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Fitting The Right Drywall To Your Needs

by Dawn Henry

Up until the late 1800s, the choice of interior wall was plaster. And then drywall was invented. It was found to be easier to use and cheaper to make. It also dried faster, speeding up the building process. But with all of the technological advances since then, there have been many different types of drywall invented. So how are you to know which one to use? How do you know which type is best for your project? Here are some of the most basic drywall needs and what type of drywall is best suited for them.

  1. Basic Drywall, also known as regular drywall, is called white board. It comes in various levels of thickness, depending on your preference and your budget. The edging is tapered, so if you're using drywall tape and a joint compound, this is your best bet.
  2. Direct Water Contact is one issue that requires a very specific type of drywall. This is where purple drywall comes in. Its mold and mildew resistance makes this drywall superior to many others, and is often seen in steam rooms and pool houses.
  3. Moisture Resistant drywall is necessary in rooms such as bathroom, kitchens and laundry rooms. There are a few options to choose from.
    1. Blue Drywall is used for veneer plastering, which has fewer installation steps. It also has great absorption qualities and noise reduction.
    2. Green Drywall is more expensive than regular drywall, but it is also more moisture resistant, although it's not made for direct contact with water.
    3. Paperless Drywall uses fiberglass instead of paper, protecting the boards from rot. The only downside to paperless drywall is that it has texture, so it will require a lit bit of extra work applying joint compound to make it smooth. Even though the fiberglass is highly resistant to moisture, it should not be used where there is direct water exposure.
  4. Privacy from one room to another can be achieved by using soundproof drywall. It's made from laminating with layers of gypsum and other materials, such as glue, metals and ceramic. Rooms where there are TVs and music, such as family rooms, are ideal places for this type of drywall.
  5. Government Buildings require that their interior walls be somewhat fire proof. Fire Resistant Drywall comes with two choices, type X and type C. They are both made with a gypsum core reinforced with glass fibers, but type C is thicker and fire resistant for 2-4 hours rather than the 1 hour you will get from type X.

There are so many different uses for drywall, but with this list, choosing the type of westcoastdrywall for your next project will be a breeze.