How to use drywall in the building industry article The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRE) has published an infographic about the insulating properties of various materials.
The infographic explains how different materials can be used to make your home more efficient and habitable.
The insulation in drywall is made up of two main layers: wet and drywall.
A wet layer is usually between 1-3/4 inches thick.
Drywall insulation is typically between 1/4-3 inches thick, but the drywall layer can vary in thickness from 2-3 feet.
The wet layer has a slightly different structure than the dry layer, which makes it more difficult to compress.
In addition to being lighter, drywall offers higher insulation properties than wetwall insulation, according to the infographic.
For instance, dry wall has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion (CPE) than wet wall.
Another advantage of dry wall is that it can be installed on an existing foundation.
Damp walls can be made from lumber, steel, or concrete.