CHICAGO, IL -- USG Corporation, a leading building materials manufacturer, unveiled its latest roofing innovation USG Securock® Brand Concrete Roof Deck Panel at the International Roofing Expo (IRE), in New Orleans. USG Securock Concrete Roof Deck Panel is a durable structural panel that can be combined with other noncombustible materials to create a one- and two-hour fire-rated roof-ceiling assembly. This product introduces a new category within USG's high-performance roofing portfolio.
"While best known for our USG Securock roof boards, this product allows us to provide a more comprehensive roofing solution to better meet the needs of our customers," said Mike Inman, Product Manager at USG. "The dimensionally stable panel will not buckle or warp like wood sheathing, or experience moisture issues like traditional concrete decks, making it an ideal alternative to plywood, metal decking and concrete."
Designed with great uplift ratings, and to carry gravity and lateral loads, USG Securock Concrete Roof Deck Panels are mechanically fastened to cold-formed steel joists or framing members, and roof membranes or insulation attach directly over the panels, making installation fast and easy. The panel also meets the criteria of ASTM E136-04 for use in all types of noncombustible construction.
For more information on the USG Securock roofing portfolio, visit www.usg.com/securock.