Every step of the construction process requires careful planning and preparation, including installing drywall, applying joint treatment and texture, and finally paint. Putting up drywall can sound simple, but it’s not an easy process to get right. If you don’t know what you’re doing, mistakes can lead to a number of issues. With 40 years of experience as drywall contractors in El Paso, TX, Diversified Interiors is well-versed in what it takes to install and finish drywall right the first time.
This is even more important during the winter season, when cold weather can have a negative effect on drywall installation and finishing. With careful project planning and scheduling, we take into account everything that might impact a project, including inclement weather. Before we even begin a winter project, our contractors make sure we have everything in place to protect our materials and the construction site.
The Challenges of Installing and Finishing Drywall in Winter
Accurate measurements and careful installation are essential to installing and finishing drywall. However, cold winter weather can impact drywall joint treatment and finishing. Drywall can expand or contract depending on the temperature. Experienced contractors take this into account when putting drywall in place, allowing space for drywall to expand if it is installed in cold weather. Additionally, cold and damp weather conditions can contribute to joint compound bond failure, delayed shrinkage, beading, nail popping, joint shadowing and board sagging. And no one wants that!
Even before installation and finishing of drywall is to commence, storing and preparing materials for installation is crucial. Leaving materials exposed to winter weather can result in damage, as well as cost and time on a project. With thoughtful planning, we work to eliminate the risk of damaged materials to ensure nothing is wasted and no time is lost. No matter the weather, Diversified Interiors takes the following steps to ensure a smooth and successful installation process.
1. Covering Construction Areas to Limit Exposure to Rain and Cold
At our construction sites, we use tarps and other materials as needed to close off areas when preparing to install and finish drywall. This protects the site from cold and rain and enables us to better control the temperature within each room.
2. Installing Drywall in Temperature-Controlled Rooms
It’s best to install drywall at temperatures of 55 degrees or higher, so we carefully monitor the temperature at our construction sites. During cold weather, heaters will be used to warm the room and ensure that drywall is installed & finished properly.
3. Providing Protection for Construction Materials
The last thing we want on any project is for materials to get damaged. This can cause delays in the construction timeline and impact budget. We use tarps and other forms of protection to ensure materials stay dry and safe.
Whatever the weather or season, Diversified Interiors is committed to providing our clients with quality work that remains on schedule and on budget. When it comes to drywall installation & finishing, our experienced crews of drywall installers and finishers plan ahead to do the job right so you can be confident that it will remain secure over time.
How can we help you finish your construction project? If you’re looking for drywall contractors in El Paso, TX, schedule an appointment to talk with us today.