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From small dents to large holes, surface defects in your walls can significantly decrease the value of your home. Here at Lacey Handyman, our contractors have years of experience in repairing and installing drywall in residential and commercial properties. Whether you’re undertaking a massive renovation project or simply looking to make a few minor home improvements, drywall damage should be remedied as soon as possible.
What Is Drywall?
Drywall also commonly referred to as wallboard is a rigid panel made from calcium sulfate dihydrate. This panel is used in construction to face the interior wall and frame the ceiling of a dwelling. Drywall is the modern alternative to plaster. It’s relatively low cost, durability, and ease of installation makes this material an ideal choice in construction projects.
Drywall is manufactured in all types of sizes and styles. The average drywall panels are four feet wide and range in length from 8-16 feet. In regards to thickness is ½ inch which is sufficient for house walls, ceilings, and dry locations. However, ¼, ⅜, and ⅝ inch drywall panels are available. Besides the standard wallboard, there are special types of drywall which include; moisture-resistant drywall, fire-rated drywall, and flexible drywall. Moisture-resistant drywall is a more durable option than standard drywall which is also made from compressed gypsum core. It’s constructed with a super thick coating of paper that’s covered with wax which further prevents moisture from seeping through.
Fire-rated drywall is manufactured with glass fibers which is what makes the material fire retardant. This type of wallboard is much denser than others which is why it takes longer for a fire to degrade it. Fire-resistant drywall is required in commercial establishments. Flexible drywall was designed to conform to curved partitions such as arches, stairways, ceilings, and curved walls.
Can I Make Drywall Repairs On My Own?
Whether you’re trying to save a few bucks or you’re an avid DIY enthusiast you might be thinking about trying to make drywall repairs on your own. Some drywall repairs can be successfully done with a few basic tools and supplies. Drywall repair kits are even available at hardware stores which makes it easy for the average person to make basic drywall repairs. However, if you decide to tackle such a project yourself you’ll need to be prepared for mishaps that can affect the outcome. If you desire a flawless finish it may be best to hire a professional.
Common Signs You Need A Professional Drywall Repair
Believe it or not, drywall is an important facet of your home. Not only does it provide structural protection but it also greatly contributes to the overall beauty of the property. Like any other surface in your house, at a time it will require maintenance and repair so that it’s always in good condition. Here are some instances in which you’ll need to contact a professional experienced in drywall repair:
Had some water leak issues? Water damage is perhaps one of the most common causes of drywall repair and new drywall installations. Standard drywall panels aren’t water-resistant which means you can expect damp and discolored spots on the walls and ceilings of your home if there was a water leak for whatever reason. Before the drywall can be repaired the leak needs to be fixed. Drywall that has been damaged by water can be difficult to fix on your own so you’re going to need help from an expert.
Small holes and dents can be easily masked or repaired with a kit but large holes in drywall should be repaired by a professional. Large holes in drywall occur from impact or even from slamming doorknobs. In cases like this, the repaired area has to be painted to match the surrounding walls. Shoddy repairs of a job this big can compromise the aesthetic value of your property.
What about smaller and medium-sized holes? Some homeowners attempt to repair less noticeable holes in drywall on their own since they can be patched up. However, sometimes patches can be visible especially if multiple holes have been patched. I’m situations like this it may be in your best interest to hire a professional to replace the drywall panel.
It’s just a small crack that no one will even notice, right? Unfortunately, a small crack can quickly turn into a big problem and can even cause extensive damage to your home’s foundation. Drywall cracks especially if it’s along the ceiling can be a sign of a major issue such as the house settling or a plumbing issue if there are traces of moisture. Cracking can also be a result of poorly installed drywall.
The experienced contractors at Lacey Handyman can diagnose your drywall issues and come up with the best solution for repairing them.
How Much Does it Cost to Repair A Drywall?
How much can you expect to spend on repairing the drywall in your home? It all depends on the extent of the damage and how long the repair process is going to take. Repairing small to medium-sized holes can cost anywhere between $200-$300 while repairing drywall that has been damaged by water can start at $500. In most cases, the contractor will have to inspect the damage before you can get an accurate quote on how much it will cost to repair the damage.
Once the drywall is repaired it will need to be professionally painted to match the surrounding ceiling and walls in the room. Most contractors will charge a separate fee for painting the repaired drywall so this should be factored into your budget.
Hiring a professional contractor to repair the drywall in your home is worth the investment especially if you’re looking to restore your walls or ceiling to its former pristine condition. Here at Lacey Handyman, we can handle both small and large drywall repair projects. Our professional interior painting service will ensure a flawless finish. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule a consultation.