Georgia Pacific DensElement TM Barrier System
Transforming the Building Envelope
The DensElement™ System is a new, all-in- one, water-resistive and air barrier (WRB-AB) system solution that completely eliminates an additional WRB over the face of the sheathing in commercial construction.
The enhanced, fiberglass mat sheathing panel integrates a WRB-AB directly within its core, which offers high vapour permeability. In combination with a GP-approved liquid flashing, this allows the exterior wall cavity to dry if moisture is introduced and helps prevent potential mildew, mold and deterioration.
Contractors can save time, labor and materials compared to traditional WRB-AB methods, like building wrap, fluid-applied membranes or self-adhered membranes. Safety risks are also reduced with less time spent on the job and in elevated positions, like scaffolding, or on the job as a whole.
The DensElement™ Barrier System is the latest evolution in the Georgia-Pacific Gypsum portfolio of Dens® GOLD fiberglass mat gypsum panels. Enhanced with AquaKOR™ Technology, DensElement Sheathing incorporates the same high quality and performance that architects and contractors have trusted for the last 30 years.
The DensElement™ Barrier System excels as a high-performance water-resistive and air barrier in rigorous field and laboratory testing.
The system incorporates:
- DensElement™ Sheathing with AquaKOR™ Technology
- GP-approved PROSOCO R-Guard® FastFlash® liquid flashing (to fill and seal joints, fasteners, openings, penetrations and transitions)
Georgia Pacific DensGlass® Sheathing
Widely recognized by the GOLD colour, this fiberglass mat gypsum sheathing has an exemplary track record that spans more than 30 years. It is a preferred substrate under brick, stone, stucco, siding and EIFS due to its ability to protect a structure against moisture damage during and after construction.
DensGlass® Sheathing is the #1 architecturally specified fiberglass mat gypsum sheathing
- Provides moisture and mould resistance
- Provides a rigid substrate for a wide variety of air or water resistive barrier systems
- Helps maintain flexibility with construction schedules despite bad weather
Georgia Pacific Dens® Brand Fiberglass Mat Gypsum Panels
For over 30 years the Gold Dens brand of fiberglass mat gypsum panels have remained the choice of architects and contractors for superior moisture and mould control in commercial and residential construction projects.
DensShield® Tile Backer
DensShield Tile Backer, with fiberglass mat facings on both sides of the panel, is the first tile substrate with a built-in moisture barrier. Engineered to prevent damage to the sub-floor or wall cavity if moisture seeps through grouted tile. Scores and snaps like drywall without special tools.
DensArmor Plus® Interior Panels
Premium drywall panel is ideal for interiors where humidity is likely. DensArmor Plus® Panels provide a key component of interior wall assemblies recognized by FEMA to drain and dry after flooding. Can be installed in pre-rock commercial applications.
DensArmor Plus® Abuse-Resistant interior Panel
DensArmor Plus® Fireguard® Abuse-Resistant Panels have enhanced fiberglass mats that withstand incidental scuffing, surface indentation and abrasion. Perfect drywall for high-traffic, public spaces. Meets type X requirements.
DensArmor Plus® Impact-Resistant Interior Panel
DensArmour Plus® Fireguard® Impact-Resistant Panels have enhanced fiberglass mats and an extra, embedded mesh for superior resistance to soft and hard body impact. Use where abuse may be frequent or intentional. Meets Type X requirements.