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Drywall Installation: What You Need to Know

Dec 3

Drywall Installation: What You Need to Know

By Drywall Repair Houston

If you are considering drywall installation, the first thing to do is contact several local companies. Get quotes and then look for a competent installer. You may be surprised at the cost of a professional installation if you are lucky.

 

It is not an easy task but drywall installation, taping, and finishing can be difficult. These are some things you should keep in mind before you attempt to hang drywall yourself.



1. FRAMING ADEQUATE

 

To get the best results, make sure that framing has been done properly. Walls with bowed or twisted studs can create wavy walls.



2. THE LOCATION DES STUDS

 

You should mark all of the frame regions. It is important to mark the locations of the frame studs so that you can place the screws correctly and save time. Your marks will serve as a guide. Draw a line with a pencil over the drywall sheet to assist you in installing screws accurately and quickly.



3. BEGIN WITH THE CEILING

 

Start your drywall installation by hanging drywall from the ceiling. It will also make it easier to align the corners and edges of your sheetrock.

 

4. REDUCE THE AMOUNT OUTLETS

 

Many people forget to cut the outlet opening when drywall is being installed to the framing. The board can break around an electrical box if this is not done correctly. This will require additional time and effort. You can avoid this by carefully measuring and cutting the openings in your sheet drywall. Next, push it tightly against a wall. You can finish securing your drywall by trimming excess drywall to the edges of the boxes until it glides over the outlet boxes.

 

5. GET THE RIGHT TOOLS

 

Make sure you only purchase high-quality tools. Keep in mind that different thicknesses of drywall can be purchased before you buy screws. You will also need a drywall drill and not a regular drill. It is a lightweight, small drill designed specifically for drywall screw installations. It has a lock feature that lets you set the trigger in the right place. This allows you to do the job quickly and without risk of injury. It has a cone tip, which holds the screw in its place and sets the depth. This makes sure that all the screws are at the same depth.

 

6. THINK AROUND THE SPACE BETWEEN SCREWS.

 

Use enough screws to fix drywall. Ceilings that are attached to wood beams have a maximum screw spacing of 12 inches from the center, while walls can have a maximum of 12 inches. Screws and nails should only be driven 1/32 inches below the surface. As soon as the screw or nail recedes, you can apply pressure to the board using your hand. The board should be driven against the framing with two to three people.

 

7. HUMIDITY & TEMPERATURE

 

At least 13° Celsius (55° Fahrenheit) is the ideal temperature for drywall installation. The temperature can change and drywall will expand or contract. The drywall will expand 1/2 inch per 100 feet (72 F) when the temperature rises above 22 degrees C. For this reason, ensure that there is a 1/8 inch space between sheets.

 

Drywall may also expand when there is humidity. Drywall can expand by up to 1/2 inch per 100 feet. High humidity may cause the ceiling's drywall to sag. The gravity will pull down the drywall and give it a bow shape. It is impossible to fix drywall that has been pulled down by gravity.

 

8. Keep the SITE CLEAN.

 

Cleanliness is essential before, during, and after any job. You could be inflicted with injury if you have clutter or dust.



9. ADEQUATE INSTALLATION

 

Don't forget to double-check that the drywall has been securely fastened. It's almost certain that you will have problems later if the drywall isn't properly fastened. Due to the time and clutter involved in drywall installation, it is important that you take extra care.

 

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