Top 10 Drywall Contractors in Dover, DE

Porch Pro Headshot DB Enterprise
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
(79)
Hello. My name is Dusty Beigler the owner and CEO of DB Enterprise. We are a employee owned company. I'm on every job at the very beginning to the very end. I pride myself as well as my company on communication skills with our homeowners. And our guarantee to you is that I wont put anything in your ...Read more about DB Enterprise
Hello. My name is Dusty Beigler the owner and CEO of DB Enterprise. We are a employee owned company. I'm on every job at the very beginning to the very end. I pride myself as well as my company on communication skills with our homeowners. And our guarantee to you is that I wont put anything in your ...Read more about DB Enterprise
Porch Pro Headshot Brickesanna Construction, LLC
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
(3)
"Two projects very satisfactory. After wife had bad fall down steps into garage needed a safety hand rail. He put in a very sturdy, well made hand rail, easy to use. Needed out building doors re positioned and a water leak corrected. Both needs met satisfactorily. Grateful to be able to call on him...Read more about Brickesanna Construction, LLC
"Two projects very satisfactory. After wife had bad fall down steps into garage needed a safety hand rail. He put in a very sturdy, well made hand rail, easy to use. Needed out building doors re positioned and a water leak corrected. Both needs met satisfactorily. Grateful to be able to call on him...Read more about Brickesanna Construction, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot KD Drywall N Paint LLC
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
(17)
Enhance the floor you walk on with a soft, pristine carpet from KD Drywall N Paint LLC in Smith Island,.
Enhance the floor you walk on with a soft, pristine carpet from KD Drywall N Paint LLC in Smith Island,.
Porch Pro Headshot accurate pest control
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
(119)
Porch Pro Headshot Z-best General Contractor LLC.
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
(17)
Z-Best General Contractor LLC. was founded in 2012, We are located in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. We are a small family / locally owned and operated General Contractor
Z-Best General Contractor LLC. was founded in 2012, We are located in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. We are a small family / locally owned and operated General Contractor
Porch Pro Headshot A Valente Painting
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
Your home is in good hands when you hire A Valente Painting in Chesapeake City to paint the walls.
Your home is in good hands when you hire A Valente Painting in Chesapeake City to paint the walls.
Porch Pro Headshot J & S Remodeling & Handyman Services
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
(7)
We can handle all your remodeling needs. We specialize in everything from plumbing, framing, drywall, trim, window & door installation, tile & wood & laminate flooring
We can handle all your remodeling needs. We specialize in everything from plumbing, framing, drywall, trim, window & door installation, tile & wood & laminate flooring
Porch Pro Headshot Reasonable remodelling
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
Over 75 yrs experience together..all remodeling from flooring to painting..very reasonable and top quietly work.one wall,one room to entire home...very fast paced to get u set up..repairs and plenty of pics and references 6099725920 mike family owned an ran..no outsiders
Over 75 yrs experience together..all remodeling from flooring to painting..very reasonable and top quietly work.one wall,one room to entire home...very fast paced to get u set up..repairs and plenty of pics and references 6099725920 mike family owned an ran..no outsiders
Porch Pro Headshot Bradshaw's Property Management LLC
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
(4)
Ensure your home looks presentable with professional drywall repairs from Bradshaw's Property Management LLC in Perryville, MD.
Ensure your home looks presentable with professional drywall repairs from Bradshaw's Property Management LLC in Perryville, MD.
Porch Pro Headshot American Builders Construction Company
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware

Frequently asked questions about drywall contractors

In the construction of a new building, the drywall contractor is one of the last tradespeople to work on the project since they are the people who frame and hang the drywall to create the walls and ceilings. Residential drywall contractors may be responsible for subdividing a room or repairing existing drywall in a house.

Aside from installing the drywall panels, a residential drywall contractor is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Cleaning and preparing the drywall before installation
  • Mixing plaster compounds
  • Measuring, cutting, and positioning the panels
  • Mudding over screws and joists
  • Taping and mudding over seams
  • Scraping away the excess compound and allowing it to dry
  • Sanding away blemishes
  • Applying a spray finish
  • Cleaning up the dust and mess

Drywall contractors are often subcontracted through the general contractor. They are exclusively responsible for installing and preparing the drywall.

