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Georgia-Pacific Building Products, HomeSphere Partner

Denver, Colo (News release) -- Georgia-Pacific, a leading commercial and residential building products manufacturer, committed to developing the highest-quality products while leading with a tireless commitment to innovation, today announced a partnership with HomeSphere, a platform connecting building product manufacturers to 2,700+ homebuilders who collectively construct more homes than the top five public homebuilders combined.

Homebuilders can now access exclusive rebates on the ForceField® Weather Barrier System from Georgia-Pacific. ForceField® Weather Barrier System is an integrated weather-resistive barrier (WRB) sheathing for walls and sloped roofs that, when combined with the ForceField Weather Barrier system tapes, helps to reduce weather-related challenges and delays. Compared to traditional systems, ForceField® Weather Barrier System helps multifamily and residential structures dry faster, simplifying construction.

"Georgia-Pacific is the go-to manufacturer for exterior sheathing products," said HomeSphere president and CEO Greg Schwarzer. "The Georgia-Pacific name is trusted by contractors and architects alike for quality and innovation. Through the partnership, HomeSphere builders can save time and costs during a critical time for the industry."

The ForceField® Weather Barrier System integrates WRB sheathing panels with compatible wall and roof tape accessories to deliver a seamless build; the added value of Georgia-Pacific technical support includes application best practices and troubleshooting. HomeSphere builders gain early access to the product, currently active in multiple key markets from Colorado to the east coast and rapidly expanding.

"The availability of many building materials is not currently guaranteed. Homebuilders who want to use high-quality products and get them quickly can benefit from choosing Georgia-Pacific ForceField® Weather Barrier System and HomeSphere," said John Beers, vice president of sales, structural panels for Georgia-Pacific.

HomeSphere's partnerships with well-respected brands give its 2,700+ single-family and multifamily builders access to an unprecedented catalog of leading-edge materials and technologies. Its platform directly connects builders to manufacturers like Georgia-Pacific to construct functional, modern homes with less friction and cost.

About HomeSphere

Established in 1999, HomeSphere connects local and regional homebuilders to exclusive rebate offerings. HomeSphere's builder network constructs and closes more than 250,000 new homes and units per year, making it the largest homebuilding group in the country by volume. Using My HomeSphere®, HomeSphere's award-winning rebate management platform, builders capture incentives on completed homes, discover new products for their future projects and develop key relationships with the 80+ manufacturers in HomeSphere's preferred partner network. For more information about HomeSphere's products and solutions for homebuilders and manufacturers, visit www.homesphere.com.

About Georgia-Pacific Building Products

Founded in Augusta, Ga., in 1927 as the Georgia Hardwood Lumber Company, Georgia-Pacific pioneered the use of southern yellow pine plywood in 1963. In 1986, the revolutionary DensGlass® Gold Sheathing was introduced, changing the face of gypsum forever. Long recognized as a leading supplier of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers, GP Building Products brands now include DensElement® Barrier System, ForceField® Weather Barrier System, DensDefy™ Products, DensDeck® Roof Boards, DensDeck® StormX™ Prime Roof Boards, DensShield® Tile Backer, Plytanium® Plywood, DensArmor Plus® Interior Panels, and ToughRock® Gypsum Board. For complete information on GP Building Products, please visit www.buildgp.com

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