How Much Does Drywall Installation Cost?

Drywall is also called plasterboard, wallboard or sheetrock. Drywall is sold in sheets; it is gypsum plaster that is wrapped in paper. Drywall is commonly used to make or repair walls or ceilings. The standard drywall sheet is ½ inch deep, 4 feet wide and 8 feet tall. The standard drywall sheet is 32 square feet in coverage. A standard sheet of drywall costs $9-$10. Drywall for kitchens must be fire-resistant; fire-resistant drywall costs around $15 per sheet. Drywall for bathrooms should be mold-resistant; mold-resistant drywall costs around $15 per sheet.

Drywall installation prices when homeowners do all the work are about $0.40 per square foot. Drywall installation is about $1 per square foot when the contractor does the work. To hang and finish drywall, installation prices are around $14 per sheet when the homeowner does the work. To hang and finish drywall, drywall installation prices are around $30 per sheet when a contractor does the work. Contractors tend to charge more per square foot for smaller jobs than larger jobs. Drywall installation for less than 35 sheets of drywall is around $40 per drywall sheet or around $1.50 per square foot. Drywall installation prices are higher in homes with cathedral ceilings or when the installation requires a lot of cutting to fit the drywall in place. Drywall hanging costs for homes with cathedral ceilings can be as high as $50-$60 per drywall sheet or around $1.75 per square foot. Drywall installation prices are more if fire-resistant or mold-resistant drywall is used.

Drywall Installation Prices

To hang and finish drywall, installation costs around $14 per sheet when the homeowner does the work. To hang and finish drywall, drywall installation cost is around $30 per sheet when a professional does the work. To hang and finish drywall, average installation cost is around $0.40 per square foot when the homeowner does the work. To hang and finish drywall, average drywall installation cost is around $1 per square foot when a contractor does the work. The cost to install drywall increases by around $.50 per square foot for small jobs done by a contractor; most contractors consider the hanging and finishing of 35 sheets or less a small job.

Drywall Finishing Cost

Drywall finishing is when the drywall is sanded and smoothed, and painted. The cost to hang and finish drywall is about $14 a sheet when the homeowner does the work themselves; about $3 of this cost is for finishing. The cost to hang and finish a sheet of drywall is around $30 when done by a contractor; about $6 of this cost is for finishing; about $3 for finishing supplies and about $3 for labor. The cost of drywall finishing when done by a contractor varies per contractor. The cost of drywall finishing is also affected by the quality and brand of paint used.

Drywall Repair Cost

The cost of drywall repair varies depending on the extent of damage that needs to be repaired. The cost of repair also varies depending on if homeowners do the work themselves or hire a professional to do it for them. Drywall patch kits can be purchased for $2-$20. Most $20 drywall patch kits will fix several holes or a four-foot crack. Most contractors will charge around $100 to do small drywall repairs; however, contractor repair cost varies greatly per contractor.

Drywall Replacement Cost

Drywall installation prices for drywall replacement are around $1-$2 per square foot.

Drywall replacement cost varies depending on if the homeowner does the work or if a contractor does the work for them. Drywall replacement cost is around $1 per square foot if the homeowners do the work. The cost is around $2 per square foot when the work is done by a contractor; the cost of drywall replacement varies per contractor.

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Drywall Contractor Cost

Drywall contractor cost varies per contractor. The cost to install drywall using a contractor is about 50% more than the cost when homeowners do the work themselves. Most contractors charge around $1 per square foot to hang and finish drywall or $30 per sheet. Most contractors prefer large jobs to small jobs and charge more per square foot for small jobs. Homeowners should expect to pay an additional $0.50 per square foot if they hire a contractor for a small job. Due to the increase in work, drywall installation prices for homes with a cathedral roof or irregular shape are around $1.75 per square foot or around $50 per drywall sheet.

Drywall Labor Cost

When hung and finished by a professional, drywall installation prices are around $1 per square foot; however, only about $0.40 of that cost is for materials, the other $0.60 is for drywall labor cost. Labor costs around $1.35 per square foot for drywall hanging and finishing in homes with cathedral ceilings or that are irregularly shaped. Drywall labor cost varies per location and contractor.

 

 

Drywall Removal Cost

Drywall removal is generally a very quick and easy job and does not required a skilled professional. Drywall removal costs are usually around $10-$15 per hour. A 10x10 foot room costs around $100-$200. Drywall removal costs include the removal of the drywall, clean up and the removal of the debris. If drywall removal costs do not include the removal of the drywall debris, homeowners may have to pay to have it recycled. Drywall removal cost varies per location.