What’s the Difference Between Drywall and Sheetrock?

What’s the Difference Between Drywall and Sheetrock?

Published On: February 13, 2018|Categories: Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Jasper IN Real Estate, Real Estate|Tags: , , |

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Drywall is made of gypsum plaster sandwiched between thick paper. Sheetrock is too. It’s just a brand of drywall. Only U.S. Gypsum Company is allowed to market drywall as Sheetrock. There are other companies that make drywall though. Titan Commercial Products, Allied Manufacturing, and National Gypsum Company all make drywall too. Sheetrock is so popular that its name quickly became interchangeable with drywall, much the way people call practically all cotton swabs, “Q-tips.”

Types of Drywall

You can get different kinds of drywall in various brands. Standard panels vary in thickness, for example. You can find drywall in 1/4-inch to 3/4-inch thickness. Fire-resistant drywall comes with flame retardant additives. The paper on greenboard features an oil-based additive that provides moisture resistance. Blueboard’s additives make the paper water and mold resistant. Some mold-resistant drywall doesn’t even have paper. Wood fibers added to soundboard increases sound transmission. Meanwhile, damping polymers added to soundproof drywall decreases sound transmission. You can find drywall made from recycled agricultural materials. This is just to name a few. Drywall technology develops to fill needs. They even make a lightweight Sheetrock designed to resist sagging.

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