Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard vs. Drywall

There is no comparison. The choice is clear

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The drawbacks of drywall 

Drywall has many disadvantages. It’s heavy and awkward to work with. It requires days for installation, taping, mudding, and painting. It’s susceptible to damage from impact. And drywall performs poorly when it gets wet  it swells and supports the growth of mold and mildew. 

So what makes Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard PVC wall paneling a better choice than drywall? 

Let’s Break It Down 

There’s more to consider than just material cost. You want your project to look good and perform for years to come. You want value. Let’s evaluate the benefits and the total cost of ownership for drywall versus Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard for a true apples-to-apples comparison.  

Speed of Install

See how easy it is to install

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard installs with screws and a simple tongue and groove connection system that do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike can install quickly.

The boards feature a pre-punched flange and hidden fasteners that provide a smooth, beautiful surface on your wall or ceiling. Download the installation manual for step-by-step instructions on how to install Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard.


Unlike drywall, Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is an integrated wall system. It doesn’t require timely painting or finishing after installation. Panels click together, fasteners are invisible for a clean finish, and Wall&CeilingBoard integrates seamlessly with Trusscore SlatWall to create a total wall storage solution:  baskets, hooks, and shelves easily click into place to create new functionality for your space. 

yes Prefinished panels no
yes Hidden fastener system no
yes Compatible trims no
yes Seamless integration with SlatWall for storage no


Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard requires less labor than drywall and installs four times faster. It’s lightweight and easy to handle  with just one person needed for installation.

yes Fast installation no
yes User-friendly/one-person install no
yes Lightweight no
yes Easy to handle no

Maintenance & Care

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is maintenance-free. It cleans with a simple wipe, it’s resistant to chemicals and, unlike drywall, it can’t be damaged by water or moisture. 

Maintenance & Care
yes Chemical resistant no
yes Easy to clean no
yes Moisture & water resistant no
yes Maintenance free no

Durability & Lifespan

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is durable and long-lasting  typically outlasting the structure it’s installed in. It’s impact-resistant and, unlike drywall, it’s recyclable and waste product can be reground and reused to make new materials. 

Durability & Lifespan
yes High-strength no
yes Durable no
yes Impact-resistant no
yes Recyclable no

Cost Comparison

Factor in material, labor, and maintenance and it’s clear that Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard delivers far better performance than drywall for far less money. 


*Maintenance cost based on repainting (material and labor) twice over 20-year period

Drywall: A Pungent Problem 


An estimated 75% of drywall ends up in landfills, where it makes up 25% to 40% of the national solid waste stream. Once it reaches landfill, drywall decomposes and produces smelly and potentially lethal hydrogen sulfide gas. It can also leach dangerous sulfates into the groundwater supply.

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is made from PVC, which is long-lasting and has a lower carbon manufacturing footprint than glass or metal. Wall&CeilingBoard is 100% recyclable and can be reground and reused in the manufacturing process. 

Discover the Strength and Durability of Trusscore PVC Wall Paneling

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is lightweight, water-resistant, and easy to work with. It installs four times faster than drywall and delivers superior performance with a 55% lower total cost of ownership. There’s no denying that drywall is a familiar building material, one that’s been in use for more than 100 years.  But popularity does not equal quality. At Trusscore, we’re committed to changing the way you build, for the better. 

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If you haven’t used Trusscore before, samples of Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard, Trusscore SlatWall, and Trusscore trim rings can help show you what you’ve been missing out on.

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