The Best Way to Handle Drywall Repairs and Installations
Whether you’re replacing damaged drywall or remodeling your home, drywall installation isn’t as easy as hammering it up or tearing it down. Before you begin, consider these tips.
You may be wondering what the secret to drywall repairs and installations is. Well, the answer is quite simple: hire a drywall contractor. Installing drywall is almost never a simple task, especially if you want high-quality results.
Unfortunately, doing it yourself could lead to a plethora of problems. This may include uneven, warped or unstable walls. So, while you intended to save money, you could ultimately wind up spending much more.
Are you still not convinced? Take a look at these benefits of hiring a drywall contractor and you will surely change your mind:
Maintain your daily routine and save time
When going through a renovation, whether it be in your home or office space, it can often lead to disruption. If you choose to install or repair drywall yourself, you are going to lose valuable time in which you could be with your family, or accomplishing tasks at work. A drywall contractor is trained to work efficiently and systematically, which means that your project will be completed faster, allowing you to focus on other responsibilities.
They have the skill and the strength
Drywalling is not a one-person job. Just lifting the drywall itself is an enormous feat of strength, as sheets tend to come in packages of two, weighing approximately 140 pounds total. To accurately install the drywall, you will need to measure, cut, shape, place and fasten them into the structure.
Measuring and cutting the drywall to the correct size is imperative. If you don’t cut enough off of the panel, you will end up having to cut it again; on the other hand, if you cut too much you will have to use additional drywall to patch the space, wasting both product and time.
But the job doesn’t end there. You want to end up with a paint-ready wall that doesn’t show any imperfections, something that is easier said than done.
Once you have installed each panel correctly, the next steps are:
- Tape the seams and inside corners
- Seal both those spots as well as the screws
- Sand them all down (so that they blend into the wall)
A common mistake that amateurs make is using too much compound. C0nversly, a contractor will know exactly how much to use and make sure no one will be able to see where one panel ends and the next one begins. If you were to attempt this project on your own, chances are you would end up with rifts or bulges that would be highlighted after the paint is applied.
From start to finish, they will know what needs to get done
If your project includes the demolition of a wall, it is best to let a professional take care of it. They will take the time to figure out if there is electrical wiring or plumbing to account for, before tearing the wall down. Furthermore, a contractor will have the right tools for the project and know where to get materials at the quality and price that fits your budget. They will also be able to foresee any additional spots they will need to consider cutting holes for, such as electrical outlets.
Also, if you are replacing your existing drywall due to rotting or mold, a contractor will know how to handle the situation. They will take the necessary precautions, such as sealing off the area to ensure that the hazardous substance does not spread.
Not only will they have the best tools for cutting and installation, but they will also have everything you need for cleanup. If you were to vacuum the workspace with a regular household vacuum, you would run the risk of burning out the motor. A drywall contractor will bring along a shop vacuum that will pick up all of the fine dust and residue, easily.
Finally, with a contractor, you know that your new structure will be up to current building and safety code standards. If you were to perform the installation yourself, there is a high chance that you might end up violating these regulations, leading to various issues down the line. A contractor also has the added benefit of knowing what, if any, permits are necessary for your particular project.
With a drywall contractor by your side, you are guaranteed an all-around seamless project. Hopefully, this article has helped you determine whether or not hiring a contractor is right for you. Remember: before you decide on a company, make sure that they are licensed, bonded and insured.
ProGroup Contracting is passionate about providing you with excellent customer service and outstanding results. Call now to get a free estimate and begin your renovation today!