Professional Drywall Services Can Prevent These Common DIY Problems

Some home improvement projects might be easy enough to be done on your own, but there are other bigger projects that are best left to professionals—and installing drywalls are among them. It may appear easy, to assemble your home’s drywall like a jigsaw puzzle, but installing them by yourself carries the risk of problems related to poor workmanship and inadequate skill, all of which can be avoided with professional drywall services. Here are some examples of these common problems:

Problems with Drywall Joints

At times, homeowners make the mistake of fitting drywall joints too tightly. It may sound like not much of a problem, but fitting two adjoining drywall sheets closely side-by-side increases the risk of the drywall breaking off. Changes in temperature contribute to the expansion and contraction of the drywall’s underlying wood, and allowing space for it to expand and contract is a must when fitting drywall joints.

On the other hand, some people end up having drywall edges that need to be connected, but don’t have any means to do so. To remedy this, they mud these two edges over and simply hope for the best, something that can result in a cracked drywall in a matter of months.

Holes in the Drywall        

For some reason, your drywall becomes riddled with holes, some as small as the diameter of a pencil and at times even large enough to serve as an entry point for rodents or small critters. These holes may be caused by the ruckus you’re creating when you’re hustling and bustling around your work, and moving pieces of furniture may puncture the drywall. For small holes, some drywall tape and compound is enough to patch them up, but for bigger holes, a replacement piece might be necessary.

Oversanded Drywall Paper

DIY drywallers tend to over-sand their mud compound to achieve a smooth surface on their drywall. Sanding too much actually increases the risk of sanding below the surface of the drywall, consequently destroying and abrading its delicate paper cover.

Driving Drywall Screws Too Far

Note that the drywall sheet will still hold to the wall without actually driving in the screw too far. If you drive the screw in too deep, it would make the sheet unstable because you’ve punctured the paper with the screw head, leaving you with a bigger hole to fill with drywall compound.

A drywall may be a worthwhile investment for your home, but it can immediately fall apart or become damaged with subpar installation. To avoid the DIY problems above, rely on professional drywall services, offered by companies like CertaPro Painters of Waterloo that serve homeowners in Waterloo, Cambridge, and other nearby areas.


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