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Lightweight drywall boards are easier to handle, which means you can get the job done faster with less fatigue. Whether you’re using lightweight drywall boards for your home’s walls or ceilings, replacing one board or building a completely new wall, you’ll be glad you chose it.
When contractors construct buildings, they normally have a team of people handling drywall boards. Why? Because their size coupled with their weight can make them difficult for one person to handle alone. Lightweight drywall boards were created to respond to a growing demand for a product that weighs less but performs on par, or better, with traditional products.
Due to the product’s improved impact resistance, the lightweight boards are less subject to pre- and post-installation wear and tear. Among other attributes of the improved drywall boards are:
If you’re a professional installing drywall on an apartment complex or a weekend warrior tackling a renovation in your home, lightweight drywall is well-suited for your job. Lightweight drywall is specially formulated to be up to 25% lighter than original ½-inch high-strength drywall board. It’s lightweight and sag-resistant, which makes it easier to handle. Lightweight drywall boards are currently available in 8-, 9-, 10- and 12-foot lengths.
Like standard drywall, lightweight drywall has tapered edges, which allow joints to be reinforced with joint tape and concealed with setting compounds. Lightweight drywall boards can also be decorated with spray textures.