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The ultimate tool for preventing accidental holes.

Your garage is the workhorse of your house. It’s home base for car maintenance, lawn care, sports gear and tool storage. Garage walls can really take a beating – from car doors, baseball bats, shovels and rakes, or as we call it – life. Hi-Impact® XP® Drywall from National Gypsum has been specifically engineered to resist accidental holes, so these walls can stand up to whatever life dishes out. Ask for PURPLE® when you build or renovate, and make your garage look good enough to keep even your home’s biggest doors wide open.

Related FAQs

  • What makes Hi-Impact® XP® Drywall resistant to accidental holes?

    Hi-Impact® XP® Drywall features all of the benefits of Hi-Abuse® XP® Drywall plus a fiberglass mesh embedded into the back of the board to prevent accidental holes from car doors or bike handles in the garage or a hole from a doorknob or pool cue in a playroom.

  • Isn’t all drywall the same?

    No. While all drywall is naturally fire-resistant, PURPLE® drywall is unique because it also resists moisture, mold and mildew. Most PURPLE® drywall products also stand up to scratches, scuffs, dents and sound. This means added value and peace of mind regardless of steamy showers, roughhousing kids or band practice.

    All PURPLE® products have achieved GREENGUARD GOLD Certification for indoor air quality and are as easy to install and finish as standard drywall.

  • How much does PURPLE® drywall cost?

    It would cost less than $1,000 to upgrade an average 2,500-square-foot house to PURPLE® drywall where recommended.

    For a standard size room (approximately 12’ x 16’ x 8’), the average difference in material cost to upgrade to PURPLE® products is:

    • $50 or less for XP® drywall (including ceiling)
    • $200 or less for Hi-Abuse® XP® or Hi-Impact® XP® drywall
    • $175 or less for SoundBreak® XP® drywall (per wall)

    Prices vary by region. Check with your local home improvement store or contractor for prices and availability near you.