Drywall Repair, Tape and Texture: Maintaining Your Interior
Homeowners and business owners know the importance of keeping their interior in top condition. At a business, your interior sends a message about the quality of your products or services. At home, your interior has the potential to inspire and uplift your spirits every time you enter its domain. However, unaddressed drywall repairs diminish both the value and comfort factor at home, and can make consumers uneasy when they are at your business. In fact, the value of your home can decrease significantly if there are visible signs of drywall damage, such as holes or water damage. Therefore, if your interior needs drywall repair, don’t wait, as the problem will only get worse over time.
What Is Drywall?
Commonly used for interior walls, drywall is a type of board made from gypsum plastered between layers of paper. Drywall boards are typically used to fill in the gaps in wood panels in a building’s skeletal structure. Once the drywall boards are in place, the cracks between boards and wood are then smoothed over with tape. Taping drywall covers noticeable seams between boards. Upon the completion of applying tape, you’ll then need to apply a mud compound to seal everything in place. The mud compound can be either ready-mixed or powder. This process of applying the compound to the drywall boards is called drywall mudding.
In addition to the standard smooth drywall, it’s also available in different drywall texture types. Each drywall texture provides a different feel and look. While it’s possible to purchase the drywall pre-textured, you can also texture drywall as you’re applying the mud. Texturing drywall requires a steady hand and the proper technique.
Repairing of drywall textures can be needed when repairing a wall that has a texture. Though they are not necessary in a structural sense, having a large patch are in a textured wall makes the wall look unfinished, and is not visually appealing. Matching drywall textures is difficult, and for the best results, it’s best to hire a professional drywall repair expert.
Don’t Wait on Drywall Repair
Over time, the cement compound may start to peel, weakening the underneath drywall. Drywall can also crack or break, causing holes in your wall. If you have a hole in your drywall created by nails or even from an impact, the hole could cause the entire drywall panel to be weakened. Unrepaired damage increases the chances that the damage spreads and affects even more of the drywall. When it’s time for drywall repair, you don’t need to do it quickly so that you don’t have to install an entirely new panel. In order to repair drywall, patches are used to quickly cover and repair the damaged area, which are then filled in with tape and mud compound so that there is no visible trace of damage.
Drywall can also be damaged by water, which requires repair quickly. Fixing water damaged drywall is necessary not only because it looks bad, but because the drywall will begin to soften due to it being weakened by the water. Drywall that is damaged can be repaired by removing the affected area, and matching a new piece of drywall to fit the hole. Beware, once water has damaged the drywall, the possibility of mold also increases, so a timely repair is essential.
Waiting on drywall repair will only allow for extra damage time. Therefore, if you’ve got damaged drywall, don’t wait to get it repaired. Contact our drywall experts today for professional, expert drywall repair service.
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