Why It’s Important to Hire a Professional Dry-Waller.
Posted on: 2013-07-10
Home improvement shows make drywalling look simple and easy. The downside to this is that you don’t see all of the process – the shows conveniently leave out the more complicated parts, including aligning the seams correctly, staggering the seams, and making sure that everything is hung correctly. What you do see on these shows is a shortened, condensed version of the process that greatly simplifies it. This is nothing like the real method of hanging drywall.
What Usually Happens
Many homeowners see these shows and attempt to hang drywall themselves when renovating their homes. More often than not, this results in a mess that has to be undone – and then redone – by a professional. This wastes the homeowner’s money, since they already paid for the drywall and related supplies that they tried to hang themselves, plus they now have to pay for the time that it takes to remove the uneven, crooked material that is hanging on their walls.
So Why Not The DIY Method?
Putting up drywall is a complicated process that requires a lot of measuring and calculating. The seams need to be properly aligned, or you’ll end up with gaps in your walls. Another problem involves making sure that the drywall is correctly lined up with your ceiling and floor. You can easily end up with gaps at both ends if you aren’t sure of what you’re doing.
Doesn’t Sound So Bad. What Else Is There?
To make it worse, drywall is heavy! The people on television who make it look easy to hang, make it look light to maneuver as well. The size and shape of each piece make drywall awkward to handle, and the weight of it doesn’t help any. You’ll also need to have the right tools to measure and cut the drywall, especially if you have walls with oddly sized corners.
Drywall is something that is best left for professionals to handle. After all, these are the walls of your house – you want them to look nice!
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