Easier, more efficient acoustic interior finishing is now possible with new CertainTeed® SilentFX® QuickCut noise-reducing gypsum board. A superior choice when compared to typical resilient channel or double layer wallboard applications, SilentFX QuickCut allows building professionals to achieve acoustical control through a much less complicated installation process. It scores and snaps like regular drywall and achieves more reliable lab to field STC results when compared to traditional methods, where errors often occur when clips and channels are compromised at the jobsite.
“The ability to reduce noise indoors is vitally important for sustainable construction today, especially in multi-family, school, hotel and healthcare projects. SilentFX is a proven acoustic drywall solution to help provide this desired sound control in a variety of settings,” said Dave Engelhardt, president of CertainTeed Gypsum. “Now with the easy to score and snap feature of QuickCut technology, building professionals can meet strict acoustic building code requirements, increase productivity, lower labor costs and reduce callbacks.”
Specifically designed for residential and commercial construction projects requiring a high sound transmission class (STC) rating of 50 and higher, SilentFX QuickCut can be used for interior walls and ceilings in new construction or renovations over wood or steel framing. It provides square foot savings and high STC ratings with less product, which allows for thinner wall systems. In addition, SilentFX QuickCut addresses high and low frequency noises that double layer gypsum board cannot, and is more reliable than clips and channels by eliminating the possibility of decoupling or short-circuiting during or after installation.
SilentFX QuickCut consists of a viscoelastic polymer that is sandwiched between two dense core gypsum boards. Specially engineered to provide enhanced protection against moisture and mold with M2Tech® technology, it is also enclosed in 100 percent recycled moisture and mold resistant paper. Manufactured as a ½-inch single panel without paper or metal in the center, it is easy to score and snap and can be cut and hung with a conventional drywall knife. SilentFX QuickCut is also available in a fire and abuse resistant 5/8-inch Type X board.
GREENGUARD® Gold certified, SilentFX QuickCut meets several acoustic building guidelines, performance criteria and codes, including credits and prerequisites for LEED®, Green Guide for Health Care, International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Offering a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs, CertainTeed Gypsum has served the North American building industry for more than 80 years and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products. This, in combination with the full range of affiliated CertainTeed Corporation building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 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, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For seven 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 2015 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2015. www.certainteed.com