Drywall Contractor and Drywall Company

If you are reading this blog post there is a good chance that you have been considering picking up the phone and connecting with a trustworthy contractor capable of bringing your home improvement dreams to life.  If those dreams happen to require the need for drywall installation, then you have come to the right place.

To make sure your drywall needs are met, some vital information is required to ensure we are able to provide you with the appropriate service keeping within the designated budget you have determined for this project.

 

 

 

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Typically, we will require you to provide us with a copy of your construction plans or drawings (to do the takeoffs) and it is important for you to let us know at what stage of construction your project is currently in.  This information will allow us to look into the specifications and codes determined by the municipality for which you reside.  For example, will your project require the installation of fire-rated drywall or will your walls need to be soundproofed?

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drywall

drywall

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When you have provided us with the necessary information, we will arrange a suitable time to meet on site and will then compare the structural drawings to the current framing of your home or office.  After surveying the location and measuring the scope of your project we will provide you with an estimate free of charge.

Once you have decided on a start date, our dedicated team of general contractors, builders and property managers will work hard to ensure that your project is brought to life.

To set up you initial consultation or to inquire about your drywall needs, please call us at (416) 639-9972 or feel free to visit us at drywalltaping.ca

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Drywall Services Toronto

Drywall Services Toronto

Drywall Services Toronto

Once drywall has been installed and finished, it should last for a long time with little maintenance involved except for an occasional painting or washing. If any patching is required, usually fiberglass tape and spackle will take care of the repair. Usually, drywallers blend any patches with the existing wall by spackling about 10 inches outside a hole, then feathering the edges. That’s where the artistry of drywall comes into play.

Currently, most interior walls in the U.S. are constructed with 4” to 6” studs that are covered with sheetrock. The seams of the sheetrock or gypsum board are taped and finished with a joint compound and the ceiling and wall may be texturized with a joint compound using one of various techniques. All drywall is ultimately finished with an application of primer and paint.

The basic rule about drywall thicknesses is that an interior wall should use drywall that is ½” thick. However, in some states, drywall installers have to use drywall that is three-fourths inches thick, particularly if it is used between an attached garage and the home – installed as such to meet the fire rating requirements. Drywall installers and experts often recommend 5/8” boards for ceiling installation designs.

Drywall Contractor Toronto

Drywall Contractor Toronto

The “all-purpose” mud or spackle that is normally used is a heavy-weight substance when compared to the thinner “topping” drywall. The topping is used for final finishings or for seam or screw hole drywalling. Regardless of the type of spackle used, it usually needs a bit of thinning with water.

Drywall taping and sanding requires the use of a fiberglass tape that is normally self-adhesive, which can be thin or thick. However, some traditionalists in the drywall trade still rely on paper tape for manual taping. For drywall installers who are more innovative, a machine can be used that applies both tape and mud at the same time. Regardless of the method employed, a drywall installation or drywall taping and sanding takes perseverance along with patience and skill.

Drywall installers Drywall Services Toronto use one of various broad knives for finishing purposes. Joint or taping knives are available in 6” sizes for spackling over screw holes, a 10” size for coating corners and seams and a 12” width for applying a final coat. Drywallers insist that the key to finishing any panel with perfection is to make sure the knife stays flexible.

In order to understand how drywall is installed, you need to look at the basic structure of the wall. A bottom plate (about 2” x 4” or 2” x 6”) runs along the bottom part of the wall and a top plate of the same size runs across the top of the wall. If the house that is being drywalled was constructed in the past 30 years, it is likely that the studs are spaced 16” from the center of each stud to the next. Studs, in older homes, can be as much as 2 feet apart.

All the above details are common knowledge to experienced drywall installers. If your business or residence is in need of drywall installation and repair, drywall taping and sanding, or plastering and soundproofing services, contact our drywall company at 6478660201. We are a drywall contractor Toronto based firm that understands all the ins and outs of the drywall trade. Visit our company site online as well at drywalltaping.ca  Drywall Contractor Toronto for further details and information.

Drywall Contractor Toronto

Drywall Contractor Toronto

Drywall installation and taping in Toronto in winter time.

