The backer board contains only 4 to 5% moisture
while a wooden stud/joist contains 18 to 19%. Practically, no
wood shrinkage to damage the butt joint.
Since the butt joint is off the stud/joist, it is
not subjected to any direct forces.
The drywall is bonded to a minimum 4" backer
board; a greater area of the drywall is bonded than on the
1-1/2" wooden stud/joist rendering a stronger installation as
tested by the National Association of Home Builders at their
Research Center. The ButtTaper system can withstand about 3,000
pounds more force in compression and 400 pounds more in tension
than the traditional method on a stud. Please read the complete
NAHB Test Report on this website.
The butt joint boards have a clean undamaged
edge. The edge has not been weakened by screws or nails
allowing for a stronger more secure installation. The end paper
is tapered down and is not loose; no need to cut a �V� edge
notch in the butt joint to prevent ridging.
The butt boards are secured on a flat plane.
Setting compounds can be economically used on all
three finishing coats rendering a faster finishing process.
Setting compounds such as Easy-Sand and DuraBond are not
affected by humidity and moisture, one of the principal causes
of drywall failure, and offer a stronger bond than joint
Tremendous savings in labor and material. The
creation of the tapered edge and the finishing process requires
less than 2 minutes with very little compound. Faster for the
sheetrockers; 2" on each side to properly screw the butt boards.
No callbacks, and gains a competitive edge with a
superior monolithic drywall finish resulting in a far superior
appearance of the project; no crown or chair molding curvature.
Window, door and base board casing is straight.
Eliminates any butt joint debates with your
customers, general contractors and painters. A more aesthetic
drywall finish sure to please yourself and everyone else.
Allows for the usage of glossy paints without the
fear of shadowing and eliminates the necessity for texturing.