Drywall is one of the most commonly used building components in both residential and commercial construction and remodeling. While handling and installing this particular product requires professional expertise, its wide accessibility is the reason why more and more homeowners are going the DIY route. The basics of putting up drywall might be relatively easy to follow, but committing mistakes can be hard to repair and remedy. Here’s a look at the most common drywall installation mistakes to avoid.
Thinking That All Drywall Is the Same
Drywall comes in many different types, each offering unique features such as resistance to moisture and mold growth. Unfortunately, many DIYers think that all of it is the same. Worse, they choose the cheapest without going over certain specifications. If you are shopping for drywall for your installation project, make sure you take the time to explore your options so you know exactly what to pick based on your specific needs and budget.
Failing to Consider Numerous Factors
Installing drywall without taking several factors into account like ventilation, insulation, wiring and moisture control will almost certainly require you to make some necessary adjustments. The bad thing is that it is nearly impossible to remove an installed and fastened drywall without getting it damaged. During the planning and design phase of the construction or remodeling project, be sure to look into the factors mentioned before proceeding with the actual installation.
Using Tape to Cover Gaps and Damage
It is not uncommon for DIYers to use tape to cover gaps, damage and other errors during installation. However, not everything can be fixed with this tool in hand. Professional installation requires these imperfections to be cut out and replaced. Otherwise, the damage must be repaired and filled first before applying the drywall tape.
For your drywall installation needs, turn to A Crown Roofing & Construction. Whether you have water damage that needs to be repaired or you are building a new room addition, our team has the experience and expertise to put the perfect finishing touches on your project. Give us a call at (904) 619-8790 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.