Asked by: Sasa Chinchillahome and garden indoor environmental quality
Do I need mold resistant drywall in kitchen?
Last Updated: 19th April, 2021
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Consequently, is mold resistant drywall worth it?
In brief, mold-resistant drywall still can grow mold, and with surprising vigor. However, it does have less of a propensity towards mold growth than traditional paper-covered drywall. Mold resistant drywall is more expensive than paper-faced drywall, but not vastly so.
Also Know, do I need mold resistant drywall in garage? Mold/mildew will grow if the moisture is trapped. Re: mold resistant drywall? As far as I know the 5/8" is only required as a firewall in an attached garage between the garage and house. 1/2" is ok for the other walls or for a detached garage, although some people here like thicker sheeetrock for puncture protection.
Besides, is mold resistant drywall required by code?
Technically, the building code does allow water resistant sheetrock installed on ceilings of tubs and showers, but it must be nailed to ceiling joists that are spaced no more than 12" apart. However, the performance limitations of the sheetrock was not fully understood until a few years after its use.
What is the difference between green drywall and purple drywall?
What's the difference between PURPLE® drywall and traditional green drywall? Traditional green drywall (also known as greenboard) is only moisture-resistant. PURPLE® drywall, only made by National Gypsum, is superior because it offers moisture, mold and mildew resistance.