When it comes to any home improvement project, homeowners weigh the pros and cons of hiring a contractor or attempting to DIY. When it comes to drywall, the pros of hiring an experienced drywall contractor out weigh reasons you would consider doing it yourself. D. Cuffley Drywall in Calgary shares why you should always hire a drywall professional:
You have to buy and transport all materials yourself.
If you’re going to drywall a room, you will need mud, tape, drywalling tools and sheets of drywall. The type and quality of the products you choose can really make or break your results. On top of that, sheets of drywall are large, heavy, challenging to transport and can be damaged easily. When you hire professional drywall contractors in Calgary, you won’t have to worry about borrowing a truck to haul materials. You can also be sure that all materials and products used are top-of-the-line and that your drywall will arrive without damage.
Sheet of drywall are heavy and awkward.
One 4 x 8-foot sheet of drywall can weigh up to 70 pounds! Imagine moving up to 20 sheets of this stuff into your basement for your renovation. Talk about back breaking labour!
Drywall professionals are accustomed to handling these large, awkward slabs of material and often come in teams to do the work. They also know how to hang these sheets of drywall properly.
Mudding and taping is a learned skill.
Mudding and taping is not something you can master after watching a few how-to videos on YouTube. It is a learned skill that takes years of experience to master. Each seam and inside corner must be taped and outside corners must be reinforced with a metal or plastic corner bead and mudded. You’ll also have to mud all seams and screw heads, wait the appropriate amount of time for the areas to dry, sand it and mud it again.
An expert drywall contractor will know how much mudding, sanding and re-mudding is required to get a seamless finish. If you use too much mud, you’ll have to spend hours sanding to get a smooth surface. Over sand and you’ll have to start again. You might think you finally have it smooth but as soon as the lighting changes, you could find bumps and raised seams. For the best results, leave this job to the pros!
Drywall is messy.
Sanding drywall compound will leave you in a cloud of dust. A regular vacuum will not be able to withstand the amount of dust there is and it could get into and burn out the motor. A professional drywall company will have a special vacuum with a drywall filter and they will clean as they go. When the job is complete, the area will be cleaned up and ready for the painters.
Drywall Contractors in Calgary
D. Cuffley Drywall is Calgary based contractor specializing in residential & commercial renovations. Over 25 years in the industry, serving one happy customer at a time. They serve Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Bragg Creek, Okotoks, Strathmore and surrounding areas. D. Cuffley Drywall can efficiently complete large and small projects on time and on budget.
Starting a renovation? Contact D. Cuffley Drywall.