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Types of Drywall Panels

Also called wallboard or plasterboard – when it comes to drywall, there’s more to it than meets the eye. For every type of construction purpose – high traffic, covered walkways, or elevators – there is a type of drywall panel best suited for the project. Read on for a list of the most popular drywall panels on the market, and contact the Knez experts for more information.

  • DensGlass panels are finished with fiberglass on both sides. The fiberglass finish resists mold and moisture damage in commercial and residential construction projects. DenGlass panels work well in moisture-prone environments and in long-term construction projects.
  • DensDeck panels are designed for roofs. These roof boards, ideal for commercial construction, reduce sound transmissions and protect the roof from foot traffic and the elements: rain, wind, and heat (including fire). DensDeck roof panels can also be used in LEED building projects.
  • Abuse resistant drywall panels protect against surface damage in high traffic spaces. Abuse resistant drywall panels sustain the surface of the wall and reduce the need for cosmetic repairs caused by scuffs and minor dents.
  • Impact resistant drywall panels also protect against surface damage but are designed to withstand impacts and intrusions from repeated contact in high energy spaces.
  • Soffit drywall panels, or soffitboard, are used on the underside of exterior structures. Carports, garages, covered walkways, and breezeways are examples of where soffit drywall panels are implemented to prevent structural sagging. These panels are also fire resistant. Soffitboard should not be used in applications where direct exposure to the elements is likely to happen.
  • Shaft wall drywall panels are used in stairwells and elevators. Shaft wall panels are also used to enclose air returns and mechanical units in high rises. The purpose of shaft wall panels is to protect people and equipment in the event of a building fire. Shaft wall drywall is also impact resistant and reduces noise resonance.
  • Flexible drywall panels, flex for short, are used to construct curved walls, ceilings, and columns in home and commercial buildings. Flex drywall panels are extremely pliable – up to 30 inches in some applications. Flex drywall panels are for interior applications.

Remember to recycle your drywall and earn LEED points (for green building) when you finish your drywall project. Knez Building Materials – Clackamas Location makes it easy to recycle drywall with its onsite recycling plant.

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