Complete Guide To Drywall Sizes And Thickness
Complete guide to drywall sizes and thickness is article about Repair Maintenance bookmarked by ross with ID 1439516861 was uploaded on 05-04-2019 and has been viewed 319,466 times.
A typical residential home may have several different types of drywall throughout it depending on location (bathroom, garage, etc.), and varying in size and thickness.This article is designed to help you select the appropriate size, thickness, and type of drywall or cement board that you'll need, whatever your specific project may be.
Drywall Size/thickness Drywall typically comes in four different thicknesses: ¼', ⅜', ½', and ⅝'.½' is by far the most standard size, and is probably what 90% of your home's walls are constructed with.
⅜' is also a common size, but ½' has really taken over as the accepted industry standard.⅜' is more commonly used nowadays for repair purposes.The thicker ⅝' drywall is the standard for ceilings.
You don't want to use ½' or ⅜' for ceilings, as over time it will sag downwards in between rafters.Also, ⅝' is the standard thickness for fire-resistant or fire-code drywall, commonly found in garages.
¼' drywall is relatively uncommon, and can be used for repairs or for curved areas, where you can double up two sheets to make a standard ½' sheet.As far as lengths, the standard sheet size is 4' x 8'.
This is what will be most commonly used for residential...