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Don't Overlook Sheetrock on Your Home Remodel

April 29, 2015

Professionally installed drywall could be considered a behind the scenes star of a home remodel. While most projects focus on the colors, the cabinets, the flooring and the fixtures, one important part of your remodel may have never even crossed your mind – the sheetrock.

In areas with high moisture such as kitchen and bathrooms, inspecting the existing drywall can let you look for damaged areas and replace them while the area is still under renovation. While you are looking you can also get to the cause of any issues to you can address them before completing the space. If you have areas you are more concerned about you can also ask about the materials that are designed for moisture instead of more universal options.

As you make changes to your home, you also might find areas in need of drywall repair. It is essential you work with a professional who can provide a patch that will appear seamless to anyone looking at it. This can include getting the right texture on walls and ceilings so it will not be obvious which sections were repaired.

Whether you are adding new walls, replacing sheetrock sections or just repairing areas that need to be fixed, the installation should use the best techniques, products and equipment to create a finished product. Over time as your home may settle, there is a certain amount of cracking that can occur, but bowing or seams splitting can be the sign drywall that was not properly installed. Working with professionals can create

While some people use the terms sheetrock and drywall interchangeably, ask the professional you are working with what brand of drywall they are actually using. The team at Remodels of Tulsa have more than 30 years of experience helping homeowners with renovation projects. Before your home remodel gets started, make sure you have experts who can handle the details from the finishes to the walls themselves. 

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