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Three Season Room: dry wall or exterior plywood

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Old 05-07-16, 01:40 PM
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Three Season Room: dry wall or exterior plywood

Hi There,

I live in Chicago where the winters are cold and the summers can be hot and humid.

I am renovating my three season room. The only heat source will be an electric heater. I will have a room air conditioner for the summer.

I am trying to decide if I should use drywall or exterior quality plywood for my wall covering. I plan on painting the walls. I think that the walls would look better with drywall, but I am concerned about cracking due to the change in temperatures throughout the year.

I was told that I could use plywood, but I am also being told that the seams may show through and that I will need to hide the seams by adding wood which will make parts of my wall look boxy.


What is the best option for the wall material of a three season room?

Thanks!
 
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Old 05-07-16, 01:45 PM
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Part of my shop has drywall and it's not always heated, never cooled and there has been no issue with the drywall - it's been up for 20+ yrs. I'm probably in a warmer climate but it still gets down in the teens every winter and on rare occasions down to zero.
 
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Old 05-07-16, 05:06 PM
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Drywall. Use setting compound for part or all of the drywall finishing... save the premixed mud for the final skim coat.
 
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Old 05-10-16, 04:55 AM
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Thank you for your response.
 
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forgot to mention earlier welcome to the forums!
 
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My parents have cedar in theirs but no way would I use just plywood. Given your two options, I vote drywall as well.
 
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