PABCO® Gypsum Sheathing

Primary Uses

  • Commercial and residential applications
  • Substrate for exterior cladding such as wood, vinyl, or metal siding, shingles, masonry, brick or stucco
  • Can be used with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)

PABCO® GYPSUM SHEATHING Board is an economical moisture-resistant product and is designed for use as an exterior board providing a stable base for veneer finishing systems on residential and commercial buildings.  PABCO® GYPSUM SHEATHING board has a water resistant core and water repellent paper.

The 1/2” version is used as a single layer application in non-fire rated residential projects.
The 5/8” Type X version is used in commercial applications were fire-rated systems are required. 
  
Made in the USA

Core Thickness Width Length Edge Weight
GYPSUM SHEATHING
Regular
1/2” (12.7 mm) 48” (1219 mm) 8’   (2334 mm)
12’ (3658 mm)
Square 1.7lbs/ft2
GYPSUM SHEATHING
Type X
5/8” (15.8 mm) 48” (1219 mm) 8’   (2334 mm)
12’ (3658 mm)
Square 2.3lbs/ft2

Composition:

Core: Gypsum Core Type Options: 
1/2” Regular (UL Core Type: Regular)
5/8” Type X (UL Core Type: PG-5W)
Paper: 100% recycled content paper on front, back and long edges

 

Manufactured:

ASTM C1396, Federal Specification SS-L-30D Type II

 

Installation:

PABCO Gypsum Installation Instructions
Gypsum Association GA-253, GA-254
ASTM C1280

 

Water Absorption ASTM C473:

≤10% by weight

 

Surface Burn ASTM E84:

Flame Spread 15
Smoke Developed 0

 

Combustibility ASTM E136:

Non-Combustible

See the Gypsum Association Fire and Acoustic Guide GA-600
Underwriters Laboratories, UL fire Resistance Directory Design Number:

Type X (PG-5W) 5/8”

U301U305U342U354U355U379,V304V310

Sustainably manufactured in Las Vegas, NV from raw material extracted from the same location. For a full analysis of LEED credits, sustainable attributes, and other environmental certifications, please see our LEED Credit Calculator Tool.

Recycled Content Credit MR4:

Pre Consumer Recycled Content Post consumer Recycled Content Total Recycled Content

10% - 11%

1%

10% - 12%

Regional Materials Credit MR5:

Manufacturing Plant Location Regional Materials Raw Materials Extraction Location

Las Vegas, NV, USA

92% - 94%

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Newark, CA, USA 90% Mexico