We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Drywall / September 21, 2021
Many homeowners like to perform DIY projects around the house — it can help make a home feel more personal. While there are some DIY projects you might do well, most people find drywall especially challenging. When talking about putting drywall on the ceiling, the task is nearly impossible to do well without extensive experience and expertise. However, for some determined homeowners, despite the task’s reputation, deciding whether to tough it out DIY or hire drywall services in Red Deer is challenging, but it shouldn’t be.
For most homeowners, the decision to hire a professional drywall contractor comes down to cost. Many people do not even factor in the most important consideration: skill. Beyond personal ability and knowledge, a homeowner should consider the size of the project, timeline, and budget.
The assumption that you can save money with a DIY project is often wrong. Between mistakes, repairs, possible injuries, and the time it takes a DIYer to create a quality finished look, you will likely spend the equivalent or more to what it would have cost to hire the job out.
None of this is to say that a homeowner cannot learn the correct way to hang drywall, only to say that some projects — especially those related to ceiling work or large portions of the home — are best left to trained professionals. If a homeowner is interested in DIY, start small with inconsequential projects, like patching the inside of a closet or repairing drywall behind a piece of furniture. Learn the fundamentals without risking the finished appearance of your home.
In most drywall projects on existing homes, there is a bit of demolition with the installation. While many homeowners opt for DIY methods to save some money, demolition is another time when a professional and delicate hand is necessary.
Many DIYers get excited about demolition because they watch home improvement shows and see how much fun the hosts have on “demo days.” Still, without proper knowledge, a demolition can lead to thousands of dollars in damages to your property.
Behind the drywall, you will find electrical and plumbing. Taking a sledgehammer or powered saw to these areas can quickly lead to water damage or possible electrocution or electrical fires. A professional knows when to take it easy and when to let loose. They also know how to control their adrenaline, keeping demolition to a controlled area as not to cost the homeowner more than the budget permits.
Beyond potentially damaging the house, a homeowner should hire a professional because of their experience and expertise. A professional provides confidence in the finished product that you might not experience with a DIY installation.
The primary benefits of hiring a drywall contractor are quality, speed, and security. Working with a professional means working with a licensed, insured, and bonded company, meaning you are safe from liability; it also means the professionals working on your home understand current safety and building codes.
Additionally, a licensed contractor understands how to troubleshoot challenges of old houses, like uneven walls or curved and angled rooms. They will also ensure that every drywall screw is secured to a stud or support beam, keeping your family safe from unexpected ceiling failures or collapses.
Hiring professionals for home repairs, including installing a drywall ceiling, is the best way to stay within budget and on schedule; it is also the best way to ensure a secure and long-lasting result. If you need a drywall repair service or contractor, call on the professionals with Handyman Connection.