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FAQs 2017-09-14T20:58:36+00:00

MCI FAQ’s

Thank you for taking the time to visit our educational page. While MCI Paint and Drywall, Inc. strives to attract and retain the finest craftsmen in our industry, it’s not uncommon for changes in the drywall surface to occur. Understanding why these changes take place is important.

Why is there a small circle puckering at the surface of my drywall?

This common appearance is called a screw pop. Screw pops occur from changes in the lumber drying out behind the drywall. New construction homes carry a lot of moisture in the first year and the temperature conditions in your home will dictate how rapidly you may begin to see changes. These screw pops are easy to repair and have no bearing on any structural issues.

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Why do I have a crack at the wall where it connects to the ceiling?

Typically, a crack where the top of the wall meets the ceiling is due to truss uplift. The Truss is the wood framing member that forms the “triangle” shape of the roof line. They are connected to the house using metal plates. Wood will shrink and move a lot, however, drywall will not move. Builders generally use a truss clip that allows for the roof to move up and down and help avoid extreme cracking provided the drywall was fastened correctly. Cracks of this nature are typically able to be repaired in the summer months when the lifting has lowered.

Why can I see so many visual imperfections when the sun hits my walls?

Wall surface texture will vary depending on the amount of light directed to your wall location. When direct lighting, such as sunlight, shines on the wall it will magnify any blemishes. Under normal lighting conditions, blemishes should not be visibly apparent.

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Repairs may or may not be considered chargeable, but all work can be evaluated by a professional, experienced representative if you choose to contact us.