Drywall installation has no differences in winter and summer time. The delivery of materials doesn’t make a big difference either. However most drywall contractors I talk to in Toronto know that taping, mudding and sanding take way longer in the winter than usually in the summer. The best and the fastest way for the mud to dry is low humidity and high temperature. In the winter every time when doors are open the heat is running away and the mud gets colder, it takes much longer to dry. On the other hand, if windows and doors are closed the humidity rises, the mud gets more moist and it takes longer to dry again. in order to achieve the best results and the shorter time for drying the drywall contractor should be knowledgeable enough and have enough experience to balance temperature and humidity. The house needs to be heated well ventilated by the means of fans and open windows. There should be nice timing for the windows to be opened so that humidity could reduce and closed after some time before it gets too cold which will lower the temperature of the sheetrock or compound and make drying time longer.

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When professional drywall contractor gives you a quote they can never promise or guarantee the exact amount of  time required of finishing the project, as it’s not possible because one never knows how long it will dry. From my experience I can predict with 95% accuracy how long it will take, but will never take a chance to guarantee, even though I can tell exactly how many days or even hours it will take to install drywall.

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Remember, when choosing the professional contractor pay attention to their promises. If they guarantee the exact time for the project which is shorter, than that of all the other contractors, there is a big chance that the contractor is a novice in the business. The best way to find drywall and taping contractors in Toronto is either trough your friends or on www.homestars.com this site is very reliable with all the materials and reviews they provide. Of course no one is perfect so make your decision based on your research.

Soundproofing made easy: Get the right materials, products and professionals for the best proofing job

Sound is a powerful energy that can be a major nuisance to people. Be it sound from our homes or offices, or sound from the external sources, it can be a major headache if not handled appropriately. As such, there is a need to ensure that you find a good way to have the problem covered and handled for an improved, more silent living environment. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to soundproof a specific room, office or even your whole house. Soundproofing works by withholding excess decibels of sound from travelling into or out of a room. This lets you and others around you an easier time without excess sound or noise disturbance- ultimately lowering chances of calling the police on you.
QuietGlue
When looking for the ultimate soundproofing experience for your home or office, then going for the best soundproofing option available is the best thing that you can do. Soundproof classes come in different levels and each stands on its own pedestal on how well it delays, absorbs or restricts noise transmission. STC- sound transmission class is the standard at which noise reduction levels are measured on. The higher the STC level- above 60- the lower the sound transmission in or out of a room, house or building .This means that for you to block the most amount of sound from travelling out or in to a room, you need a good and powerful soundproof solution that will hold off all the noise. QuietRock ES Type X
Soundproofing mostly relies on installing a soundproof drywall and adding layers of necessary soundproof material that will keep off vibration and sound waves. There are several options available in sound proofing and which range from; adding a new layer of drywall to the existing drywall effectively lowering sound transmission; adding a sound deadening soft, fibrous board on to the wall which essentially absorbs sound; the other option is adding mass loaded vinyl on your drywall, this is one of the most effective soundproofing options; adding green glue on to your wall and drywall, which boosts an effect known as damping, where sound vibration is converted into energy, effectively cutting noise transmission; and the last, most effective option available is where channel, green glue, resilient clips and drywall are all used to sound proof a room for the best soundproofing experience.
The latter option requires a professional installer to have it installed. This option calls for removing of your existing drywall and have another put in place. This option capitalizes on all four elements for effective soundproofing; that is absorption, mass, decoupling and damping. This option offers 61 and 66 STC and comes in two options of insulation. The 61 STC has two 5/8 inch layers of drywall and 7/8 inches of drywall furring channel held in place with 24” OC stud spacing and a whisper clip on one 5/8 inch drywall layer. The 66 STC soundproofing option has two 5/8 inch drywall layers plus 2 tubes of 4×8 sheet of green glue plus a 7/8 inch drywall furring channel at 24” on center spacing and a whisperclip on one 5/8 inch drywall layer.
With this soundproofing option you have the best sound elimination option installed in place for a working noise reduction solution. However, this option is the most labor intensive and requires experienced and well trained soundproofing experts to handle its installation. That is why when looking to have the ultimate soundproofing tasks done for you, take time and find a good soundproofing company in Toronto to handle the soundproof drywall task. It may seem rather costly, but the overall job will leave you to enjoy the best experience in sound quality and noise reduction.
Make sure that the company you go for will use to some of the best quality materials for the job. Quiet Rock is a soundproofing product manufacturing company that offers the best materials and products for the ultimate soundproof task. While the channel, green glue, resilient clips and drywall combination with last soundproofing option does wonders and offers insulation of up to 66 STC, you still can push this level up to 80+ STC with Quiet Rock soundproofing, high quality materials. QuietSeal
Quiet Rock has the best seals found as QuietSeal, green glue in the form of QuietGlue, studs, clips, furring strips and QuietPutty for improved sealing of penetrations and openings within your walls. These products used together, and installed by a professional, promise to raise the levels of soundproofing to over 80 STC. Quiet Rock soundproofing products are the best for noise insulation in many different areas- from home and office buildings to single production rooms for the ultimate sound absorption and improved sound quality.
QuietRock offers professional services for installation; however, if you have an external soundproofing company Toronto is handing the task, they can get installation instructions and product Datasheets from them for ease soundproofing. You can get QuietRock products directly to them via their online page or from soundproofing product vendors found all over the country. For the ultimate soundproof installation, get the best products in the market to handle the job.

