What is Drywall?
Drywall is also known as plasterboard, wallboard or Sheetrock. It is a dried, pressed gypsum cement that comes in thicknesses from 1/4” to 3/4” and come in widths up to 54” to use on ceilings and walls. Longer sheets can be troublesome as they are heavier but there are less joints which will make finishing easier. When hanging drywall you’ll need to start with the ceiling first and then the walls. There are really two basic ways of cutting drywall, these are either sawing or scoring. Which method works best depends on what you are trying to do with it, for example, scoring is better if you are trying to cut sheets at a length while sawing is better for holes and openings.