Drywall repair, replacement and maintenance can be approached in two ways: as a do-it-yourself project, or a project completed by a professional general contractor or handyman. The DIY projects are typically limited to smaller repair projects, like fixing a small crack in the wall or patching up a hole in the interior of your home.
For the DIY fan, you should make sure you consult your local hardware or home improvement stores to make sure you have all of the necessary tools and equipment. You may also run into additional problems like electrical installations inside the wall, matching up plaster or finding the right finishing paint. If you do not want to talk to a salesperson, then you can check out remodeling books or instructional videos online. These can help you patch up minor damages to the drywall with little to no effort.
For larger repair or remodel projects, you may need the assistance of a general contractor. Many home improvement projects involve removing entire sections of drywall to make room for a bigger kitchen, or a new master bathroom. These projects require specific skills and training. General contractors are required to hold certifications in this field, and have an updated license, making them strongly qualified to assess ceiling damage or take on your drywall maintenance project.
General contractors also have a crew of construction workers that they oversee for taping, installing and finishing your new drywall. They should be able to match paint, repair extensive damage to siding, and more. Depending on the project, if they are fixing or installing new drywall, they can even give your interior walls a new texture.