Drywall Vs. Plaster
PLASTER VS. DRYWALL
There are two popular ways to finish a wall: using plaster or using drywall – and there are valid reasons to use each. The two main factors that will come into play when you’re choosing which material to use are look and budget.
THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF DRYWALL
Drywall is the less expensive and labor intensive option. Drywall contractors can very efficiently hang drywall in a short amount of time, and drywall is by far the more popular option of wall finishes. Because drywall panels are thinner than plaster walls, drywall is not as effective of a sound barrier. But, drywall does provide a variety of options as far as insulation goes, making it a more energy efficient wall option.
THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PLASTER
Plaster is considered a high-end wall finish. The installation of plaster walls requires special training and skills making it more of a labor intensive process than hanging or repairing drywall. Aside from these factors, a plaster wall can create a texture and feel to your home that no other wall can match. It is also considered the more sound resistant option, but the lack of insulation may mean higher energy bills over time.
Make sure you consider these advantages and disadvantages as you’re choosing which material to use in your home. Once you make your decision, contact Mr. Handyman to make an appointment with a professional drywall contractor or plaster wall installer. Through our years of training and experience, we can help take your home repairs off of your “To Do” list.