What is the price of drywall?
If you're wondering how much does drywall cost then the answer depends on the location of the home, local supply and demand and labor costs. I'll give an average price per sheet cost and an average price per foot after installation, taping, and texturing. This will give a good idead of what to expect.
The prices for sheetrock skyrocketed about five years ago, but have come down due to the housing crisis.
You can buy a 4x8 sheet of 5/8-inch sheetrock for around $9.00.
The cost of screws, tape, and joint compound will cost extra, but you will save a ton of money by doing your own work because the cost of labor is really high.
The price per foot of drywall jobs depends largely on location, but in these difficult times you could get a bargain bid for around 80 cents a square foot.
To get an accurate estimate of the cost of the entire house, you will need to measure each wall and calculate the square footage. Then you will need to measure the ceilings. If you're doing your own labor, I would advise you to measure walls with windows and doors as if the windows and doors weren't there.
This will help you get the job done with a little extra sheetrock. You will most likely need it for small areas you forgot to count in to the calculations.
Some building stores will come to your home and give you a free estimate on how much sheetrock, tape, mud and screws you will need.
It adds up pretty fast when you consider the ceilings and everything. If you're in doubt about doing a quality job then it's best to hire it out because if you leave seams in the walls, they will haunt you forever.
Drywall contractors have had to really tighten their belts lately so if you plan to hire out the labor be sure to shop around.
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