Drywall has long been used as an interior building material to line the walls of many homes and buildings. This is because it’s relatively durable, inexpensive, and easy to maintain compared to its other building material counterparts. Given that drywall is quick to install, it makes for a great material for those that are in a hurry or would like their projects to be finished as soon as possible. With the quick installation time, drywall can be dried and painted over or decorated in a matter of hours or days.
Benefits of Drywall
Drywall is a great building material used for indoor walls and ceilings because its durable and affordable. Furthermore, drywall is quick to install and repair, requiring little time or planning to do so for both types of projects. Drywall has the ability to last you for several years and can even contain the spreading of fires in your home, if any. This makes it a highly secure material and more resistant against heat and fire than some of the others. If and when stains or spills occur on the drywall, it is also easy to clean and doesn’t require much maintenance aside from the occasional wipe down to keep it dirt-free and pristine.
The main use and purpose of drywall is for internal walls and ceilings inside the home. Installing the drywall requires using a drywall lift to hoist the drywall panels up to the ceiling instead of lifting them manually. They are then installed into the pre-arranged frames and secured in place using adhesives. After all of the frames have been filled, the panels are further sealed and smoothed using a drywall taping method to even out their surface.
You can readily maintain drywall with ease. If your drywall is painted or has wallpaper over it, you might be in for a challenge when it comes to stains of darker colors. However, most spills and stains on drywall can be cleaned using warm water and a cloth that’s been lightly soaked. Other drywall cleaning solutions can be purchased at the store, but we recommend not using items that are known to alter the color of the paint or can remove the pattern of your wallpaper. Drywall is not prone to excessive moisture so when cleaning needs to be done, it’s best to ensure that the cleaning method used only utilizes light moisture.
The costs of drywall are much more affordable than other types of wall materials such as plaster, paneling, and even concrete. Since drywall is slightly thinner than the previous materials, it’s costs are not as high, nor is the labor needed to install them. While they can be quite heavy and require professional assistance to install them into the walls and ceilings, they aren’t as labor-intensive as other materials and don’t require large amounts of preparation or drying time. This makes the service overall cheaper than others but a great alternative for those that want durability on a budget.