Drywall Repairs and Drywall Replacement
Serving Toronto and the GTA Since 1991
Drywall, also known as gypsum board or sheetrock (even if the latter is actually a brand name, like Kleenex), is a thoroughly modern invention, but in the fifty years or so since it was introduced into residential home builders its use has skyrocketed. 95% of buildings now use drywall in their construction rather than more traditional plaster. There are many reasons to keep your drywall up to snuff. (Take a look at the Photos of Drywall Repairs – Drywall Replacement )
What are Some Benefits to Drywall Repairing (sheetrock repairing) and Drywall Replacing in Your House?
Drywall is the most affordable building material, often only pennies per square foot. Even if you are having it installed by a drywall repair contractor (which in itself can be worth it just to save you the time and effort), drywall is far more cost-effective than traditional plaster, which requires more materials and definitely needs a trained professional.
Easy to paint
Properly installed and prepped drywall is a painter’s dream. Large sheets mean fewer edges to conceal with putty or paint, and the surface of the drywall is specifically designed to be the right amount of porous to be painted.
While drywall may sound hollow if you knock on it, the thin sheets are actually composed of gypsum, a versatile material that is compressed into a rock-hard surface which is then covered on both sides in the paper. Unlike plaster walls, drywall is unlikely to crack or crumble during the course of normal house settling, and if it does, it’s around the joints rather than in the center.
Easy to replace and repair
Drywall is widely available and because it comes in drywall blocks, can easily be replaced in small sections. Drywall repair is just as easy and can usually be done with some patience and a few supplies from the hardware store.
Fire- and water-resistant
Technology is always evolving. Older drywall may be more susceptible to water damage and mold, which is another reason to repair and replace the drywall in your home: the latest innovations have provided stronger, sturdier drywall that is both water- and fire-resistant, to keep your home safe and solid for years to come.
Want to see the difference professionally hung drywall can make? Check out the before-and-after shots from some of our projects on our Pinterest page. Please contact us for a free quote at 416-494-9095 or email us at Brian@HomePaintersToronto.com.