Firecheck® soffitboard type X drywall
Firecheck Soffitboard is a fire- and weather-resistant gypsum board for sheltered exterior ceiling and soffit areas such as carports, covered walkways, parking areas, open porches, and the soffit side of eaves.
Continental Firecheck Soffitboard is a fire- and weather-resistant gypsum board for sheltered exterior ceiling and soffit areas such as carports, covered walkways, parking areas, open porches, and the soffit side of eaves. The board is designed to withstand indirect exposure to moisture and resist sagging.
Firecheck Soffitboard contains a noncombustible gypsum core, enhanced for strength (sag resistance) and fire resistance. The core is covered with paper facings on the front, back, and long edges.
Firecheck Soffitboard can be used in building applications that require direct attachment to wood or metal ceiling frames. It will accommodate a variety of paints and textures after proper surface preparation, which includes two coats of an exterior primer. It can also be used as a component of fire-rated assemblies. To ensure optimum Type X fire resistance from this board, follow recommended installation procedures.
Firecheck Soffitboard Type X is designed to provide a sag-resistant and enhanced fire-resistant exterior underside panel for both residential and commercial construction applications. It is used in such areas as:
- Soffit side of eaves
- Carports and parking areas
- Open porches
- Porticos and covered walkways
Ease of Installation: Fast installation similar to regular drywall.
Fire Resistance: Firecheck Soffitboard Type X is formulated to perform in accordance with ASTM C 1396, Section 8 and C 931, Type X and is UL labeled (Type LGFC6A).
Sag Resistance: Soffitboard will withstand indirect exposure to moisture and humidity without sagging.
Core: Non-combustible, dimensionally stable, inert gypsum, enhanced with glass fibers for strength and fire resistance
Paper: 100 percent recycled; front and edges = ivory; Back = gray
Long Edges: Square or tapered with round edges
Asbestos free: GREENGUARD certified, listed as a low-emitting material