Drywall is something that many homeowners could see without knowing what it is. It is one of the most common building materials in North America, and it’s responsible for the smooth, paint-friendly surfaces everyone from apartment tenants to home owners has no doubt noticed.
Drywall is energy-efficient, in more ways than one. It provides incredible insulation with regards to temperature, making the definition of “room temperature” a stricter one. Combined with heating or air conditioning, drywall is what allows homes to be maximally comfortable, no matter the season.
However, drywall is also vulnerable in ways that many people associate with their homes in general. It really is that prolific. In particular, drywall suffers water damage more easily than other types of boarding, and will bend from piece to piece if enough water is applied to it.