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Drywall is a wall covering that is made by compressing gypsum plaster to create large rigid sheets for covering large sections of studded wall. Its benefits include being able to cover large surfaces with a single sheet, and being able to repair it easily if needed. It has become the standard in home building, and although there are alternatives being developed now, as well as alternatives which used to be the standard for wall covering, drywall is still the most affordable option for adding value to the home for minimal cost. Need help finding a drywall service near you? Enter your zip code to be connected today to local drywall installation companies.

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Drywall Uses

The uses for drywall are virtually unlimited so long as your application requires the need for a flat, rigid, and smooth surface. It can be cut to various dimensions and can be purchased in different sizes with the most common being 4 ft x 8 ft. Thickness of the sheets can also vary, but the most common thicknesses being mass produced are between 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch. Thicker sheets may be used in situations where the screws or nails used for fastening may be farther apart due to the distance between studs.

One of the greatest benefits of drywall is that its seams can become virtually invisible with the work of a talented drywall contractor. Drywall mud is used to cover the seams, and later sanded and smoothed by the contractor, much the same as bondo work in auto body repair. Once the walls are covered and visually seamless, drywall can be primed and painted over and over again. Different types of drywall can be purchased for moisture resistance, fire resistance, and abuse resistance.

Cost of Installation

The average cost per square foot is approximately $1.50, and the average cost of installing each panel fluctuates between $40 and $60, depending on location. Although it may seem at first glance that drywall is more expensive, it is actually the most cost effective wall covering available. While it may be just as expensive or even a little more expensive to install after hiring a contractor for initial installation, the difference in price will eventually tip in the favor of drywall, because of the fact that for most people, it only has to be done once. In addition, the fact that the home has drywall will also make it more attractive to buyers should you ever choose to sell. You never have to change it to a more up to date wall covering, and it is easy and inexpensive to repair.