07 Dec Top 4 Reasons to Keep Your Plaster Walls
If you’re thinking about remodeling your home and you’re torn over whether to keep your plaster walls or replace them, this is the blog for you.
Below are the top 5 reasons you should keep what you have.
Plaster is harder than drywall
If you have children or pets, you should know that drywall will dent and ding much easier than plaster would. If you compare the materials apples to apples, there isn’t any competition. Plaster is the harder wall covering. You may also be interested to learn that standard drywall is only 3/8” thick, while plaster walls are about 7/8” thick.
It provides better insulation than drywall
When you choose a thicker material, the thicker material is going to provide better insulation. Not only can this help keep cool air outside during the final months of the year, it can help keep cool air indoors during the spring and summer. All in all, plaster walls can provide some benefit to your monthly energy bill.
Plaster is a better sound barrier
Anyone who has ever lived in apartment building knows how sound can travel from one apartment to the next. Drywall is a terrible sound barrier. Plaster, on the other hand, limits the amount of sound that’s transferred through a wall, which can be especially important if you have a bedroom or nursery that’s adjacent to your living room.
It lasts longer than drywall
Lastly, plaster has been proven to stand the test of time. Needing to replace a wall can be as expensive as it is inconvenient, and no one wants to have to do that more frequently than absolutely necessary. If plaster walls begin to sag or crack, a repair can be handled quickly. All in all, a plaster wall that’s properly cared for can last for decades.
Have questions? Call Premier Plastering of SWFL today
If you’re considering replacing a plaster wall and you have additional questions about the pros and cons of keeping it or replacing it with drywall, we can help.
At Premier Plastering of SWFL we have years of experience in helping local home and business owners with all types of plastering jobs, big and small. For more information on the types of services we offer or to schedule a time for us to come to your home to provide you with a free estimate, call us today at 239-348-9299.