Drywall Contractors

Drywall, also known as sheet rock, is used in homes throughout the world to form the interior walls. Gypsum is pressed between two layers of cardboard-type paper. The drywall is screwed to wall and ceiling framing that has been filled with insulation if necessary. Joints are taped over using drywall tape and then filled with plaster called joint compound and smoothed down to create a smooth, seamless finish. Once the plaster dries, walls and ceilings are painted with primer and ready for a finished coat of paint.

What Do I Look for in a Drywall Contractor?

Those who specialize in drywall installations rarely attend college. Usually, a vocational school program and/or high school diploma is enough to get started in the business. Then, drywall contractors learn the job through apprenticeships or on the job training. Therefore, should find out how many years of experience the drywall contractor has in order to determine that person’s skill level.

Upper body strength is necessary to hold the sheetrock in place while it is being attached with sheetrock screws. For high walls or ceilings, it is necessary to carry sheetrock panels up ladders, so a drywall contractor must be able to endure lifting, bending and standing on his or her feet for long hours. As such, you should look for a contractor that appears to be fit and healthy in order to do the job.

When Do I Get My Drywall Installed?

Drywall is one of the final steps in a renovation or new building, so by the time drywall contractors are called in, heating is usually installed and running. Drywall contractors may specialize in walls or ceiling installations, while some do a mix of both. Therefore, be certain to hire the drywall contractor at the proper stage of the project – whether you need someone to do the walls or the ceiling.