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Confused about What Kind of Drywall to Buy?

Tips on Choosing the Right Thickness for Your Drywall Installation Project

Drywall can be found in nearly every office, home, or building. Which means choosing the right drywall thickness is an important decision which needs to be made before you buy it and have your drywall installation service install it. Also, it is crucial to know all your local building codes when performing a new construction or remodeling project. Due to the fact some codes do specify how thick drywall has to be. Thin drywall panels are flexible and light; however, they are very easy to break. Thicker panels will be better for walls and ceilings.

Drywall comes in various thickness’ which are 6.35 mm, 9.52 mm, 12.7 mm and 15.9 mm. The 12.7 mm and 15.9 mm are the most used out of them all. And every thickness comes with its own application based on various factors.

Drywall which is 6.35 mm thick is the more economical. It comes in 2.4 m and 3.0 m sheets and weighs in at around 17.2 kg. It is most used on curved walls and can also be used to cover plaster too. Because they are very thin, these panels need to be handled with some care. As they can bend easily, somewhat similar to metal sheeting, however, this motion will mean they will break into sections.

If drywall that’s 9.52 mm thick is in your plans, there are a few crucial factors you need to take into consideration. It comes in different lengths, 2.4 m, 2.7 m, 3.0 m, 3.7 m, and 4.3 m, and it weighs around 20.4 m for a 2.4 m sheet. This is perfect when remodeling partition walls. It can also be used to patch or repair drywall areas, where plaster has come off or was removed, especially when walls are so badly damaged, that spackling is unable to repair it.

Call G & G Professional Drywall Repair Cherry Hill at (856) 200-8893 now. Our drywall installation service is in Cherry Hill, NJ.

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