Why Drywall Should Be Left to the Pros

Why Drywall Should Be Left to the Pros

You have finally gotten around to finishing your basement or putting in that cozy den just off the hallway – and you decide to make it your pet DIY project to showcase your home improvement skills!

But wait; drywall installation is going to be a major part of this project and that is definitely something you do not want to do all by yourself, especially if you are not well-trained for it.

Consider the following factors, then decide for yourself if handling the drywall process is your cup of tea.

  • Time and effort
  • You will have to do everything from A to Z when it comes to drywall installation. From purchasing the materials, and bringing them to the site, to identifying the tools required, and getting the measurements right. It is one big task all around, and if the project involves drywall installation over a large area, you might even have to think of taking a few days off work.

  • Wasteful expenditure
  • Unless you intend on being an avid home improvement enthusiast for the next decade or so, half the money you shell out for tools and materials will go down the drain. This is because, even if you buy materials sparingly, there is bound to be some stuff leftover, which will go waste if unused. Similarly, investing in the tools and equipment for one-time use hardly justifies the spending.

  • Technique matters
  • The entire drywall process, from cutting the drywall to hanging it up, to finishing with sanding the seams, requires a good deal of precision to prevent it from chipping or breaking. Not using the right technique can lead to a whole new set of drywall problems for you to tackle!

    A few people involved in completing the drywall process inside a vacant property

    Source: Photo by Milivoj Kuhar on Unsplash

    Reasons to Hire a Professional Drywall Installer

    So, if you do not want to deal with the mess and stress of such a project, hiring a professional contractor to complete the drywall process can be the solution to your home improvement project. They are trained in all aspects of the job, and many are likely to be certified also. Look for someone who is committed to the project, fits your budget, and believes in meeting deadlines. Other benefits of hiring a professional, include:

    • Tools of the trade – Equipped with tools like the CanAm Starter Kit, professional drywall contractors will be able to get the job done quickly and efficiently. They are also likely to know of good and reliable places to source all required materials within your budget.

    • Smoothing wrinklesIf a wall has to be demolished, an experienced drywall contractor will know how to do it best without damaging the plumbing or electrical wiring. If mold is a factor, a good contractor will first seal off the entire area until the work is completed in order to prevent the mold spores from spreading. They will also handle cleaning and sprucing up after the work is finished.
    • Adds valueA drywall job that is well done can add to the resale value of your property. If, like most people, you are likely to put your property on the market sometime in the future, this can prove a wise move in hindsight.
    • Creative inputs – Drywall contractors who have been in the business a while are sure to have dealt with a variety of projects of different types, sizes, and shapes. This makes them qualified to offer you customization options, such as designs or patterns, on your walls and ceilings. Or they might be able to accommodate the built-in shelving you have wanted for a while.
    • Peace of mind Once you shortlist a drywall installer, he / she will provide you with an estimate, then draw up a contract. The contract will specify the terms and conditions down to the finest detail, including all the work, the price, and a deadline for completion of the project. This ensures you will not have to worry about going over your budget down the line or spend sleepless nights thinking about getting the work done on time.

    According to Jason Momoa:

    “Everything has technique to it. So, if there’s something you wanna try out, it’s always good to get a trainer or listen to people who know what they are doing.”

    Right now, this might be the best option for you - hiring professionals for your drywall installation and understanding the process. Ask questions, get answers, and maybe someday, you will be able to handle your drywall process on your own with all the finesse of a professional!