A sagging drywall ceiling is the last thing you want your guests to notice. Such an eyesore! Putting up with this shoddiness can turn out extremely frustrating for homeowners who have no other option than to correct the imperfection to restore the looks and feel of their home. Do you know why drywalls sag? Sagging ceilings stem from wetness caused by leaky water pipes. Sometimes the drywalls start to sag or pillows up when installers use ½ inch drywall when they should ideally have used 5/8th inch drywall.

As the weight of insulation components gets heavier it causes the ceiling to sag. Gradually, the ceiling becomes too heavy and starts falling off unless something is done by drywall plastering professionals in Brisbane. Since correcting drywalls is extremely challenging we will recommend you hire professional plasterers for the job. Want to know why this is a challenging task? We have explained below what all you need to do in order to correct hanging drywall.

  • Take a pencil and a yardstick to create a rectangle around the sagging patch. Now extend each end of the marking around the damaged patch.
  • Take a drywall saw and cut around the edges of the rectangle, perpendicular to the adjoining rafters and then bisect the faces of each rafter. Now, pull the old drywall while pushing the insulation back to the attic. Take off the drywall and discard it straight away.
  • At this stage, drywall plasterers in Brisbane will measure the rectangle using tape and cut a fresh piece of the drywall. So be ready with your measuring tools. While making the cut out it is your responsibility to find out if the drywall is of equal thickness with the existing ceiling.
  • Be careful when screwing up the drywall into the rafters. You must use1 ½ inch long drywall screws which will prevent the ceiling from sagging like before. Now drive these screws around the edges of the new patch into the rafters while ensuring there is a maximum spacing of 6 inches. Remember to drive in the screws to existing drywall sections.
  • Tape up the seams with mud or drywall joint compound. Paper drywall tapes too are useful. A little after you have taped up the seams, add finishing to the joints and the screw joints using topcoat mud at least twice. Take 120-grit sandpaper to sand down the surface. Now prime and paint the drywall patch. Plasterers in Brisbane consider this a primary step to add to the finesse of the job.

Although people have a craze for drywalls, they rarely have an idea about correcting flaws that show up with time. Sagging drywall is probably one of the commonest problems householders face. However, the good news is, these fancy walls can be treated when a problem arises. The faster you identify the problem the better will be the outcomes. Meanwhile, our experts claim that paying attention to the structural integrity of drywalls and maintaining them once in a while is a great way to enjoy having such a fancy ceiling for an extended time. By now, you must have understood how complicated it is to maintain or fix a flaw with drywall. That’s why we recommend you call up plastering professionals in Gold Coast.

Author's Bio: 

The author runs a drywall plastering company in Brisbane. In recent times the author has been shedding light on various drywall plastering related aspects.