The whole point to drywall is to be present but not be noticed. Drywall is not designed for style or design, but rather for protecting everything in your Burlington home. So when hiring an A Job Well Done contractor to install drywall into your home, make sure you schedule a preliminary appointment in order to get all the preparation and finishing details worked out. Doing so will save you a considerable amount of time, money and headache. The right drywall combined with quality installation will give you a beautiful finish that’s ready for a new coat of paint.
Tip 1: What’s Behind That Wall?
If you’re tearing down old drywall and replacing it with fresh new drywall, then now is the time to have your inner walls inspected. What will you be looking for? A good idea is to start from the outside in. If you have an outer wall, then it’s good idea to evaluate your home’s exterior covering such as the vinyl siding to see if it’s properly sealed and in good condition. From there you may have an opportunity to look at the framework to see if it’s structurally sound. Is your insulation in good shape and do you need to add more insulation for maximum protection? Other items you will want to assess are the electrical wiring and any plumbing that may be running through the walls. Doing so will protect your drywall as it protects your home.
Tip 2: Setting The Stage
Proper installation of your drywall begins with a smooth framework to place it one. Are the studs on your home’s frame in good condition? Are they smooth and evenly placed so that you can lay your drywall flat onto each board? If you’re installing drywall onto the ceiling then it’s absolutely vital that the boards are evenly installed so that there are no noticeable seams across the ceiling. Your contractor may need to make adjustment or do some sanding down so that your wall is flush from corner to corner throughout the room.
Tip 3: The Right Type of Drywall
Although most drywall essentially has the same qualities, there are some small differences that may alter what type of drywall you install into your home. For instance, you can have your drywall custom cut into specific sheet sizes. Standard drywall is available in 4 x 8 sheets which is common for most homes. You can have your drywall cut to larger lengths. The greatest benefit to larger sheet sizes is that it creates less seams in the wall. There are also options for thickness such as 3/8 or 1/2 inch. The thicker the drywall the more sturdy it is, depending on the intervals of the studs they’ll be attached to. There are other drywall qualities that you might find appealing such as tapered-edges, moisture-resistant, fire-resistant, foil-backed, and even abuse-resistant and soundproof. Consult with your A Job Well Done contractor to see which is best for you.
Tip 4: A Smooth Finish
One of the most important things to remember in drywall installation is to make sure that there is a smooth finish across the entire surface once the drywall is implemented onto the wall. There should be no screw holes showing. There should also be no dents, cracks, or noticeable markings. Drywall should be flush at the corners and filled in with compound so that it looks seamless. This is why hiring an experience, certified contractor is extremely important. Only a seasoned drywall specialist will insure that your drywall is absolutely ready for a fresh coat of paint.