Drywall Installation in Aurora & Suburbs
Drywall installation is a relatively straightforward process, however, it can be a very time intensive and laborious project and if you’re not familiar with drywalling then it can be a tricky task to take on since there are certain sequential steps that you need to follow or the final product just won’t look right.
Our team has been successfully installing drywall for residential and commercial needs in Aurora and the surrounding areas by focusing on just one thing - our goal on every project is to deliver a quality finished product that you’ll love. We do this by listening to exactly what you need and then outlining our steps to performing the job. Once everyone’s expectations are in sync then we start our work. Our drywall installation process is that simple. We do solid work and our clients are now recommending our services to their friends and family and we can’t show enough gratitude for thinking of us.
Why Hire Professionals To Install Drywall?
We know that there are many people out there that are handy and have the know-how to hang drywall, but even if this is you, should you be installing drywall on your own or should you be hiring it out? Here are a few solid reasons why you should consider outsourcing this work to a drywall contractor:
This is something that everyone is always looking for more of, but no one is successful at finding it. With all of life’s daily obligations and commitments, is a drywall installation project something you can devote time to? Maybe you have some repair work that you quickly take care of, but if your project is a relatively large one, it could take you several weekends to finish up.
We can’t tell you how many times we’ve arrived at a project to find out that the work had been started, but several weeks (or even months) later, we get called to finish the job. Often times people underestimate the amount of time required to finish the work, or they simply get frustrated at their results and thrown in the towel.
Our crew is highly skilled in this trade and we all have years of experience. We are efficient and resourceful. Most projects are completed within just a day or two and we have the experience to work on the larger commercial drywall installation projects as well. Our process is similar to an assembly line and it’s how we become so efficient at it.
Have you ever purchased tools from a hardware store only to never use them? It sits in your garage for years and just ends up collecting dust. Worse is when you spend money on a tool that didn’t help out all that much and you really only used it once. You tell yourself that you’ll use it the next time you hang drywall but that “next time” never comes.
Our crew has all the tools, gadgets and gizmos to quickly and successfully complete your project. We use them on a daily basis to do our work the right way, the first time around. Whether its a simple repair, or new construction that needs drywall throughout the whole house, or a large commercial project, we’ve got it all!
Attention to detail
If you’ve never installed drywall before, or maybe you did it once, you may not know what to look for in a good finished product. There are small things like unevenness in the joints or cuts that are too short that will stand out when the light hits it or when you’re looking at the wall from a certain angle.
A good drywall contractor will know how to prevent this, but also address this if it happens. Let our trained eyes and years of experience do the work for you.
Efficiencies of scale is a real economic word! You might think that if you install the drywall on your own that you’ll just have to pay for the material and tools, but you’ll be saving a ton of money on labor. If you truly know what you’re doing then this way of thinking might be true, but if you’re a novice then you might be biting off more than you can chew.
Your time might be better spent doing other activities that make you more money. Often times our hourly rate is far less because we are efficient at the work and while you might not have to pay a labor rate to yourself, think of the other opportunities you have passed up over the last few weeks (or months) because you’ve been stuck on a project that you don’t know how to finish!
How We Go About Drywall Installation
As we’ve said before, our process is relatively simple and straightforward. We don’t use any proprietary techniques, we’re just efficient at it. Here’s more or less the steps we take on our projects:
We make sure to outline all the electrical and plumbing lines before doing anything. Once they’ve been identified we cover them with nail protector plates to avoid accidental drilling into these lines, which is very bad. These plates tell us where we have to take extra precaution.
This phase is broken down into micro steps
- Starting at the top of the studs, we apply adhesive spanning across the entire stud going vertically down to the ground. We apply the adhesive so that the drywall sits flush against the stud and doesn’t pop out bringing the screw heads along with it.
- Holding the sheets horizontally in place, we place them up against the studs and screw a few screws in place to hold the sheets up. During this phase, it’s important to screw below the level of the drywall as they will later be covered with a joint compound and won’t be visible to the eye at all.
- We then measure and cut the next layer and mount them with ring drywall nails which are more sturdy and cause more friction with wood.
- We’ll then mark the drywall with tape to denote where the studs are. This makes it much easier when inserting screws and this way we don’t have to guess where the studs are located.
- We insert the screws into the studs – about 16 inches apart in the middle and about 8 inches along the vertical joints.
- We measure where electrical boxes are fixed on the wall and then make openings on the drywall for easy electrical box access. When this is done, we install the bottom layer of drywall leaving behind about ½ space from the floor. This is done for several reasons but mainly to leave some space if needed.
- We then take the measurements for windows and doors making sure we transfer them exactly to the piece of drywall that will be mounted eventually making our way to the corners as well.
We cautiously tape all the drywall seams together first going after the butt joints (vertical joints) and then we tape the horizontal joints together. Pressing the tape firmly with a drywall knife we smooth it out so that there are no remaining air bubbles that could show up after painting is done.
We apply two layers of joint compound to make sure that all layers are flush even and that there isn’t anything that obviously sticks out. This step ensures that the joints aren’t seen, the tape isn’t visible and that the holes from the nails are covered up and flush with the drywall.
Prime & Paint
If we are also doing the paint job then we will prime the walls and paint them as well. Not every project requires this but for those that do, we don’t skimp out!
Call us today to see how we can be of service to you and your project. We’d love to assist any way we can or at least be a resource for you. Our crew is always available to answer questions or schedule visits for an estimate. Call today!