Repairing Drywall Damage
Durable, affordable, easily available and easy to install. You’ve got to be speaking about drywall. This standard in wall construction in homes around America is extremely versatile and has many advantages which make it a favorite with contractors and homeowners.
At the same time, installation demands expert hands and a very good eye to spot any defects. It is not very resistant to impact and moisture exposure can result in ungainly bubbles and wrinkles that you’d want to get rid of as soon as possible.
The question is, can you repair the damage yourself or do you need to hire a professional drywall company to assist you with the repairs?
Minor drywall repairs are easy to fix. And with some basic supplies, you can easily restore the wall to its past glory.
However, if you have never attempted this before, then you should ensure that you are aware of the right tools and the techniques needed to make your repair job successful.
Some basic supplies that you’d need are:
- Paper Tape or Fiberglass Mesh tape
- Nail Screws
- Joint Compounds
- Sand paper
In all fairness, you should only attempt drywall repair if you can complete the task without worsening the damage. If your kids end up poking the wall with something that results in a small cavity, it can be repaired. Popped nails can be repaired with some assistance from Internet videos. However, if there is a plumbing leak, then its best to call a professional drywall company to help you.
Professional Drywall Companies
If you are looking to redo your walls completely or adding a new drywall in the basement, you can save yourself time, money and hassles by hiring professional drywall companies.
Most drywall companies that offer repairs along with installation have the right tools, the experience and the skills to complete your repair job faster than you’d ever imagine. What makes repair jobs cumbersome for homeowners is that drywall is prone to breaks, is extremely difficult to cut (if it needs to be cut) and taping and mudding can take forever. One of the biggest mistakes in DIY drywall repairs is to apply the compound in excess and then spend additional time trying to sand it down.
When you mud and sand it, the entire place will be covered in dust. You need to cover the flooring and also wear a protective mask.
Last but not the least, you’d spend a good part of your weekend repairing a simple hole in the ceiling with very little to show for it. Not to mention the added costs of renting tools and equipment if you do not have it yourself.
If you have decided to repair the drywall yourself to save money, then you’d be surprised to know that owing to the increased competition, most drywall companies offer competitive rates. All you need to do is make a phone call and schedule a meeting with a professional to get a free estimate for your job.