Frequently Asked Questions
What is drywall?
Drywall is a man-made material used for insulation in modern buildings. It’s used to cover the framing on interior walls and ceilings, and is a great low-cost and low-maintenance choice for interior walls. Basically, it’s a layer of gypsum plaster in between two other layers of paper. These layers are bonded together to form a rigid, solid sheet.
What is gypsum board?
“Gypsum board” is another term for drywall. Gypsum itself is a natural mineral material that bonds into a solid mass after being mixed with water. It makes for a strong and durable building material. It is sometimes also known as sheetrock or gyprock.
When was drywall invented?
Drywall was invented in 1916 by the United States Gypsum Corporation. It was designed as a cost- and labor-saving alternative to plaster walls, and caught on fast. Most modern buildings use drywall as opposed to plaster, due to its convenience and durability.
What are the benefits of using drywall in construction?
People all over the world choose drywall for their homes and businesses, and it’s not hard to see why. There are many great reasons to choose drywall for your property. Some of them include:
- Cost-effective (saves you installation costs as well as money in the long-term)
- Long-lasting (sturdy and durable)
- Fast installation process (works for your schedule)
- Fire-resistant (keeps your home and/or business safe)
- And many other great advantages
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How long does it take to complete a drywalling job?
The exact amount of time it takes to complete drywall can depend on the size of the task, but no matter the size, drywall installation is known for a quick turnaround time. A small project can take as little as one day, while a large-scale project will be finished in only four weeks. We’re happy to do assessments and consultations to get a better idea of the timeframe.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes. As professionals, we are happy to say that we are fully licensed and insured, with plenty of experience and training. We’re licensed to work on residential buildings of all kinds.
Once I book my appointment, is there anything else I need to do?
There’s not much you need to do after booking an appointment. Just sit back and relax, and let us do all the work. We do recommend moving any furniture and personal items out of the workspace if you can, to make the job go smoother and faster.
How long does drywall mud take to dry? How long should I wait before painting a repaired area?
Generally, drywall mud should take about 24 hours (one day) to dry fully. Weather conditions can impact these times, however, and particularly cold rooms should take longer to dry. After we finish installing your drywall, we will provide you with an estimate of when it will be safe to sand, prime, and paint.