When renovating a commercial space, the most important aspect of the remodel is one people tend to gloss over. No matter if your company is constructing a new building or renovating an existing storefront, new drywall may need to be installed.
Patching or painting over damaged drywall can lead to consequences in the long run, such as structural damage to the building. It also looks unappealing and unprofessional to customers. Division 9 Commercial Inc. can provide you with several drywall options for your business because one size does not fit all.
When to Replace Drywall During Commercial Renovations
Whether or not drywall needs to be replaced will depend on the reason for the remodel. Drywall that has been exposed to any of the following conditions should be replaced:
- Fire – Extreme heat may damage the structural integrity of the drywall. Drywall may crack or fall apart after being exposed to a building fire.
- Smoke – Drywall that has been exposed to smoke is safe to use, however it will have an unpleasant odor. Smoke clings to drywall and can potentially last for years – even if it is painted over.
- Water – If a small water leak is caught in time, the drywall may be saved. However, long term exposure to high moisture may damage your drywall and cause mold to form.
- Mold – Mold in drywall is a direct consequence of water damage. Mold can have health effects on both customers and employees and should be promptly dealt with.
- Age – As drywall ages, cracks and splits may appear. Drywall has an average lifespan of 30 – 70 years, depending on building conditions. Older commercial buildings could easily fall into this age range.
Division 9 Commercial Construction has trained contractors who can perform an evaluation on your building’s drywall. If our licensed contractors believe that your drywall should be replaced, there are several options to choose from.
Types of Drywall
There are six different types of drywall available on the market, depending on your needs:
- Standard drywall
- Mold-resistant drywall
- Soundproof drywall
- Fire-resistant drywall
- VOC-resistant drywall
Our licensed contractors can provide you with a recommendation for the best drywall to use in your commercial space. For example, bathrooms or kitchens may require mold-resistant drywall, while chemical factories may need to install VOC-resistant drywall. You may need to have different drywall installed in various portions of your commercial building.
Contact Us for a Commercial Construction Quote
Installing new drywall is an important step in commercial renovations. Contact Division 9 Commercial Construction at 800-991-4121 to speak to a licensed contractor for more information.