Building a new house and looking for the perfect interior for it can cause you to sweat a little. Hiring installation companies and workers and labourers can be a little too heavy on your pocket. And if you are worrying about spending too much on plaster, interior panels, and paint. There are always alternatives that you can go through. For example, the installation of drywall can be much more cheaper than plaster. And wouldn’t require you to hire any professional worker. Although it is a little heavy, it isn’t that hard of a job to install right in to your walls or ceilings to provide amazing sound and temperature insulation at a way lower and under the budget price
Drywall is a panel board made out of gypsum. It has two other types known as Type X drywall and Type C drywall. The difference between these are highly of the containment of glass fibres in percent and both are okay to use. Drywall is mostly used for the interior building of walls and ceilings. Drywall is also known as many other names, some of which are:
As time went by, drywall took up its position as the most convenient and time-saving alternative for plaster and wood foundation. It replaced those by simply being really easy to install and finish up the interior of houses and buildings. Companies popped up that offered the installation of drywall and their finishing. They took to providing you with opportunities to get your ceiling, water damage, and drywalls repaired as well. Being easy to finish and install, it takes up way lesser time than plaster did. In comparison to the usual plaster and lath, drywall takes less than over 4 days to be put around your house in all the required places.
The manufacturing and use of drywall
Drywall is made out of raw gypsum sandwiched between paper layers. There are other additives that are added in to make it more strong and reliable. After it is done heating up and dried to perfection. It is ready to be used. The installers or hangers, as they are called, usually use drywall by cutting it out into the requires shape and size with a utility knife and then connected to the wall or ceiling with the help of either nails, screws, or glue. And for finishing, the drywall can be covered with a coat of paint or some other substance to cover up the unfinished and defective areas. This coat covers up the holes and marks that you would prefer being hidden away.
Why is drywall a good alternative?
Drywall is used as an alternative for different materials used for the building of your house. Often used plaster or wood panels have slowly been replaced by the ultimate drywall. And the reasons have been pretty open.
Pros and cons of drywall installation and drywall finishing
Just like everything else in this world, drywall too comes with its pros and cons. Drywall is really convenient for the people installing it as well as the company or labour that comes to your house or building to help you install it. It doesn’t need to be mixed in water or any other substance before putting it on walls like you’d do for plaster and then wait for it to harden. Drywall requires lesser work and can be done in more than half the time that it requires to put up plaster or other alternatives on your walls. It can also be easily painted over after the final finishing touches to cover up any defects that it shows.
Drywall is a good sound and temperature insulator and can be a good interior to lean on in extreme summers or cold winters. Moreover, drywall is easier to repair in case your walls or ceilings get damaged. It doesn’t need to be completely or totally ripped off in order to be repaired and not to mention, also saves money.
However, the cons of drywall are there as well. For instance, drywall has lesser durability than plaster and is not easy to bend or shape. Even though that is a big step that needs to be taken because since we can’t fit drywall in all the spaces like plaster, we will need to cut it into the requires sizes, cut out socket holes or any other area needed and then install it. Taking up most of your time with the measuring. And like mentioned before, drywall is made out of gypsum that has water in it, being fire resistant, it automatically isn’t water or moisture resistant.
This could cause problems like not being able to install it in the wall and ceiling of your bathrooms. The danger of termites or water damage and unnecessary termite invasion that erodes the surface of your ceiling and corners of your walls. And even though plaster is more expensive and requires more time, focus, and money, it can be a little more durable than drywall at times. Although, considering all the pros and cons, we can say that it is worth the chances and should be considered as an alternative for veneer plaster, wood panels, or plaster.