Hiring a local drywall contractor will give ensure your project will be built the correct way and come in on budget through:

  • Expertise. A good drywall contractor will have years of expertise and knowledge to use the correct materials for any given job and work with maximum efficiency.
  • Tools and Materials. Drywall contractors already own the correct tools and compounds for their job, so everything they might need is at their disposal.
  • Time and Money. Through their years of experience, drywall repair contractors will have honed their methods and skill to a point where they can work fast and well. This expertise saves you money and ensures the job is done as quickly as possible.
  • Clean up. As part of their job, drywall contractors are expected to clean up the dust and mess when they finish, allowing you to have a flawless finish after painting or wallpapering.

To contrast the benefits of hiring a professional, there are a couple of solid reasons to handle the job yourself if you have the ability:

  • Labor. If you’re going the DIY route, you won’t have to pay labor costs, reducing your project budget substantially.
  • Scheduling. You can do the work on your schedule, meaning that you won’t have contractors going through your home at awkward times.
  • Learning. Each project teaches you something, even if you already know what to do. This is the knowledge you can add to your DIY repertoire.

Yes, it is perfectly OK to put new drywall panels over existing panels. In fact, installing drywall over old panels is cheaper than removing and replacing them, and it has the benefit of adding extra soundproofing and insulation. However, when they have mold on them, the wiring or insulation needs updating, and the drywall is falling apart, it is best to remove the old panels.

Installing an entire layer of drywall can present some challenges since you’re adding another ¼” thickness to the wall. This can cause recesses on door and window trim as well as outlets. It can also affect how items are attached to your walls and how some of your fixtures might function.

In the case of repairing damaged drywall, it’s easy enough to make minor repairs yourself. For larger repairs, it’s best to hire a professional.

Hiring residential drywall contractors will save you in the long run as:

  • They already have all the necessary tools.
  • They know the correct thickness of panel to use.
  • They can work faster and more efficiently.
  • They can produce a blemish-free finish.

Hiring a quality residential drywall contractor requires a certain amount of homework on your part.

You can take a few steps to ensure you don’t end up with poor quality:

  • Decide what you want. You’ll need to hammer out your expectations and identify the problem areas in your project before engaging a contractor.
  • Make a list. Ask yourself: “Are there drywall contractors near me?” Create a list of the drywall contractors in your area.
  • Questions. Write down a few questions to ask the contractors on your list. These should include questions about cost, the expected length of the job, what other jobs they have done, and so on.
  • Contact and Interview. Contact the contractors on your list and ask them your questions. You may need to set up a separate time to interview them.
  • Get a quote. Some residential drywall contractors prefer to view the job site before they give a quote concerning cost and expected time frame.
  • Check references. Always ask for references from previous customers and call those references. A good contractor will be able to provide a few.
  • Look at their past work. This will allow you to get an impression of their quality.
  • Make sure they are licensed and insured. A license is an assurance of quality, so look for licensed drywall contractors. No matter how good a contractor is, accidents can happen. A properly insured contractor will be able to cover any potential damage that can occur as a result of faulty materials.

By doing your due diligence first, you’ll end up with a quality drywalling job.

Hanging drywall can be a tricky process that requires a healthy amount of experience and a few specialized tools.

