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Wallboard

DEFINITION

Interior wall or ceiling material typically built out of wood or plaster.

EXPLANATION

Drywall or wallboard is a commonly used material for the construction of interior walls and ceilings. Drywall, also known as plasterboard, is made of plaster which is hard pressed within two industrial built sheets of specialized paper.  Drywall gives builders the flexibility and price control to finish projects on time and under budget.

Drywall is cheaper and quicker than lath and plaster, making it by far the most common form of interior wall used by builders. Rather than wait up to 10 days for the application of lath and plaster, drywall can be installed within a few days.

The process of installing dry wall is simple. Contractors begin by cutting the drywall to the specifics of their project, then installing the drywall to the wall using nails and special adhesive glues.

Advantages of Wallboard

In the past building complex designs and constructions required intensive manpower, more skilled labor, and material that costs significantly more expensive than the ones used today. When wallboard was created, the construction and trades industry changed forever. The addition of wallboard gave less skilled laborers the ability to erect properties and structures of great beauty. For builders the introduction of wallboard greatly increased the quality of the homes they were able to build at a lower cost. Its relatively light weight and durability, combined with its permeability, allows for projects to be completed at a much faster pace than previous building methods.

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