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Drywall and Plaster Contractor

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Drywall Finishing And Texturing Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Drywall and Plaster Contractor, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Drywall and Plaster Contractor commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Drywall and Plaster Contractor? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Drywall Finishing And Texturing Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Drywall and Plaster Contractor - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Drywall Finishing And Texturing Service at a fair price?Find a Drywall and Plaster Contractor that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Drywall and Plaster Contractor prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins. Download the Drywall and Plaster Contractor Hiring Guide for step-by-step details.
What should I expect to pay for Drywall Finishing And Texturing Service?Most Drywall Finishing And Texturing Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Drywall and Plaster Contractor ranges from $67 to $100. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Drywall and Plaster Contractor.
Do I need to use a licensed Drywall and Plaster Contractor for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?A professional Drywall and Plaster Contractor must be licensed to provide most Drywall Finishing And Texturing Services. To check a Drywall and Plaster Contractor's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.
Should I use an insured Drywall and Plaster Contractor for my project?Your Drywall and Plaster Contractor should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Drywall and Plaster Contractor should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Drywall and Plaster Contractor need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Drywall and Plaster Contractor. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Drywall and Plaster Contractor's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Drywall and Plaster Contractor - Services

A Drywall and Plaster Contractor can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Drywall Finishing And Texturing Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Drywall and Plaster Contractor - Finding and Hiring

Not every Drywall and Plaster Contractor has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Drywall and Plaster Contractor matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Drywall and Plaster Contractor to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Drywall and Plaster Contractor - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Drywall and Plaster Contractor. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Drywall and Plaster Contractor. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Drywall and Plaster Contractor's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:



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