Drywall ceilings are used in home construction, as well as in the commercial industry. It will last a long time if it is maintained, but it cannot stand up to abuses such as water damage, mold and mildew, or other inflicted damages. The following article discusses different types of drywall, material needed for replacement, and the steps in the process.
Drywall comes in various thickness and lengths (1/4", 1/2", 5/8" thick and 8' and 12' long). In this article, we will use 1/2" dry wall. You can determine the best length to use by multiplying the room's length by width and dividing that by 32 if you are using 8' drywall and 48 if you are using 12' drywall. This number will tell you how many sheets to use.
Rent a drywall hanger from your local rental store. You will need this for lifting the drywall to the ceiling. Place the drywall, face down, onto the lift and slowly crank the handle to raise the drywall to the ceiling. The lift will hold the drywall in place and allow you to slide the drywall into its resting place. See the picture of the drywall lift. The rental store will give tips on how to use the drywall lift.