Why Control Joints are Essential for Commercial Drywall Installation

February 20, 2023 | Drywall

As a seasoned commercial drywall installation company,  we’ve seen it all when it comes to cracking and other issues in drywall installations. One of the key tools in preventing these problems is the use of control joints. But what are control joints and why are they so important? In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of what control joints are and their role in preventing cracking in drywall.What are Control Joints and How Do They Work?Control joints are thin lines cut into drywall to allow for movement in the building structure and prevent cracking. Essentially, they’re designed to act as a weak point in the drywall, so that if the building does experience movement, the control joint will be flexible instead of cracking the drywall.What Different Types of Control Joints Exist?There are several different types of control joints available, each with their own specific use.For example, there are tapered control joints, which … Continued

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How Humidity Affects Drywall

January 16, 2023 | Drywall

Drywall, also known as plasterboard or gypsum board, is a widely used building material for constructing walls and ceilings. It is durable, relatively easy to install, and provides an effective and affordable solution for finishing interior surfaces. However, drywall can be sensitive to changes in humidity and may be damaged by high levels of moisture in the air.In this blog, we’ll be discussing how high levels of humidity can negatively affect drywall.Drywall DistortionOne of the main ways in which humidity can be harmful to drywall is by causing it to warp, bulge or even crack. When the moisture content of the drywall is not properly balanced, it can lead to swelling or shrinkage, which can cause these issues. This is especially important during the install of the drywall. If drywall is installed when it is humid, it will dry out and result in large cracks. This can be unsightly and … Continued

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The 5 Levels of Drywall Finishing

December 28, 2022 | Drywall

 When completing a project, understanding the desired aesthetic of the space and how it relates to the five degrees of finish you may achieve with gypsum board surfaces is crucial before completing the drywall on any job.This is because you need to plan for the materials, labor, and time required.In this blog, we’ll be discussing the 5 levels of drywall finish, and what applications they’re typically used for. Before we begin, here’s a few important things to note:If your sole goal is to have joints completely hidden, you should opt for a trowel plaster finish.Level 0 through 4 are about covering the joint, and level 5 skim is mostly for aesthetics. Without further ado, let’s get into it.Level 0What is a Level 0 Gypsum Finish?In Level 0, Gypsum boards are simply left in their pre-installed state, without the need for adhesive, finishing, or accessories.When would you use a Level 0 Gypsum … Continued

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Project Highlight: Chabad Jewish Center of Solon

December 16, 2022 | Projects

The Chabad Jewish Center of Solon is a religious center located in the heart of Solon that offers weekly services, Hebrew classes, after school care, and a preschool for North-East Ohio Jewish residents.The congregation needed additional room to host larger holiday services, commemorate lifecycle events, and host kiddushes after services. Due to a substantial increase in their community, they’re no longer able to hold their events in the basement. After an 11,000 square foot addition was approved by the Solon City Council in early 2021, the Chabad hired architect Ron Kluchin and general contractor Marous Brothers Construction.AIR was subcontracted by Marous Brothers Construction to work on the social hall itself, as well as the breezeway that connected the two buildings. Marous Brothers Construction chose AIR due to our industry experience, previous working relationship, and reasonable pricing.As part of the construction, AIR’s team did all of the interior and exterior framing, drywall work, … Continued

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Types of Commercial Drywall for Installation

August 7, 2022 | Drywall

There are various types of commercial drywall that can be used during construction. Each one offers different benefits, so depending on the needs of your business, you can customize each room. Continue reading to learn more about each type of drywall from the team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc.

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How to Protect Your Drywall from Moisture

December 6, 2021 | Drywall

If you know anything about drywall, you know that moisture is its number one enemy. When moisture gets into drywall, it starts to lose its structural integrity and becomes soft and weak. Also, when drywall takes on too much moisture, it runs the risk of developing mold, which is unsightly and dangerous to your health. At Architectural Interior Restorations Inc., we are experts in drywall installation and repairs, and today we’re discussing things you can do to protect your drywall against moisture.

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DIY Drywall Repairs?

June 19, 2021 | Drywall

Drywall has become an increasingly popular choice for general contractors in the commercial construction business and it’s not hard to see why. It’s quick and easy to install, incredibly durable, and typically only requires simple repairs and maintenance over the years. However, damage does occasionally occur and it can be tempting to try and save some money by fixing it yourself. Today, our team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc. is discussing when you can fix your own drywall and when you should call in a professional.

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Drywall and Its Unexpected Benefits

December 10, 2020 | Drywall

Drywall is becoming more and more common for commercial remodeling and construction projects, and it’s not hard to see why. When considering other building materials, drywall always comes out on top for businesses and homeowners alike. Today, our team at Architectural Interior Restorations Inc. is discussing the unexpected benefits of choosing drywall for your next commercial construction project.

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3 Reasons to Choose AIR for Commercial Interiors

October 7, 2020 | Commercial Construction

If you are in need of commercial interior construction and renovations this fall, it can be difficult to know who to trust with your projects. Here in Cleveland, there is no shortage of commercial contractors, so how do you pick one? At Architectural Interiors Restorations, Inc. (AIR), we’ve been enhancing professional buildings since 1983 with metal stud framing, drywall and ceiling installations, and more. Read on to learn why our customers keep coming back, and why they refer us to their friends.

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