Drywall Installation Long Beach
Depending on how handy you are, if you had the time, you could probably watch a few videos, purchase the necessary tools and materials, wrangle a friend and install drywall yourself. Drywall installation is not rocket science. If you have endless amounts of time on your hands and a thirst for learning, we say go for it! If you are a perfectionist, contact the pros. Long Beach Drywall Repair Pros specializes in installations for homes and businesses. We possess the skills, manpower and tools to work on small residential projects and expansive commercial jobs. When you are in need of professional gypsum wall board installation, contact us.
There’s a simple order to complete any installation
Depending on your needs, our crew can complete the whole process for you or only a few steps. Sometimes people have unfinished drywall in the garage, but later decide they want to paint it. If you just need finishing, we can do that for you. Some of our more experienced customers prefer to do the taping and texturing themselves so they hire us just to do the hanging. We’ve still got you covered.
Sheetrock, Drywall and Gypsum
Sheetrock is to drywall like Saran Wrap is to plastic wrap. Having this discussion is akin to discussing the difference between Kleenex and tissue. Drywall as we know it, is also referred to as sheetrock and gypsum. Drywall is composed of several layers of gypsum and paper. Sheetrock is a brand registered under the Gypsum company. This brand became such a household name that every product like it was named sheetrock as well. In reality, they are all the same products. If you hear contractors using the word interchangeably, feel confident knowing that they are different terms for the same product.
Types of Drywall
Most laymen and women are familiar with white sheetrock because it’s inexpensive and easily accessible. In fact, there are several various types of products for home and commercial projects. The green type has moisture resistant properties. Blue wall board is great for bathrooms because it possesses high water and mold resistance. Paperless drywall is constructed of fiberglass. It’s claim to fame is that is protects your home from rot, mold and mildew. Purple has superior moisture and mold resistant characteristics. Type X is fire resistant and is often mandated by the city for multi-family homes and schools. Musicians, vocalists and producers often request sound proof gypsum wall board.
Drywall hanging in Long Beach
This is a simple process that doesn’t require a lot of tools. You’ll need to calculate the room dimensions accurately to know how much sheetrock is needed. Gypsum board is notoriously heavy, and can be challenging to lift it over your head for a ceiling installation. You’re going to need a partner to work together, or using a drywall lift will make the job much easier. If you’ve got the strength and the tools, all you need is the skill and finesse. Make sure you get it right, because if your panels are not lined up properly, it will be almost impossible for even an expert taper to finish the walls smoothly and get them ready for paint. Save yourself the time and trouble and leave this one to the Drywall Pros. A single room could take an inexperienced DIY enthusiast most of the day just to hang rock. With our experience we can get the same job done in about an hour. Whether it’s one or two rooms, or 150 rooms in a downtown hotel renovation, we are ready to help.
Long Beach Drywall Finishing
If you can manage to hang the gypsum board on your own, great job! If you’ve ever seen drywall finishing on a home improvement show, you’re probably thinking it looks pretty easy. That’s because the pros make it look easy. We use automatic taping tools ensure clean corners and the proper amount of compound for each panel. Mudding is an art that takes years of practice to get right. Most homeowners who try to finish drywall on their own will probably end up using too much mud and spend hours sanding it down again. Or they use too little and the joints aren’t filled enough. Then they have to take it down the tape and try again! Only a properly taped finished room will be ready for paint.
We have everything needed to streamline the process for you. Hanging and finishing rock is our specialty. We’ll get you top notch results, guaranteed.
Less Time, Labor and Cost
If you grew up in an older home, chances are that it was constructed with plaster. While plaster and drywall are on par with each other, plaster is a lot more labor intensive. Gypsum board became popular within the building industry because it is faster to install. Less labor hours are required to construct a home with drywall. These factors directly effect the cost. The only detractor is that if you’re going for an old world feel and appearance, plaster renders a handcrafted aesthetic. If you’d prefer plaster construction, let us know. We possess the technical capacity to do both.
Sound Proofing and Fire Resistance
We are often asked if plaster is a better material than sheetrock. If you’re in the process of comparing the two, you should know that drywall is fire resistant. When constructing your home, we can utilize products specifically formulated to resist fire. Sleep better at night knowing your family is protected. Many of our clients are musicians, vocalists and music producers. They tend to opt for a slightly more expensive setup with better sound absorption capabilities. This type of sheetrock is great for home theatres and entertainment rooms. To select the perfect type for you, tell us exactly how you plan to use the room. We can advise you on your best choices for usage and price.
Drywall Installation Cost
The cost of your project depends on the size and scope of the project. One main variable is the type of wall board to use. The different options have various levels of water, mold, fire, and sound resistance. Your project goals and budget will determine which type of wall board is best for you. In order to decide the best methods for your project give us a call for a free estimate.