Follow UP: FINISHED Taping RESIDENTIAL Project on Humbervale Blvd

Here is a follow up of a drywall taping project that we started on January 16th for drywall installation and drywall taping.

The location of this site is on Humbervale Blvd. Toronto on the intersection of Bloor Street West and Royal York Road.
Drywall Taping RESIDENTIAL Project STARTED on Humbervale Blvd
We FINISHED Drywall Taping:

And we STARTED Painting the walls:

Here is the Scope of Work :

Upper Floor:
Installation of Drywall ceiling board on ceiling
Installation of  ½ inch regular drywall
North and South Side Wall: Installation of 5/8 inch x type drywall
Main Floor:

Installation of  ½ inch regular drywall (inside walls and ceiling)

North and South Wall: Installation of  5/8 inch x type drywall
Skim cote on the walls in dining and living rooms
Showers and Kitchens: Installation of dense shield drywall
Basement:
Ceiling Installation of ½ inch regular drywall
Walls installation of ½ inch regular drywall
Dense shield for laundry room north wall
Basement Framing:  wall in the basement
Some Framing:
Dining Room Ceiling bulk head—4 sides with angled corners
Angled corner wall in the kitchen to conceal the drain pipes in the corner
Build out for future mounting of 3 ductless A/C unit
Shim the walls in living room and dining room
Taping:
3 coats and sanded, ready for primer
One return visit for touch ups after primer is applied

For more information about our drywall installation and drywall taping services please contact us at 647 866 0201

 

Residential Drywall Installation and Taping Project STARTED on Evelyn Avenue, Toronto

On the third week of January, we began a new Drywall Installation and Drywall Taping Project.The residential site is located on Evelyn Avenue, Toronto.

Here is the Scope of Work:

  • Purchase and delivery of materials
  • Garbage Bin

2ND FLOOR

  • Demolition of plaster from all wall surfaces
  • Demolition of dropped ceiling in South-West bedroom
  • Demolition of doors, trims, casings, baseboards
  • Removal of finish flooring in bathroom—all other flooring remains
  • Installation of new 1/2 inch regular drywall, blue drywall in bathroom
  • Add drywall over existing plaster ceilings in all rooms
  • Taping, mudding and sanding of entire area

1ST FLOOR

  • Demolition of plaster from entire area including ceilings and walls
  • No removal of any structural walls
  • Demolition of doors, trim, casings, baseboards
  • Demolition of non-structural walls in Easters addition space ONLY and removal of tub, sink, built-in cupboards
  •     Removal of the finish flooring
  •      Move kitchen cupboards and appliances to basemen
  •     Installation of new 1/2 inch regular drywall on all areas
  •     Taping, mudding and sanding of new drywall

BASEMENT

  • Removal of existing non-structural partition walls, and built in shelvin
  • Remove plaster on existing North-South partition wall east of furnace
  • Installation of new, blue drywall on external basement walls over new insulation
  • Installation of drywall on ceiling and around ducts
  • Taping, mudding and sanding of entire area
  • Disposal of construction debris
  • No carpentry included

DEMOLITION began on the third week of January and is now COMPLETE, take a look at the images of the site before and after demotion:

We started the drywall installation and will be updating this post with more images of drywall installation process.

