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Old 07-05-2013, 05:55 AM
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I have an enclosed porch in the back, removed all the sheet rock due to moisture. I'm looking for a product to replace the sheetrock, that is moisture resistant ? i looked at fiberglass panels, but abit on the pricey side, hoping those that do it for a living would know of a better product to use an a wall panel ?
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Densa glas works good. Sheetrock with a itchy fiberglass based coating. I like it better than green board.
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What kind of finish are you looking for?
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What kind of finish are you looking for?
something that can be painted ?
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not fancy its an outside porch, i am setting up for my sons slot car track
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Where's the moisture coming from? If it's coming through the walls, put up a moisture barrier, IE, plastic and drywall again, cheapest easiest way.
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DensGlass and DensShield will require a coating to have a paintable surface. About the same as Durock or Hardiboard. If it doesn't get any direct moisture / water MR (green) drywall should work.
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ok thanks, its not direct moisture, but with windows closed no airflow or roof vents, the old sheetrock was pretty darn old
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Hardy board
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If you're just talking humidity issues why not add a small window unit mounted in a hole (don't block a window cut a hole for it). Then you can keep it set to 80 or so to keep humidity down in the summer, when humidity is an issue. Then just go with regular drywall. The money you save on buying something more expensive will pay for the A/C unit! Alternatively you could add a dehumidifier, but I would buy a self draining one.

As mentioned, you should have one vapor barrier, which can be on either the outside or the inside but not both.

How long did the drywall you removed last? Figure new drywall will give you at least that much time, longer if you control the humidity.
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Hardy board

Exactly!

It comes in sheets and has a nice wood grain finish. Lasts forever.
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
Exactly!

It comes in sheets and has a nice wood grain finish. Lasts forever.
interesting, i was thinking hardy backer for some reason, just googled it, pretty damn cool!!!
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Originally Posted by oceanelectric1 View Post
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
Exactly!

It comes in sheets and has a nice wood grain finish. Lasts forever.
I have used it inside and out, paints real nice. I even left a piece on the ground where there's standing water and it lasted several years. The biggest problem is cutting it, use a good respirator. I have shears made by Porter Cable that are great.
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Been using Hardie board for years..got it on the exterior of my ICF house. Will last forever on a covered porch.
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Hardi Board is great, just use a facemask when cutting.

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