Drywall has become the de-factor material for wall surfacing. Not all homeowners are familiar with the different types of drywall, though, which increases the risk of choosing a subpar drywall option.
As a trusted drywall contractor, we make sure our clients are familiar with the type of material used for their home improvement projects. Here are the different types of drywall and their uses:
This is the most common type of drywall. It comes in different sizes, but it’s normally available in 4 x 8 panels. Regular drywall has one side with a white surface, while the other side is brown.
Green Board Drywall
When it comes to moisture resistance, green board is recommended for drywall repair. Its green covering makes the surface more resistant to moisture than a regular drywall. Nonetheless, the material isn’t completely waterproof, which is why contractors don’t recommend using this type of drywall in areas that are likely to have constant contact with water.
This type has fiberglass covering instead of paper, making the gypsum board more resistant to mold and mildew. While the fiberglass makes the material tougher than regular drywall, it’s easier to cut. If you want to use this type of drywall, be sure to let the professionals handle the work to achieve a smooth, clean finish.
This type has a laminated surface made from a mixture of fiber, gypsum, wood and polymers. It has a higher sound transmission class than regular drywall, which is why it has soundproofing attributes. This is ideal for family rooms or areas where you want to block out the noise.
Choose your drywall well, and you’ll experience the best results. If you need assistance for your drywall painting or installation, our team is always ready to help. Give us a call at (317) 257-0779. We offer our services in Zionsville, Fishers and Northside of Indianapolis, IN.