Friday, 19 September 2014

Protect the Drywall in Your New Mobile Home with Drywall Protectors

This week, we're proud to re-print a blog posted by one of our very happy customers (who has asked to remain anonymous).  A very interesting story, especially considering that it has been reported that 8% of the population of North America lives in a permanent or semi-permanent mobile home.

"When many people think of mobile homes, they think of single-wide trailers with wood paneling on the walls and a ceiling with vertical strips running from side to side. This couldn't be further from the truth in today's day and age.

Upon visiting a mobile home lot, you'll find that nearly all of the walls inside modular homes, double-wides and even single-wide trailers are made of drywall. Now, while this looks clean and spotless on the lot, just wait until you start moving in.

If you can manage to maneuver around the corners of your new mobile home, then kudos to you, but for the majority of the population, accidents will happen. So, how are you going to protect these newly painted, gorgeous looking walls you just purchased? You need drywall protectors.

How do I know this?

I recently just purchased my very own mobile home complete with drywall throughout the whole house including the entire ceiling. Let's just say - the drywall was beautiful until we started moving in. Then, came a nick here and a bump there and most all of it was happening on the corners!

I looked at my husband and said, "Whoa, wait a minute! We are bumping the drywall off. We need to find something to keep this from happening. We paid way to much money to keep doing this each time we bring in a big piece of furniture."

He agreed.

It took a bit of research, but I found a company that specialized in protecting drywalls that carried what we needed. They have great customer service and are ready to answer any questions you may have.

I wasn't sure what protectors we needed, but was quickly reassured that for a home we would need the 22-guage drywall corner protectors. You can see them for yourself by watching this video I found on Youtube. They also have a contact us page for those wishing to speak to them directly.

Now that we have almost finished moving in, I can't image what I would have done if all of our drywall was beat and banged from not being protected. I highly recommend that anyone who has purchased a new mobile home, a modular home, or even a single-wide trailer to protect their walls.

Oh, I don't want to forget - if you have kids like we do, you'll most certainly be happy you chose to protect your walls. Our little boy constantly runs through the house hanging onto the corners of the walls to turn into the next room at high speed.


Thank goodness for these corner protectors!"

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