Collection: Drywall

Drywall Sheets

Drywall sheets – also known as drywall panels – are common materials used for constructing interior walls and ceilings. Before making a buying decision, consider the size and thickness of drywall sheets, as well as some other factors.

Considerations for Drywall Sheets

• Size: Drywall that’s 4 feet wide, 8 feet long is the most common size you’ll find. 4x8 drywall is perfect for small- to medium-sized projects. These drywall sheets provide the best value and weigh a little over 50 pounds, making them easier to handle than larger drywall panels. 4x12 drywall is another option if you have tall or long walls. While 4x12 drywall sheets take a few people to set up, they create a smooth, unbroken surface from floor to ceiling when positioned vertically.

• Thickness: Drywall panels usually come in four different thicknesses: 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2” and 5/8”. 1/2” drywall sheets are the standard for residential interior walls. 3/8” is another popular thickness that’s mostly used for repair purposes. 1/4” isn’t a common thickness, but it can be used to install drywall over slightly curved surfaces or cover existing drywall. 5/8” is the "heaviest, most sound-resistant" and thickest option available. These drywall sheets are typically fire-resistant and used for ceilings and attached garage walls.

Tips for Drywall Sheets

Always choose thick sheets – 1/2" or 5/8” – if you’re installing drywall on your ceiling. Thinner drywall sheets such as 1/4” or 3/8” will sag in between rafters over time.
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