The Best Moisture-Resistant, and Fire-Resistant Drywall Options

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The Best Moisture-Resistant, and Fire-Resistant Drywall Options

Choosing the type of drywall for your home or business is an important decision. Drywall is an essential component of your home's foundation and moisture and fire resistance are crucial factors to consider when making your selection.

To help you decide, we will explore the different types of drywall products available and examine their moisture and fire resistance properties to help you make the best choice for your space.

The Best Moisture-Resistant Drywall Options

The most common moisture-resistant drywall is a green board. Green board drywall is affordable and contains special paper that is resistant to water damage. Many bathrooms and kitchens use green board drywall, as it is prone to moisture buildup.

If you are looking for the most moisture-resistant option, cement board drywall is the correct choice. Cement board drywall is made from a mixture of cement and fiberglass as opposed to paper, making it much more water resistant and durable, minimizing the effects of any water damage that occurs.

It is important to note that both types of drywalls are only resistant to moisture and not completely waterproof. 

The Best Fire-Resistant Drywall OpQtions

The most popular choice for fire-resistant drywall is Type X drywall. Type X drywall is made with gypsum and small bits of non-combustible fiberglass, making it significantly more resistant to fire than regular gypsum and paper drywall.

Another option for fire-resistant drywall is Type C drywall. Type C drywall is similar to Type X but is made with a higher concentration of non-combustible fiberglass, giving it better fire resistance. 

Type X and Type C drywall can be used throughout the home, including in garages. In building codes, Type C or Type X drywall is required in all rooms of the property.

Get Help Choosing Your Drywall

As you can see, when it comes to moisture and fire resistance, there are a variety of drywall options available. Choosing the right drywall often depends on your budget, the size of your property, and the area of the home. 

If you are struggling to find a suitable drywall, Turner Bros can help. We provide our customers with the best products and services to ensure that their homes and businesses are safe and secure. We offer a wide range of moisture and fire-resistant drywall options to suit the needs of our customers. 

Contact us today to learn more about our drywall options and how we can help you find the best solution for your space.

Turner Bros Contractors Ltd. has been providing steel-stud framing, drywall, and acoustic ceiling services for residential and commercial applications in the Vancouver area since 1932. The company is family-run with four generations of the family represented in the business.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your residential or commercial project, please call us at (604) 532-1991 or email us at

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