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Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board

The durable and easy to repair Gold Bond 8 ft. x 4 ft. x 5/8 in. Fire Shield Gypsum Board consists of a type x core that gives it reliable fire resistance. Installation is facilitated by the guide marks, which align with standard building dimensions to quickly identify fastener lines for stud and joist framing.
Overall rating:
4.667 / 5
4.7
 / 
5
(12 reviews) 12
Open Ratings Snapshot
100%of customersrecommend this product12 of 12reviews
Rating Breakdown 12 reviews
4.7 out of 5.0
5
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4
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3
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4.6 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5
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4.4 out of 5
100%of customersrecommend this product12 of 12reviews
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Customer reviews for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
Review 1 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from Atlanta, GA, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
Purchase frequency:Yearly

Good sound barrier

PostedAugust 12, 2013
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4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
I used 2 layers of this 5/8 on the walls and ceiling of a garage recording studio along with some Green Glue and the results were very good. You need mass and density to reduce the amount of sound transmitted in or out of a room and this stuff is about 2.4 lb per sf. So 2 layers netted almost 5 lb per sq ft. Heavy is what I needed.
Pros: Performs Well, Easy to Install, Easy to Work With, Quiet, Good Size & Weight, Economical
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+7points
9out of 11found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from Maine

resists fire and sound

PostedDecember 13, 2010
Overall rating 
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Used this drywall when redoing my home office. the room is next to our laundry room and the sound insulation is a nice benefit, the noise of the washer and dryer through the wall are minimal. I like working with 5/8 drywall, nice to know that after all your hard work hanging, mudding, sanding, and so on that the wall is a little stronger than a thinner piece of drywall. less likely to require you to patch it down the road, great for rental properties. the fire resistance is also piece of mind for customers. Certainly heavier than most drywall due to the thickness but well worth it since you get a strong, sound-dampening wall for little money.
+30points
31out of 32found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from Colorado

Dont forget the 1 and 5/8th screws

PostedMarch 30, 2010
Overall rating 
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
This is a great drywall board, just like its little brother! Use the right screws and a panel lift if putting on the ceiling and your good to go. FYI, if anyone needs to know, this is for places that need Egress (emergency escape) like around your staiwells because it has a two hour burn time compared to the one hour of standard drywall. Also another common place is on ceilings that have 24" spacing. Code states the normal 1/2" with this larger spacing (greater than 16") may sag once finished and or over time... =)
+45points
45out of 45found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from MA

Great Stuff!

PostedAugust 26, 2009
Overall rating 
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
This particular type of drywall (Type X) is more than just a fire-resistant wall. It is also a great sound barrier (5/8" thick) too. Great if you're building a room/wall that requires a little less sound to get through and also a little more protection against a fire such as a room that will have a lot of loud music/electronics or a room such as a study/office that requires more concentration and less noise to get through. It is great for multi-family apartments/commercial buildings and professional projects.
+27points
27out of 27found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from Whitehouse, TX, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
Purchase frequency:Yearly

Easy to cut, install

PostedJanuary 2, 2013
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5 out of 5
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Value 
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5 out of 5
First, let me say that this is my first experience installing drywall. I made some rookie mistakes, but these sheets were much stronger than I expected. Super heavy, though!
They cut easily with a razor blade, but did not crumble and easily break, as I expected.
It might just be me, but they seem to also provide some pretty good insulation from the cold (it's winter in Texas right now).
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Straight, Seals Well, Good Shape, Great Value, High Quality, Economical
Cons: really heavy
+10points
14out of 18found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from Philadelphia, PA, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

excellent product

PostedJune 12, 2012
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
excellent for house and apartments units strong solid walls and meets fire code, recommend , two thumbs up, if had more thumbs would say all thumbs up ,
+9points
12out of 15found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from monroe,la.

great qaulity

PostedAugust 21, 2010
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5 out of 5
great qaulity, excellent to work with,texture goe's on well with this material
+5points
7out of 9found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from YONKERS, NY

SHEET ROCK

PostedNovember 17, 2010
Overall rating 
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
EASY TO USE, DURABLE AND EASY TO MEND
+4points
6out of 8found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from Denver, CO

Great product

PostedOctober 10, 2010
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5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
This product works great for sound isolation in the studio.
+3points
9out of 15found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from Provo, UT

Excellent Drywall

PostedJanuary 10, 2010
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5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
I recently put up drywall in the basement and this product worked very well.
+2points
3out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from Orwell Ohio
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

its doable.

PostedFebruary 5, 2012
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4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
Gold bond drywall be it 5/8 or 1/2 inch has only really one defect it's a little soft. Great for ceilings 2ft on center and fire hanging with it's 1 hour burn time. the sound difference between 5/8 and 1/2 inch really isn't any different. some people just believe whatever Holmes on homes says silly yuppies.
-8points
6out of 20found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Fire Shield 5/8 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board
from Ft. Liquordale
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male

What's to say? It's drywall

PostedJune 5, 2012
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
Value 
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3 out of 5
Does what it is supposed to...makes interior walls and provides fire protection.
-2points
3out of 8found this review helpful.