-quality ceilings that create acoustically friendly, aesthetically captivating environments. Encompassing the Performa®, Ecophon® and Gyptone® brands along with Decoustics® — a leader in high-precision, custom-engineered solutions — the company offers the perfect balance of innovation, budget and beauty with products that range from basic high-performance panels to premium, customizable systems. Through its focus on Environmental Acoustics™ Design, CertainTeed Ceilings is committed to creating optimal environments for learning, working and healing. The company offers ceiling panels with one of the highest concentrations of recycled content in the industry as well as a recycling program for used ceiling panels. The company also leads the industry in product transparency, with Environmental Product Declarations and Health Product Declarations contributing to important materials and sources credits under LEED v4.

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About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 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 North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For six consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2013.