While some amount of property repair and renovation can be unavoidable over time, there are a lot of things you can do to prevent unnecessary damage. Our drywall repair & remodeling experts compiled a list of tips for your benefit. Check them out below.
Fix a water damaged drywall as soon as possible
A leaky roof or a cracked plumbing pipe can cause more damage than just an unsightly stain on your drywall. Insulation inside the walls will lose its R-value if it gets wet and all the excess moisture can lead to mold growth. Make sure to fix what’s causing the leak first and then deal with the wet drywall, or the repairs will only be a waste of your time and money.
Think about your pets
Whatever remodeling work you're having done, remember to keep your pets safe and protected. The professionals are likely to go in and out of the property a lot, allowing pets to escape and disturbing them along the way. Taking your pet to a doggie daycare or asking a relative/friend to help out with watching after them is your best bet.
Research materials for your remodeling
Make sure you give plenty of thought to the type of material you want to have in your newly remodeled area. Approach the decision from a financial standpoint but also think of the way the material will affect your daily life, durability, the market value of your house, and energy efficiency. A professional contractor will always be happy to guide you through your decision.
Evaluate wall insulation based on R-value and durability
While the R-value shows you how good the material is at preventing heat loss, other factors reveal for how long you can expect to enjoy this effect. The ideal insulating material needs to be resistant to moisture and mold. It should also be able to resist physical damages, to prevent its structure from changing over time.