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The Lowdown on Drywall: How It Works
The Lowdown on Drywall: How It Works
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    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


The Lowdown on Drywall: How It Works

Drywall is the most popular interior wall covering material. Since the 1950s, it has been the standard wall finish in the U.S., dethroning previously leading options, including lath and plaster. It has many winning qualities, but to appreciate what drywall brings to the table, Universal Roofing and Exteriors, your trusted drywall contractor, shares how it fares in key areas:

The Lowdown on Drywall: How It Works

Fire Resistance

Drywall is virtually non-combustible. Primarily made from a mineral called gypsum, it contains water in crystalline form. When drywall sheets get hot, the water crystals in them destabilize and vaporize to keep them cool and slow down the spread of fire.

In building requirements that demand interior walls with one-hour fire resistance, drywall is the best candidate to bring homes up to code. This is the primary reason many discerning homeowners choose drywall over plywood.

Ease of Installation

Drywall is relatively easy to install, which helps cut down on professional labor costs. DIY is never recommended with drywall though, as mistakes made during the process—even if it’s just a minor drywall repair—may nullify the manufacturer’s warranty on the product.


Drywall may not come in woodgrain finishes, but it is paintable and comes in different texturing options. Whether your home is of traditional or modern architectural style, drywall’s aesthetic versatility lets you explore countless interior design possibilities.

When it comes to drywall painting, installation and repair, Universal Roofing and Exteriors is the name you can trust. Be it a residential or a commercial project, we do it all for your convenience and peace of mind. With the wealth of experience our crew possesses, we guarantee outstanding results.

To get your project started and get a free estimate in the Northside of Indianapolis, Fishers or Zionsville, IN, call us at (317) 257-0779


About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

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    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

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There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.