Is all 5/8 drywall type X?

Is all 5/8 drywall type X?

Type X drywall has special core additives that allow it to be used in fire rated designs and usually comes in 5/8” thickness. Type X drywall products will have a UL/ULC Marking printed on the back of each board identifying it as a fire-resistance rated board.

What is Type X drywall used for?

Basic Uses FIREBLOC Type X wallboard is used as a covering material for interior walls and ceilings in residential and commercial applications that often require specific fire rated assemblies. It is designed for direct attachment by screws, nails or adhesive to wood or metal framing and even existing surfaces.

How much does Type X drywall cost?

$20 to $30 per panel
Fire-resistant drywall costs $20 to $30 per panel. This product, sometimes called Type X, comes in thicker sheets. It may also have additional components like glass inside the board to slow burning.

What is fire code X drywall?

The 5/8-inch, “fire-code” drywall (called Type X) increases a wall’s fire rating to a minimum of 1 hour, from the 30-minute rating for standard ½-inch drywall. And it’s not just thickness that makes the difference. Type X has a denser core and contains glass fibers that keep it from crumbling in the heat.

Do I need fire rated drywall in garage?

A: First, fire-rated systems are only required if the garage shares a wall or a ceiling with the home. If you are doing repairs in the garage you should replace with like materials, but remember it is the wall system that is fire rated not the product itself.

What is the difference between green and purple drywall?

About PURPLE® What’s the difference between PURPLE drywall and traditional green drywall? Traditional green drywall (also known as greenboard) is only moisture-resistant. PURPLE drywall, manufactured only by Gold Bond Building Products, is superior because it offers moisture, mold and mildew resistance.

Is purple drywall fire rated?

No. While all drywall is naturally fire-resistant, PURPLE drywall is unique because it also resists moisture, mold and mildew. Some PURPLE drywall products also stand up to scratches, scuffs, dents and sound.

What kind of drywall do you use in a garage?

The most commonly used drywall for garages are standard ½ inch panels. The exception is ceilings that need ⅝ panels. Also, for attached garages, you’ll need to use ⅝ panels or type X rated drywall on the wall that connects the house to the garage.

Is it better to screw or nail drywall?

While nails tend to be more flexible and hold up better against shear pressure—or lateral force—screws have much better grip and tensile strength, which ultimately keeps drywall from pulling away from the studs. When it comes to holding power, screws simply can’t be beaten.