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What You Should Know About Drywall

What You Should Know About Drywall

What You Should Know About Drywall…If you’re building or remodeling a home, you may have several questions about drywall. For this blog we wanted to address some of the more common questions that homeowners have.

Is it fire resistant?

Drywall isn’t entirely fire resistant but there are some types of drywall that you can choose that will help slow the spread of fire. One example is called Type X. Type X is about 5/8 inches thick and it’s often required on ceilings that link living spaces (such as the space between your kitchen and living room) as well as on garage walls.

If you have questions about whether Type X needs to be used for your home, have your contractor ask the local building inspector. Remember: if you install the wrong type, you may be required to have it torn down and replaced.

Is drywall mold resistant?

There is a type of drywall, known as greenboard, that is. This type of ½ inch drywall is treated by manufactures, which enables them to treat or in some cases, eliminate, the paper that covers the gypsum.

Yet you may be surprised to learn that many contractors don’t recommend using it. If you’re wanting to find a long-lasting drywall that’s ideal for tile backing in high-moisture areas (aka, your bathroom), there are other alternatives that may be a better choice.

What type of drywall is best for ceilings?

Most drywall companies will recommend you use ½ inch drywall for ceilings. When it comes to ½ inch drywall you’ll have the option of choosing standard, lightweight and ultralight. The latter two tend to cost a bit more than standard drywall but it’s both stiffer and easier to handle. As such, some suppliers no longer carry standard ½ inch.

Choosing the right contractor for drywall in Southwestern Florida

If you’ve decided to build a home (or remodel the home you currently live in) you’ll want to make sure you work with a reputable service provider.

Remember, the cheapest bid isn’t always the best bid, so you’ll want to do your homework. Find out how long the company has been in business, whether it’s accredited with the Better Business Bureau and ask if they have a Yelp, Facebook or Google+ page, since reviews from prior clients can be invaluable in terms of determining the level of customer service a company provides.

If you’re currently evaluating drywall companies and you’d like more information about costs and installation timeframes, call Premier Plastering of Southwestern Florida today at 239-348-9299.