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At BBS, we have fire-rated drywall made up of natural fire resistant material. The material is composed of 21% water. Whenever a fire occurs, the water is released as steam, which slows down the spread of the fire. The material is made even more fire retardant with such proofing materials as fiberglass and other fire retardant additives. Regular drywall is susceptible to crumbling whenever there is a fire, leading to quick spreading.
Our most popular type of fire-rated drywall is type X which has a thickness of 5/8 inches and a fire rating of 1 hour. This is the best material for separating the garage (where most fires happen because of the chemicals and combustible materials stored there) and the rest of the home. Type C fire-rated drywall is available in thicknesses of ½ and 5/8-inch. This is an improvement of type X drywall with increased fire resistance due to more fiberglass and other fire retardant components. We also stock the 1-inch thick type X Shaftliner which is even more fire retardant.