17 02, 2018

Is There A Difference Between Drywall And Sheetrock?

By |2018-02-17T20:16:58-04:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Construction Loans, Flipping, Foreclosures, Home Improvements, Home Upgrades, Investing, Investment Properties|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sheetrock is simply the brand name of an incredibly popular drywall product. Drywall, a panel made of gypsum plaster sandwiched between thick paper, has many vendors. Though people will call all sorts of drywall, "Sheetrock," only drywall from U.S. Gypsum Company is actually allowed to market drywall as under the name Sheetrock. So, even if the drywall is from Titan Commercial Products, Allied Manufacturing, or National Gypsum Company, people are likely going to call it, "Sheetrock."  Sheetrock was one of the first drywall products and is so popular that its name seems virtually interchangeable with drywall. Think about how often

3 02, 2018

Tips For Exposing An Internal Brick Beneath Plaster And Laths

By |2018-02-03T16:58:49-04:00February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Flipping, Foreclosures, Home Improvements, Investment Properties, Remodeling Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Some house flippers remove plaster and lath walls to expose the gorgeous, vintage brick beneath. Here's the truth though: It's often easier to remove plaster and lath walls than it is to repair them. So, if lovely brick is hidden by old, damaged plaster and lath walls, the choice is obvious. Exposing the brick will save money on materials and plenty of time. Framing old walls that have settled and shifted is a pain. Taping, mudding and painting just adds extensive man hours to a house flipping project. Costs involved in removing plaster and lath walls pretty much only include