Drywall Screws are created best to fasten drywalls. Usually the Drywall Screws are sharp points, but there are also Self Drilling Drywall Screws, which are able to penetrate thicker metal sheets.
Drywalls, or gypsum boards, can be fastened also with a wide head, short nail.
But, these nails tend to pop out after a certain amount of time, which make a bad sight to see and, not to mention, dangerous.
So, Drywall screws are created to fix this problem since screws will not pop out after fastening the drywall to studs.
Drywall screw head are mostly bugle heads, which are shaped like a cone to help the screws stay in place without tearing all the way through the drywall.
Drywall Screws are made with various sizes, so customers can purchase whichever fits their drywall thickness.
However, the 1 5/8” is one popular size that customer purchase for fastening drywalls.
Some different thread types are coarse and fine thread on the Drywall Screws. Coarse are preferred when used to secure into wood studs and fine are for the thin metal studs.
Generally, Drywall Screws head are made with a #2 Philips drive. And Drywall Screws are usually in either Black Phosphate or Gray Phosphate coating to resist corrosion.
Gray Phosphate will give Drywall Screws a better corrosion resistance.