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. Installing drywall is not rocket science. If you have a lot of time on your hands, we say go for it! If you are a perfectionist, contact the pros. Long Beach Drywall Repair Pros specializes in drywall installations for homes and businesses. We possess the skillset, manpower and tools to work on small residential projects and expansive commercial jobs. When you are in need of professional drywall installations, contact us.
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 laypersons are familiar with white sheetrock because it’s inexpensive and easily accessible. Quiet as kept, there are several types of sheetrock for home and commercial projects. Green drywall has moisture resistant properties. Blue drywall 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 drywall 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 drywall.
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. Drywall 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 drywall 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 drywall with sound absorption capabilities. This type of sheetrock is great for home theatres and entertainment rooms. To select the perfect drywall, tell us exactly how you plan to use the room. We can advise you on the perfect type for usage and price.