Dallas Drywall Installation Service
If you had to pick the most frequently requested service of a Dallas handyman, what do you think it would be? If you guessed drywall installation, you wouldn’t be right, but you’d be close. Drywall repair takes the cake, but in situations where repair isn’t enough to fix cosmetic damage and restore structural integrity, our Dallas drywall installation service is here to save the day. If you’re in the midst of a remodeling project or are building a new home, you may also find yourself in need of drywall installation in Dallas, TX.
Regardless of the reasons why you find yourself doing a drywall installation project, our expert team at Mr. Handyman of Dallas can get the job done right. To book your Dallas drywall installation, give us a call at 972-627-4518 . You can also read more about our service below to decide whether we’re the right fit for the job you need done. (Hint: we’re confident that we are!)
Reasons Mr. Handyman’s Drywall Installation Service May Be Right For You
In most cases, your walls should be in good enough condition to be repaired rather than replaced. You know how to fix a small wall hole, but what happens when the hole is particularly large, or you have more holes than you know how to patch?
When the structural integrity of your walls is compromised, new sheetrock installation is generally the best way forward. Additionally, if you have considerable water damage due to a plumbing problem, first get a plumber in to get that fixed, and then replace your soggy, discolored drywall with new sheetrock.
Even after it has dried, sheetrock that has experienced significant water damage will no longer be as compact as it once was. It may begin to crumble and peel, leaving you with drywall that not only doesn’t look good but also cannot provide the structural support needed for your safety. Walls also provide an important role in the case of a house fire. If walls are compromised, fire may eat through walls more quickly.
In a humid environment such as Dallas, TX, it can also be difficult for sheetrock to dry out after being soaked by a plumbing mishap. If it doesn’t dry out immediately, it can become a breeding ground for mildew and mold. At this point, you need to hire a mold remediation specialist to restore health to your home.
Avoid the serious implications of these types of sheetrock damage with our Dallas drywall installation service!
Mr. Handyman’s Services for Drywall Installation in Dallas
Installing a drywall panel involves six stages, known as levels of drywall finishing. On the day of your service appointment, we’ll show up ready to work with a van or truck full of all the tools, supplies and equipment needed to complete your job according to professional standards. Whether we’re doing a residential drywall installation job or helping out with the finishing structural touches of commercial buildings, we’ll follow a very similar process.
Some of the tools, equipment and materials that may be needed to complete this professional service include:
- Joint compound
- Drywall sheets or drywall panels
- Utility knife
- Drywall screws
- Drywall tape or joint tape
- Drywall lift
- Tape measure
- Power drill
- Router or handsaw
- Corner bead
- Sanding sponge
At the beginning of your appointment, we’ll explain our sheetrock installation process to you and answer any remaining questions you may have. It’s important to us that you understand and agree to the various aspects of this project. Drywall installation is a big job, and we want to ensure that we’re both on the same page from start to finish.
Depending on the type of space, building code requirements and whether you need old drywall removed beforehand, the process will vary slightly. We tailor our approach to each project and customer needs. That being said, drywall installation in Dallas, TX, generally includes these steps (or levels):
- Level 0: Each sheet of drywall is attached to the wall studs using screws and a drill. The location of electrical outlets will be marked out so that a cut-out can be made.
- Level 1: Once all panels have been hung, our drywall installers will tackle the seams or drywall joints. To cover the seams between each panel, drywall tape (also called joint tape) will be applied to the edges using joint compound. At each corner, a product called ‘corner bead’ will be applied to create a strong right angle.
- Level 2: At this stage, a very thin layer of joint compound will be applied on top of the tape. Screws and screw holes will also be covered with a thin layer of compound. Any excess compound will be feathered off and removed.
- Level 3: Once the first coat has dried, a second layer of compound (called the ‘fill coat’) will be applied by our expert technicians. This coat is slightly thicker than the first coat, but still very thin. The areas with joint tape and nail holes will be filled this time. At the end of this stage, you will no longer be able to see any tape or screws.
- Level 4: A third coat, called the ‘finish coat,’ will be applied once the fill coat has fully cured. While wearing a dust mask and safety goggles, our drywall installers will sand down all the joints to ensure they are perfectly smooth and seamless. Joint compound will be applied overtop of this again. Once fully dried, the surface will be sanded a second time.
- Level 5: For the most professional, seamless result possible, a final ‘skim coat’ may be applied. Water is added to the joint compound to give it a much thinner consistency, similar to that of paint. It is also applied like paint, using a paint roller. Once dry, the surface will be sanded.
Not all drywall projects end up reaching level 5, or even level 3. For example, sheets of drywall in attic spaces don’t need to be primed and painted, and therefore do not require a perfectly finished surface. Likewise, level 5 is typically only used for sheetrock installation services that include ceilings.
