Georgia-Pacific, a building product manufacturer committed to developing high-quality products while leading with a tireless commitment to innovation, has announced the launch of DensDeck® StormX™ Prime Roof Board, the first high-performance gypsum roof coverboard designed to help prepare commercial rooftops to hold tough under the dangers of impact and puncture caused by very severe hail conditions. The product, which is classified for use in approved assemblies meeting FM Global’s Very Severe Hail Standard set in 2019, is available nationwide.
Over the past eight decades, multiple factors have combined to raise the risk of experiencing a severe storm. More people and property are in the path of severe weather than ever before, with an estimated 75% of American cities experiencing a hail storm annually. Since 1960, there has been a 400 percent increase in weather-related disaster losses.
The integration of innovative product development and EONIC™ Technology allows DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board to help enable structures to meet the FM Global Very Severe Hail Standard while simultaneously enhancing assembly protection. DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board is the market standard for ultimate hail defense, the preeminent choice against impact resistance and increased moisture resistance.
DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board is the perfect solution for structures within the Very Severe Hail zone, located across Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. Proprietary engineering enables DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board to not only prepare a roof to adapt to severe weather events, but to recover from them.
A dedication to advancement by Georgia-Pacific continues to bring new innovations to a product line with a noble history. Since its invention in 1987, DensDeck Roof Board has set new performance standards for roof assemblies. A dedication to advancement continues to bring new innovations to a product line with a noble history. DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board builds on this legacy by innovating on impact resistance. DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board joins DensDeck Prime with EONIC Technology as the only gypsum roof board with manufacturing specifications that include 5% total water resistance by weight and one gram surface water absorption performance on both sides of the board.