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Drywall Repair

 

Drywall is an essential part of any home, thanks to it being incredibly durable and easy to work with. 

Why should you hire a professional Drywall Repair Contractor?

Trying to repair your own damaged drywall can be well-intended but many issues can arise. These issues are not limited to but include improper installation, and not fixing the issues that caused the damage. 

Hiring a professional drywall repair contractor like Patch Pros, give you an experienced hand at correct installation. We make sure to know what causes the damage to your drywall so that when we repair it, the damage does not reoccur.

Despite drywall's durability, it can still be damaged, and while drywall repairs can be a quick fix for the professionals, we have to have an understanding of what is causing the damage and to help you prevent it from recurring.

In Need of Drywall Repair?

If you have spotted signs of damage and are in need of drywall repair, then Patch Pros is here for you. Our highly experienced and dedicated team is committed to providing our customers with the very best repairs and installation possible.

What is Drywall Repair?

Drywall repair is the process of fixing drywall caused by damage from water, stress cracks, poor installation, impacts, or emergency repairs. In most cases, those who are into DIY, do it yourself, may apply a drywall patch but this can lead to further issues if the source of the problem was not fixed. Check with a professional and get your drywall repaired properly and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

What are the most common causes of drywall damage? 

Water damage

One of the most common causes of destruction is damage from water. This often occurs in bathrooms or kitchens, but it can also be caused by plumbing issues or a leaking roof.

Stress cracks

Drywall can experience a lot, and over time stress cracks can occur. These cracks can appear anywhere, but most typically, this happens in the ceiling.

Poor installation

Another very common cause of drywall damage is poor installation. Incorrect fitment can lead to the drywall moving, cracking, and breaking.

Impact

Impact damage can occur very easily through the hustle and bustle of life. Moving furniture, children, doorknobs, and pets are amongst the most common causes of impact damage. Nails and anchors

Emergency repairs

Carrying our emergency plumbing or electrical repairs often requires them to open up walls to perform the work; however, very rarely do they repair or replace the damaged drywall.

Ceiling Patch

Do it Yourself Drywall Repair

Many homeowners are conscious about the price that it cost to fix the things that go bad in their house. Drywall issues are no exception so you may be determined to fix the drywall yourself to cut down costs. If this sounds like you, here are some tips to help make sure your drywall repair is done right.

Drywall Repair Tips

Wear Protection

When beginning any drywall project, I recommend using eye protection, hand protection, and a facemask rated for drywall dust.  When you begin to repair areas by sawing out using a drywall saw or oscillating tool, plenty of dust will be knocked in the air which can irritate your lungs.

Remove Old Tape

If you plan on patching an area where old tape has pulled away from the drywall, always remove the old tape first.  The fact that the tape has been pulled away is a good sign of poor installation or water damage.  Simply covering the area with more mud will not look aesthetically pleasing once it’s completed.

V Out Stress Cracks

If you’re planning on doing a simple patch to cover a stress crack around a window or door, first make the hole larger by creating a “V” shape.  This is done by sticking a utility knife inside the crack at a 45-degree angle on one side, then doing the same on the other side.  Most patch experts use mesh tape or fibafuse over these to reinforce the area during mudding.

Skim Over Areas with Many Holes

If you’re dealing with a high-traffic area that is prone to small nicks in the walls or scuff marks such as garages or entryways, it’s best to just skim coat the whole area using a large taping knife.  The taping knife will be the most efficient method for covering these, plus the compound will fill up many imperfections you possibly didn’t see before you started!

Check if the Drywall is Loose

When working on an area with a drywall crack, use slight force on the area by pushing with your hands gently.  If you notice that the drywall is moving, there may be a good chance that even if you do the repair - the crack may come back again.  I recommend using a stud finder to find the nearest studs and screw in drywall screws to secure the wall.  If you find that a stud is beyond 4” from the crack - I call this a “floating seam”; where two-piece of drywall are butted together over 4” from the seam.  If this is the case, I personally recommend removing the drywall back to the studs and replacing OR utilizing drywall clips or backing to ensure the crack does not come back.

Common DIY Drywall Repair Mistakes

When trying to repair your own drywall there are a few mistakes you might run into along the way. For you to avoid these issues Patch Pros wants you to know what they are.

  • Trying To Hang Drywall by Yourself

  • Be sure not to Over Sanding

  • Using Nails instead of Screws

  • You May Hang Your Drywall To Tight

  • Trying to Installing Drywall Joints Around Areas That Move

  • You end up Using Too Much Material

  • Not Protecting Your Belongings

  • Not Knowing When To Call A Professional Drywall Repair Contractor

When should you call a Professional Drywall Repair Contractor?

Maybe you have tried to do your own drywall repair, maybe you hired a handyman and they left the drywall looking worse than before. You could have had your drywall repaired but it became damaged again because the original issue was not evaluated or fixed. These issues happen often so do not worry, you are not alone. If any of these have happened to you then you should call a professional drywall repair contractor. We make sure to evaluate your situation, determine what the source of the drywall issue is and have it fixed to a seamless clean repair.

Handyman or Drywall Contractor?

Drywall repair requires you to patch the hole that has been made. A handyman may be able to do this for you for cheap but are they doing it right? When you work with a drywall contractor you do not have to have this worry. By working with drywall on a consistent basis Patch Pros ensures you a clean drywall repair that will last.

Drywall Repair Near Me

If you are in the state of New York we may service your area. We do drywall repair in Saratoga County, Warren County, Albany County, Schenectady County, and Washington County.