TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS
Too often, drywall is looked at as the last step in the construction process, and as a simple task that should be completed as quickly and cheaply as possible. The truth of the matter is that without a proper technique, planning, and an understanding of how dry wall fits into the construction process, an otherwise well planned and executed construction project can end up with significant aesthetic and functional issues.
WHAT DRY WALL DOES
Dry wall isn’t just a covering for the frame of a structure. It serves as the base for paint, spackle, or other material that will decorate a room. It protects electrical wiring and piping. It essentially works to provide an aesthetic base and protective layer. This is why understanding the process of putting up dry wall is so important. If done incorrectly, it can compromise both the design and the functionality of a room.
HANGING DRY WALL: A PROCESS
When hanging dry wall there are several things to remember. This is a process, not a race. If a job is going to be completed properly it requires each of the construction teams to coordinate closely. They need to make sure that they have properly marked the location of lights, outlets, and switches, that the rooms’ dimensions are properly measured, that piping and wiring is safely hidden, and that the seams between boards don’t line up with windows or doors.
It may seem like these are common sense rules, but the difference between hanging quickly and hanging correctly rests on a contractor and designer’s ability to stay focused during each and every step in a project. Removing dry wall takes time and rehanging can require dismantling the entire room in order to fix one wrong panel.
HOW TO JUDGE A DRY WALL INSTALLER
When selecting a drywall installation company in Denver or elsewhere, general contractors, property managers, or building owners should consider these critical factors.
Finding a drywall contractor who will complete the job in a timely manner is essential to completing your entire construction project on time. Even before the panels have been cut it is possible to see how a contractor will fare on the job. If they treat panels or tools in a manner that is destructive or careless it is safe to assume that this will be their attitude towards the job as a whole.
What the installer says and does before being contracted can also you how they will be on site and how they will work within the project. Pick a contractor who treats the project scoping and bidding process with respect, timeliness, and a strong focus on customer service.
As a premier Denver based drywall installer, we understand how important installation can be. We work with best contractors and ensure that our work is done correctly and in a timely fashion. For a competitive bid on your drywall installation project, contact us today.