Choosing a Drywall Contractor

The drywall you choose for your work will determine whether or not your finished home, office or commercial building is done in a quality manner. The finished drywall should be flat, have no imperfections on the surface and should be ready for painting.

The drywall contractor you use should be an expert at hanging properly and efficiently. He should understand the local building codes thoroughly because there are different types of drywall, thicknesses of drywall, and layers of drywall needed for different areas depending on the location where the drywall is being installed. If you are having a drop ceiling installed with drywall, you need to use a contractor who will take the time to install the system correctly and level. Drywall contractors and their drywall employees who do the drywall installation are highly skilled people.

They understand that drywall should be installed with glue, nailed in place and then finished by being screwed in place, depending on the application. They understand how to work with wood or metal framing to maintain a flat wall.

Your drywaller will know how to minimize the amount of scrap to make the job the most economical possible. They understand how to properly tape joints and corners. They know exactly how many coats of drywall compound are needed to complete the job. Your drywall contractor will be an expert in finish sanding to make sure the finished, painted surface is perfect.

Using a well-qualified drywall company will mean you will have the job done correctly. As is often the case with various aspects of construction, including drywall installation, the cheapest price will often require rework or completion of unfinished work. That often turns a bargain price into an unsightly job which costs more to repair or replace.

Here is a list of questions you should feel comfortable asking any qualified drywall contractor/installer:

  • How long has your company been in business?
  • Are you licensed and where?
  • Can you provide proof of insurance?
  • Do you have your own crew?
  • How would you do this job?
  • How long will the job take to complete?
  • When will you start? When will you finish?
  • Are permits required?
  • What is your payment schedule?
  • Can you provide references?
  • Will you provide a written contract with all the details agreed upon?

A professional drywall contractor will not be offended any of these questions.

Drywall is a very important part of what everyone sees in your home, office or commercial building when the job is finished. A good drywall job adds value. A poor quality job detracts from value. Use a qualified contractor whom you are confident can do a competent job with your drywall!