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Dec 3

What You Need to Know About Drywall Installation

The first step in any drywall installation project is to contact local companies to get quotes and to try to find a qualified installer. The service fee may be surprising if you find a good installation.

 

Although it's not difficult, drywall installation, tape, and finishing are not easy. Keep these things in mind when you are trying to hang drywall yourself, or hiring drywall installation Houston.



1. FRAMING ADEQUATE

 

For best results, ensure that the framing is done correctly. Twisted or bowed wall-studs can cause wavy walls.



2. THE LOCATION OF THE STUDS

 

Mark all frame regions. You will be able to place screws precisely by knowing where the frame studs exist. Use your marks as a guide. You can use a pencil to draw a line across the drywall sheet to help you quickly and accurately install screws.



3. BEGINNING WITH THE CEILING

 

To begin your drywall installation, hang drywall from the ceiling. This will allow you to align your sheetrock corners and edges.

 

4. REVERSE THE NUMBER OF OUTLETS

 

Many people fail to make the outlet opening before attaching the drywall to their framing. This error can cause the board to break around the electrical box and require additional time for repair. Measure carefully and cut the openings in the sheet of drywall. Then push it against the wall. End the installation by trimming the excess drywall from the box edges so that it glides easily over the outlet's boxes.

 

5. GET THE RIGHT TOOLS

 

High-quality tools and long-lasting screws are essential! Be aware that drywall comes with different thicknesses. A drywall screw gun is required, and not a standard drill. This drill is small and lightweight, specifically designed for the installation of drywall screws. The trigger can be locked in place to allow you to quickly set the screws without causing injury. The cone tip holds the screw in place while setting the depth. This ensures that all screws are the same depth.

 

6. THINK ABOUT SPACE BETWEEN SCREENS.

 

You should use enough screws to secure drywall in place. Ceilings attached to wood studs can have a maximum screw spacing of 12 inches in the center. Walls have a maximum spacing of 12 inches in the center. Screws and nails should not be driven below the surface. When the nail or screw begins to recess slightly, press down on the board with your hands. Two or three people are ideal for driving screws.

 

7. HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE

 

For drywall installation, the ideal temperature is between 13 and 55 degrees Celsius. Drywall expands and contracts to depend on the temperature. If the temperature rises to 22 degrees C, drywall placed in cold conditions will expand 1/2 inch (72 F) over 100 feet. You should leave a gap of 1/8 inches between sheets to accommodate this expansion.

 

Drywall can expand when it is humid. Drywall can expand and warp by 1/2 inch every 100 feet. High humidity can cause the drywall to sag on ceilings. Gravitation will pull the drywall down and it will take on a bowed appearance. There is no way to repair it if this happens.

 

8. Remember to keep the site clean.

 

The work area should be kept clean before, during, as well as after each job. The injury could result from clutter and dust.



9. ADEQUATE INSTALLATION

 

Double-check that your drywall is securely fastened. You will most likely have problems later on if you don't. You should be extra careful when installing the panels due to the clutter and the time required to complete the drywall.

 

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