Best Drywall Installation Services in West Palm Beach, FL
Along with many home contracting services, we also offer drywall installation. As a much better alternative of wall plaster, drywall installation is a low cost and more DIY friendly process. Its good quality and less cost have made it the foremost wall and ceiling material used in residential construction.
In simple language, it is a material made of gypsum used in the construction of walls and ceilings. The drywall panel comprises a gypsum core, all wrapped up in several layers of paper. We, Palm Beach Home and Remodeling Contractors, and our team of experts excel in this service.
Types of Drywall used by us
White Board Drywall
It is the most common type used. It’s also called regular Drywall for this reason. They are available in 4 by an 8-foot panel with thickness ranging from 3/8 inches to one inch.
How to Install Drywall?
First of all, we measure the area and determine the number of sheets required. Then the process can be divided into three main steps:
After taking the measures, we mark on the sheet the places where the sheet is to be cut. We use Drywall saw to make the cuts while working. Though the process is a bit time taking it ensures efficiency and less wastage. Spaces for electrical outlets and light switches are cut using a keyhole saw, and a circle cutter is used in case of curved spaces.
Drywall sheets are attached to the wood or metal studs. In the case of metal studs, sheets are hanged vertically, and in the case of wood studs, sheets are hanged horizontally. Then drywall screws are placed about every four inches using a screw gun. This attaches the sheets to the studs. In the case of wood studs, drywall adhesive is applied to studs to prevent deflection.
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Blue Board Drywall
Commonly used for veneer plastering, it is also called plaster baseboard. Its high resistance for water and mold makes it much better than green board drywall. Being moisture resistant, it is well suited for bathrooms or places with high moisture, and it also helps in reducing noise.
Sometimes paper drywall leads to the rotting of the gypsum board, which in turn ruins the Drywall. To conquer this issue, we use fiberglass covered drywalls, which protect the gypsum board from rotting and provide greater resistance to mold and mildew.
Similar to regular Drywall, it provides much greater resistance to moisture and mold. It finds applications on the wall and ceiling where high resistance towards moisture and mold is required.
Type X Drywall
Normally used in garages, rooms, and apartment buildings, it is also called fire-resistant Drywall. It is made of special non-combustible fibers. Its thickness is 5/8 inches usually. But it’s extra thickness also improves soundproofing characteristics.
As the name suggests, it is used in places where noise causes problems, and silence is required. With an increased sound transmission class, a mix of wood fibers, gypsum, and polymers is made up. Its thickness is much more than regular Drywall.