Frequently Asked Questions

What is drywall and what is it used for?

Drywall is a construction material made of a sheet of gypsum covered on both sides. It has a paperboard backing and a paper facing. It is used in the construction of ceilings and walls in both residential and commercial structures. It is used in interior walls of homes and buildings. It is also used to wrap columns in order to hide steel beams. It is also an inexpensive and easy way to top off masonry walls above ceilings.  Drywall may also be used to add fire resistance to both ceilings and walls. It contains the spread of fire in order to let people evacuate safely during an emergency. This is because it takes alot of energy for a fire to burn through the drywall.  Drywall can go by  other names including wallboard, gypsum board, and plasterboard. It is called “drywall” because you do not need water to use it for the construction of walls and ceilings.