3 Things To Look Out For When Starting A Drywalling Project
January 6, 2023
By Executive Drywall Edmonton
If you are planning on renovating your home, or starting a new construction project, drywalling is an essential component that should not be overlooked. Drywall has become increasingly popular as a building material due to its versatility and convenience – so it is very important to use the right technique when installing it. Sometimes, it even calls for the right contractor to be hired for the job.
In this blog post, we at Executive Drywall will explore three key areas of drywalling projects so that if you are looking into starting your own drywall project or even hire a drywall contractor in Edmonton, you can make an informed decision about what best suited for your needs.
1. When measuring, make sure to account for the thickness of the drywall
When it comes to project accuracy, measuring properly is of the utmost importance. This is applicable in any home installation scenario and isn’t just limited to drywalling. You should always measure your materials well. It’s essential to account for the thickness of the drywall when taking measurements, as failure to do so can result in a serious lack of precision. For instance, if you intended to line up a piece of trim with the top of a wall but forgot to account for how much thicker that wall is because of its drywall finish, you may end up with overlapping pieces and poor alignment. Generally speaking, ½ inch is an average drywall thickness, so this should always be accounted for in your calculations. Neglecting this step can lead to mismatched components and ultimately to wasted time and money. So make sure to remember to factor in the thickness of the drywall before beginning any project!
2. Don't start nailing or screwing until you're confident in your measurements
Now we know this might sound like a repeat of the first point, but that’s how important this is. It is essential to properly measure twice before you begin to nail and screw, as any miscalculations can lead to costly mistakes in the overall construction of a project.
If you are just beginning in DIY home improvement work, it is important to trial the fit with gentle taps of a hammer or small screws, so that you do not make any permanent errors. Before any serious nailing or screwing takes place, double-check your measurements so that you can get your project done quickly and correctly. The extra time spent on double checking now could save much more time later on completing extra reworks from improper placements.
If you decide you’d like to hire a contractor, then you’re in luck. Executive Drywall has an amazing team of highly skilled contractors that can measure and install any drywall projects. In the end, it might end up being more cost effective to hire professionals.
3. Use a level to ensure your seams are straight
If a project requires accurate and precise measurements, it’s important to use a level when installing a seam or surface. A level is an invaluable tool that should be used in any installation or construction process to ensure the seams and surfaces are straight. It will help you achieve the best fit and finish for your projects, as well as guarantee you have a stable foundation for any future structure or materials. Take the time needed to make sure everything is straight before moving forward with the next step of your project – using a level will save you from headaches later on.
When starting a drywall project, it’s important to be aware of the thickness you’re working with and to measure accurately. Make sure to use a level when creating your seams, and don’t start nailing or screwing until you’re confident in your measurements. If you have any questions or need help getting started, please call Executive Drywall at 780 444 2647 for assistance. Thanks for reading!
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