How to Hire a Drywall Contractor

Like any other home improvement or home remodeling task, drywalling is tedious and super labor intensive job. You have to have the necessary set of skills to do the job perfectly, especially the installation and taping which is a very risky part of the job. This article’s emphasis would be on why you should hire contractors for drywall repair instead of doing it yourself.  

Drywall Contractor 

If you’re not aware of it, drywall installing is two separate jobs, and that’s why you should be skilled and well-experienced with it. The first part of the job is the sheetrock installation which includes shaping, cutting, putting the panels into their place. The second part includes taping and sealing. The final part involves coating and sanding the surfaces so the drywall is smooth.  


Notice the perfect wall in a finished home which looks like a seamless flow of color. Little did you know that it is interrupted by corners, looking like hewed from a single block. If you have previous experience with drywall installation, you would think of the drywall differently, because of course, you know all of the process.  

A drywall is made of material called gypsum, which makes it fire resistant. The gypsum is pressed together with tight skin of paper on both sides. A whole sheet is held onto the framework with nails or screws.  

Hiring a Contractor 

Now that you have imagined what the process might look like and it’s too laborious, it’s time for you to decide on hiring a drywall contractor before it’s too late. There’s nothing more annoying than seeing those rifts and bulges on a finished drywall. Such services are not cheap, most company charges $30 and above per hour for the installation, taping and finishing. So you really have to follow some guidelines.  

You can find drywall contractors anymore, places like the local home building stores, internet and classic word-of-mouth. Just make sure that the one you asked really knows about the history of these contractors.  

When you met a contractor and conducted an interview with them, ask as many questions as you can about the job. Ask about their experiences, their license, and proof of insurance, their crew, permits, project dates, and inclusions of the job, payment schedules, tools, references and written contract. Ask questions about the job, and a professional won’t be offended by any of it. If there are signs of red flag while you interview a company or contractor, check them off the list.  

Contractors who really do well in their jobs will be proud to show you what they have accomplished. They can show you a portfolio of their past projects or even provide you with some references about their former clients. You will then have the opportunity to see the work personally.  

Another thing you should consider is how would you imagine yourself working with the contractor? It’s not only about the experiences, licenses and insurance they have. Communication is really necessary. You can see how the contractor communicates with you during the interview, and you will have that feeling whether he can be trusted or not.  

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