Here are the steps needed to hang drywall:

  • Prepare the Drywall Sheets. Before placing any sheets, measure the area and mark where you’ll place them. If the sheet doesn’t extend to the ceiling, it should at least end at the center of a joist.
  • Drywall the ceiling. With an assistant or a lift, make sure one end is flush with the wall while the other edges are at right angles with the frame. Secure the sheet with five evenly spaced screws.
  • Cut drywall for the walls. Measure the wall width and cut the sheet to 1/4” shorter. Have your assistant prop the sheet tight against the ceiling.
  • Install on the wall. Make sure the first board will end up centered on a stud. Have your assistant hold the sheet tightly against the ceiling and the adjacent wall while you fasten the sheet in place.
  • Cut doors, windows, and outlets. Remove the trim around the door or window and cut a hole in the drywall with the same measurements as the window or door. Using a jab saw, cut out the shape. Secure the drywall in place using five screws on each side.
  • Secure at the corners. Using a jab saw, trim the drywall in the corners after hanging the sheet. This will give it a tight fit.
  • Apply lightweight drywall compound and tape. Cover the screws with compound, and evenly apply the tape at the joints. Once the tape is laid, cover it with compound and sand once it is dry. You can paint when the drywall is smoothed out.

Since drywalling can be challenging to manage, hiring a contractor is a good idea. That way, you can be assured they have the right tools, experience, and insurance in case of a mishap.

Hanging drywall properly requires a certain amount of finesse, so it stands to reason that it’s possible to do a lousy job. Discuss your expectations with your local drywall contractor to stop errors before they start. Having said that, poor workmanship can still happen, especially if the drywall is in a residence.

Here are the three most common drywall mistakes, including how to repair them:

  • Rough surface. Residential drywalling should be smooth, so a rough surface indicates poor workmanship. Ridges of the compound on the drywall can be sanded, but bumpy tape will need to be pulled off and redone.
  • Visible nail or screw holes. One or two holes can be repaired with a joint compound, but a larger number of holes can mean the drywall was poorly installed. In this case, you may need to remove and rehang the panel.
  • Mess. Drywall contractors will usually clean up the drywall dust after sanding since the dust can interfere with paint or primer application. Repairing this mistake will require stripping and reapplying the paint.

Recent reviews for Dover Drywall Contractors

240706

We arranged with DB Enterprise about six weeks in advance for help unloading a 26' UHaul. Dusty was highly responsive and communicative until the day of the move. Unfortunately, all communications stopped after 8:30am that day. We called to change the arr...

- Rebecca Wichern
99801

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- Dot Colosimo
396601

Run! Horrible. Paint everywhere, awful painting—gloppy, uneven. Paint on clothes in the closet, antique furniture. SOME things that were not painted-back of closet door, trim, walls behind curtains, baseboard. Ruined furniture and would not take responsib...

- Suzanne L. Burton
295874

They were great to work with, very professional and we were extremely happy with the quality and workmanship. We love our finished basement!

- James Jensen
459321

I needed a room and couple of doors painted on short notice. Grady was able to come right away the day after we spoke and get it all done. Everything was done professionally, looks wonderful, and he was very pleasant the whole day while he was there. Woul...

- Krissy Wigmore
301515

Grady came out 2 months ago, we discussed two projects, he was going to get back to us with final details, I called several weeks later leaving a message that we were still waiting for the final proposal. It is now September never received call back or ...

- A Q
88519

What a great company to work with! Very professional and does outstanding work! I definately will work with them again!

- Pastor Lisa Armstrong
244521

High quality repairs at a fair price. From the moment the estimator came out we knew we wanted to hire KD Drywall & Paint, the owner knew how to handle herself and represents her company well from her estimates to her skilled and polite crew, it was a dec...

- Ryan Yousef
209149

Fantastic quality and service as always. We had to hire KD Drywall to come in to fix another contractors poor quality work. Used them twice now for drywall and flooring. Thank you once again.

- Jen Skaggs
175693

We had purchased a home that needed an extensive amount of work and the fact that it was over 5 hours always from our current home led me to Porch.com looking for a contractor. I submitted an inquiry about the type of work that I would need done and quick...

- Amanda Davis

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Porch Pro Headshot Rockland Falls Builders
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Serves Dover, Delaware
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Porch Pro Headshot The  FINISHER LLC
Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
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Porch Pro Headshot Clear Choice Window Cleaning
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Serves Dover, Delaware
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Drywall Contractors
Serves Dover, Delaware
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Serves Dover, Delaware