Is Drywall And Sheetrock The Same Thing?


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Connor Sephton Profile
Connor Sephton answered
Drywall and Sheetrock is the same thing. Sheetrock is simply a brand name type of drywall that is quite popular on the market these days.

Drywall is commonly known by several names in different locations around the world. In the United States, Sheetrock, drywall, plasterboard and gypsum board are the most common terms used to describe this handy construction material.

All drywall is basically made through the same methods and using the same basic materials, though there are varieties which are fire resistant and others what can be more resistant to water damage.
Drywall is constructed with crushed plaster being pressed (under exceptionally high pressure) to form a "board" or solid sheet of plaster. That plaster is then coated on the exterior with a thick sheet of paper to hold the gypsum plaster together. This is among the most traditional methods for creating drywall, but is not the only one.

Low end drywall can be prone to water damage. It can easily catch fire should a building fire occur. Sheetrock's counter measures for these two potential worries are among the main reasons that the name brand drywall, which is made by USG Corporation, is so very popular among home builders and do-it-yourselfers.

Sheetrock holds up better and does not warp or disentigrate after it becomes wet or damp due to leaks in pipes, flooding of the home, or excessive moisture build up in a home or business.

It is also created from fiberglass rather tan gypsum plaster. Fiberglass is sturdier, making the brand name more cost effective in the long term, as it does not need to be replaced or repaired as often. It is also fire resistant, which means that it greatly improves the fire safety measures and the rating f your home or business facility.  

Though Sheetrock costs a little more up front, the long term benefits are well worth the additional initial expense.
Jason Learman Profile
Jason Learman answered
Sheetrock is basically a brand name for drywall, kind of like Kleenex is a brand name for tissue paper.
David Mattucci Profile
David Mattucci answered
According to Wikipedia, Sheetrock is another name for drywall, only difference is that the name Sheetrock is a TM of United States Gypsum Company.
Muhammad . Profile
Muhammad . answered
There is a very slight difference between dry-wall and Sheet rock. Dry-wall is basically a plasterboard. And Sheet rock is in fact the trade mark which is used for plasterboards.

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