Drywall is the most popular interior wall covering material. Since the 1950s, it has been the standard wall finish in the U.S., dethroning previously leading options, including lath and plaster. It has many winning qualities, but to appreciate what drywall brings to the table, Universal Roofing and Exteriors, your trusted drywall contractor, shares how it fares in key areas:
Drywall is virtually non-combustible. Primarily made from a mineral called gypsum, it contains water in crystalline form. When drywall sheets get hot, the water crystals in them destabilize and vaporize to keep them cool and slow down the spread of fire.
In building requirements that demand interior walls with one-hour fire resistance, drywall is the best candidate to bring homes up to code. This is the primary reason many discerning homeowners choose drywall over plywood.
Ease of Installation
Drywall is relatively easy to install, which helps cut down on professional labor costs. DIY is never recommended with drywall though, as mistakes made during the process—even if it’s just a minor drywall repair—may nullify the manufacturer’s warranty on the product.
Drywall may not come in woodgrain finishes, but it is paintable and comes in different texturing options. Whether your home is of traditional or modern architectural style, drywall’s aesthetic versatility lets you explore countless interior design possibilities.
When it comes to drywall painting, installation and repair, Universal Roofing and Exteriors is the name you can trust. Be it a residential or a commercial project, we do it all for your convenience and peace of mind. With the wealth of experience our crew possesses, we guarantee outstanding results.
To get your project started and get a free estimate in the Northside of Indianapolis, Fishers or Zionsville, IN, call us at (317) 257-0779