Drywall – is a common building material typically made of a layer of gypsum plaster pressed between two thick sheets of paper, then kiln dried. Drywall is used globally for the finish construction of interior walls and ceilings.
Residential – From simple patchwork to working on million dollar homes, Borlaug Contracting Inc is the company that homeowners, contractors, and construction Builders depend upon when they need quality work and service, completed on time and on budget.
Commercial – Installing drywall and insulation on Commercial Buildings requires specialized skills as Commercial Buildings generally involve unique complex designs and completely different Building Codes than Residential or Multi-Family structures.
Multi Family – We have installed drywall and/or insulation work on hundreds of condominium and apartment complexes throughout the Portland and Vancouver Metro area, from duplexes to multi-story buildings.
- New Construction
- Custom Homes
- Repair Work
- Office Buildings
- Square or Rounded Corners
- Standard, Vaulted, or high ceilings
- Custom Arches and Angels
- Insulation – Thermal, Sound, Foam, Batt,
- Sound Proofing: Resilient Channel, Sound Board, Isolation Clips, QuietRock Soundproof Drywall
- Insurance work
- Simple and Difficult projects
- Includes all phases of drywall work
- All Textures light to heavy orange peel
- Smooth level 1 to 5
- Hand Brocade
- Custom (Hand & Machine)
When you walk into a store or some other commercial building and look up at the ceiling and see something that looks akin to a tic-tac-toe board, chances are you are looking at a suspended ceiling. It gets its name from the way it is held in place. Some refer to it as an acoustic ceiling, because it contains panels that deaden sound. Another term is T-bar ceiling. The channels that make up the grid that hold the panels in place are T-shaped.
The suspended ceiling was originally developed to conceal the underside of the floor above and to offer acoustic balance and control in a room. The acoustic performance of suspended ceilings has improved dramatically over the years, with enhanced sound absorption and attenuation. A typical dropped ceiling consists of a grid-work of metal channels in the shape of an upside-down “T”, suspended on wires from the overhead structure. Each cell is filled with lightweight “tiles” or “panels” which simply drop into the grid. Tiles can be selected with a variety of materials, including wood, metal, plastic, or mineral fibers, and can come in almost any color. Light fixtures, HVAC air grilles, and other fixtures are available which can fit the same space as a tile for easy installation. Most tile material is easily cut to allow fixtures in other shapes, such as incandescent lights, speakers, and fire sprinkler heads.
Suspended ceilings are a popular choice for homeowners who are remodeling or adding living space. They’re inexpensive, relatively easy to install and provide a clean, finished look. The suspended ceiling is one of the easiest and inexpensive ceilings to install — especially when the task calls for a flat surface that can be used to hide an existing ceiling or unsightly building components at roof or ceiling level.
- Work areas
- Any area with high ceilings
Although suspended ceilings are typically used in commercial applications, you can take advantage of one in your home if, for example, you are building a music studio, a hobby center, a computer room or an office or for some other use where a quick and easy-to-install ceiling is needed to lower a high ceiling or is needed to conceal mechanical devises, cables, piping, ducts or other overhead equipment or machinery. The neatest thing about a suspended ceiling is that it can be removed without major damage to the existing structure.
Metal studs, among other materials, are becoming increasingly more visible in the residential building industry. Studs – the vertical wall framing units – are not the only things in which steel is used. Floor joist, ceiling joist, roof rafters and even complete roof framing systems called “roof trusses” are framing components that are also being fabricated from steel. Low cost framing for interior finishes of masonry walls, for non load bearing partitions, ceilings, and column fireproofing, and an alternative for all wood framing applications.
There are many advantages that steel offers that can’t be achieved with traditional wood framing material. By their very nature, metal studs are impervious to fire, termites, rot, splitting, and any other number of hazards which can befall lumber. Not only that, but steel studs can be cheaper than wood and are lighter to carry (steel studs are hollow inside). Easy to correct errors, Installed a metal stud out of place? No problem. It’s easily moved to the correct position.
Some of the straightest walls are framed using steel studs. This primarily is due to the fact that all steel studs of the same dimension are exact carbon copies of one another. Moisture has no bearing on the size of the material. And because steel in inorganic, it is not subject to the rot that wood is. However, when it comes to water, one potential downfall of steel is rust. Steel industry experts contend, however, that “certified steel” is galvanized (coated with zinc) and, thus, resists rust. Don’t expect to find a single nail in metal framing. Metal studs are fastened to a “C” channel or “track” at the top and bottom using self-tapping construction screws. Thus, a hammer has no value, but an electric screw gun can make easy work of such a task.
FRP is an easy-to-clean wall and ceiling panel made of fiberglass reinforced plastic which gives you revolutionary new choices in decorative, sanitary wall surfaces (textured and smooth surface available). Decorative wall panel solutions offer better ways to replace ceramic tiles and other tile-alternatives. It will not rot, corrode, stain, dent, peel, or splinter in the toughest conditions. Moisture resistant surface makes the panel ideal for wet environments and does not support the growth of mold or mildew.
FRP panels install as easily as common wall board on solid substrates and can be simply sprayed and wiped cleaned. Some common applications for FRP are bathrooms, break rooms, kitchens, food-processing areas, storage rooms and other areas where sanitation is a requirement. FRP sheets are easy to install over existing wall materials such as drywall or concrete block, and all seams and joints can be finished off with matching moldings and caulking. FRP large panels cut installation time by two thirds over ceramic tile. Panels are simply glued to sub wall with adhesive and edges sealed with a silicone sealant. FRP sheets are available in different colors and finishes, and can be cut and drilled for easy installation. Accessories such as moldings and rivets are also available to complete the installation.