3 Things You Should Do before Starting a Drywall Repair

What You Need to Take Care of before a Drywall Installation

Drywall, also known as wallboard, sheetrock, or just rock, is very common in any construction work. It’s very popular nowadays and it’s spreading rapidly. The benefits that make drywall installation so popular, are the material’s excellent insulation qualities, and the opportunity to install it quickly, and efficiently.

Tools for drywall installationThe first thing you need to do is pick the most appropriate size of sheets. Drywall comes in different thicknesses and sizes. The most commonly used type is the 4’x8 sheet. There are larger ones, of course, but the smaller sheets are easier to work with. The thicknesses range between 1/4″ and 5/8″, with 1/2″ being the most commonly used. Thinner 1/4″ sheets are usually used as additional layers to an existing drywall.

Another thing you should consider before the actual drywall installation is the composition of your sheetrock. Make sure you choose a suitable material for the environment you are going to place it in. Green rock, for example, is specially designed for high moisture areas, like bathrooms, basements, and garages.

Drywall installation in progress

Once you have your materials, you need to prep the place for drywall installation. Remove all remaining sheets, nails, screws, and so on. While you are doing that, you can also take a sneak peek at your wall’s construction. Check for any hidden damage you can repair. That may include loose blocking, moisture damage, termites, and many other unpredictable surprises.

With that done, you can start your drywall installation. If you encounter any problems on the way, give us a call! We, at Tru-Colors Painting Service, will be happy to help you with advice and assistance. We are a team of experienced professionals operating on the territory of Madison, WI, so give us a call! – (608) 333-2595

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