Drywall Central Florida & Home Repair operates from Orlando to
Daytona Beach and everywhere in between.
An entire house can be drywalled
in one or two days by two experienced drywallers, and drywall is easy enough
to use that it can be installed by many amateur home carpenters. In
large-scale commercial construction, the work of installing and finishing drywall
split between the drywall mechanics, or hangers, who install the wallboard,
and the tapers and mudmen, or float crew, who finish the joints and cover the
nailheads with drywall compound.
Drywall, sometimes referred to as sheetrock, is cut to size, using a large
T-square, by scoring the paper on the front side (usually white) with a utility
cut, scoring the paper backing, and finally breaking the sheet in the opposite
direction. Small features such as holes for outlets and light switches are
usually cut using a keyhole saw or a small high-speed bit in a rotary tool.
Drywall is then fixed to the wall structure with nails, glue, or more commonly
in recent years, the now-ubiquitous drywall screws.
Drywall screws are designed to be self-tapping. Drywall screws heads have
a curved taper allowing them to self-pilot and install rapidly without punching
through the paper cover. These screws are set slightly into the drywall.
When drywall is hung on wood framing, screws having an acute point and widely
spaced threads are used. When drywall is hung on light-gauge steel framing,
screws having an acute point and finely spaced threads are used. If the steel
framing is heavier than 20-gauge, self-tapping screws with finely spaced
threads must be used. In some applications, the drywall may be attached to
the wall with adhesives.
After the sheets are secured
to the wall studs or ceiling joists, the seams between drywall sheets are
concealed using joint tape and several layers of joint compound (sometimes
called mud). This compound is also applied to any screw holes or defects.
The compound is allowed to air dry then typically sanded smooth before painting.
Alternatively, for a better finish, the entire wall may be given a skim coat,
a thin layer (about 1 mm or 1/16 inch) of finishing compound, to minimise
the visual differences between the paper and mudded areas after painting.
If you have a drywall project, large or small, Drywall Central Florida can
handle it efficiently and with satisfaction guaranteed.
Please call (407) 468-8940 or email at email@example.com.
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look forward to working with you.