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unheated enclosed sunroom

I have an unheated enclosed sunroom.  Can I use drywall in this area? What is recommendation for best material  for  wall?
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Posted 2016-11-26T01:31:16+0000  by yperkins10 yperkins10

Hey again yperkins10,

Drywall is a poor choice for the sunroom, due to the fact that fluctuating temperatures and humidity can create havoc quickly on it if installed there.

You actually have several choices of exterior-grade T-111 boards to even tile backerboard if you wish to cover the walls after placing that down with outdoor-rated tile. 

Do you have any particular ideas you would like to do out there? Let us know, and we can assist you further.


Posted 2016-11-26T18:12:22+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
Hello yperkins10.

It's not the drywall itself that will cause problems, but the mud compound that you would normally use to fill seams and cover the fasteners.  If you were willing to use wood furring strips on the seams then you could use drywall in this unheated area.  It will not look as good, but with some exterior paint you will have a more "rustic" appearance. 


Posted 2016-11-30T14:24:33+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI
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