DRYWALL VS. PLASTER

There are two popular ways to finish a wall: using drywall or using plaster – 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 to finish your walls 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 efficient 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 take these advantages and disadvantages into account 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.