Please feel free to comment or ask any questions in regards to this project. If you are interested in our drywall installation or drywall taping services please contact us here.

 

Follow Up: Drywall Taping COMMERCIAL Project in Roncesvalles Village

Here are some more photos of commercial project that started on January 16th. It is located on the corner of Roncesvalles Avenue and Howard Park Avenue.

Follow up of  Post: Drywall Taping COMMERCIAL Project STARTED in Roncesvalles Village

1st Floor:
·      Installation of corner bids
·      Skim cote on the walls
·      Taping of new drywall on ceiling
·      Skim cote of plaster on ceiling

For more information about our drywall installation and commercial drywall taping services please contact us at 647 866 0201

Follow UP: Drywall Taping RESIDENTIAL Project on Humbervale Blvd

Here is a follow up of a drywall taping project that we started on January 16th for drywall installation and drywall taping.

The location of this site is on Humbervale Blvd. Toronto on the intersection of Bloor Street West and Royal York Road.

Drywall Taping RESIDENTIAL Project STARTED on Humbervale Blvd

Here is our WORK IN PROCESS :

DrywallTaping.ca Follow UP: RESIDENTIAL Project on Humbervale Blvd

 

I will be posting some more photographs of the drywall taping in the entire house.

For more information about our drywall installation and drywall taping services please contact us at 647 866 0201

BASEMENT – DRYWALL INSTALLATION Project – January 14, 2012

On January 14th we COMPLETED drywall installation project in the basement located in Brampton.

Check out the BEFORE and AFTER images:

Preparation for drywall installation (before) 

After drywall installation is complete:

This project was only DRYWALL INSTALLATION in basement, completed within 2 labor days.  For more information about our drywall installation and drywall taping services, please feel free to contact us at 647 866 0201

Drywall Taping RESIDENTIAL Project STARTED on Humbervale Blvd

Here is a drywall taping project that we just started on January 16th for drywall installation and drywall taping.
The location of this site is on Humbervale Blvd. Toronto on the intersection of Bloor Street West and Royal York Road.
Image of House From Outside:

This is a house with second floor addition, so we have some renovation job as well as new construction drywall installation and taping.

There are three levels: basement, 1st floor and 2nd floor. We will be performing work on all floors.

Here is a quick overview of the scope of work:

Upper Floor:
Installation of Drywall ceiling board on ceiling
Installation of  ½ inch regular drywall
North and South Side Wall: Installation of 5/8 inch x type drywall

Main Floor:

Installation of  ½ inch regular drywall (inside walls and ceiling)

North and South Wall: Installation of  5/8 inch x type drywall
Skim cote on the walls in dining and living rooms
Showers and Kitchens: Installation of dense shield drywall

Basement:
Ceiling Installation of ½ inch regular drywall
Walls installation of ½ inch regular drywall
Dense shield for laundry room north wall
Basement Framing:  wall in the basement

Some Framing:
Dining Room Ceiling bulk head—4 sides with angled corners
Angled corner wall in the kitchen to conceal the drain pipes in the corner
Build out for future mounting of 3 ductless A/C unit
Shim the walls in living room and dining room

Taping:
3 coats and sanded, ready for primer
One return visit for touch ups after primer is applied

 The approximate time for this project is 10 labor days.

 On January 16th we purchased and delivered all the materials to the site, carrying everything inside the house:

Site preparation is complete and on January 17th the real work will begin.

I will be updating everyone on the process of this project during the week and will be posting some photos of each phase

Here is how the house looks at right now:

DrywallTaping.ca : RESIDENTIAL Project STARTED on Humbervale Blvd

I will be posting some more photographs of the work in progress and complete works of this residential drywall installation and drywall taping project.

 For more information about our drywall installation and drywall taping services please contact us at 647 866 0201