Clay Drywall, the drywall contractor behind this home, is no stranger to facing down the enemy of moisture. In business since 1971, hanging and finishing drywall for northeast Florida homes from Amelia Island to Gainesville, they spent years searching for a sure-fire killer of corner cracks from moisture, trying out practically every bead on the market. They started using paper-faced beads many years ago, but in 2019, when Trim-Tex rolled out Fast Edge® Paper, Clay Drywall found their best weapon against humidity — a corner bead, made from a vinyl core covered with laminated paper, that won’t rust, won’t cause cracks and holds its shape after even extreme impact.
“We use [Fast Edge Paper] in everything, up to about 500 houses a year,” says Clay Drywall President James Chapman. “We use it in 99 percent of our homes. Trim-Tex, the products they manufacture now are so much farther superior than anything that was on the market, even just a couple years ago. We've used them all. We have the best performance out of the Trim-Tex products on the Fast Edge. It makes nice, sharp, crisp angles. It uses less material, and the biggest thing of it is, for 20-something years of using these products, we have never went back and ever fixed a piece of corner bead. That is a huge thing. When you eliminate 80 percent of all your warranty claims by eliminating crap corner bead, it's a huge deal.”