A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Thankful for Old Drywall

I just saw an article today that insurers are dropping homeowner policies if their house was built using Chinese drywall.

How horrible for these poor people who unwittingly bought a house with this imported drywall and then had to move out because it was causing health problems, not to mention corroding pipes and emitting volatile sulphur compounds! Now it appears their insurers are denying claims if their house contains Chinese drywall or refusing to renew the policy unless the drywall is replaced.

Chinese drywall was first imported in 2003 and most was sent to the southeast, especially Florida.

As much of a pain it was to have 200 sheets of drywall lying around the attic for about 10 years — thanks to the previous owner — at least I know for sure it’s not from China and I can breathe easy, literally.

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