Drywall Subcontractors

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Drywall windows taken out and later replaced
  • They must be removed to load the drywall sheets into the second story
  • After the drywall is loaded, install the panes back into place ASAP 
       •   This ensures the window components aren’t damaged
    ​   •   This also keeps out the weather from the dried-in house
    ​   •   At minimum, a sheet of OSB should cover the window until the window can be replaced
Regular Alex caulk provided
  • The drywall subcontractors may supply their own
  • But making sure there is some provided hopefully ensures that it is use
Extra drywall clips provided
Drywall backing complete
  • Deadwood
  • Drywall clips in corners
  • Backing at base of stair platforms
  • See Framing Punch List for a complete checklist 
Attic access framed out and OSB lid base provided
  • If you do not leave an OSB lid, make sure to keep spare drywall to make one when scrapping out the unit
  • Make sure you build the lid in time for it to get textured!
Fix where irregular drywall could occur
  • Stairwell areas, especially rimboard between 1st and 2nd story
  • Look for curvy studs that should be replaced or furred out
  • Metal straps and pipes sticking out from top plate
Check all doors
  • Door openings are correct sizes, in both:
       •   Width (variable)
    ​   •   Height​ (83" floor to header for pre-hung doors. 83½" for bipass doors)
  • Consistent header height over entire door opening
       •   Especially closets
  • Straight king studs on doors
  • Doors are generally plumb and secure
  • Door thresholds cut out
Secure stairs and remove toeboard
  • Screw in stairs from below with 4” star screws
       •   This still leaves room for drywall to be dropped next to the stringer from above, while still securing the stairs
  • Toeboard holding base of stairs can now be removed
    ​   •   This ensures the drywall is not notched around the toeboard
Mark studs and boxes

Marking before drywall is installed helps you find studs quickly later, and make sure no electircal boxes were buried underneath the sheets.

  • Red marking paint: studs
  • Blue marking paint: electrical boxes and other openings on walls and ceilings
Store washer box cover
  • Removing it ensures that drywall is tight to the washer box
  • Mud and spray texture should be continuously applied to the drywall, including underneath where the box coer will later sit
  • Leaving it also leaves the cover exposed being sprayed by drywall texture, or even later being painted by volunteers