Thornton Drywall Repair
Are your walls or ceilings not looking their best these days? Those surfaces are supposed to fade into the background and go unnoticed, but when they're covered in blemishes like scuffs, dents, chips and hairline cracks, or they've suffered major issues such as water damage or a hole, they're noticeable for all the wrong reasons. That's where your local, qualified Thornton handyman comes in. The Thornton drywall repair experts at Mr. Handyman of Brighton and Surrounding Area have the experience and skill to restore your wall and ceiling surfaces to a flawlessly smooth finish and erase years of wear and tear damage—or a moment's worth of sudden damage. We pride ourselves on superior customer service that goes the extra mile, combined with top-quality workmanship.
About Our Effective Thornton Drywall Repair Services
Drywall damage such as cracks, dents, chips, holes, stains and other unsightly problems are just cosmetic issues that are hurting the appeal of your residential or commercial property. Those issues can also have serious effects that are totally unrelated to appearances, like a lack of sound separation, increased energy costs, pest infestations and more. Homeowners and business owners can avoid all those issues by getting your drywall repaired sooner rather than later.
There's really no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach for drywall repair. Thornton, CO professionals at Mr. Handyman have seen and fixed a wide range of wall and ceiling damage issues, and the methods of repair are naturally going to vary based on the size of the damaged area. Small instances of surface damage require a much lighter touch to repair, for example, in comparison to severe issues like outright holes or patches that have been softened by excessive moisture. We'll start by evaluating the problem and explaining our recommendations for the best way to get it resolved. Our Thornton drywall repair services include:
- Filling spots of surface damage such as cracks, chips, hairline cracks or nail holes with lightweight Spackle, then sanding the dried Spackle to a smooth finish and concealing it with a fresh coat of paint.
- Patching small holes that are less than about four inches across with an adhesive mesh patch, then covering the patch with joint compound and feathering the edges in a crisscross pattern. Then, once it's dry, painting over the repaired area.
- Patching large holes or other types of damage by cutting out the damaged portion of a panel to the wall stud on either side, then installing a support piece and fastening a new piece of drywall to it. Then, applying joint tape around the edges of the patch, and covering it with drywall mud. Once dry, applying texture spray and painting the whole wall.
Pick Mr. Handyman for Expert Drywall Repair, Thornton CO
When you need a reliable, experienced Thornton drywall repair professional, simply call the team of skilled technicians at Mr. Handyman of Brighton and Surrounding Area. We'll get there on time for your appointment, with all the tools and materials we need to get the job done to the highest standards of quality. Customer satisfaction is important to us, and we make sure you're pleased with the results of our work by always communicating clearly and never cutting corners.
Frequently Asked Questions About Thornton Drywall Repair
What Are the Main Causes of Drywall Damage?
There are a lot of potential causes for damaged walls and ceilings. If it was a sudden impact, you probably know exactly how it happened, but sometimes the origin of the problem is less obvious. Some common causes are:
- Nail, screw & thumbtack holes
- Drywall anchor holes
- Loose joint tape, popping nails & other symptoms of a building settling over time
- Scratches & chew marks from pets
- Water damage from plumbing problems, a leaky roof or a poorly ventilated bathroom
- Popcorn ceiling removal that was done too aggressively, damaging the surface underneath
- Cracks & holes caused by insect or rodent infestations
Are Drywall and Plaster the Same Thing?
They are often confused with each other, but they're actually quite different. Plaster is essentially the predecessor of drywall. Before drywall was invented, construction professionals would build walls and ceilings out of narrow strips of wood called laths, then cover the laths with layers of plaster. If they were good at what they were doing, the finished project would look very much like a smooth, even drywall surface. But drywall or Sheetrock panels were a very popular invention among building constructors because they are so much easier and faster to work with. That's a big reason why plaster and laths are rarely used these days, but drywall also provides some additional benefits that plaster can't match. Drywall leaves room for insulation, which means it's a more energy-efficient option and can save homeowners money on their utility bill over time.
How Can I Avoid Needing Drywall Repair Services in the Future?
Most drywall damage happens accidentally, so the occasional scuff or dent is to be expected, especially in a busy household. But there are some ways you can help protect it. Making sure you have baseboards installed, along with additional trim in some areas like chair rails to stop chairs from banging into the wall, can make a difference in the longevity of your walls and ceilings. It's also important to avoid water-related damage by keeping your roof and plumbing system in good condition and making sure rooms with high humidity are properly ventilated.
Call Your Local, Qualified Handyman for Thornton Drywall Repair
Colorado property owners who live in Thornton or nearby areas can rely on the team of professionals at Mr. Handyman of Brighton and Surrounding Area for expert quality service and customer care that goes above and beyond.
Get in touch with our knowledgeable customer service representatives at (720) 575-2251 to find out more about our services ranging from pressure washing to gutter repairs or to schedule a convenient appointment time.