The walls of a building or house speak easily of the strengths and weaknesses of the two common wall materials – drywall and plaster – to construction professionals.
Plaster is made up of wet paste materials such as gypsum, lime, and cement. A plaster wall is made of wood and plaster lath. The wood-lath strips, which are usually 1″ wide, are nailed to the stub and manually trowed between three layers of wet plaster. It takes experience to produce the best quality work. Our contractors are all professionally certified and have at least 10 years of experience in providing Drywall Installation Services in Denver.
Drywall, on the other hand, is a plaster building wall composed of gypsum material sandwiched between two sheets of heavy paper. Drywall is also available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses and is known by various names such as plasterboard, wallboard, and gypsum board. Drywall is the best choice for fire-resistant ceiling applications. If you are searching for the best Soffit Replacement in Denver, All Seasons Roofing and Restoration is just a call away!
Now let’s come to why drywall is better compared to plaster:
While plaster walls require skilled craftsmen to build them, the costs are generally much higher due to the amount of time required. Drywall, on the other hand, is a relatively quick and simple process of screwing the sheets to studs in the wall.
- Energy Efficiency vs. Soundproofing
While plaster is dense and has the ability to muffle sounds throughout the building, choosing standard drywall with modern isolation can reduce the visibility of monthly heating bills. While plaster insulation is possible, it falls short of the energy efficiency of drywall isolation and necessitates retrofitting expertise.
- Repair Of A Drywall vs. Plaster
Repairing a large plaster hole necessitates the plaster filling the void with mesh, the wood strips holding it in place, the wooden lath pulling water to ensure that the plaster patches dry properly, and the use of a plastering truffle to insert a first and second plaster cover into the mesh. Fortunately, any drywall repair patch can be easily fixed. Any holes in the drywall, whether caused by the electric cord or by accident, can be quickly patched without the use of tools.
When all of the above factors are considered, drywall is always a better option for your home. If you need to patch your drywall or need Drywall Installation Services, contact All Seasons Roofing and Restoration today. Call (970) 227-3651 today or fill out our contact us form to get a free estimate.