12. Drywall & Completion of Stucco

Once the exterior is protected and the siding or final layer of stucco is applied, your contractor will hang drywall for your interior walls.  Drywall is also known as “plaster board” or “sheetrock,” and is a thin layer of plaster sandwiched between two thick sheets of paper. It is remarkably solid, and also remarkably heavy. It is preferable to install it with screws, since nails are more likely to pop out when the wood dries and shrinks.