Drywall is one of the most commonly used materials for constructing walls in commercial and residential buildings. There are quite a few reasons why contractors and building owners prefer drywall over other materials. Some of the benefits found on this list apply more to the contracts than the building owners and vice versa. Drywall is all around a great material to construct walls with and here are a few reasons why.
Based on the makeup of drywall, it is an energy efficient material. Compared to other materials, such as paneling, drywall is more effective at keeping heat in when it’s cold out and keeping the heat out when it’s hot. Energy conscious homeowners love drywall because it helps them maintain a sustainable lifestyle, for a cheap price, and it looks great too.
Creates Appealing, Clean Walls
Going off of the last point made above, drywall looks great! Contractors are consistently able to get really clean lines and a seamlessness not found in other materials. Plus, drywall is easy to cut to size for a perfect fit everytime. A fresh application of spackle and paint finished the drywall off nicely and creates a beautiful room.
Drywall is a relatively cheap material, too. The price point of materials is always something homeowners and contractors are looking to keep as low as possible. Other than sacrificing quality for a cheaper material, there isn’t a better bang for your buck than with drywall.
Easy to Repair
Easily the most attractive feature for homeowners, in particular, is how simple it is to repair drywall. It does take a bit of skill and practice to cleanly patch drywall, but most do-it-yourselfers feel confident patching up a hole every now and again. In the event that a homeowner does not trust themselves with a repair, they can hire a professional who can get the job done with minimal disturbance to the rest of your home.
Drywall is the main material for putting up walls for good reason. There’s nothing else we currently have created that checks off all four of the points above. For the foreseeable future, it looks to stay that way too.