Types Of Dry Wall

Types Of Dry Wall2021-02-13T07:04:00+00:00

Types Of Dry Wall

types of dry wallTypes of dry wall is an often asked question. There are many different types of drywall. The most popular type of dry wall is standard drywall oftentimes referred as white board.  A other type of drywall is called green board. Green board drywall can be installed in damp areas of your home. The third type of dry wall is blue board dry wall. Blue board dry wall is much like regular drywall ,but it has a special blue paper affixed to the gypsum board. Blue board dry wall is designed to be coated with plaster much like metal lath. Type X drywall  has a unique  additives that allow it to be used in fire rated designs and most often comes in 5/8” thickness. Purple dry wall is designed to be moisture, mold, and mildew resistant. Purple dry wall is perfect for moist areas of your home such as basements. While  drywall is still the most commonly used material, there are many different types of drywall that can be used on your construction project.

Sizes Of Drywall

Drywall comes in different sizes . While the most common size of dry wall is 4’x 8′ sheets.  We use  a dry wall sheet size that minimizes the number of joints in the finished product. Dry wall comes in various thicknesses, 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch being the most common. When Fairfax Contractor installs dry wall on larger projects we will use 4’x 12′ drywall sheets. When using larger sheets of dry wall there are less joints to finish, which will save you money. For more information on dry wall in Northern Virginia click this link.