Andy’s Drywall FAQs

Of course, you can count on Andy to choose and install the correct drywall product for your project. This FAQs page is for people who want to learn a little more about drywall products.

There are four types of drywall, each with its own attributes:

Standard Drywall

Standard Drywall is widely used for interior residential construction and renovation. It has no additional features.

  • Suitable for walls and ceilings
  • Suitable for finishing basements, garages, and additions

Mold and Moisture Resistant Drywall 

A special coating to prevent mold along with the paperless backing feature ensures this type of drywall has a longer service life in wet or humid areas.

  • Suitable for bathrooms and kitchens
  • Suitable for laundry rooms and utility rooms

Note: In high moisture areas like your shower enclosure, cement backer board is installed.

Fire Resistant Drywall

This type of drywall is designed to prevent the spread of a fire. It also emits less smoke than traditional drywall. Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death in home fires.

Fire resistant drywall is extra thick and made with glass fibers in an extra-thick design. Because of its thickness, it also provides better soundproofing from room to room. It is required by most building codes.

  • Suitable for utility rooms and garages
  • Suitable near a furnace or wood stove

Soundproof Drywall

This type of drywall is also thicker than standard and often includes two layers of gypsum glued together with a noise-dampening adhesive. 

Note: This type of drywall can be replaced with two sheets of drywall adhered together, but the result will be thicker and take up more space than a single sheet of soundproof drywall. There are other ways to soundproof without having to remove drywall

  • Suitable for walls and ceilings between suites
  • Suitable for rooms designed to be soundproof such as studios, or nurseries


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