Drywall is an excellent material that you can use for any building project. It's lightweight and easy to install, but it also offers great insulation. However, with the number of different types of drywall out there, you might be confused about which one is the best to use. Read on to find more information about five common types of drywall so you can choose whichever works best for your building project.
1. Mould-resistant drywall
Outward-facing walls and walls in rooms like kitchens and bathrooms get exposed to more moisture than others, making that these walls more prone to mould and mildew growth. This is why mould-resistant drywall is the perfect choice for these walls. Due to its excellent mould-resistant properties, the price of this drywall can be a little higher, but the amount of money that is saved in mould and mildew removal makes it pay for itself over time.
2. Fire-resistant drywall
Fire-resistant drywall remains intact when exposed to extreme heat and even flames, which makes it a great choice for building projects with a risk of fire — for example, commercial kitchens. Due to its composition of special non-combustible fibres and extra thickness, a fire-resistant drywall is able to slow the spread of fire, ensuring the flames can be extinguished before they bring the whole building down.
3. Eco-friendly drywall
Eco-friendly drywall is made from recycled cardboard and paper fibres, making it great for the environment. Since it uses existing materials in its construction, it's often cheaper than other types of drywall too. If environmentalism is important to your building product, eco-friendly drywall is a great choice — and you won't have to worry that it won't be good enough for the job. It's also durable and resistant to cracking and crumbling.
4. Soundproof drywall
Similar to the standard drywall panel but with extra layers of wood fibre, gypsum and polymers, soundproof drywall will keep sound from travelling between rooms (or between the indoors and outdoors). Soundproof drywall is a great choice for commercial buildings where acoustics are important, but it also works well for exterior residential walls to keep traffic sounds out. The extra layers of the drywall bring sound-dampening properties that reduce vibrations and keep things quiet.
5. Paperless drywall
Last but not least, consider paperless drywall. Paperless drywall has excellent moisture and mould resistance, making it a good alternative to traditional mould-resistant drywall if that doesn't quite work for your project.
Contact a building supplies company to learn more.