Most of us know what drywall looks like. It is made using a gypsum core with a very thick paper covering. Like most manufacturing companies, however, drywall manufacturers are always looking for ways to improve on their products. One alternative to regular drywall is paperless drywall. As the name suggests, paperless drywall does not use paper to cover its gypsum core, but instead, uses fiberglass as its covering. So, how does paperless drywall compare with regular drywall?
There are numerous benefits to paperless drywall. One benefit is that it provides increased protection against mold growth due to its fiberglass cover. This means it’s a good choice for areas that experience higher levels of moisture like the bathroom and basement. Also, because the fiberglass is a stronger material, paperless drywall is sturdier and much less prone to damage.
While its clear there are benefits to paperless drywall, are there also disadvantages? Perhaps one of the biggest disadvantages is that paperless drywall is harder to install, and it can be more difficult to achieve a nice smooth finish. You might also find that it is not readily available everywhere and is more expensive than regular drywall. The fiberglass can also cause some irritation to the skin which makes it unpleasant to install.
So, we have briefly discussed the advantages as well as the disadvantages of using paperless drywall. If you are considering using this as an option for your home, why not take some time to research the product and see if it’s a good choice for your home.