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Whether you’re remodeling, changing up your home’s layout, adding a new office in your building, or you’ve just had some water damage that needs to be repaired, drywall installation can be overwhelming. Especially if you’re not quite sure what drywall even is or why it’s there. Here we’ll go over why and when you’ll need Sterling Heights drywall installation and the best ways to tackle it (with a professional like Imperial Painting, of course).
What is drywall, and why do you need it? Drywall is a construction material made from paper and a gypsum-based plaster. It entered the construction scene in 1916 as a lighter and more efficient wall covering material than plaster, with the added bonus that it is also easier to install and fire-resistant. While plaster installation requires multiple laths as support, drywall is usually manufactured in sheets and nailed to wooden support beams. Depending on the size of the space, drywall installation can be completed in a matter of days rather than the weeks it could take to install other materials.
You need drywall in your home to build out the interior walls, keep insulation in, hide wires and cabling and general y keep walls stable. Drywall helps walls and construction last longer. Outside of the initial build of your home or office, you may need drywall installation when you change wall placement, add temporary or permanent new walls, or make repairs due to water or fire damage.
Drywall Repair versus Drywall Installation
The most common cause for drywall repair or new installation is wall décor and improper wall hangings. Many people put nails, hooks and screws directly into drywall, causing it to weaken and deteriorate. When hanging a picture, mirror or other art element, always find a wooden stud behind the drywall and attach your hardware directly to the stud.
When hanging items or knocking into drywall, perhaps while moving furniture, you can create small scrapes and holes in the drywall. These can be filled in and repaired with a joint compound, drywall plaster and drywall tape, then painted over. Larger holes or water damage cannot simply be repaired, they will need new drywall installation.
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Repairing and installing drywall is best left to the professionals for a number of reasons. In older homes, there may be traces of asbestos in the drywall and acoustic ceiling. When the asbestos dust is released, it can cause serious carcinogenic harm when inhaled, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Older paints also contain lead, another known toxin when flaking and peeling. Imperial Painting is an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Certified Renovator. We’ve been trained on lead-safe techniques and know how to handle asbestos to keep your family, employees and the environment safe.
As with most home repairs and choosing to work with professional contractors, you get professional experience, expertise and equipment. You won’t have to rent or buy ladders, saws or scaffolding, and the work will be guaranteed.
Areas We Serve
Areas We Serve
Our service area includes: Macomb Twp., Shelby Twp., Washington Twp., Birmingham, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights, Bloomfield, Auburn Hills, Chesterfield, New Baltimore, Clinton Twp., Troy, West Bloomfield.
Our services include Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, Power Washing, House Painting, Wallpaper Removal, Deck Care, Deck Refinishing, Deck Re staining, Aluminum Siding Painting, Vinyl Siding Painting, Drywall Repair, Drywall Installation, Plaster Repair, Caulking, Sealing, Varnishing, Staining, Insurance Repairs, Smoke Damage Repair, Custom Color Matching, Rotted Wood Repair, Rotted Stucco Panel Repair, Ceramic Tile Installation, Faux Finishing, Granite Installations, Installation of Leaf Protection Systems, Finished Basements and many more.