Replacing Ceiling Sheetrock

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Old 01-05-07, 08:25 AM
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Replacing Ceiling Sheetrock

I live in an older home. I've noticed with all the shifting this house does, the sheetrock in the ceiling is sagging somewhat. Who would I hire to replace this....carpenter, painter?

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Old 01-05-07, 10:54 AM
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Sheetrocking is a trade. Look in the yellow pages for sheetrock or drywall contractors or better yet ask friends and neighbors for a recommendation. The guys are real pros but the problem is that most are tied to the hip of a general contractor and are full time occupied with new construction.

A small job like your ceiling repair is often done by "handyman" type of contractor. Sort of a jack of all trades, master of some. If you decide to go with a handyman make sure he/she is licensed and insured and get everything in writing, including start and completion dates. Try to get bids from several contractors. You'll be amazed at the price difference.
 
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Old 01-05-07, 04:27 PM
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You might get a drywall hanger/finisher to do the work 'on the side' Workers who do work on the side usually aren't licensed or insured - many will do a good honest job, a few won't. Some painters will also do this type of work.

Depending on the condition of your ceiling, it could be as simple as propping it up and rescrewwing it - or as drastric as tear out and replace.

Getting multiple quotes allows you to compare both prices and the work to be done - some may want to do more work = more$ and some might underestimate what needs to be done. The majority is usually right.

btw - welcome to the diy forums
 
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Thank you both. I will take your advice.
 
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