How much does Sheetrock weight?


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Sheetrock has different thicknesses, which each have different weights; one-quarter-inch Sheetrock weighs 1.2 pounds per square foot, three-eighths-inch Sheetrock weighs 1.4 pounds per square foot, one-half-inch Sheetrock weighs 1.6 pounds per square foot and five-eighths-inch Sheetrock weighs 2.2 pounds per square foot. Sheetrock is a specific brand of gypsum wallboard produced by the USG Corporation of Chicago.

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The availability of different thicknesses of Sheetrock provides some versatility in terms of the ranges of applications for finishing interior walls. The one-half-inch panels are well suited for most residential interior walls, and one-half-inch or five-eighths-inch panels work well on ceilings. The three-eighths-inch panels are suitable for repair or remodeling projects or for a double-wall system over a wood frame. The one-quarter-inch panels are a better choice for a wall with curve.

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