Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The first installation of drywall at tin box today spurred this meditation on its myriad benefits...
cabinetmaker a solid member to brace the pantries and wall cabinets. The insulation suppresses the sound transmission through the walls. We're using 5/8" thick drywall, which is much better at reducing sound transmission than the 1/2" thick board that a lot of developers and contractors use as a cost-saving measure.
Durock, which is made by USG (the G once stood for gypsum), the company that purchased Sackett's company in 1909.
Our drywall is made by Lafarge in their north Florida plant. From a sustainability standpoint, this is great: the drywall is made 325 miles from our house (well within the 500 mile radius prescribed by LEED to earn credit as a local material). Lafarge's drywall is also made from 99% recycled material, which is terrific.