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Drywall (also called sheetrock or gypsum board) is nailed or screwed on metal studs. Metal studs are an alternative to the traditional wood studs and their use has become mandatory in commercial projects.
Bernardi Building Supply is an authorized distributor of steel studs from top construction product manufacturers. The studs we supply come in different lengths and also vary in terms of exacting tolerance and fire rating. Other than fire resistance, other benefits of metal studs over wood studs are that metal does not rot and is insect resistant.
To hang drywall on metal studs, you will need specialized screws. The process of hanging the drywall is straightforward, but it is slower. Some of the tools you need to fasten drywall on metal studs are an electric screwdriver, lumber pencil, razor knife, caulk line, tape measure, joint tape and compound, and drywall tape knife.
You should look at the specific time rating when picking your steel stud since this indicates the number of hours the studs will go for before succumbing to the fire.