21 Jan Plaster vs Drywall: What You Need to Know
If you’re thinking about remodeling your home and you’re weighing the pros and cons of plaster vs drywall, you’ve come to the right place. For this blog, the experts at Premier Plastering of SWFL wanted to take a minute to talk about the upsides and downsides of both.
Drywall—the good and the bad
First, you should know that drywall is less expensive than plaster, so if you’re trying to be mindful of your budget, this is something you’ll want to consider. It’s also worth noting that experienced drywall companies can often complete this type of job quickly, which good news for people who aren’t fond of having contractors at the house.
At the same time, drywall is a terrible sound barrier. If you’re redoing the wall of an office or bedroom that’s adjacent to the family room, drywall may not do the best job of buffering sounds from the television. If you have small children that sleep in a bedroom that’s adjacent to the family room, the noise from the TV and/or visitors may keep them awake at night.
Pros and cons of plaster
If you’re someone who wants a high-end finish for your walls, plaster is the way to go. It’s sound resistant, which makes it an ideal material for people who don’t like to have noise traveling through their home, and, when done correctly, it can create a texture and feel that drywall will never be able to match.
Plaster installation requires skill, so you’ll want to make sure you hire an experienced, reputable plaster company to make sure the job is done right. It also takes a lot of time, so the process will be more labor intensive. As such, a plaster install will cost more than a drywall install.
Have questions? Call Premier Plaster of SWFL today
If you’re about to remodel your home and you have additional questions about the pros and cons of plaster vs drywall, we can help.
Premier Plaster of SWFL has years of experience in working with both types of materials. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about your pending project and we can help you better understand the upsides and downsides of each material.
For more information on our company, the types of services we provide or to schedule a free in-home estimate, call us today at 239-348-9299 to get started. Call today to learn why we’re the go-to service provider for plaster and drywall services in Florida.