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We can provide phone estimates for drywall repair jobs, but with full drywall jobs, each project is different and will need to be estimated in person. A professional contractor needs to see the job and obtain accurate measurements in order to provide you with an accurate estimate for the entire job.
Cracked drywall is unsightly! There are many reasons why cracks may appear in drywall. House settling, poor drywall installation, moisture behind the wall, objects on the wall causing it stress, and cracked paint are a few of the common culprits. Drywall cracks from the normal shrinkage of materials are acceptable. Between cabinets, walls and ceilings, visible gaps in excess of 3mm (1/8″) are not acceptable.
As soon as you see even a hairline crack in your drywall you should get it repaired. If left unattended, the crack can grow into a major problem that might lead to weakening of the building, wall, structure, or home. It could also involve major expense to repair it at a later stage.
Several factors determine the price of your drywall project, including the size of the area, ceiling height, job location and accessibility, whether you need patches or tie-ins to existing drywall/plaster, existence of archways, specialty windows, niches, etc.
Drywall is a material used to cover wall and ceiling framing. It is gypsum, a very common material which is sandwiched between two layers of paper. Drywall is also called sheet rock, wallboard and gypsum board. (Drywall is the generic term, and Sheet Rock is a brand name of drywall – just like Kleenex is a brand of tissue). It is faster to install than plaster and more economical. It is generally not quite as nice and true as plaster, but the economy of the material makes it the top choice in most applications.
It is drywall imported from China which has a higher than allowable sulfur content, and thus emits harmful sulfur gases and fumes. The fumes from Chinese drywall can cause metal to corrode, causing appliance failures, power outages and electric shocks. A drywall professional would be unlikely to use Chinese drywall, but it doesn’t hurt to ask, just to be certain.
Differences in paint types are based on smoothness, shine and ease of cleaning characteristics collectively known as sheen.
There are five levels of sheen: high gloss, semi-gloss, satin, eggshell and matte (also called flat). For a room requiring the best moisture resistance and ease of cleaning, such as a bathroom or kitchen, you likely would paint the doors, cabinetry and trim with a high gloss product and the walls with a semi-gloss or satin paint.
Satin paints have a soft, velvety glow. It's common to use them in areas of high traffic such as a living room or office entry. For low-luster elegance in a formal dining or meeting room, you might choose an eggshell finish and semi-gloss for trim. Matte paints should be reserved for rooms with the lowest traffic.