Exterior drywall is a specific type of drywall, as the name suggests, especially designed for the exterior walls of a building. It is often installed over the frame but under the siding, brick or other home building material. It can be used for both commercial and residential applications. Most often the installation of this kind of drywall is handled by a professional contracting company. If you need to hire a contracting company, it is important to do plenty of comparison shopping and obtain a number of estimates before making your final choice.
Alternatively, if you have basic construction skills, the installation of interior drywall can be an achievable handiman project. Drywall is gypsum that is wrapped in either matted fiberglass or heavy paper. It is a far cry from the plaster walls of the past. Old fashioned plaster walls had to be applied in layers. This was a labor intensive process that required skill and expertise. Many of the artisans and craftsmen who specialized in plaster walls created textures and designs for their clients while the plaster was still wet.
Drywall replaces the old style plaster which even though beautiful is not as practical for many areas of the home. Some drywall is enriched with fire resistant and mildew resistant additives. Drywall takes a lot less time to install, because it is simply nailed to your existing studs. If you have steel studs you will need drywall screws, while wood studs can be nailed. An interior drywall project might take you the course of a weekend depending on how large the room is, how experienced you are and whether or not you have any assistance. After the drywall has been installed and taped, you are ready to prime and paint.
When searching for exterior drywall contractors be sure to ask for references and if possible review some of their completed work. Many of them have websites where you can view this information. Also when looking for a contractor make sure they are properly licensed and have no negative history with the Better Business Bureau. Also any contractor you are considering should specify in detail how much labor and parts will cost, and how long they anticipate the job will take. Fortunately most drywall projects can be completed within a short period of time compared to more extensive construction projects.
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An Issaquah drywall contractor has been ordered to pay $550,000 in overtime back wages and damages to nearly 400 workers to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Labor Department...
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Nearly 400 local workers will be getting more than a half million dollars in back wages and damages, as a result of a lawsuit against an Issaquah-based drywall company. The workers were hanging drywall on big projects, and say they weren't getting paid what they were owed. Omar Rubi, an organizer with the International Union of Painters & Trades, has a folder documenting numerous cases of wage ...
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Summit Drywall Inc. ordered to pay $550,000 to settle federal labor lawsuit
NEW EUR” 6 a.m. Feb. 21, 2014 An Issaquah drywall contractor has agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit that alleged the company cheated nearly 400 workers out of overtime wages over a three-and-a-half year period. Summit Drywall will pay $275,000 in back wages and another $275,000 in damages to workers who [.]..
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Drywall company to pay $550,000 to workers
SEATTLE (AP) - An Issaquah, Wash., drywall contractor has been ordered to pay $550,000 in overtime back wages and damages to nearly 400 workers to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Labor Department. In a statement Thursday, the Labor Department said it has obtained a federal court ...