Drywall: Installation and Replacing Costs

Undoubtedly, the most popular, affordable and the easiest way to make changes in your homes and basements, multiunit buildings and offices is installing drywall. This suitable method is used for both the walls and ceilings. It can be done as a DIY project, but for a perfect, seamless, smooth finish hire a team of professionals (we recommend House Renovations), whose quality of the job will be much better, faster and safer, although drywall installation will cost slightly higher.

Your tries to create a budget for drywall project can be a mazelike task, if you are not familiar with construction estimating. The only option is to ask a contractor, like House Renovations company, to quote the price. Read our review to figure out the costs associated with drywall installation.

  • Size/ thickness of drywall panels

The price can vary according to the specific thickness and level of mold resistance. Specific drywall taping can also influence on price. In some cases, drywall tape price of some seams and surfaces can be a little bit higher.

  • shape of your room (curves, multiple corners and arches raise the price)
  • location

Installing drywall in urban areas costs more than in rural due to demand for contractors and materials.

  • costs for local materials
  • Costs for required supplies for drywall taping and mudding
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and/ or minimum hourly charges usually included for small drywall installation jobs
  • Equipment delivery
  • Job site preparation and storing.

Additional expenses may include the following:

  • working around cabinets and countertops,smooth ceilings
  • repairing any structural issues
  • final cleanup and disposal of waste
  • “The Uncertainty Factor” (work in a setting with a few subcontractors where the scope of work can sometimes shift).

The cost estimate does not include:

  • replacing drywall costs for removing, repairing, relocating or modifying existing framing, HVAC, surfacing, electrical and plumbing systems, bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • testing and remediation of hazardous materials costs for (asbestos, lead-based paint, potential trouble spots).
  • supervision of general contractor of the overall project (additional 13% to 22% to the total cost)
  • materials and supplies sales tax.
  • permissionor inspection assistance by your local building department.

For 2018 average drywall installing will cost about $1.50 per square foot. Before making any decisions or commitments for accurate assessments of required work contact reputable professionals, like House Renovations company.

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