Drywall, also referred to as plasterboard, is used in the construction of walls and ceilings. Quick to install and easy to repair, it is one of the most commonly used building materials across North America. If you have drywall that needs to be repaired or refinished, hiring a contractor is the best way to save yourself valuable time and effort and ensure this vital job is completed without any mistakes
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The cost of your drywall project will depend on several factors, including the size of the job, the materials required, and the labor costs of your contractor. Here is a quick breakdown of what to expect.
The exact cost of materials will depend on the size and thickness required, but drywall prices typically range from $9.50 to $18* per sheet. Your contractor may be able to get a discount for buying the materials in bulk, so it is worth checking before purchasing anything yourself.
Basic labor costs for drywall installation range from $231-$280*, based on a surface area of 200 square feet.
Smaller holes in drywall can be fixed with a drywall patch for $75-$150*, while more serious problems such as cracks or water damage can cost between $220 and $380*.
There are five different levels for drywall finishing, depending on where it is being installed and the overall look you want to achieve. For a contractor to install and finish drywall up to Level 4 (three coatings of compound) you should expect to pay $1.80-$3.10* per square foot.
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*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List and other national home improvement websites.