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One of the most annoying home problems involves one of the smallest bits of the construction materials. Popped drywall screws are a real pain, especially if they’re coming through beautifully painted walls. The problem usually happens when the lumber to which the drywall is attached shrinks, especially if it was installed while the wood contained a large amount of moisture. Screws popping out can be especially bad when you have the heat running in winter, but any time the frame warps or changes shape can cause this problem.

You should never ignore popped screws. They are a sign that the sheet of drywall is no longer properly secured to the frame. Luckily, repairs are pretty easy!

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