Drywall Repair and Replacements
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Although drywall makes up most of your home it doesn't consist of the most durable material, making it susceptible to many forms of damage. Drywall is made up of thin panels of gypsum board and additives such as paper pulp, starch, along with a thickening agent and manila face paper. You will find that most homes today use drywall because it is relatively cheap to produce, faster to install, and provides resistance to fire. But because it is such cheap product drywall doesn't hold the most structural stability compared to plaster and can often result in a need for repair.
If the damage is minor it is often cheaper to repair it yourself, but for those of you that are uncomfortable performing this task because you are not particularly DIY savvy or are under time constraints, finding the right man (or woman) for the job is your best bet at having the repair completed properly.
At the same time, a more serious issue can present itself if you do a DIY repair when you have several holes and cracks or if you start to venture into water and termite damage. If that is the case, then you're going to want to call in a professional to help resolve the problem.
View below for more information on how to determine if you need a drywall replacement/repair.
Knowing when to DIY or call a Professional
Damage that is caused by water decreases drywall strength and can foster home for mold. This possible because drywall not only holds moisture for a long period of time, but it also provides the cellulose needed for mold to feed on. Mix that in with the warm conditions inside your home and the perfect breeding ground for mold has been established.
Most people that have had experience with mold know that is unsightly. It causes discoloration in your walls and ceilings and can even leave a musty smell that might lead to a health hazard. Health-related issues stemming from mold include nasal and sinus congestion, respiratory issues, and skin irritations.
The best way to take care of this issue is to have a professional take care of the problem for you, mostly because improper removal can lead to the spread of spores throughout your home. At Green Panda Homes we always ensure proper removal and disposal of all materials. We do our best to minimize the production of dust during all repairs/replacements involving drywall through minimal sanding and the use of plaster and skim coating.
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