Homes and business have not always been built with drywall. Before 1917, homes were generally built of wood or stone and the walls covered in plaster. That all changed after in the early twentieth century with the invention of drywall. Drywall made building a home more affordable and, thanks to the baby boomers, it took the United States by storm.
There are many types of drywall, and it is the main material used for wall finishing in business and homes today. It is made using crushed gypsum rock, and then the material is heated to remove any water. The gypsum is placed in a drying chamber with paper layers where it naturally becomes fireproof. This is one of the many highlights of using this material.
When constructing a home in Westminister, CO, there are easy and hard decisions to make. Easy decisions are paint color, fabrics, furniture, and more. These things can be easily changed, but one of the hardest decisions is deciding what material to use for constructing the walls of the house. This is much more permanent, than a simple coat of paint.
The process of installing drywall is one of the easiest ones available. It is also faster than traditional plaster. Plaster walls require very skilled labor to apply three layers of the material. Generally, do-it-yourself individuals can install drywall but do need some professional help for completion. It is important to include the help of a trusted professional.
Drywall is also much more stable than traditional plaster. Though it is prone to dents, it is extremely easy to repair. A drywall patch to fill the dent and a layer of paint will leave the spot looking good as new. The stability also includes a natural fire resistance, making it a better choice than other materials.
The appearance of drywall can be improved once it is finished with a layer of paint and other finishes. It is extremely easy to paint over and be drilled into, leaving the homeowner the opportunity to create the design they want.
Most Popular Types of Drywall
Whiteboard is generally white on one side and brown on the other. This tends to be the most affordable type and comes in different sizes and thicknesses. It is also the most common and is available in large quantities.
Green board drywall is another very common type. It is the moisture-resistant drywall. It is more expensive, but not waterproof. It is limited in wetter areas such as basements, kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Blue board drywall plaster baseboard, has special absorption qualities. It can resist mold and water. It is generally recommended for places with a lot of moisture such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
When wanting to repair, replace or construct walls in a new or existing structure, it can be a difficult decision. Drywall is one of the, if not the most, popular construction material available on the market and offers a lot of benefits. It is best to contact a professional before installation for a consultation. Contact Drywall of Denver for all of your drywall installation or repair needs in Westminster, Colorado.