This is my fireplace stripped to bare minimum and I asked a question on how to cover with drywall in this Frame drywall around brick fireplace
However, after I bought a metal stud and tested to install horizontally, I felt it's a bit odd.
I mounted using two drywall screws on each side. It's about 73.5" long:
The guy at Home Improvement Store told me to just use drywall screw for this but look closely on how the metal is "bend"
Is this "wrong"? I tend to just ignore it as it's not load bearing and there will be drywall on top anyways. But is there a different screw or technique I should use?