Stopping the build-up of moisture with mold-resistant drywall is possible. If you have gone through disaster recovery before, whether it is a hurricane, flooding, or a bizarre snow storm you will confirm that a standard drywall can absorb moisture and create grave mold problems.
After the Joplin, Missouri EF-5 mile-wide tornado that cleared the heart of this little Midwestern city, the medics received several complaints in which injuries that were sustained during the tornado as a result of the flying debris
started developing mold, eventually culminating in the death of five more victims. Most mold and mildew found day to day aren’t this dangerous although they can still cause notable health issues if left uncontrolled. Here’s more on how this specialty drywall helps to keep your home orderly.
Although a regular drywall has some moisture it’s not sufficient to result in mold-related problems. For mold to colonize and grow rapidly, mostly through the paper coating, the regular drywall needs to soak up a certain amount of moisture. This is why a mold-resistant version is necessary.
Unlike regular drywall, mold-resistant drywall has no paper in order to deny mold any staging ground. Though not entirely waterproof, it is moisture resistant and therefore absorbs less moisture, thus making a less comfortable environment for mildew and mold.
Regular drywall is made from a gypsum slurry mixed with air. The mixture is then spilled between two sheets of special-facing paper, and then the whole arrangement is passed between rollers to ensure harmonized thickness. Its edges are formed and fastened then cut to size and dried. A mold-resistant drywall undergoes a similar procedure, minus the paper facing on the two sides.
A mold-resistant drywall absorbs moisture much more slowly than the gypsum portion of standard drywall. It is much more resistant to moisture than standard one though not completely waterproof. Although a moisture-resistant drywall is a little more expensive, it is considered cheaper compared to the expense of peeling off the drywall, mending the wall and polishing it. The cost is justified especially for areas where dampness is likely to cause perennial problems such as in a basement, kitchen, garage or bathroom.
Another part of your home to use mold-resistant drywall supplies are those places that tend to be cool and damp where mold and mildew are likely to thrive. Should there be areas where you have noticed precipitation materializing on the walls, you should consider getting in place a mold-resistant drywall. However, should you face logistical challenges, you may want to include a well-sealed, effective vapor barrier and insulation to help check heat transfer and precipitation.
Whatever your application, The Lumber Guys specialize in drywalls and will have the perfect one for your job. This is critical to lessening the effects of mold and mildew. They’re fairly priced and are the drywall supplier that can be trusted to deliver on their promise. They’ll also guide you through the purchase of the best supplies for your project. Request a quote via email@example.com