Your Questions Answered (Cont.)
In part one, we answered some of your most common drywall questions and in part two, we are going to answer more of your questions about drywall supplies and choosing a drywall company to complete the job.
Does an estimate for a job cost me anything?
It should not. When you contact a drywall company, they should provide you with a free estimate for the job. This does not mean that all companies will offer a free estimate, but there are many that do. If you want a free estimate, simply ask if there is a charge for the estimate.
How long will a drywall job take?
It depends. If everything goes according to plan and depending on the size of the job, most projects can be completed within a day or two. Larger jobs will take time to complete, but you do not have to wait months for the project to get done.
In addition, most drywall jobs are completed once they are started. This means that the drywall company will come out to your home on a Monday and continue working throughout the week until the job is done. You do not have to worry about them coming out one day and not returning to finish the job until three days later.
If an injury occurs on during the job, who is responsible?
This is a tricky question. Whether the injury occurs from any of the drywall supplies or the scope of the work, someone is responsible. If the contractor you are using does not have insurance, then you are responsible for any injuries that occur.
If the contractor does have insurance, then his insurance company will cover the injury and all associated liability. This is why it is important that you work with a drywall company and contractor that is fully insured.
What is the fuss about with Chinese drywall?
The reason Chinese drywall is not recommended and often replaced as soon as it is discovered is because this particular drywall is made with a much higher sulfur content. There is an allowable amount of sulfur, but Chinese drywall exceeds this amount and due to this, the drywall will let out sulfur gases, which pose a health and safety risk.
Is drywall considered fire resistant?
Yes. Drywall comes in different fire resistance levels, but it is important to note that drywall is not considered fireproof. Fire resistant means that the drywall will resist fire for a given time. Fireproof means that fire cannot damage the drywall. In fact, the level of fire resistance rating will determine how long the drywall is fire resistant for. For example, Type C fire resistant drywall has a fire resistance rating of up to two hours.
If you are in need of drywall supplies or you have run into a snag with your drywall project, contact your local drywall company today. They will be able to guide you and help you complete a new project or an unfinished project that you started in your home.