From the very beginning, USG’s mission has been simple: we create building products that improve the world around us. We formed in 1902, when about 20 gypsum companies came together as the United States Gypsum Company. Twenty more companies joined the next year, and a
network of gypsum mines, quarries and processing plants spread across the United States.
In 1916, we disrupted the construction world with our invention of Sheetrock® Brand panels, changing the way interior walls were installed. A sales representative named
it Sheetrock® Brand and our most well-known product was born.
Today, USG is a market leader in wallboard and gypsum products in North America, but we also invented latex paint, mineral fiber ceiling tile, shaft wall elevator systems and Durock® Brand cement panels along the way. These products sped up the building process and improved the way buildings could be designed and built. We have helped built some of the world’s most iconic structures, such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Lotte Tower in Seoul, and the Freedom Tower in New York.
Our high-performing roofing products offer enhanced durability, ease of installation, and fire and wind-uplift performance, alongside several other benefits. These cover boards meet your needs for numerous applications.
USG Securock® Brand Gypsum-Fiber Roof Board
USG Securock® Brand Gypsum-Fiber Roof Board is a high-performance roof board for use in low-slope roofing systems. Its unique fiber-reinforced, uniform composition gives the panel strength and water resistance through to the core. USG Securock Gypsum-Fiber Roof Board provides exceptional bond and low absorption in adhered systems and, with uniform composition, achieves high wind-uplift ratings with no risk of facer delamination. Made from 97% recycled material, USG Securock® Brand Gypsum-Fiber Roof Board combines superior performance with sustainable design for all types of built-up roofing systems and most fluid applied, spray foam, metal, and any polyester reinforced single ply or modified bitumen membrane systems.
USG Securock® Brand UltraLight Coated Glass-Mat Roof Board
USG Securock® Brand UltraLight Coated Glass-Mat Roof Board is a high-performance roof board for use in low-slope commercial roofing systems. It enhances the durability of the entire roofing system when used as cover board in low-slope commercial roof systems. Its specially treated core and high-performance glass-mat facer provide protection against fire, mold and moisture. USG Securock UltraLight Coated Glass-Mat Roof Board combines superior strength and an ultralight core applicable for all cold adhesive roof applications.
USG Securock® Brand UltraLight Glass-Mat Roof Board
USG Securock® Brand UltraLight Glass-Mat Roof Board is a high-performance roof board for use in low-slope commercial roofing systems. It enhances the durability of the entire roofing system when used as cover board in single-ply mechanically attached systems. Its specially treated core and high-performance glass-mat facer provide protection against fire, mold and moisture. Securock® Brand UltraLight Glass-Mat Roof Board scores and snaps cleanly and easily, making installation a breeze.
USG Securock® Brand Cement Roof Board
USG Securock® Brand Cement Roof Board is a high-performance roof board for use in low-slope roofi ng systems. As the lightest and easiest-to-use cement board in the industry, it enhances the entire roofi ng system as both a cover board and as a parapet, fir e or thermal barrier roof board. As a cover board, USG Securock Cement Roof Board can be used with a variety of membranes and systems including most adhered and mechanically attached systems, but it is ideal for applications such as liquid-applied membranes and cold mastic-modified bitumen. As a parapet, fi re or thermal barrier roof board, USG Securock Cement Roof Board has an unlimited slope classification and is noncombustible. Because this product is cement-based, it provides superior compressive strength, water durability and mold resistance.
Our wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products enable our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play.
Roofing and Building Envelope - USG’s Roofing and Building Envelope Solutions are the best choice for commercial building envelope.
Architects, project managers and builders can rest easy knowing that their visions will be covered by the best building envelope materials.
Ceilings - Capping off a commercial property calls for a ceiling system that provides functionality, durability and aesthetic appeal. That’s why USG Corporation's Ceiling Division supplies a wide variety of commercial ceiling tiles for use in multiple environments. With ceiling material types ranging from acoustical panels and drywall to wood and metal, we have something for virtually all types of properties. Whether you’re finishing a hospital, shopping center or residential basement, our lineup of commercial ceiling panels provide a variety of ceiling solutions.
Wallboard and surfaces - Our Gypsum Division is home to the iconic products like Sheetrock® brand drywall and joint treatment that made us synonymous with high-quality building materials and solutions, as well as innovative products and systems simplify work, speed up the construction process and reduce the number of people required on job sites.
Transforming our footprint
USG is taking action to lead the fight against climate change. We’ve committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Enhance customer well-being
USG believes thriving partnerships demand full transparency. We’re enabling our customers to choose sustainable products that avoid dangerous chemicals and reduce the overall impact on the environment. We’re also focused on the health and safety of occupants in the indoor environments we help our customers create.
Delivering a circular economy
Along with climate change, waste generation and drinking water shortages are some of the most challenging problems that humanity faces today and in the future. We will improve our recycling practices and evaluate drinkable water usage in the communities where we operate. We’ll continue to invest in partnerships with companies that will help us reach our targets.
Putting people first
The success of USG begins with the success of the communities we foster. We’re committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all of our employees, where they feel seen, heard and appreciated.
We make the same commitment to our customers and their clients as an extension of our community.
In this episode of Roofing Road Trips, host Heidi J. Ellsworth welcomes USG Sustainability Manager Stacy Simpson to talk about sustainability in commercial roofing. Sometimes the concept of sustainability is not something contractors think is possible in their day-to-day workplace, but it is the future. Stacy describes USG’s commitment to ...
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Heidi J. Ellsworth road trips south and east to meet up with women in Construction, Danielle Pack with USG and Dawn Holsinger of The Delta Group. These women are leaders in their respective companies and the roofing industry overall. They have been highly supportive and involved in organizations ...
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Heidi J. Ellsworth meets with USG experts, Dr. “Vas” Srinivas Veeramasuneni, CTO of USG Corporation, and Derrick Hutchinson, Director of Sales, USG Roofing, to discuss USG’s commitment to making contractor’s lives easier. USG’s history of innovation has been instrumental in how they have been able to help contractors through the recent ...
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