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stagger19 09-04-2006 09:47 PM

Drywall in Garage
 
Im getting ready to install Drywall in my detached garage and have a couple questions.

This is an unheated garage, I may use a portable heater if I want to go out there and work in the winter, but for the most part it will be unheated.

I think Im gonna go with the moisture resistant drywall since its in a garage.

If I tape and compound the joints, will they crack from the freezing temps and large temp variation from summer time to the dead of winter?

Also, this may be a stupid question, but I always see drywall in bundles of 2 taped together, so does that mean the price is for the bundle, or just 1 single sheet?

Thanks in advance.....:thumbsup:

inspects 09-04-2006 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by stagger19 (Post 17429)
Im getting ready to install Drywall in my detached garage and have a couple questions.

This is an unheated garage, I may use a portable heater if I want to go out there and work in the winter, but for the most part it will be unheated.

I think Im gonna go with the moisture resistant drywall since its in a garage.

Personally I wouldn't waste your money, it is not necessary in a garage.

If I tape and compound the joints, will they crack from the freezing temps and large temp variation from summer time to the dead of winter?

Possible, anything which expands and contracts can crack. Most ceiling cracks are from storage weight on trusses or joists.

Also, this may be a stupid question, but I always see drywall in bundles of 2 taped together, so does that mean the price is for the bundle, or just 1 single sheet?

Per sheet any where I've seen it sold.

Thanks in advance.....:thumbsup:


Good luck.

AtlanticWBConst. 09-05-2006 11:31 AM

Last repsonse is pretty much right on the money.

We have drywalled hundred upon hudreds of garages.

Moisture Resistant sheet rock for a garage = Don't bother, unnecessary.

Cracking garage Drywall: Tho, anything can crack, especially if it is installed incorrectly, Don't worry about it.

stagger19 09-05-2006 08:00 PM

Thanks for your help. I ordered regular the drywall.

Im only doing the walls, since I want to be able to have storage up in the trusses.


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