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When preparing for your next home renovation or repair, you always want to ensure you hire the best contractors who use the best materials. For interior walls and ceilings, drywall and Sheetrock are the go-to standards. But is one better than the other? Despite what most people might think, the two materials are very similar!

General Drywall

Drywall is a construction material commonly used in place of plaster to create flat walls, ceilings and partition systems in residential and commercial buildings. The material comes in large panels or sheets which are made by sandwiching a mixture of gypsum powder and a binding compound between two pieces of thick paper.

Chemically referred to as “calcium sulfate dihydrate”, gypsum is a mineral that contains calcium and sulfur bound to oxygen and water. The substance naturally occurs in sedimentary rock formations around the world and is non-toxic to both humans and the environment. Because of its mineral composition, gypsum is naturally fire-resistant and has impressive noise-reducing properties. Drywall is also easy to install, making it the default choice for many construction projects.

Branded Sheetrock

Sheetrock is a brand name for drywall products trademarked by the United States Gypsum (USG) Corporation. Like Kleenex, it has become so synonymous with the product that many people confuse it with just another synonym for drywall. The Gypsum Corp.’s production line of gypsum drywall panels come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, with specialized types designed for different projects.

Products include:

  • EcoSmart panels
  • Fire-resistant panels
  • Mold-resistant panels
  • Plaster-based panels

With other brands such as Fiberock, Securock, and Durock, USG has established themselves as leaders in the drywall production industry.

Sheetrock and Painting Services in Pensacola

Duggins Services is proud to offer Sheetrock installation and repair, as well as interior or exterior painting services, to residents in Pensacola, Florida and the surrounding areas. Choose from a variety of finishing textures to create the perfect look for your home. Not only do we offer the lowest prices in the Southeast, we accept almost all forms of insurance!

Contact us today for more information or to get a free estimate.

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