Drywall leads are a great way to hook a potential client into your home improvement project. For the most part, they’re the key that gets you through the “awkward” opening stage of your home improvement project. And while there are many types of drywall lead, it’s a good bet that you’ve seen all types of them. There are lead paint, paper, foam, and electrical conduit.
All of these types of drywall are sold at home improvement centers or by the manufacturer. It’s important to know your options when selecting a drywall lead. Some are better than others, some work better with certain applications, and some are more cost-effective than others. The following guide will give you an idea of the options available in the home improvement area and hopefully provide some direction as you choose which type of drywall lead to choose.
The first question is how you’re going to hang your drywall. Are you installing the drywall yourself, or are you hiring a pro to do it for you? If you’re doing it yourself, it’s always best to consult a professional before getting any drywall leads. Drywall can be quite tricky, and if you get it wrong the result can be disastrous. Hiring a pro can reduce your risks.
Are you replacing the existing drywall, or are you installing new? Sometimes the installation of new drywall is simpler than just replacing the old one. If you’re not sure, simply ask the sales rep for advice. He’ll be able to help you determine the best type of lead for the job. While it might sound like a simple enough question, it’s important to ask the right questions – like, how long will it take to install the lead, and how much does the price vary depending on the length of the lead.
Are you replacing only the drywall, or do you have to also install the electrical, ventilation and plumbing as well? Again, asking the right questions before you buy can save you a lot of money in the future. If you’re having to add additional insulation and caulk to your walls, make sure the drywall lead used has an optimum warranty for both materials.
You now know how important it is to buy quality drywall leads. You should also know what to look for when you buy them. And remember, that the cheapest price isn’t always the best price. Take some time to ask the right questions, and you’ll find the perfect drywall for your home.