Home Services Guidelines and Best Practices

Drywall Taping

Drywall Taping guidelines, FAQs and unit pricing information

January 2014

Are you looking for independent, trustworthy advice about Drywall Taping? Do you need to understand common installation options? If your project calls for Drywall Taping work, the following guidelines and best practices will help you understand: Is a subcontractor really necessary for Drywall Taping work? Will a permit be required? What are common problem areas? How much will Drywall Taping labor cost? What are the important Drywall Taping quality checks that should be included in the work requirements?

Drywall Taping - Frequently Asked Questions

What is a fair price for Drywall Taping?Costs vary with project size, job quality and time of year. For typical Drywall Taping expect to pay between $0.60 to $0.75 per linear foot. Additional fees are typically charged for small projects or rush jobs.
Is a permit needed for Drywall Taping work?Your Drywall Taping project may require design approval and/or permits from your local building authority. Verify requirements with your local building department before any Drywall Taping work starts, particularly for ay structural or systems (plumbing, electrical, HVAC) projects.
Is it worth using a professional to perform Drywall Taping work?The appearance, performance and serviceable life of the drywall taping will depend significantly on the skill and experience of the professional you hire. Make sure you verify the quality of past Drywall Taping work before hiring. Tie payment milestones to appropriate quality checks (use the list below).
Is Drywall Taping something that I can do myself?The typical Drywall Taping project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Drywall Taping requires considerable experience, skill and attention to detail. Do it yourself mistakes are noticeable, may be difficulty to remedy and may actually reduce the market value of the project and your home.
How many days are typically required to complete the Drywall Taping work?Normally, this work can be completed in 1 day.

Drywall Taping - Options, Quality Checks and Important Details

Use the list below to document your expectations for level of detail and finish quality for Drywall Taping. Make sure that relevant information is included in any written contracts or work orders on your project. Before any Drywall Taping work begins, review the checklist with the service provider. Tie payments to satisfactory completion of this checklist.

Drywall Taping - Work Milestones and Project Reminders

The following list summarizes work tasks commonly performed during Drywall Taping. These tasks help ensure proper completion of the drywall taping work and compliance with common manufacturer and vendor warranty requirements. Make sure that either you or your service provider takes responsibility for each of these tasks. All service provider task responsiblities should be clearly called out in the written contract or work orders.



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