Yes. There are:
• 1. Regular drywall – Often called white board, is the most common type used in ceilings and walls in homes and commercial projects.
• 2. Mold-Resistant Drywall – Often called green board, is made with a paper backing thicker than regular drywall and coated with wax for extra moisture resistance. It also comes with a fiberglass mesh that is non-organic, removing the food necessary for mold to grow (called paperless drywall).
• 3. Plasterboard – Or blue board, is used as a base for plaster applications, much like the lath in lath and plaster walls. Plasterboard requires a thin coat or coats of plaster to be installed over the entire surface.
• 4. Soundproof Drywall – While all drywall has some soundproofing qualities, soundproof drywall adds additional wood fibre, gypsum, and polymers to increase the sound transmission class (STC) above that of regular drywall. STC is a rating similar to the Richter scale that measures the amount of noise a material can stop. Soundproof drywall is used when additional soundproofing is required, such as between living spaces and shared walls. Drywall that is 5/8"" thick is better for sound transmission then 1/2"".
• 5. Fire-Resistant Drywall – Specialized fire-resistant drywall is used in garages and basements, around equipment that might cause a fire. It contains fibreglass, which slows the progress of fire and doesn’t burn as fast as regular gypsum. There are two types of fire-resistant drywall: Type X and Type C. Type X gives up to one hour of protection from fire and is 5/8” thick. It can be used in multiple layers to provide greater protection if needed. Type C is the same as Type X, but doesn’t shrink when burning. It’s used primarily in ceilings to keep them from collapsing during a fire.