August 21, 2017
Getting ready to do some renovation in your home Vancouver area home? Wanting to remove some walls or do some patch-up work and don’t know who to call? You may need to contact a drywall contractor. There are plenty of drywall and drywall contractors to pick from in Vancouver. After some investigating, now you’re wondering what is the difference between a drywall contractor, a steel stud framing contractor and a drywaller. Well, then what is the difference between all three?
A drywaller or hanger, is a person who will hang wallboard and ceiling tiles inside the building’s you go into. All work of course, is done indoors and many learn this trade by doing it on the job. Considered a construction job, this type of work is very demanding on the one’s body as it is extremely physical due to a lot of standing, bending and reaching. In addition tho doing all that physical labor, they also must be strong enough to lift and move the oversized and heavy wallboards. In addition to all this heavy work they also can determine where to place electrical outlets, windows, plumbing, patch and trim edges and rough areas and of course repair and sand any holes to a nice smooth finish. This is just a few other things that they can do. This also can be a dirty job as it usually contains an environment that creates a lot of dust. that is why you will see them wearing masks and goggles to protect themselves from the fine dust particles from their eyes and lungs.
A steel stud framer is different that a drywaller and builds the walls for the drywall to mount to. The Steel Stud Framer uses blueprints to measure and mark surfaces using a variety of tools such as tape measures and any other marking devices. They handle drywall as well but also can fit and fasten it to wood and metal framing, by using glue or even screws. They too can also prepare for plumbing, window openings and electrical outlets. They can cut and screw any metal channels to make floor and ceiling frames. They sometimes work with the drywallers Vancouver so that they can cover the seams between any drywall panels.
Now the drywall contractor is a bit different that a worker as this is someone who owns the company and who does installations and repairs. Usually, they offer their services to others such as building contractors as well as residents. You will most likely find in this area that they have many years of experience working in this field. They can work by themselves or even employ a crew of installers and finishers. Many areas require that drywall contractors have insurance and may even have to post a bond. As a business owner, they also will need county or city business license in order to practice.
As with any construction service, always check the credentials and licensing of the prospective contractor or installer. Ask to see if they have any recommendations listed or ask to see the quality of work before hiring.