Drywall Patching and Repair Services
In addition to offering drywall installation in Dallas, TX, we can also do a wide range of repairs. Some of the most common types of repairs our customers call us for include:
- Popped nails
- Drywall cracks
- Drywall holes
- Damaged corner bead
- Ceiling repairs
- Popcorn ceiling removal
Whether you need Dallas drywall installation from level 0 to 5 or need a few holes patched, our expert handyman team has you covered!
Keeping Your Drywall in Great Condition
Though we love seeing our clients, the last thing we want is for you to invest in our Dallas sheetrock installation service only to need sheetrock repair a few months later. Taking care of your drywall generally comes down to two major things: avoiding unnecessary accidents, such as banging door knobs into your walls, and ensuring that you hire a local plumber for regular inspections to prevent bursts or leaking pipes.
In addition, it doesn’t hurt to regularly dust and wash your walls. And, if you find your walls looking a little worse for wear, applying a skim coat to get them looking their best again is an option worth considering. If you’re unsure about the right course of action for your home’s sheetrock, feel free to drop us a line and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Why Choose Mr. Handyman of Dallas for Drywall Installation?
Finding a reputable drywall contractor isn’t easy. Most homeowners and commercial property owners start their hunt with a search for ‘drywall installation near me’ and end up with hundreds of results. What sets our highly-rated local pros apart from other drywall companies are the following two key points:
- Our ability to do not just sheetrock installation and finishing, but a myriad of other interior and exterior home services. Most of our customers don’t just need drywall installation in Dallas, TX, but other home finishing services such as painting, trim carpentry, flooring installation and more. We can do it all, cutting down on the number of contractors you need.
- Our workmanship guarantee. When you work with us, you get peace of mind in knowing that quality workmanship is guaranteed. If you’re not satisfied with the quality you receive, simply let us know and we’ll come back to make things right.
Whether you live within Dallas or are in one of the surrounding areas such as Lancaster, Garland or Carrollton, we take great satisfaction in providing local residents with home services that exceed expectations in terms of both quality and customer service.
Dallas Drywall Installation FAQs
What is the Cost of Drywall Installation in Dallas, TX?
The cost of our Dallas drywall installation service depends on the job size and therefore the amount of drywall needed. The larger the project scale, the longer it will take and the higher the cost of labor. That being said, we aim to offer competitive, high-value pricing for all of our services, including drywall installation, in Dallas, TX. Our pricing reflects the high level of expertise of our handyman professionals while remaining competitive and fair to the customer.
Without knowing the scope of your Dallas drywall installation project, it’s difficult to provide accurate pricing. We’re more than happy to provide free, no-strings-attached estimates, so simply give us a call at 972-627-4518 to help determine your specific drywall installation cost.
What’s the Difference Between Sheetrock and Drywall?
You probably noticed that we used the terms ‘drywall’ and ‘sheetrock’ fairly interchangeably on this page. This may have you wondering if there’s any difference between the two and if there is, which is right for you.
Your hunch is correct—sheetrock and drywall are essentially one and the same! Both products are composed of a gypsum core with drywall paper on either side. The only difference is that sheetrock uses a few chemical additives, making it just different enough for copyright purposes to be able to use a branded name.
Whether you purchase sheetrock or another type of drywall for your home, you can rest assured that you will basically get the same benefits.
How Long Does it take to Install Drywall?
As you may have guessed while reading through the levels of sheetrock finishing, the entire process isn’t a quick one. Each layer of joint compound requires 24 hours to fully dry. This means that our service typically takes a minimum of a few days to complete.
That being said, this doesn’t mean your service technician will be at your property from morning to night for all of these days. The bulk of the time is taken up by the curing process, while the actual work done typically only takes a few hours each day (depending on the scale of your project and the amount of square foot involved).
Should the Ceiling or Walls be Installed First?
During Level 0, if the ceiling needs to be installed, we’ll hang this first. Then, we’ll hang the vertical panels. Once ceiling and wall panels have been hung, we’ll move on to Level 1.
Is Drywall Installation Messy?
Drywall installation is very messy. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and will always ensure that we leave your home just as clean as we found it. The sanding process is by far the messiest part of sheetrock installation. To reduce the amount of airborne dust, we’ll use a damp sponge as we go. We’ll also cover the rest of the room in plastic to prevent your furniture and flooring from getting dirty. When you go with our team, you can rest knowing that your drywall installer actually cares about customer satisfaction and the cleanliness of your home.
Contact Mr. handyman for a No-Obligation Drywall Installation Estimate Today!
Drywall installation in Dallas, TX is an essential service for new Dallas properties, as well as remodeled and renovated buildings. Your walls are integral to your home’s structural integrity, making proper installation of the utmost importance.
To schedule an appointment for our Dallas drywall installation service or to request an appointment for an on-site estimate, reach out to our knowledgeable customer service team at 972-627-4518 . You can also fill out our online service request form with your project details and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Whether it’s for hanging drywall or any other improvement project, we look forward to serving you soon!