Drywall, also known as sheetrock, is commonly used in lining the interior walls of modern homes. It’s reliable, manageable, and can be obtained at affordable costs. With the right skilled workers, drywall can be quickly installed and painted over to complete the look and feel for your home or commercial space. Installing drywall requires various tools and techniques including a drywall lift to secure drywall on ceilings for example. The drywall is fixed into frames which are created beforehand. Once these frames are filled, these panels are sealed and smoothed over using a process called taping. This allows to create an even surface across all the individual drywall panels.
Drywall has many pros including relatively affordable costs and the durability of the material. Should your drywall get damaged, it’s also easy to repair. There are also various types of drywall to help keep your walls soundproof and help contain the spread of fire in your home. You also have many options as the homeowner or project manager to dictate styling since there are many methods to finish your drywall from level 1 to level 5 finishes and skim coatings. Texturing also offers you many ways add personality and ensure there is a cohesive theme throughout your interior designs.
In general, drywall is not very resistant to water. Therefore, it’s not uncommon to see water damages to your drywall over time. We typically see water damage to drywall in bathrooms, kitchens or other areas with high exposure to faucets, plumbing, or other water sources. Damp drywall is a perfect breeding ground for mold to grow which can be hazardous to your health. Skipping plastering on your drywall also exposes your drywall to higher risks of being damaged. Prepping for drywall installation or repairs means the process can get messy. But don’t worry, our team is trained to cover all your furniture and clean up once we get the job done.
Depending on the type of drywall you get, it can be obtained at affordable costs compared to other more expensive options such as plastering, paneling or even concrete. The fact that drywall can be manufactured fairly quickly helps drive costs down. Drywall is also less labor intensive compared to using other materials as mentioned above. This means its cost competitive when calculating overall time, preparation, and materials needed. It’s the go-to choice for most homeowners and a great choice if you want durability, affordability, and convenience.