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You might be asking yourself, "what is the difference between drywall and sheetrock?" Well the answer is below, and its important to understand the difference, because we offer sheet rock services only, not dry wall.
What is Drywall?
Drywall is one of the most popular materials used in the construction of homes to create completely flat walls and other pertinent surfaces. In just one sheet of drywall, you can find gypsum, which is basically a type of rock that was compacted into a powder and put in between two pieces of insanely thick paper.
When you are in the process of installing the drywall you will need to insert screws and nails into the wall to attach it to the studs. Then, you will fill the seams between the pieces of drywall with joint compound. In comparison to standard methods like plaster, drywall is significantly easier to install and to repair.
What Is Sheetrock?
Sheetrock happens to be a brand name for drywall (like Kleenex is to tissue paper) and this brand includes a wide variety of different pieces of drywall that come in different levels of thickness. The line of Sheetrock products also includes specialized products like fire-retardant walls or panels that help to prevent the development of any sort of moisture.
With that being said, Sheetrock basically deals with drywall but provides customers with the opportunity to purchase personally unique panels depending on their needs.
General contractors, like us, and home owners can also purchase drywall tools that are under Sheetrock's brand.
So, What Are The Differences?
Like we just mentioned, there are only negligible differences between drywall and Sheetrock.
Sheetrock is simply a company that provides potential patrons with the ability to purchase drywall and drywall products but their products happen to be no different than “dry wall”.
To refer back to the Kleenex versus generic brand analogy, Sheetrock is a name brand just like Kleenex, and drywall happens to be the exact same product, save the brand name.
Countless general contractors find it beneficial to purchase products from Sheetrock whereas others find it advantageous to just use generic "house" drywall, if you will.
Consumers often get the two terms mixed up. For a lack of a better phrase, they're practically the same thing. If you call us and say that you need a quote on Sheetrock repair or installation, we’ll know exactly where you're coming from.