Drywall Lite vs. Drywall Pro: A Rivalry in the Making 🥊

There have been many great rivals throughout history. Gates vs. Jobs, Ali vs. Frazier, Musk vs. Bezos. Hold my beer… while I introduce a new rivalry: Drywall Lite vs Drywall Pro. Ever heard of 'em’? We sure have. Every. Damn. Day.
 
Follow along as we take you through a tale of two different lines. They will raise your roof. They may even cause strife when determining which one to choose for your walls and which to choose for your ceilings - they’re that good. Regardless which you choose, once installed they’re virtually identical. Since they are inanimate objects, allow us to plead their cases.
 

Material:

The Drywall Lite Line is made of 100% ABS Plastic while the Drywall Pro Line is made of 100% Powder Coated Steel. At about 40% the price, the Drywall Lites’ are the price-conscious alternative to the Drywall Pro’s.

Drywall Pro vs. Lite - Material
 *Pictured: Left - Drywall Lite [Bead]. Right - Drywall Pro [Air Register]

 

Usage:

All drywall models are designed specifically for walls and ceilings made of...you guessed it, drywall. Both lineups have a model with a beaded rim that contours the vent flush into the surface. 

The Drywall Lites’ have the distinction of having a top-mounted option - the Drywall Lite [Frame]. Which can be installed at any time. Simply drop in, fasten and customize!

Air Control:

The Drywall Pro line has air control dampers built into every model. These are pliable metal dampers that can be adjusted to release, or restrict airflow at any time. Although dampers come equipped with the Drywall Pro Air Returns as well, we recommend keeping these completely open at all times. 

While the Drywall Lites’ do not have air flow control we have created Lite Damper, an accessory to make up for this. Our Lite Dampers are made of the same powder coated steel as the Drywall Pros’. Simply attach to the back of the models and click into place.

Be sure to install the Lite Dampers on the Drywall Lite Bead prior to mudding. Once the Drywall Lite Bead is installed, you will not be able to access the back of the vent to attach/clip the Lite Dampers in.  

Access:

The "plates" are the centre cover of the Drywall Pro models like the trays on our floor models. On one of the plate's four sides you will find a circular hole in the middle.

Once you find the hole, push the side of the plate cover with the hole until it unlocks - you will hear a snap/click. The Drywall Lites are much simpler and only require you to pull them straight off. 

Sizes:

At this time, the Drywall Lite [Bead] and [Frame] come in a 3-pack and are limited to the size 4"x10", but more are coming *hint, hint*. The Drywall Pro - [Air Register] + [Air Returns] - are sold individually and come in a variety of sizes.

So there you have it - competitors for life. 

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