Your Questions Answered
If you are planning to have a drywall project completed, you may have some questions that need to be answered first. From what drywall supplies to use to which drywall company to select, these are important questions. In this two-part series, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions related to drywall and how to perform the job.
Do I need to supply the drywall supplies and materials?
When you hire a drywall company to perform the job for you, you may be wondering who it is that supplies the materials for the job. Typically, the drywall installation expert will provide you with the supplies that you need and the cost of these supplies is included in the cost you pay for the job.
How soon should I contact a drywall contractor before the job?
Once you know that you will need drywall in your home, you should contact a drywall company for the project. At minimum, you should contact the company four weeks in advance because you want the company to have time to prepare and you want to reserve your installation day ahead of time.
Does a contractor have to come out to my home to provide an estimate?
Yes. While you may be able to get a quote for a repair job over the phone, a contractor needs to come out to your home and look over the project site to prepare an accurate quote for hanging drywall. It is important that you always receive the estimate in writing and find out how much time you have to make a decision before the company will no longer honor the estimate.
Another good idea is that you should talk to the drywall company about whether or not they have any hidden or additional fees that you may be charged. If you plan early for these fees, you can add them into your budget or plan to avoid them altogether. .
Does the contractor come with the supplies they need?
Yes. Drywall contractors will have all of the drywall supplies and tools they need to complete the job. You will not have to provide the contractor with any tools.
Should I choose a contractor who is licensed and insured?
Yes. You want to make sure the contractor is licensed and that the license is valid. Often times, it is illegal for a contractor to operate their business without a contracting license, so pay attention when you are interviewing the company. Also, the contractor should always have insurance just in case something goes wrong with the drywall or the job is not completed correctly.
Can a hole or crack in my drywall be repaired?
Yes. Holes and cracks in drywall are easily fixed and your contractor will have the supplies to do so.
If you are in need of drywall supplies or you need guidance when it comes to hanging drywall, contact your local drywall company today.