Last modified: 2020-09-15 | Approximate reading time 4 mins
Although the most skilled and patient of people will be able to attach and seal drywall joints together successfully, it’s important to recognize that this project can’t be taken on by everyone.
For those interested in carrying out their drywall attachment project, there are some definite concerns. Some may need to call on the expertise of a professional. But what is the overall cost of this project?
Among the factors influencing the price of this project, one of the most important is whether or not the drywall is placed on improperly laid gypsum walls. If your gypsum walls are not installed correctly, you’ll need to use an excessive amount of joint compound to even out the walls. Of course, this will increase the time needed to complete the work, and consequently, the price you’ll need to pay.
For this reason, if your gypsum boards are not installed correctly, you should leave the project up to professionals. Again, we should reiterate that the installation of the gypsum should be impeccable, especially because the defects of the uneven walls are very difficult to mask and this part of the process requires a considerable amount of time.
Also, if the metal corner reinforcements are incorrectly installed, you’ll need an ample amount of time to remove them and put them back in their place. Once again, this will extend the time needed to complete the project and any extra time invested will have an impact on the price.
As previously mentioned, drawing joints requires a great deal of attention and patience. In addition to these qualities being essential to a good sealer, you must also master the right technique as well as have sufficient knowledge to avoid mistakes that will be costly in time and cause damage to the final result.
On this point, calling a professional is a way to avoid these mistakes and a life with walls that don’t have a neat and tidy finish. This is because a professional sealer will have the right amount of dexterity to smooth the joint compound once it's been applied.
Also, a professional will be able to pull the joints over corner reinforcements, which most apprentice renovators won’t understand. There’s little to no chance that professional sealers will apply joint strips that will later reveal a bulge on the surface of your wall.
Also, it’s important to be aware that installing drywall ceiling joints is not a job for someone inexperienced in this field. It can be difficult to sand properly, especially in the corners.
Finally, it should be noted that a professional sealer will be able to execute your project by avoiding generating large amounts of dust, which is also difficult to control for someone who’s never completed this type of project before.
Do you have the necessary equipment? If you aren’t equipped for this type of project, note that you’ll need several trowels, equipment needed to prepare quick-setting cement (for corner reinforcement) ribbon, (paper and stickers) and many others. If you’re not planning to do this type of project more than once, it’s suggested that you simplify things and do business with a professional.
Although it can be difficult to establish a pricing structure when it comes to this project, let’s say that the price you’ll likely pay will be around $0.75 per square foot, this price including labour and materials. Be sure to find out what is included or not in the price you are offered when receiving a quote.
To this point, we must further clarify that there are other ways to calculate the cost of drywall joints. Indeed, some companies may decide to load gypsum board or 1000 sheets if this is a large-scale project. In conclusion, don’t forget to get at least 3 quotes to get the best value for your money.
|1000 square feet||approximately $750|
|2000 square feet||approximately $1,500|
|3000 square feet||approximately $2,250|
|4000 square feet||approximately $3,000|
|5000 square feet||approximately $3,750|
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