Drywall Damage? 5 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional.
Step into practically any home or business and most likely you’ll be surrounded by drywall in every direction. Builders have been using drywall, also known as sheetrock, for nearly a hundred years. Still, accidents, moisture, and general wear and tear can easily damage your drywall, causing unsightly areas and even more extensive structural problems. And while it may be tempting to just patch it up yourself, there are quite a few benefits to hiring a professional drywall repair contractor.
1. Seamless, professional results.
The most visible benefit of using a pro is the quality of the results. An experienced professional will have all the skills and tools it takes to make sure the repair blends in seamlessly with the surrounding wall. When it’s done, you shouldn’t even be able to tell that are repair was ever needed. Also, you can have confidence that it will look right for years to come.
Even if you’re fairly handy around the house, drywall repair can be a time-consuming task if you don’t have a lot of experience with it. Also, to do it quickly and get the results you want requires special tools that you may not have. That means you have to use other kinds of tools, slowing you down. Or you’ll be making frequent trips to the hardware store. A professional drywall contractor will have all the right tools and be able to get the job done efficiently, sparing you unnecessary frustration.
For a very minor repair, such as patching a nail hole, you might be able to get away with doing it yourself. However, without the right tools and experience, handling it as a DIY project could end up costing more money than hiring a professional drywall contractor. You could easily end up spending any money you would save on tools that you may not need again for a long time. Also, if you’re not happy with the results, you could end up hiring someone to fix it for you.
4. Preventing future damage.
Often, damaged drywall is caused by a more serious underlying problem. Whether it’s moisture that has been absorbed by the drywall, a pest infestation, or any number of reasons, a drywall professional will know how to identify the root cause and either fix it or let you know that you need to bring in another type of contractor, such as a plumber or pest control professional. They can also tell you how to maintain the drywall to prevent future damage, such as proper ventilation and humidity control.
5. Peace of Mind.
Using a professional takes all the stress out of drywall repair. You don’t have to worry about purchasing the right materials, having the right tools, figuring out the process, or making mistakes. Instead, you can go on about living your life while the professionals take care of everything, ensuring that the job is done right the first time.
Plus, unless there’s hidden damage that can’t be identified by the contractor up front, such as problems inside the wall, you should receive a written estimate, which gives you the peace of mind of knowing how much it will cost. And if there are hidden problems, a reputable contractor, like Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair, we’ll let you know as soon as they find it before continuing the work.