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5 ADVANTAGES OF HIRING A DRYWALL CONTRACTOR

5 ADVANTAGES OF HIRING A DRYWALL CONTRACTOR

Get It Right First Time

You want the walls of your home to look smooth, with no visible joints, ready for an application of paint. Unless you have experience hanging drywall, it is a job best left to a professional drywall company, as both time and money can be wasted if problems have to be corrected. If you have never tackled drywall before, start with a small drywall repair to see how successful that is before moving on to a larger scope project.

1. DEMOLITION

On TV renovation shows, the demolition part of any job looks easy, but when demolishing drywall, a drywall contractor will be extra careful to make sure that wiring and plumbing is not disturbed in the process.

2. MEASURING

Measure twice, cut once. Any good drywall contractor knows how to measure accurately so there is very little wastage.

3. TYPE OF DRYWALL

There are more different types of drywall than most homeowners realize. It is vital to the success of your renovation project that the correct one is used. There are different thicknesses of drywall and your Pasadena drywall company will know which size is the best for your situation and the location in the house. In certain areas where there may be water or dampness present, such as around a bathtub, it is essential to select moisture resistant drywall, that is sometimes referred to as greenboard. Greenboard has the same gypsum core as drywall but has a water resistant facing.

4. MOLD

Don’t mess with mold! If drywall is being replaced due to hazardous conditions such as mold in your home, you definitely want to use an experienced drywall contractor. The area has to be sealed off before the drywall is removed to make sure mold spores do not spread throughout the affected room and your home.

5. HANG STRAIGHT

It may be true that anyone can hang drywall, but whether they can install it properly is a different matter. Your drywall should hang straight and be secured onto support beams or studs in the wall. An experienced drywall contractor can troubleshoot around rooms that are uneven and adjust accordingly.