Are you in need of drywall or drywall repair in Santa Barbara? Looking for drywall in your home or office? Need highly-skilled experts to help you install your drywall in Santa Barbara? Look no further than Tony Toro Stucco & Drywall Repair.
What is Drywall?
Drywall is made of gypsum plaster that is pressed between thick sheets of paper. It is used on walls and ceilings.
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When you’re installing drywall, it comes in a large sheet and will be cut according to the size of the area where drywalling is needed. Next, a hole for outlets or light switches will be made using a jigsaw or rotary tool. Then drywall is attached to the wall using nails, sometimes glue, or special drywall screws.
Once the drywall is on the wall and ceiling, the seams between the drywall sheets are sealed using joint tape and layers of joint compound(mud), and any defects or divots made by nails are covered for perfection.
Finally, once the drywall joint compound is dried, we then sand down the drywall to make the surface smooth. After this, the drywall is ready to be completed.
Types of Drywall
Regular Drywall: Most common drywall. This drywall is generally 4 feet by 8 feet and ½ inch thick.
Water-Resistant Drywall: This drywall is best used for bathrooms and basements, anywhere there may be a potential for water damage. This type of drywall can also be referred to as moisture-resistant or green board.
Type X Drywall: This type of drywall is fire-resistant and is mostly used for the walls between apartments or in some cases the walls between the house and garage. Fire-resistant drywall can minimize fire damage if one were to occur.
How Long Does Drywall Take to Install?
If you’re remodeling your home and you need experienced drywallers, it usually takes no more than 2 days to drywall an entire home. If your building a home from the ground up, drywalling will take longer as every part of the drywall needs to be installed including installing the wall boards, finishing the joints and covering up the nail heads.
There are many ways your drywall could experience damage including flooding or water damage. When water comes in contact with drywall, the drywall expands then disintegrates. This happens because drywall is porous, making it accessible for mold to grow.
If you have mold, mildew or other water damage in your home, this is affecting your health and your drywall needs to be replaced. Call us anytime and we’ll come out to inspect the damage before quoting you on putting in new drywall.