Before you undertook a remodel or repair job, you probably never thought twice about what type of drywall adorned your walls. Now, you are faced with determining what size, thickness, and type is needed to properly complete your project.
Drywall is used worldwide as the standard finishing material for interior walls. In general, all types basically consist of an inner core made out of gypsum plaster with a heavy paper cover. It is attached to the framing of your walls, and covers the insulation, electrical wires, and plumbing. The seams are covered with drywall tape and drywall compound to create a seamless, smooth appearance. The wall is then primered, textured, or finished with the design of your choice.
Drywall is actually pretty basic, but there are a few different varieties you should be aware of before making your purchase.
The most commonly used board is ½ in., regular fire-coded drywall. 5/8 in. can be used in areas where you want more of a sound-barrier. You can also use two layers of drywall for added privacy.
The materials are actually the least expensive portion of the project. Drywall installation requires much skill and expertise, and the more spent on labor, the better quality the result. If you would like the help of a skilled professional, then request free estimates from prescreened drywall contractors in your area today.
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