The appearance of the drywall in your home provides an immediate impression of the life of your home. If you are living with holes of other damages to your walls, it can affect not only how other people view you home, but also how you feel about the home that you live in. It can be tough to want to beautify other parts of your home when the bones of your home are not up to our standards. The repair or replacement of drywall is often a top priority when remodeling a home. Take the important step of hiring a professional handyman who is experienced in drywall repair to ensure the integrity of your walls.
Plaster vs. Drywall
Before the advent of drywall, most walls were made out of plaster. Plaster is very strong and the walls were pretty indestructible back then. The reason why plastering has declined for home construction is because it is time consuming and very costly. Although drywall is not as durable as plaster, it is very easy to work with and is less expensive. Installing drywall can be done very quickly in comparison to plaster. Although it is fairly easy to damage, the pros tend to outweigh the cons when it comes to drywall.
Small indentations are fairly common damages to drywall. This kind of damage can be caused by bumps and scratches that are bound to happen during everyday life. Our professionals can quickly and easily repair this kind of damage by using spackle or putty to simply cover and fill the small indentation. This kind of repair can be done at home, but if you don’t have the time or the tools available to you, it can be very beneficial to call a handyman to come out and complete the job for you.
One of the more challenging damages to repair in drywall are cracks that can be caused by the house settling or the change of the temperature outside. The process of repairing a crack can seem a little funny because depending on the size of the crack, your handyman may have to actually make the crack bigger! Typically, they will use a screwdriver to create more space for the repair to be made. When the crack is large enough, your handyman will then use caulk to fill in the crack.
The most challenging of drywall repairs comes into play whenever you have a large hole within the drywall. This type of repair may require that a backing material such as wire mesh be used to create a stable structure for the spackle to be inserted and attached to the wall. If it is a large hole, it could take days to dry, so after your handyman leaves, make sure to follow any instructions they may have for you.