How to Properly Install Drywall in Your Home?

Drywall, sometimes called sheetrock is a very common wall finish in most homes today. Installed by pros, an entire house can be installed or "hung" in one day. Taping, spackling and sanding will take on average four to five more work days until it is ready for painting.

With a little practice, any homeowner can install drywall and achieve an acceptable end product. If you have a chance to watch someone either hanging the drywall or actually do the taping and spackle work it can be a great help in seeing how they do it.

Drywall comes in several different thicknesses and there several different types for special applications. The most commonly seen drywall is a one-half inch thick and is used in most areas of any home. You can visit online to know more about the drywall installation.

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Walls and ceilings both use half inch material. In my state, five-eighths inch thick drywall or half inch fire code drywall is required in attached garages and over a house boiler or furnace located in a basement.

Garages and boiler room drywall requires only a single coat of tape and spackle called a fire coat, to prevent a fire from penetrating the drywall at the seams and screws.

Bathrooms are generally considered wet areas and therefore special green or water resistant drywall is used in any wet area.

If ceramic tile is going to be applied then the drywall is a special coarse rough surface cement drywall board. Drywall is available with lead linings for X-ray rooms, special insulation paper backing, printed decoration faces, and a myriad of other special applications.