Determining how much sheetrock will be needed on complex jobs in an estimating nightmare. Although it would seem this type of estimating would be a simple and straightforward task, in reality it can be very complex.
The amount of moving parts and variables can cause all type of estimating errors, causing the estimates to be extremely high or excessively low. Nether option being a good place to be.
However, the task of sheetrock estimating can be made much easier and quicker with the use of professional grade takeoff and estimating software.
These programs allow you plan seams and size issues right into your estimates. Then with the great accuracy of these programs, you can be comfortable knowing your estimate will be spot on.
These programs also allow you to work with the digital or printed plans. Either way you can complete exact construction material lists well before you would ever be able to if you have to wait for framing.
The ability to plan materials out in advance is a great help in today’s building economy, giving you the time to find the best value on materials.
It may sound scary to begin with but once a contractor makes the change to estimating software they never look back.