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Drywall Installation Tips: Getting the Garage Ready

Do you have a garage that was recently built that you need to get insulated and finished so that you can start using it for storage or a workshop? If so, it doesn't take much to get the space so that you can start using it, but you do need to get some drywall up in there. Here are a few tips that will help your drywall project in the garage go smoothly:

Hang the Drywall on the Ceiling First

If you are applying drywall to the entire garage - the walls and the ceiling, then it is recommended that you begin with the ceiling. One of the main reasons to do this is because the ceiling is the hardest area of the room to hang, so you might as well get it out of the way first.

Hang Full Sheets of Drywall First

While it would be great if you didn't have to measure and cut drywall sheets for your garage, the fact of the matter is that no room is going to be built perfectly where everything lines up this way. However, to help make things a little easier on yourself, you can hang all of your full sheets of drywall first, and then go back and worry about all the sheets that you have to measure, cut and hang later. This allows all the cutting to be done at one time rather than here and there.

Don't Forget the Joints

Some things are always easier said than done, and accounting for the joints can often be one of those things. When it comes to drywall, a joint is when two pieces of sheetrock butt up to each other. At this point, they need to be fastened to the middle of a joist or a stud. By doing this, you will ensure that you have much stronger ceilings and walls.

Opt for Screws Over Nails

When you go shopping for drywall accessories, you will notice that there are both drywall screws and drywall nails. You will also notice that drywall nails are cheaper; however, the difference isn't by much and it isn't enough to lose the durability that the screws offer in comparison to the nails.

If you have started your own garage drywall installation project and it has become too much or you just don't feel like you can handle it on your own at all and don't even want to begin, feel free give us a call at Frederick Services to tackle the project for you.