At the International Roofing Expo in New Orleans, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum has just unveiled the latest breakthrough to emerge from its ongoing 30-year tradition of market-driven innovation – DensDeck Prime Roof Board with EONIC Technology.
Designed for enhanced water resistance and increased vertical pull strength, DensDeck Prime Roof Boards with EONIC Technology are a significant leap forward. In fact, DensDeck Prime Roof Boards are the only roof boards with manufacturing specifications that include a surface water absorption rate of 1 gram, and a total water absorption rate of 5 percent.
“This innovation is redefining what moisture resistance means in roof boards,” said Mikael Kuronen, Director of Product Management & Marketing for Georgia-Pacific Gypsum. “The addition of EONIC Technology is enabling outstanding results for DensDeck Prime in Total Water and Surface Water Absorption tests as well as Vertical Pull Strength.”
In independent testing of Total Water Absorption, alternative coated glass mat gypsum roof boards absorbed 76 percent more water more water than 1/2-inch DensDeck Prime Roof Boards with EONIC Technology, while 1/2-inch gypsum fiber boards absorbed 132 percent. In independent testing of Surface Water Absorption, 1/2-inch gypsum fiber absorbed 2.3 times more water than DensDeck Prime Roof Boards with EONIC Technology, while alternative coated glass mat gypsum roof boards absorbed 4 times more water.
Finally, in vertical pull strength tests, DensDeck Prime Roof Boards with EONIC Technology were found to be 74 percent stronger than 1/2-inch gypsum fiber boards on the face, and 14 percent stronger on the back. When compared to alternative coated glass mat gypsum boards, DensDeck Prime Roof Board is even more impressive, with 2.5 times greater strength on the face, and seven times more strength on the back.
For more information on new DensDeck Prime Roof Boards with EONIC Technology and insights into how this innovation might benefit your next project, visit densdeck.com.